We were perusing Entrepreneur Magazine (you may recall our appearance in the prestigious publication) and we came across a Boulder company sharing some dire news: If you’re a small or medium business and your website isn’t loading fast enough, then you’re going to have a hard time competing. The Amazons and Ebays of the world have entire teams dedicated to optimizing their websites. What they don’t have, however, is one Mr. Robert Shires. He’s part of the brilliant team behind Lagrange Systems, a company dedicated to turning your eCommerce up to the speed of mind-blowing astonishment. Shires isn’t only technically savvy, but also hilarious, so you get necessary information about improving your website speed (aka Application Delivery) without drowning in tech talk. And, as you’ll see, we’ve taken measures to make sure he stays away from mind-numbing buzzwords.Read More
We’re having a hackathon on Thursday and Friday, which is going to be a spectacular display of geek meets wizardry. That’s right, we’re making some magical stuff! The only real rules for the hackathon are:
- Can’t work on work.
- Must create something New TLD related.
So, what is a hackathon?
If you’re not sure what a hackathon is, it’s essentially a codefest. This means that it’s an event where we rapidly develop and prototype ideas that are unrelated to our everyday work duties and drive our business forward. In this case, we’ll be making products or features that promote New TLD adoption and usage. Once the prototypes of the ideas are built, they’ll be voted on internally, and then a few products or Name.com features will be given the resources to keep living on.Read More
On April 1, 2011 we told the world that .BEER was here. It was a joke of course, but excitement ensued. People were so thrilled that they overlooked April Fool’s Day and the inquiries poured in as to how they could get a .BEER. Well … that was then.Read More
With the new .attorney and .lawyer domains names being released, we thought we’d find a fun way to get involved with the legal tech community. That’s why when we stumbled upon the Seattle Legal Tech Startup Weekend, we knew we had to be a part of the event because there’s nothing more fun than geeking and building awesome (legal tech) companies in just 54 hours.Read More
On Wednesday news broke that there’s a widespread, potentially harmful vulnerability that affects the computer systems that a lot of us use every day, including OSX and Linux. It’s called the Bash Shellshock Bug. Here’s a quick rundown of how the bug works, who it affects, and how we’re handling it at Name.com:
What is the Shellshock Bug?
It is vulnerability in Bash, which is the software used to control the command shell in many flavors of Unix, and it has been shown to be present in OS X. It allows an attacker to run a wide range of malicious code remotely.
Am I vulnerable?
Desktop users should not be vulnerable. However, if you allow allow SSH access from remote connections you are potentially vulnerable.
I use SSH for Mac OS X/Linux, what s...Read More
Thank you Denver. Thank you everyone everywhere. We survived an amazing week thanks to you and your participation/encouragement/free beverages during Denver Startup Week. Here’s a quick wrap-up of the events that took place. First, we asked our in-house mechanical guru Jon Liu to build a t-shirt cannon.Read More
We gave away a few hundred tacos on Tuesday, and we’ll be straight with you: it was awesome. We followed the tacoganza by hosting Denver’s first Insight Night with people sharing great ideas to make the world a better place. It was packed. Oh, and there were free drinks.
But if you’re not in Denver it’s hard to care, mirite?
Hearing about free tacos and drinks in Denver while you’re in Scranton or Cairo is about as pointless as another Justin Bieber movie.
BUT WE’VE FOUND A WAY TO GET YOU BOOZE AND TACOS NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE! In the spirit of Denver Startup Week, we bring you an innovation as anticipated as the iPhone 6 or the moon landing. Here’s how it’s done:
1. Go to www.name.rocks and enter your email.
2. You’ll receive a confirmation message. Click that and BAM!
There are several amazing things that are going to happen in Denver on Tuesday, September 16.
First of all, the tacos are free. That’s right. Just Tweet us for Tacos because we’ve taken the legendary Comida truck hostage for two hours right outside the Alliance Center in downtown Denver. That will happen from 4-6pm. The second thing will happen right after we eat tacos at 6-ish p.m.
The second thing is Insight Night: more free entertainment with inspiring people sharing their stories of business, life, success and even failure. Insight Night is produced by the same people who make the popular Ignite brand rock so fabulously (the next one being October 9th at the Oriental Theater)...Read More
If you’re a city planner or a member of the tourism board for you local municipality, I’m about to make you look like a wizard. You have people looking to you to get people and their tourist dollars to come and appreciate your area, and now, with one simple trick, you can make your hometown rock. Please hang on. It’s about to get awesome.
This awesomeness is called URL forwarding, and with all these New Domain names it’s become exponentially more amazing. Watch the video above or, in three simple steps, I’ll demonstrate how to make the website you already have more memorable and profitable.Read More