Name.com Stickers!

Name.com stickers

We got a new batch of stickers recently and we’d love to share them with our community. If you’d like to show off your Name.com support on your laptop, netbook, water bottle, or forehead you can find instructions on how to obtain a few stickers for you and your friends on the Name.com Schwag Page.

Sticker Unboxing from Name.com on Vimeo.

We’d like to give a shout out to StickerGiant, an awesome local company, for doing a bang up job on these stickers. Thanks guys!

Happy 25th Anniversary .COM!

That’s right, one of the original and most recognizable TLDs turns 25 this month and Name.com is celebrating with $8.25 .COM/.NET registrations with the code “MARCH825“.

Already have your COMs and NETs covered?

Give your site an extra personal touch and use that same code to register yourself a .ME for only $8.25!

Either way, cheers from Name.com and here’s to another 25 years.

Nab even more names with Domain Nabber!

We recently announced that we added support for .TV and .CC in our beta domain backorder tool Domain Nabber. Well this week we added .US and .BIZ into the mix, so now you can nab even more names! Both of these extensions cost $29.99 to nab.

If you’d like to know a little bit more about Domain Nabber, we have some details here. If you’re ready to jump right in, you can head on over to the Domain Nabber page and get started. Happy nabbing!

Your Name is Your Brand

Since we ordered a bunch of copies of Crush It! for our Name.com Loves Small Business contest, Gary Vaynerchuk himself was kind enough to put together a personalized video about the importance of domain names in regards to your brand. We’re huge fans of Gary and his book here at Name.com and we’ll admit, we geeked out a little when we watched this video. Awesome stuff.

The contest ends on 2/28, so don’t forget to enter your business for a chance to win a copy of the book and other great prizes!

Small Business Winners! (Part One)

We’re excited to announce the weekly winners for the first two weeks of our Name.com Loves Small Business contest!

100% Aviaci’f3n Colombiana is a Colombian Aviation website that is dedicated to everything about aviation in Colombia: news, history, articles, photo gallery, forums and more! (twitter.com/pablo_andres)

ITSSRI Technologies has been in the development business for quite some time with projects ranging from web and software development to GIS projects for the national parks and forest departments in India. (twitter.com/itssri)

The Weblog Press is a blog about computer software, web tools, productivity applications, blogging tips, social media, and the internet. (twitter.com/sagargholap)

GoFast is a time saving tool that lets you extract the original URL from advertisement websites so you don’t have to deal with ads and being redirected. (twitter.com/eslam_mahmoud)

Now some of our winners are still in development on their websites, so we can’t post them here just yet, but you can check them out on Twitter.

twitter.com/abrahamvizcarra
twitter.com/iraqdesigns
twitter.com/amiecn
twitter.com/markdanthony

Huge thanks to everyone that has participated so far! You can enter your business in our contest until the end of the month. We’ll be announcing more weekly winners next week and then at the beginning of next month we’ll pick the 25 winners for the Crush It/Trust Agents prize packs. Until then, cheers!

.TEL at Macworld!

.TEL booth at Macworld

Heard of .TEL? It’s pretty darn cool. It’s a low cost TLD that acts as a digital business card — a single point of contact that allows people to access all of your contact information on an easy to manage website. The best part is no hosting costs are required, everything is included in the cost of the domain, which Name.com happens to sell for just $9.99 $8.99!

Our friends from .TEL, Justin and Henri, were at Macworld to show off their two impressive (and open source!) iPhone apps that allow you to manage your .TEL domains and all of your .TEL contacts easily and quickly directly from your phone. My.TEL (app store link) is the domain management tool and Superbook (app store link) is the contact management tool. It’s pretty awesome to see how fast Superbook loads this information (even using the less than stellar 3G network in San Francisco), which is due to their clever use of DNS to transmit the data.

Check out this video to see just how fast the apps are and how easy it is to manage your sites.

.TEL demo at Macworld from Name.com on Vimeo.

Here at Name.com we’re big fans of .TEL and we take pride in the fact that we are the leading .TEL registrar. In addition to having the best prices, we offer extra management tools for your .TEL domain that you can’t find at any other registrar. Since .TEL can act also as a directory, Name.com allows you to add new accounts to your domain without giving them access to your main account, and that’s just one of the cool things you can do.

To take advantage of the $8.99 price, use the code MACWORLD when you checkout. We’ll be running that promo until the end of the month, so check it out and be sure to TEL us what you think. 😉

Domain Nabber Now Supports .CC and .TV!

Looking to snatch up an expiring domain? We’ve got you covered.

Domain Nabber is Name.com‘s beta service for back ordering domains, and at just $18.95 we try to provide the best and most affordable service we can. If you’d like to know a little bit more about Domain Nabber we have some details here.

Recently we just added support for .CC and .TV domains and we’re excited to say we’ll be adding even more in the near future. Now, it costs a bit more to nab .CC and .TV domains due to the higher costs of these domains, but we’ve done our best to keep the prices affordable.

As always, we’d love to hear your feedback — if there’s anything you’d like to see in Domain Nabber please feel free to post your suggestions in the comments. It is in beta after all. 🙂

Name.com loves small business!

We really do! For the month of February we are running a promotion to show just how much we love small business. You can use the promo code CRUSHIT for the the following discounts:

  • $8.09 .COM/.NET registration
  • 15% off all hosting plans (monthly and yearly)

In addition, you can enter your business in our small business contest, where you’ll have a chance to win a combination of Name.com schwag, credit, and other goodies!

25 lucky winners will get:

We’ll also be giving away weekly prize packs that include:

  • subscriptions to FreshBooks (online invoicing software)
  • subscriptions to 37signals products Basecamp (project collaboration tool) and Backpack (small business organizer)
  • Name.com account credit
  • Free yearly hosting plans
  • Name.com schwag

To enter just follow us on Twitter, fill out this form, and share the love on Twitter by posting:

Name.com loves small business! Follow @namedotcom and enter your company info here http://bit.ly/dAqh2F for a chance to win!

PodCamp Boulder 2!

With such a thriving tech community in the Denver/Boulder area, it was no surprise that PodCamp Boulder 2 was pure awesome. Especially since it was organized by Jeremy Tanner (Penguin), if you’re not following him…you should be.

PodCamp Boulder 2! from Name.com on Vimeo.

What is a PodCamp you ask?

It’s a very laid back, usually free, UnConference where social media enthusiasts and professionals get together to talk about various topics. It’s definitely not limited to just podcasting, so the name can be a tad misleading.

I sat in on some great sessions that ranged from International Social Media to Storytelling to Event Planning on a Shoestring Budget. It’s refreshing to sit in a room full of amazing people and openly discuss the various challenges we all seem to be facing in regards to social media. Whether it’s figuring out how to present your content to an international audience or what the best collaboration tools are for your company, the fact that we’re getting together as a community and talking through these issues is really something special.

While a good domain is certainly an integral part in setting up your website, there are so many other factors (SEO, design, etiquette, etc) that go into making it an awesome website. PodCamps are a great way to help you figure out some best practices on how you can show people that awesomeness. If you’re interested in checking out a PodCamp in your area, there is a list of upcoming UnConferences here.

Cheers and happy PodCamping!