Updated for June 2015: Collision lists, and how to get a previously unreleased domain name


This post contains a lengthy explanation of collision lists and previously unreleased domain names. But if you’d like to just skip to finding out when previously unreleased domains will be released (grouped by date and TLD) go here.
The domain name industry has a habit of taking a simple concept and adding a bunch of acronyms, background knowledge, technical jargon, and unnecessary details, until the simple concept becomes inaccessibly complicated. Name collision issues are a good example of these tendencies. In an effort to get back to basics, here’s a simplified explanation of name collision issues* and how you can use them to your advantage.

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Apple just released iOS 9, here’s how to download it


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During the WWDC 2015 keynote today, Apple announced the main features and updates to iOS 9. In addition to the massive amount of new features and functionality, Apple also announced that the first beta version of iOS 9 is available for download immediately.

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We’re going to Yes and Yes Yes this week! #yxyy003


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We’re going to be gloriously nerdy (and probably overheated at times) at Yes and Yes Yes in Palm Springs from this Friday to Monday.

What is Yes and Yes Yes (YxYY)?
Yes and Yes Yes is a gathering of thinkers, futurist, nerds, and self-proclaimed weirdos. It’s a place for funky ideas to come to life, and fun information to be shared. At YxYY, creative people better understand what makes them so creative and further their pursuit of creativity by sharing the information that makes their minds tick in overdrive.

Yes and Yes Yes was created with the theory that “if you get a group of smart, engaged individuals together in the right place that great things would happen.” It’s a simple and intuitive idea, which is why name.com was so excited to sponsor and support the event...

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Name.com Apps: There are like, a lot of ways to use your domain. A LOT.


There was a time, many moons ago, when using your domain meant getting a hosting plan and learning to code. That is no longer true. Not true at all! It is very false! There’s a big bottomless internet well of cool apps that you can connect to your domain.

And now they’re all in one place. It’s Name.com Apps. Think of it as a marketplace for website apps, except a lot of them are totally free. Best of all, our really smart development team has made it really really easy to set up the app of your choice. Many of them can be connected with a single click.

Beyond basics like email and URL forwarding, you can connect your domain to blogging platforms (WordPress, Tumbler, etc.), band profiles (SoundCloud), social media profiles, website builders (Wix, Squarespace), and more...

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More discounts! Bottoms Rupp is back … as is the drama.


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The discount happy hour for everything domain names and web magic has returned (as it does every Thursday from 3-5 p.m. MST). This month you’ll discover deals—big, crazy, tell-your-friends deals—on .WEBSITE domains, .COM registrations, and today, half off all of our web hosting plans.

Yeah, 50 percent off hosting plans. (Promotion only applies to new hosting plans, and only applies to the first billing period. And we always offer a free domain with hosting, if that sounds like a better option.)

We won’t waste your time with any more words. Breeze over to Bottoms Rupp for the details on worry-free web hosting with the capacity for unlimited emails, disk space, and websites for as little as $6.50 per month.

And so too could be the allegations made here in this popular video series …

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.DESIGN: Get a domain that’s perfect for your design career


If you’re a designer—graphic, interior, web, etc.—choosing a domain just got really, really easy, because .DESIGN domains are here. Just look at Name.com’s graphic designer, Kyle Robbins. Kyle’s old domain was bad. Now .DESIGN is available, so he got a domain that’s really good. Check out the video to get the whole story, and then start your own .DESIGN search.

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The June 2015 promo code is the tastiest breakfast imaginable


We’ve been on a bit of a run with food-related promo codes lately. There was NOODLE, and LASAGNA, and then RAMEN. So many carbs. We’re going to keep it going, so this month’s promo code is FRENCHTOAST. Use it at checkout for $10.25 .COM/.NET registrations and renewals.

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Here’s How to Raise Money for your Startup


It’s not very often that a tutorial comes along that tells you exactly how to raise money to build your dreams, but Ryan Angilly does just that with his story of Ramen and the Angel List. Ramen is Ramen.is, Angilly’s company that he was able to fund through AngelList.co. His presentation was a hit at Boulder Startup Week and we feel is an informative step-by-step to startup success.

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Bottoms Rupp: .NINJA turns one year old


Ahh, how the time flies. It seems just yesterday that .NINJA was a newborn. Now it’s one year old. It’s grown so big! It’s taken its first steps! It’s eating solid food! It’s sleeping through the night … sometimes!

To celebrate, .NINJA domain names will be just $0.99 during Thursday’s Bottoms Rupp Happy Hour (May 28, 2015). The promo code will be announced at 3 p.m. MST, so bookmark the Bottoms Rupp page and check back for the code to join in on the savings.

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How to Raise Money on AngelList | Ryan Angilly and the Ramen Story


At Boulder Startup Week, Ryan Angilly explained how he raised money for his company Ramen using AngelList. Angilly explains some useful investor terms, how he got the ball rolling on his investment round, and how he successfully used AngelList to fuel the growth of his business. If you’re considering (or just curious) with how to raise money on AngelList, you’ll really enjoy Angilly’s talk on how he accomplished his fundraising goals using AngelList.

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