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5 reasons why .IO is a powerful domain choice

It’s rare now to come across someone who has not at least heard of the .IO domain name—the extension that originally served as a ccTLD for the British Indian Ocean Territory took off several years ago among web innovators and remains a popular domain choice for startups and tech companies.

If you’re considering registering your own .IO domain name, but still have some hesitations, check out this list of reasons why .IO could be an excellent domain choice for building your web presence.

How to set up a branded short URL with Buffer

If you use Buffer to schedule your social media posts, you’ve probably noticed that the URLs that you share are shortened to something like “buff.er/tktk” or “bit.ly/tktk.” Have you ever wondered if you could have your very own shortened URL that uses your personal or business brand name? Well, it’s something that you can easily set up to use in your branding efforts on social media.  We’ve created a simple guide to help you setup your own custom short URL on Buffer.

How to register an emoji URL

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about emoji domains and why they’re not as popular as you’d think. And while I still wouldn’t recommend running off and converting all of your primary URLs to emoji versions, let’s face it—having an emoji URL is pretty sweet. They can be a great “vanity” domain, so to speak, that can redirect to your main website or forward to a Twitter or Instagram account.

However, emoji domains can be tricky to register successfully if you aren’t sure what you’re doing. Take a look at this step-by-step tutorial to learn how you can get your own emoji URL.

.NYC has arrived. Get one today, New Yorkers.

If you’re in one of the Five Boroughs, the day has finally come. Starting today you can register your very own .NYC domain name, whether it’s for personal use, a business, or an organization. It’s your opportunity to show the online world that you’re a proud New Yorker.

As part of today’s .NYC launch, we’re joining up with Neustar (the .NYC registry) to sponsor a Name.com/.NYC-themed cab that will be giving complimentary rides throughout Queens. Name.com’s Jared Ewy will be there too, helping people register .NYC domain names and promoting all sorts of .NYC goodness.

What Tech is Talking About | Your #DOCC Breakdown

We sponsor the long-running Denver Open Coffee Club (#DOCC) that meets every other Tuesday (on the other Tuesdays it’s the #BOCC in Boulder) at Fluid Coffee Bar. It’s a casual gathering of web, media and assorted geekery with a moderator and enough caffeine to stun a mule. The result is always enlightening and time-saving. Instead of surfing all over the Internet to find what’s hot and important, you can chill with the big beans of the #DOCC.

Since you might not be in town or able to attend, we’ll break it down for you:

Super Corporate Blog Post: We joined the NASDAQ with Rightside

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As many of you may know, we were acquired by Demand Media back in January 2013. This was exciting for us (and you!) because it meant we received access to a plethora of new resources to grow and make the awesome Name.com experience even more, well, awesome! On Friday, after several months of hard work, our time at Demand Media ended and we officially spun off to join a newly formed company called Rightside.

Save on .CO registrations for the next seven days

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The headline says it all. We’ve got a big sale on .CO domain names from now through Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Use the promo code GOODCO at checkout and the registration price will be just $9.99 (regularly $12.99). Yup, that’s right: One of the best and most memorable domains out there, available at a $3.00 discount.

.CO is just as recognizable as .COM, it’s even shorter, and there’s great availability. It’s the perfect solution for your new website or startup idea. Start your search now.

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(If you’re a current Name.com customer you probably received an email with this promo code, but it mistakenly said that the expiration date was June 16, 2014. We’re sorry for the error and for any confusion it caused—the expiration is indeed July 16.)