It’s no joke. You can get a .BEER.


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.

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We’re sponsoring the Seattle Legal Tech Startup Weekend, and you should come!


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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. 

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Answering your questions and concerns about the Shellshock Bug


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...

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Name.com at Denver Startup Week: A taco truck and a t-shirt cannon


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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.

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Taco Social goes global with deals on domains, websites and hosting


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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!

3...

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Denver Startup Week, Tacos, Insight, Success, Failure, Tacos


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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.

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We’re capturing this vehicle for you.

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)...

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Three easy steps to make your town rock


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.

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How to pick which social networks to use for your business


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A lot of people start a new business with the notion that they need to set up a Facebook page, Twitter profile, etc. They think that they need social media to be successful. While a lot of businesses can benefit from having a social media presence, it’s not always necessary. An ecommerce company can obviously benefit tremendously from having a strong brand and social media following, but professionals like plumbers and lawyers really don’t need to spend any time building a social following since they rely largely on word of mouth referrals.

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Creating a vanity email address with your domain name and email forwarding


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Creating an email address with your domain name is one of the easiest ways to promote your company or business. Simply put, having your domain name in your email address makes you look more trustworthy and professional. 

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Sara Bendrick from I Hate My Yard | The Web Address Ep. 5


Here’s how you get a television show: You send your resume to a network and then they go bonkers and immediately draw up a contract. Or at least that’s how it happened for Sara Bendrick, who in one year went from landscaper to the host of I Hate My Yard on the DIY network. Truth is, she’s a landscaper before anything else, yet now she has to add the title of Internet Marketer. Don’t we all? No matter what we’re doing or creating, we have to be able to hustle. It’s the truth in an information saturated media landscape. It’s also why she joins us on The Web Address. We’re going to talk to Bendrick and her hired help (and name.com customer) Ashley “Networking Queen” Kingsley about what they plan to do to grow the popularity of her show...

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