New Domains

Two character domain names are on the way


We strive to make registering a domain at Name.com as easy and straightforward as possible. Unfortunately, the domain name industry can sometimes be complicated and difficult to understand (see name collisions). In an effort to help you find one of the shortest and most memorable New Domains around—two character domain names!—here is a simple guide to help you make the most of it and understand why this release is happening now.

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Domains for a dollar, for one day only


We hope all of your Superb Owl Sunday wishes came true, whether you were rooting for seagulls or minutemen or any other sort of pigskin-wielding professionals. And now that the big game is over, we have a major sale to announce:

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.XYZ vs. the Internet: The Battle Of Awesome Things That Cost $5.99


If you haven’t heard, we are running a crazy-out-of-our-minds-low-low-low sale on .XYZ through Jan. 30, 2015. For only $5.99 you can own your very own .XYZ— currently the most popular New Domain and the generic of generics.

Of course, the internet allows people to find a lot of great deals beyond domains, so we wanted to stand up our .XYZ promotion against other deals you might find online. After extensive and tedious research, we found three other awesome $5.99 products to compare against .XYZ. Let’s see which deal comes out on top.

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Name collisions in a nutshell, or: How to get a previously unreleased domain name


The domain name industry has a habit of taking a simple concept and adding a bunch of acronyms, background knowledge, technical jargon, and unnecessary details, until the simple concept becomes inaccessibly complicated. Name collision issues are a good example of these tendencies. In an effort to get back to basics, here’s a simplified explanation of name collision issues* and how you can use them to your advantage.

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Get $1.00 .NINJA domains on the most awesome ninja day of all


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Ninjas are awesome 365 days a year. They’re awesome 366 days in a leap year. But there’s one day when they’re particularly awesome in there sneakiness/efficiency/precision/etc. And that day is today: The International Day Of The Ninja.

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Thinking about a law career? Control your online image with .LAWYER and .ATTORNEY


Maybe you’re just starting college, and you’re already thinking about law school. Maybe you’re in law school. Maybe you’ve already passed the bar. No matter what stage you’re at in your law career, it’s important to think about how your name will be perceived online. Trust and image are important in the law field, no matter which direction your career takes you, and one of the easiest ways to control your image is by registering your name as a .LAWYER and .ATTORNEY domain name.

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The November promo code wears its mustache proudly


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We’re big fans of Movember here at Name.com, and we’ll be having another Movember contest within our office. This year we’re keeping track of our progress at www.stache.ninja, which—not coincidentally at all!—is the inspiration for our November promo code. Use STACHENINJA through Nov. 30 for $10.25 registrations and renewals on .COM and .NET domains. The code is also good for 20% off new .NINJA registrations.

What else can you save on this month?

Glad you asked! There’s no promo code required for these sales (new registrations only):

  • .REVIEWS for $8.99
  • .SOCIAL for $11.99
  • .ROCKS for $6.99 when bundled with any other registration

Got it? Now go shave your face let out your inner Ron Swanson or Magnum P.I. And register a few domains.

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An interview with .DESI COO Siddharth Ohri


Banner 3.DESI is about to explode the Internet with mind-blowing epic-ness by providing a new cultural digital community for the large number of Web users who call the Indian Sub-Continent home (or “home,” if they’re away from home). That’s right. This New Domain will explode the Internet with connectedness. Like an exploding magnet that both explodes out and draws in at the same time.

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Why anchor tenants are like the Batman of New Domains


WHOLE2-revised00.LONDON announced its anchor tenants in mid April, and the list is a run-down of amazing London-based organizations and businesses, including the London Symphony Orchestra, upscale retail giant Fortnum and Mason and Meantime Brewing Co. One of the reasons many domain market analysts believe .LONDON is going to be a very successful New Domain (other than the rallying support of the London community and government) is the placement of anchor tenants like these.

Anchor tenants are so important in New Domain development that ICANN has developed several incentives to encourage new TLD tenants to look for founding registries of their own, including a Qualified Launch Program, also announced in mid April, that allows registries to reserve 100 new TLD domains for chosen parties, to help promote New Domain awareness.

What are anchor tenants and why are they so paramount to success? Let’s use an extended Justice League metaphor to explore these questions. Mostly because Wonder Woman is awesome, but also why not?

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Choosing the perfect domain extension in three easy steps


You have unlimited choices when it comes to your domain name, thanks to all the New Domains coming into the fold. That’s great news if you’re looking for a memorable and intuitive domain name, but having so many choices can also prove overwhelming—nothing’s worse than knowing what you want and then being presented with every option in the world. We can help narrow your choices down in three easy steps that will make it possible to go from “Wha????” [brain explosion] to “Success!”

So much decision.

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