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.

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!

12 Days of Domain Names ’96 Day 8 Gets Down to .BIZ with $5.99 Registrations

Whew’85 has it been eight days of deals already? Are you ready for more? Great – cause today we’ve got the unsung hero of the domain world – .BIZ for just $5.99.

It’s short, it’s descriptive and savvy business owners are picking up on the fact that there are some great domain names still available in this extension. I have been seeing more and more .BIZ domains popping up on billboards, work trucks and advertising around Denver. Instead of going longer in the .com these folks are opting for short and memorable over on .BIZ.

.BIZ also supports IDN registrations in fifteen different languages.

You know the drill by now – just 24 hours!

12 Days of Domain Names ’96 Day 7 Goes Overseas with $10 .co.uk Registations

We’re up for a spot of tea tonight while registering $10 .co.uk domains.

Scotland may want it’s own extension, but .co.uk is likely to remain a very strong extension for the entire United Kingdom. The UK covers England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – and .co.uk domains are common through the entire region.

$10 .co.uk domains last for just the next 24 hours – go get ’91em.

Name.com Hits Facebook

Did you know that we’ve got a Facebook page? Heck, we’ve even got fans! We may even post special announcements there once in a while. You know, like promos codes. The kind that every one seems to want.

Name.com on Facebook

Visit our Facebook Page and become a fan – you’ll be among the first to know when we’re handing out those special goodies

Name.com Promo Codes for October

I know what you like. It’s tough economic times. You’re looking for a bargain. I heard you loud and clear and I’ve got fresh and hot promo codes for you.

How would you like a bright and shiny .ORG? With the promo code OHMABH you can get them for just $7.49!

Maybe you’d like a .CN instead? Got those too – $3.99 with code IGATFC.

While you’re here, take a moment and swing over to the Best Domain Registrar and tell me what you think of the new header.

EDIT: corrected the .org promo code.

Aussie Government Mandates Internet Censorship Down Under

It looks like the Australian government is creating a firewall similar to the one that China has been using.

Australia says it means to restrict minors from accessing pornography and violence on the Internet, although it would give the government carte blanche over what typical Australian Web surfers are able to access on a day to day basis.

In late 2007 Stephen Conroy, Australia’s Telecommunications Minister, had said that Internet users will be able to opt out of being filtered. That said, it appears that the content filters will be mandatory for all Australian Internet users, and “opt out” could mean being added to what has been called a blacklist:

Australians will be unable to opt-out of the government’s pending Internet content filtering scheme, and will instead be placed on a watered-down blacklist, experts say.

Under the government’s $125.8 million Plan for Cyber-Safety, users can switch between two blacklists which block content inappropriate for children, and a separate list which blocks illegal material.

What does that mean for Name.com? The Great Firewall of China had effected some of our customers who were using URL forwarding. The issue caused some of our Chinese customers problems when trying to resolve their URL forwards in that country. We have a fair number of Australian customers as well. I’m afraid that they may experience the same type of inconvenience.

Not an incredibly big deal, but it makes me wonder if the effect of this type of Internet negativity on minors is prolific enough to warrant a governmental mandate. Is the government saying that parents and guardians of Australian minors need this type of help to control what their children look at on the Internet? Where is the line drawn between looking after the greater good of the people you represent, and blind censorship?

T.R.A.F.F.I.C. is being held in Australia next month, interestingly enough. I am very curious to know what, if anything, will be said about this.