Keep your mitts up: How to protect against unauthorized domain transfers


This post is meant to give you recommendations on how to prevent a potential domain hijack before it happens, because once a domain transfers to another registrar it can be difficult to re-acquire, especially if the transfer was in compliance with ICANN policy. If the registrar is not willing to transfer the domain back into your control then your options for recovery become very limited.

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We’re going to Las Vegas for NamesCon, and we have a sweet giveaway


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We’re heading to Las Vegas on Jan. 11 -14 for NamesCon! It’s going to be four days of domain geekery, and we’d love to see you stop by the Rightside booth and give somebody from Name.com a high five. In addition to getting one of the most incredible high fives of your life, we’re going to be giving away an ultra-nerdy domainer premium domain: domain.ninja. But wait, there’s more! We’re going to bring a pile of name.com t-shirts and other swag with us, which means that we’re hooking you up with a giveaway, discounts, and making you look stylish (helping you achieve superfly-looking domainer status).

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Getting the most out of freelancing, your business and name.com | The Web Address New Years Re$olutions


In what could be the most comprehensive Web Address ever, we talk to three people about getting the most out of 2015. You have new goals and resolutions, and we think you’ll find information to help you with any endeavor you choose. We bring in Jon Liu, our intrepid icon of our user interface, to explain how you can get more out of Name.com. With our new, more responsive site you can buy and manage your domains wherever you go. And then there’s URL Forwarding. It’s the easiest way to get the most out of your web properties.

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We’ve updated URL forwarding, and it rocks!


URL forwarding is an incredible tool. You can use it to easily shorten cumbersome URLs for your existing sites. Why send someone to mysite12345.tumblr.com when they could go to yourname.rocks instead? Another great use is to brand your social media channels. While speaking at an event recently, I set up angeladaniels.ninja to forward to my LinkedIn profile. This was so much easier to put into my presentation than the full LinkedIn URL or a username that is easily forgettable. With URL forwarding, it was easy to connect with new professional contacts using a memorable domain name that made me stand out from the crowd.

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Start 2015 off right with RESOLVE


It’s a New Year, so it’s the time of the year for New Year’s Resolutions. Yeah we know, it’s a cliche. But it’s as good a time as any to try something new or accomplish a task you’ve been putting off. Learn a new skill! Visit a new place! Or maybe … start that website that you’ve been thinking about. The first step toward a new site is registering a domain, and with that in mind, your January 2015 promo code is RESOLVE. Use it at checkout to receive $10.25 .COM/.NET registrations and renewals.

And then get started on that new site. We recommend the Name.com website builder or RapidPress if you’re not the coding type. You can even check out our eBook for a full guide to getting your website off the ground...

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Celebrate .DESI and win an iPad Mini


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We’re giving away an iPad Mini with our friends from .DESI. .DESI is the brand new domain name extension derived from Sanskrit and refers to the culture, people, and products originating from the Indian sub-continent (India, Pakastan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka).

Entering to win the iPad Mini is extremely easy. To enter, all you have to do is use the widget below and select to do just one, a few, or all of the giveaway entry methods. The methods of entry include: Tweeting about the giveaway, liking .DESI on Facebook, following .DESI on Twitter, liking name.com on Facebook, following name.com on Twitter, joining the mailing list, search for and tell us the .DESI domain name that you found.

One person will win a black iPad Mini 16GB.

Giveaway starts on December 9th at 12:01AM mounta...

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Get $1.00 .NINJA domains on the most awesome ninja day of all


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Ninjas are awesome 365 days a year. They’re awesome 366 days in a leap year. But there’s one day when they’re particularly awesome in there sneakiness/efficiency/precision/etc. And that day is today: The International Day Of The Ninja.

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Your Geek Gift Guide | The Web Address Episode 8


Buying gifts doesn’t have to be painful. As a matter of fact, you don’t even have to get dressed. So pull up a chair or fall into a beanbag and be informed and entertained by our Geek Gift Guide.

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Cyber Monday: You Save, We Give.


Our Cyber Monday is going to last for five days. From Dec. 1 through Dec. 5 you save on domain names, websites, email, and hosting by using the promo code CYBERGOOD. But this isn’t just another week of Cyber Mondays. It’s not just a sale on domains and websites. This, my friends, is a First World Solution. It’s something we hope overtakes first world problems or, as the Twitter hashtag goes, #FirstWorldProblems. You know, those nuisances caused by too many kernels in your popcorn, or the upsetting tribulations of not getting enough likes on Facebook. First world problems are the trials of those who live in a world where adversity comes in a ketchup bottle that won’t release its tomatoey goodness.

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December 2014 promo code: Put on your leotard and JAZZERCISE


OK, we have to be honest. There’s no specific reason we made this video. There was no promotional or domain-themed tie in. We just thought it’d be fun to put on some spandex, learn an ’80s aerobics routine, and dance to Taylor Swift. AND IT WAS SUPER DUPER FUN, and now we have this video. So in honor of our tribute to “Shake It Off,” your December 2014 promo code is JAZZERCISE. Use it to receive $10.25 pricing on .COM and .NET renewals and registrations. The promo code is valid through December 31, 2014.

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