Name.com gets funkified!

Name.com gets a snazzy new look! Yes it’s true, we have not been hacked and this is not a phishing site, this is the new us! It’s been 8 years of orange, so with this big change we feel refreshed and revived! Clearly we’re pretty excited about it and hope you are too.

So why the change? Why not!? Around here, we pride ourselves on pushing the envelope and staying fresh. We’re certainly not your average registrar, so we’ve updated our look to express that better. We think of our brand as an actual living, breathing thing that will be constantly evolving and changing as we go. We invite you to join the process and share your thoughts, feedback, and ideas at whatsup@name.com, you can also let us know what you think of the new design on Twitter using the hashtag #newname.

In the coming weeks and months you’ll notice more of our pages flipping over to the new design with some added functionality updates as well. As we design our new pages we’re going to count on you guys to give us your feedback. We also have some great products coming your way soon, including an easy and awesome website builder, SEO tool, iPhone app & more.

We’re pretty stoked on opening ourselves up to let our personalities shine through a little more, and we’re really glad to have you guys on board and contributing along the way. Cheers to a better Name!


Comments
Harvey Specter
Posted at 6:37 pm June 23, 2011
Anonymous
Author

Favicon still needs updating aha! Looks good.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 6:38 pm June 23, 2011
Anonymous
Author

Oh my bad, that’s done. Excellent stuff. This is why I register my domains with you. Very different.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 6:42 pm June 23, 2011
Anonymous
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Try a ‘shift + refresh’

Harvey Specter
Posted at 6:43 pm June 23, 2011
Anonymous
Author

Woot! Thanks for your support 🙂

Harvey Specter
Posted at 6:45 pm June 23, 2011
Rich Syndram
Author

I hope this is a late April fools joke. I think the orange is what everyone would see and think Name.com. It won’t stop me from using your service still love you guys I just think its a bad business move.

my 2cents

Harvey Specter
Posted at 6:51 pm June 23, 2011
Jaspreet Singh
Author

Just Love it…. u guys rock!

Harvey Specter
Posted at 6:57 pm June 23, 2011
Oruj Alizadeh
Author

DEAR name.com, i can’t register .mobi domains last 1 month. please fix this problem

Harvey Specter
Posted at 6:57 pm June 23, 2011
Oruj Alizadeh
Author

DEAR name.com, i can’t register .mobi domains last 1 month. please fix this problem

Harvey Specter
Posted at 7:03 pm June 23, 2011
Cristian Badea
Author

AWESOME. Love the new web 2.0 look, keep it up.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 7:48 pm June 23, 2011
Malloy
Author

Excelente

Harvey Specter
Posted at 7:51 pm June 23, 2011
Malloy Ruiz
Author

Excelente

Harvey Specter
Posted at 7:54 pm June 23, 2011
Malloy Ruiz
Author

Excelente

Harvey Specter
Posted at 8:09 pm June 23, 2011
Ashkir
Author

Oooh! I remember something similar to this! :).

So all the bugs got sorted out? Hehe! Time to go smash and hopefully break abutton or two :P. I like the modern design. It seems you guys were going for a more “hipster” look. It’s a gamble, yes, but, personally I think it turned out alright :].

Harvey Specter
Posted at 8:20 pm June 23, 2011
Biz Stoned
Author

Please revert back to the old one until you fix this one.

It took me 3 minutes to recover my vision.

From HCI standpoint it has problems. The large green banner is TOO FREAKIN big. I have a 23+ inch monitor and it’s nasty looking, distracting and I don’t know where to go.

Its’ not too bad non-full screen – change the green bar to be non-maxed. PLEASE !

The drop down menus don’t work quite right – you lose the arrow when you drop things down and up. Fix that.

The drop downs and overall improvements are better arguably – it at least is trying to look cool.

SAD THING IS THAT YOU HAVE AND ARE DEVELOPING GREAT TOOLS and you’re worried about the color?

Harvey Specter
Posted at 8:59 pm June 23, 2011
Rebecca Johnson
Author

I really like the new design. I always thought Name.com’s orange look was kind of ‘bleh’. This one is great, and I love looking at it.

Great move. I don’t think it’s a ‘bad’ business move at all. If anything, I think it will draw more people in.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:14 pm June 23, 2011
Gordon
Author

Awesome! The new site looks really cool and load fast 😀

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:37 pm June 23, 2011
oigels
Author

wow new design nice design 😀

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:56 pm June 23, 2011
Patrick Ruddell
Author

New design looks great!

Harvey Specter
Posted at 11:16 pm June 23, 2011
jiew
Author

New design looks great!

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:18 am June 24, 2011
Tien Do
Author

Your new design is cool, I like this simple and elegant design :). But, frankly, red/orange is my favorite colors 😉

Harvey Specter
Posted at 5:31 am June 24, 2011
Anonymous
Author

I don’t like the new colors although the topmost header is nice. The large green bar with “Mi Domain, Su Domain.” however… please remove it fast. It’s ugly and huge. Too much space and clutter. Also, the squiggly lines design… it’s also cluttering the design, not pleasing to the eyes.

Not that I’m against the redesign, but what happened to the clean, fluffless Name.com? Also, the gray… not nice. Too dull. I prefer dark or white backgrounds mixed with a vivid color or two. It needs to be clean and subtle with the graphical elements.

Looks like it’s going away from Name.com’s personality. It now shines as a bad attempt at looking trendy… a really bad attempt. I feel like on the website of a bad company trying to mimic some trendy businesses (which are usually not big companies).

While what Name.com was was more about a big company doing things differently. Clean, no clutter, not assaulted by unwanted sales offers (*ahem* GoDaddy).

Please, don’t start putting large, bulky tools and pages just for the sake have having large graphical elements to enhance them, because it is not.

At least, for now, the other pages other than the main pages seems to have kept their nice simpleness.

Yes, improving a design without adding large graphics is possible.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 11:33 am June 24, 2011
Asshu
Author

Hi there !

I was shocked looking at the new design . For a second, I thought…where is Name.com?

Yes ! The old look is more better and new design and feel are worse than ever. I hope you would try to change this . I don’t say ..revert to old design. But just give a try to redesign and get rid of this ” Green and Grey ”

Thanks !

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:28 pm June 24, 2011
Anonymous
Author

Have you sent an email to support? Let me know what your case number is and i’d be happy to follow up for you.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:47 pm June 24, 2011
Anonymous
Author

Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback, sorry to hear you’re not digging the new design. I can assure you our new design has not taken priority over developing new great tools, we have SO much in store for you guys in the coming months (website builder, SEO tool, search tools, iPhone app). With more interface changes to come, navigating the name.com site will be both faster and easier too.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:48 pm June 24, 2011
Anonymous
Author

Well we’re glad to hear it won’t stop you from using our service (we’re still awesome, we just look different), thanks for getting in touch with your feedback.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:49 pm June 24, 2011
Anonymous
Author

Thanks for your feedback Asshu, maybe we’ll win you over with some of our awesome new products and interface changes to come….

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:50 pm June 24, 2011
Anonymous
Author

Thank you everyone for getting in touch and giving us your thoughts/feedback/ideas on the new design!

Harvey Specter
Posted at 6:01 pm June 24, 2011
Asshu
Author

Good to know

Thank you!

Harvey Specter
Posted at 4:50 am June 25, 2011
Anna Wan
Author

I personally love the new design. If you do change it again do something new again because it is 2011 after all. Mixing it up is always good.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 8:02 pm June 25, 2011
Cesar Gartland
Author

Muy feo

Harvey Specter
Posted at 8:02 pm June 25, 2011
Cesar Gartland
Author

Muy feo

Harvey Specter
Posted at 7:32 am June 27, 2011
wlf
Author

Beautiful design and we need time to get used to it so: (
Note I prefer the previous design, perhaps because I used it for years

Harvey Specter
Posted at 7:39 am June 27, 2011
wlf
Author

Note the line I hope to minimize the following phrase “You look like you need a domain.” Because it takes a large area of the page and distract the client and the visitor

Harvey Specter
Posted at 8:10 pm July 2, 2011
Mishiko MIKADASA
Author

Very nice design and updating but u need update ur affiliate program please..

Harvey Specter
Posted at 3:01 pm July 5, 2011
Anonymous
Author

Thank you Mishiko – yes you are absolutely right!

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:25 pm July 18, 2011
business logo design
Author

I think when your old design is working well then you dont need to place new things because sometime doing new things can be expensive or lost in any form. you may try new things on a new platform