The February 2015 name.com promo code is a particularly tasty one


Coming up with a new promo code every month is always a struggle for us because we always have so many good ideas. Luckily, one of those ideas ends up being a great one and that’s the one that gets used. This month, we think we’ve hit peak awesomeness for the name.com promo code. That’s because the February 2015 name.com promo code is… LASAGNA!!!

Why is the name.com promo code lasagna you ask? We’ll tell you why! For no reason at all! Sure, we could have piggybacked off Valentine’s Day or the Superb Owl for our promo code, but we thought that would be lame and uncreative. Lasagna is exactly the opposite of lame and uncreative… it’s tasty and filled with layers of yummy goodness, kind of like an awesome website.

How is lasagna like a website? It’s like a website because the exterior noodle...

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We’re heading to Startup Weekend EDU San Francisco next week


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We’re heading to Startup Weekend EDU San Francisco next week, and are beyond stoked! We’ll be there to help people get their ideas online in just 54 hours, and offering a glorious amount of high fives to the people who build their startups on a .CO domain name.

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.XYZ vs. the Internet: The Battle Of Awesome Things That Cost $5.99


If you haven’t heard, we are running a crazy-out-of-our-minds-low-low-low sale on .XYZ through Jan. 30, 2015. For only $5.99 you can own your very own .XYZ— currently the most popular New Domain and the generic of generics.

Of course, the internet allows people to find a lot of great deals beyond domains, so we wanted to stand up our .XYZ promotion against other deals you might find online. After extensive and tedious research, we found three other awesome $5.99 products to compare against .XYZ. Let’s see which deal comes out on top.

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Invest in your legal career with .LAWYER and .ATTORNEY domain names


.LAWYER and .ATTORNEY domain names are essential if you’re a legal professional. Registering your full name with one or both of these New Domains instantly brands your online presence, and protects your name and image in the online world. If you’re considering law school or are a current law student, it’s a great low-cost investment in your career. And if you’re already practicing law, .LAWYER and .ATTORNEY are the perfect choices for your personal website.

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We’re heading to Portland Startup Week 2015!


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This year is the inaugural Portland Startup Week, and name.com is heading to Portland to shower attendees in swag like t-shirts, free domain names, good coffee, and more! We’re getting involved with Portland Startup Week because we always have a blast at Denver Startup Week, and think Startup Week events are a great way to spread the name.com love while giving back to the startup community.

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Name.com is now offering Google Apps for Work


Want to manage your domains at Name.com AND create custom email addresses AND have a Gmail inbox AND be able to collaborate in Google Drive with your coworkers?

We know that sounds like a lot of awesomeness to handle all at once. But it’s a real thing. Name.com is now offering the full Google Apps for Work suite. It’s your domain, combined with all of the awesome cloud-based apps—Gmail, Hangouts, Docs, Sheets, etc.—that Google provides. You can even try it for free for 21 days.

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Show the world your community service isn’t lip service. Get a .GIVES today.


Sure, there are companies and organizations that are perpetually doing good. For charities, foundations, and many non-profit organizations, that’s their purpose—to do good. For them, .GIVES domain names are obviously perfect.

But .GIVES is not only for the Crème de la crème of human goodness. It’s also for those companies selling siding or that have a room full of telemarketers struggling to make friends over the phone. No matter the main focus of your company or industry, you can improve its perception by being a bigger and better part of the community. Companies with .GIVES domains make it easy (and obvious) to show that they care about making positive change in the community.

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Something Phishy: How to spot phishing scams


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One of the many reasons that our customers are the best in the world is that they contact us whenever something doesn’t seem right. That’s how we found out that a bunch of weasels (or perhaps a lone weasel) were sending fake Name.com emails to phish personal information. Not cool.

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Name collisions in a nutshell, or: How to get a previously unreleased domain name


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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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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