Exciting things we learned from our New Domain survey


We recently asked you delightful folks to participate in a survey to help us understand your thoughts on New Domains and how they’re being used. Thanks to you, we received thousands of responses that let us know what you really think about New Domains. (Thanks survey-takers—you’re the real MVPs!)

Because we’re huge nerds over here and think surveys are cool, we thought it was only fair to share what we learned. 

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Name.com will begin collecting Value Added Tax on Sept. 1, 2015


Name.com is making an important update to its tax collection policy. On Sept. 1, 2015, we’ll begin charging Value Added Tax (VAT), which is a required tax on business-to-customer transactions in the European Union.

If you’re a business in the European Union you can get an exemption from this tax by submitting your VAT ID from within your Name.com account. It’s recommended that you submit your ID as soon as possible, because VAT will result in an approximate 20 percent increase in charges, and is collected for both manual and automatic transactions (like recurring billing). However, VAT is refundable if you submit your ID after Sept. 1.

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Google just announced how they’ll rank New Domains like .news and .ninja


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Google has just announced how they are going to handle the ranking of the new domains like .news, .social, .ninja, and .video. The gist: they’ll be ranked exactly the same as .com and .net.

Google published a post that gives insight into how Google will handle these New Domains in searches, with the intent of getting rid of the misconceptions as to how they’ll treat the new domain extensions. Here are some of the questions that Google gave answers to:

Q: How will new gTLDs affect search? Is Google changing the search algorithm to favor these TLDs? How important are they really in search? 
A: Overall, our systems treat new gTLDs like other gTLDs (like .com & .org). Keywords in a TLD do not give any advantage or disadvantage in search.

Q: What about IDN TLDs such as  ...

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Bottoms Rupp: Celebrate .CO’s 5th birthday by saving some cash


.CO is turning five-years-old this year! To celebrate this milestone event, we’re offering .CO registrations for just $5.05 at Thursday’s Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour (July 23, 2015). You’ll need to head over to the Bottoms Rupp page at 3 p.m. MT to find out the promo code, so bookmark it now if you haven’t already!

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How to get a website for your New Domain


Congratulations! You purchased your very own domain from Name.com. Now you have a fully functioning website and you’re ready to get started … right?

Slow down there speed racer! Although your newly purchased domain is all yours, there are still a couple steps you need to take to get your website up and running. Luckily, there are plenty of options available for quickly and easily linking an existing website or setting up a new one.

When you head on over to Name.com Apps, you’ll see just how many options you have for setting up a site. Whether your preferred platform is Blogger, Facebook, SquareSpace, or something else, setup is typically just a click away.

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Say hello to Name.com’s new copywriter


Hi there!

My name is Allison Chowdhury and I am thrilled to be joining Name.com as the new copywriter! I was tasked to create an introductory post so you can learn all about me, but after reading this work of art, I’m a bit daunted by the task of making this post as exciting as possible.

After extensive contemplation (OK, more like five minutes), I figured I’d just list random facts about myself and hope for the best. So without further adieu, I present 10 things you didn’t know about me.

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BREAKING: .NEWS Domain Names Have Arrived


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Ten year olds are on Meerkat. Your mom is Periscoping. That’s not an insult. It’s an actual thing. The gist is this: everyone is online and creating content but there are ways to stand out.

Be you, be credible and be one of the first to get a new .NEWS domain name.

Take your expertise and win the Internet by leading the online conversation. Turns out .NEWS isn’t only for news organizations. If you own a company, a .NEWS domain helps you cut through the noise. It’s the web address for those who’ve found their place online and want the world to know they’re a legitimate source for information.

GET YOUR .NEWS TODAY

It’s for the investigative journalist, the Internet observer, the modern Mark Twain worried we’re all swirling into an anti-intellectual tailspin. Your .NEWS domains work for the podcaster bursting with knowledge, those capturing a global audience, and those who are dedicated to their local community.

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Notes and thoughts from GopherCon 2015


GopherCon, the largest event in the world dedicated solely to the Go programming language, has been taking place in Denver this week. Name.com Software Engineer Pat Moroney checked in with a recap of the news and highlights from the conference, as well as some of his own thoughts. Take it away, P-Mo!

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.NEWS domains are now available for immediate registration


It’s the .NEWS release day. You can start registering .NEWS domains right now with Early Access Program pricing. The price will come down each day between now and Wednesday, July 15, when we reach the standard price point. This is the registry’s way of letting the market determine the price point for high-value .NEWS domains. You can still place .NEWS Preorders, including Preorders for EAP price points, so head to the .NEWS search page and find your domain.

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We’re giving away an Apple Watch and free domains


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Have you seen news.social yet? It’s a promotion we’re running to reward you for telling your friends about the .news domain extension that’s about to be released. The top 100 referrers get a free domain simply by sharing the news.social page with friends. The more you share, the further up in line you get. You can earn your free domain here: news.social

Here’s how to win an Apple Watch from us:

To keep the .news pre-launch momentum going, we’ve decided to give away an Apple Watch. Entering to win an Apple Watch from us is extremely, super-mega easy. Use the giveaway widget below to complete one or all of the options and poof – you’ll be automagically entered.


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