Name.com Launches New Level of Account Security


Domain Name Hijacking has been an issue for almost as long as domain names have been around. In 1995 sex.com was stolen from it’s registrant in a very high profile case. It was still happening in 2001. In 2003. 2008 was a rough year from Godaddy – they were hit hard twice, in February and again in November and December.

The December incident, arguably one of the most troubling domain thefts in history made us realize how lacking domain registrars have been in dealing with account security.

But a domain name doesn’t have to be stolen to be problematic. USA Today addressed cyber criminal attacks being on the rise today and highlights the recent CheckFree.com fiasco:

In another recent attack, someone acquired the user name and password for a system administrator at CheckFree...

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Name.com cuts 10% of staff, says goodbye to fantastic team members


Name.com has always been a close knit family. Even as we expanded last year we’d kept a very family oriented approach to business. We eat together, we play together, we take care of each other. This week our family is smaller as a result of cuts we’ve been forced to make.

As I sat with the individuals who cared for our customers, who made sure our services were the best they can be, I thought about some of the questions I get asked every day:

1. Why do you charge $8.99 for a domain?
2. Why did you raise your price from $5.99?
3. Can you match $6.99 that Registrar X is offering?
4. Can I have a discount code?

Let’s discuss domain economics for a minute:

Every business has a margin. The margins in the domain industry are often razor thin. The cost of a .com name is $7.06 at the moment...

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.TEL Landrush Pre-orders Now Being Accepted


We’ve begun accepting Landrush pre-orders for .tel domains. TEL is a very special type of domain name that allows both individuals and organizations the ability to have their contact information on the web without the need to build a website. By utilizing the telHosting Platform you can easily enter and format information in a clear and concise manner. You can find more information on how to use .tel on our .tel information page.

During Landrush the registration price is set at a premium and we’re charging $295 for the three year minimum term.

Landrush pre-orders will be processed on February 3, 2009 on a first come-first serve basis. Any domain names that are not successfully acquired for our customers will be eligible for a refund less a $10 processing fee.

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Final Days for Two Very Special Offers


During the 12 Days of Domain Names promotion earlier this month we were overwhelmed by the response for $.25 .CN domain names. As such we decided to extend the promotion for the remainder of the year. So please take advantage of these last few hours to register .CN domains at ultra low prices here at Name.com – the offer absolutely goes away tomorrow night.

We’re also in the final stretch of our .ORG promotion – $.50 of every .ORG registered until 12/31/08 will be donated to Kiva.org. During this time we’re also offering a very special price of just $6.49. You save, everyone wins.

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$.25 .CN Offer Extended!


We’ve had such overwhelming response to our .25 .CN offer that we’ve overwhelmed the .CN registry with queries. At times this has meant a less than stellar experience for our customers. We’re extending to offer so those of you who were unable to process orders might have another chance.

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12 Days of Domain Names ’96 Wrapping Things Up With A .25 .CN offer


It’s the 25th of December and we’ve saved our most aggressive special for the very last. Register unlimited .CN domains for just $.25 today only. There’s so little in the world that you can get for a quarter – not a candy bar, not a phone call.

It’s all over at midnight so let’s not waste time talking about it.

PS – tomorrow we’ll have a little something special. Tune in.

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12 Days of Domain Names – Omg Its like Christmas A Day Early-com@7.25


I know you’re been saving up your pennies for a little .COM magic for the holiday season and I don’t want to disappoint you. For the next 24 hours we’re treating you to $7.25 .COM new registrations. I think this offer speaks for itself but just in case you need convincing… It’s 24 hours only, so get on it.

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12 Days of Domain Names ’96 Day 10 Is All About .ME for just $15.99


Even I’ve been looking forward to this promotion – .ME domains for just $15.99/yr.

Introduced earlier this year the .ME domain has quickly caught on as a catchy alternative to .com for unique personal informational sites and much more.

Just like all the other offers, this one expires in 24 hours.

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What Can You Get For Less Than a Buck? .CN Domains!


We’re still offering up a great deal on .CN domains.

It’s hard to beat a .99 domain name and while we’d love to offer deals like this all the time this one is going to go away soon so jump on it now!

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12 Days of Domain Names Day 9-Brings .MOBI for just $5.99


We’re in the home stretch of our very special holiday promotion and we’re offering up .MOBI registrations for just $5.99. Let the world know exactly where to find you on the mobile web with your very own .MOBI domain. With unique and flexible tools designed to help you get on the mobile web in a snap .MOBI domains offer a great value and today only Name.com makes it an even better value. Just three more offers!

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