Now Prancer! ’96 .EU Domains for $7.99

specific-reindeer-PRANCER.EU just went international with the introduction of IDNs and now Name.com is bringing you day three of Eight Tiny Domain Deals with .EU domains at just $7.99. Just use the promo code PRANCER at checkout. We dare you to find a better deal!

Offer good December 19 from midnight to midnight GMT-7.

In order to register a .EU domain name you must live or have business interest in one of the European Union member countries. For more information on the .EU domain extension visit our .EU TLD page.

Now Dasher! ’96 .MOBI domains for just $7.49

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The first of our Eight Tiny Domain Deals promo codes is DASHER – and it’s good for .MOBI domain names for $7.49 each for 24 hours from midnight to midnight GMT-7.

.MOBI Domains are perfect for your mobile web presence. Whether you create a mobile specific website of your own or use the Instant Mobilizer service from Name.com you can rest assured that your audience can quickly and easily find you on their mobile devices. Learn more about .MOBI domains at Name.com

Eight Tiny Domain Deals for the Holidays

Last year we brought you the 12 Days of Domains promotion and you loved that. This year we’re bring you 8 Tiny Domain Deals – all for under $8 USD.

Starting December 17, 2009 at 12:01am (GMT-7) we’ll introduce eight promos leading up to Christmas Eve. One per day and all of them named after the eight tiny reindeer of the famed 1823 holiday poem entitled A Visit From St. Nicholas (aka ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas):

  • Dasher – December 17 – .MOBI for $7.49
  • Dancer – December 18 – .IM for $7.99
  • Prancer – December 19 – .EU for $7.99
  • Vixen – December 20 – .ME for $7.99
  • Comet – December 21 – .US for $7.29
  • Cupid – December 22 – .ORG for $6.99
  • Donner – December 23 – .NET for $5.99
  • Blitzen – December 24 – .COM for $6.99

Now you know the promo codes but you’ll have to wait to find out what each one is good for. Watch this blog, our Twitter stream (http://twitter.com/namedotcom) or our Facebook Fan Page (http://facebook.com/namedotcom) as we reveal the TLD and the price for each promo code.

The special promos will each run from Midnight to Midnight (GMT-7) – just 24 hours each.

Happy Holidays and thanks for another great year!

Domain Nabber Now In Public Beta

Name.com is now accepting back orders with our new Domain Nabber service. At just $18.95 per domain, Name.com is now the most affordable choice for professional backorder services.

Domain Nabber is the beta version of Name.com’s back order service. Domain Nabber is currently limited to .com and .net domain names which are set to drop from the registry.

THE TOOL
Domain Nabber presents up to ten days of daily drop lists (five past and five future) which we’ve analyzed using Verisign’s Data Analyzer as well as Yahoo! data.

Data Analyzer determines historic traffic to a domain name over various time periods using a scale from zero (absolute) to a high of ten (10). These are relative numbers and no guarantees can be made about future traffic based on these numbers. Only .com domains which are not in the zone file are able to be analyzed, which is why we are currently limiting this service to names which are PendingDelete.

Yahoo! Data comes in two forms “InLinks” and “PageData”. InLinks are just as they sound – the number of inbound links to a domain name. PageData is the number of webpages on a domain which Yahoo! is indexing. Yahoo! information is available for com and net domains. Again, things on the web change fast so we cannot make any guarantees about future performance of any domain names ordered using these tools.

SEARCH OPTIONS:

TLD – Pretty straightforward All, com or net. Take your pick.

Display Results – defaults to 50, but you can see up to 250 on a single page.

Drop Date – This defaults to either the current drop list or the next day’s drop list if the drop has already ended for that day. You can select all to view all days or select an individual day to limit results.

Max Length – by default domains up to 63 characters are displayed. Simply enter a number to limit the character length of a domain name.

Min Yahoo! InLinks – enter a number of 1 or greater to limit results.

Min Yahoo! PageData – enter a number of 1 or greater to limit results.

Hyphens or Numbers – Exclude or Include.

Hide or Show Data Analyzer – If you select .net and leave “Data Analyzer” checked no results will display. Uncheck Data Analyzer.

0-6 days through 52 weeks – Select a number 1 thru 10 to set minimum traffic scores for Data Analyzer.

Losing Registrar – defaults to all, use this option to view domain names which are dropping from a particular registrar. This is GREAT for customers let a domain name lapse but can’t afford the redemption fee!

Keyword Search – Powerful way to limit results based on preferred keywords and keyword combinations.

“contains all” allows you to enter up to four keywords and delivers results which contain ALL of those keywords. Example: “home loan mortgage” will show only names which contain all three of those words: homemortgageloan.com

“contains any” will deliver results which contain any one of the keywords. Example “home loan mortgage” will show names which contain any of those words: homepro.com, loanpro.com and mortgagepro.com

“begins with” will show results where your keyword(s) are at the beginning of a domain name. You may use up to four keywords in this search as well.

“ends with” will deliver results where your keyword(s) are at the end of a domain name. You may use up to four keywords in this search as well.

MORE INFORMATION
1. All backorders, or “Nab Orders” are on a first come, first served basis and cannot be canceled once submitted. Multiple orders for a domain name will not be accepted. The first customer to complete a transaction for a particular domain is the sole “Nabster” (customer) for that domain name. If Name.com is successful in “Nabbing” the domain name that Nabster will be awarded the domain.

2. Successfully “Nabbed” domain names are placed in accounts by 2:30pm MST each day. Each Nabster will receive notification of success and/or failure after 2pm MST.

3. Unsuccessful Nab attempts will be credited back to accounts in the form of account credit. Account credit may be used for future nab attempts, renewals or of course, new domain registrations.

4. There are no refunds or grace period deletions on Nabbed domain names.

Read enough? Ready to Nab? Go: Domain Nabber Back Order Service.

Domain Name Happy Hour!

Name.com is offering Happy Hour pricing on dropped domains every day starting at 3pm MST (GMT-7).

Do you scour the daily drop lists and find yourself saying “I’d buy that domain name if it were cheaper” or “I wish I could buy all of these domain names, but I just don’t have enough cash.”? Well, now you can!

For a limited time, every day starting at 3pm we’ll drop our prices on the days dropped domains (only the names from the main drop lists) until they are just $5.49 between 9 and 9:59pm MST. Once the clock ticks over the sale goes away and those domains are regular price again. If you see something you like, you better grab it quick cause if you snooze, you lose!

Time Frame – Price

3pm to 4:59 – $8.49

5pm to 6:59 – $7.49

7pm to 8:59 – $6.49

9pm to 9:59 – $5.49

You can get these savings only one way – through our Recently Deleted Domains section at Name.com.

Flip for Name.com & Win A Flip UltraHD Camera

Name.com is giving one lucky winner a Flip UltraHD Video Camera.

Flip and .TV just go together. There’s no faster or easier way to get video online than with a Flip HD Camera. Just shoot, flip, plug and you’re on your way to having crystal clear high definition video up on the web.

Whether you want to share your own videos or have a place to share videos from others, .TV is the perfect place to do it. Start a video blog with your new .TV domain. Start your own YouTube Channel and point your .TV domain to it for some instant branding!

How to win? Just register a .TV domain name between now and May 30 for your chance to win*. Each registration equals one entry so the more you register the better your chance to win.

For more information and some fine print go read about the Flip UltraHD

Is Tuvalu Sinking Or Is Godaddy Just Slinging Mud?

Godaddy recently made waves by taking their anti-.tv rhetoric to a new level by including a hover blurb stating “the island nation of Tuvalu is sinking” and recommending other extensions.

Is .TV going away? It’s possible, but unlikely.

I’m not worried about .TV going away. Tuvalu may very well be threatened by global warming, but smarter people than I will need to determine that for sure. According the the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition that “fact” is under debate:

A tide gauge to measure sea level has been in existence at Tuvalu since 1977, run by the University of Hawaii It showed a negligible increase of only 0.07 mm per year over two decades It fell three millimeters between 1995 and 1999. The complete record can still be seen on John Daly’s website: http://www.john-daly.com.

From John Daly’s website:

Tuvula sea levels

So why is the number one domain registrar in the world slamming an extension that it’s sold tens of thousands of domain names under? Is there some altruistic notion guiding Godaddy in this decision to diss a popular ccTLD like .TV? Unlikely.

Godaddy has a financial stake in the .ME TLD and it’s success. After a botched launch the TLD is enjoying strong numbers, in part because of the heavy promotion that Godaddy has put behind it.

Interestingly, Montenegro, the country behind the .ME extension has a long and storied past under many names and a handful of different extensions including .YU and the never used .CS. Croatia, Serbia, Yugoslavia and now Montenegro. I’m not worried about .me going away, but it’s certainly a possibility with further evolution of area into yet smaller factions.

Doesn’t it seem odd that Godaddy would put so much emphasis on a ccTLD tied to a country with such naming instability during the last decade while in another breath they are telling the world not to register a domain under a TLD which has maintained the same name since it’s independence from the UK in 1978.

What else might be going on? Godaddy once sold .TV for as little as $14.99, which is well under the wholesale cost of the domain. I’m sure they were getting a significant incentive from the regsitry in order to do this. Now they are charging $39.99, which is at the high end of the price spectrum for a .TV domain. Why? Could they be pulling a Walmart and squeezing their supplier? Using their size to twist the arm of the registry to provide better pricing/margins to gain a competitive/financial edge over other domain name registrars? Possibly.

In the end Godaddy is doing what Godaddy does best’85 stir up controversy.

.TEL Landrush closes today ’96 General Availability Opens Tomorrow

Today is your last chance to secure your .TEL domains under landrush. Today at 6pm MST we’ll close registration for .TEL while we prepare for the flood gates to be thrown open for general availability tomorrow.

Name.com will be offering .TEL registration at $8.95 for a limited time. This price is valid for new single year registrations only. Multiple year purchases will reflect the savings only for one year, second and subsequent years will be charged at our regular rate of $14.95/year.

.TEL hopes to revolutionize how people contact you. .TEL domains don’t require external hosting in order to work. Instead they are all hosted on the TelHosting Community. All you need to do is enter your contact information and snap! it’s on the web. No need for HTML, web design or anything else. Check out our .TEL Page for more information on how to use .TEL for you or your organization.

Celebrate The launch of ccTLDs.com With Sales on .IN .ME and .US

ccTLDs.com, the latest in a string of domain related efforts from Rick Latona launched this month. To celebrate we’ve slashed prices on .IN domain registrations again! For a limited time .IN domains are just $5.99 for new one year regsitrations. This includes all of the third level registrations we offer.

We don’t stop at .IN. We’ve still got .ME domains at $13.49 and we’re wrapping up our sale on .US domains at $5.99.

If you haven’t stopped by ccTLDs.com you should spare a few moments and sign up. If you’re a domain investor and you haven’t looked into ccTLDs, you could be missing out. They have about fifty forums, most dedicated to an individual extension. There’s also a marketplace forum that’s seeing a lot of action at this stage. Go, learn’85 then come back and get buys with your ccTLD Registration at Name.com