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.Read More
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When you’re approached by a fantastic group of women who want you to share in their love of craft beer, you make the most of the opportunity. What we didn’t realize is how much fun Colorado’s Barley’s Angels would be. After some beverages we hatched (brewed?) a plan to infiltrate the Great American Beer Festival at the Denver Convention Center. To say that the GABF is big is an understatement. This year it hosted over 49,000 people and offered nearly 4000 beers. How would we break through the teeming masses and get the word out about Colorado’s premiere group of femme ferments and our brand new .BEER domain name?
We’d listen. That’s right, a trick not completely unknown but is on the verge of extinction.
Our first question was pretty basic.
It was...Read More
Our friends over at Rightside just finished up an ebook about how having the right domain name is the best way to tell your story online. We thought we’d give you a quick excerpt from their ebook and the link to download it:
“You can think of web domains in two ways: challenge and opportunity.Read More
Our wonderful mascot, a part-bear, part-eagle, part-unicorn mashup who goes by the name Bearglecorn, is currently limited to a cameo deep within the name.com About Us page. This must be rectified immediately. Bearglecorn needs his own website, and I intend to provide him with one.
So on that note, welcome to a new weekly feature at the name.com blog, where I’ll document the creation of Bearglecorn’s website. If you’re thinking, “This is just a poorly disguised excuse to show off name.com’s account management features in a logical progression,” well … you’re absolutely correct. Congratulations, you win unlimited free visits to the soon-to-be-active Bearglecorn website.Read More
New TLD, new dots, nTLDs – Whatever you call them, they’re about to seriously redefine the way we use the Internet, think up domain names, and navigate the Web. Which has us thinking a lot about the future – in ten years, will there be so many domain name options our heads will explode? Perhaps so.
In honor of the future new TLDs, coming very soon to a computer near you, we watched futuristic sci-fi movies all weekend, and although we’re no closer to actually being able to predict the future of the Internet, we’re sure these five predictions, based on the movies we’ve been watching, are dead-on. We’re pretty busy and important (we’re sure you can tell), so we’re hoping you’ll make these predictions happen...Read More
This is the best deal in the business. And when we say “business” we mean all businesses everywhere ever, because every entity out for success could use a quality domain for the least amount of money. Now hang onto yourself because I’m about to pull out the big font…
For a limited time get your brand new .TV domain for $10.99 per year for up to 10 years!*
If you’re not familiar with the domain industry, you might be like, “Heavens to Betsy, that’s over a hundred bucks!” But .TV annual renewals are ugly. You’re getting ten years for less than what three years of .TV typically costs anywhere else. Really. If you find a lower price, I’ll shave your name in my back.
But more about why this is important: .TV domains are coveted and memorable, they represent the video culture that is exploding ...Read More
The life of a domain name is not unlike a star, and by “star” we mean the big balls of gas that make the world a brighter place, not the guy who played Screech on Saved by the Bell. Although he’s a star in his own right, he’ll never be able to shine as bright as he once did, but your domain can. Like a star, your domains are at the center of your online universe. They begin simply, shine brightly, and can end up a smoldering hot giver of the green…as long as you don’t let them burn out!
Here’s a domain’s life cycle to greatness and back again:
Phase 1 — The Beginning: A bunch of dust and gas
Until you register your domain name, your idea is just a lot of hot air...Read More
Your online promo code for COM/NET registration and renewal is DOMAINDEMAYO which roughly translates to “I don’t know much Spanish.” Still, it’s an easy way to declare victory over the French, if the French were high-priced domains instead of the invading forces at Puebla in 1862 (Yah, that’s a Cinco de Mayo reference that DOES NOT confuse it with Mexican Independence Day.)
But you don’t need no stinking promo code.
No code required for new .MX domain names, previously $44.99, now just $29.99!
New .TV domains are only $10.99…
Register .PW for just $4.49!
New .BIZ are only $4.99
and .US is now just $3.99.
One of the most exciting aspects of ICANN’s new gTLD application process is the objections. Looking over the newly released list, you may notice a couple of things: One, there’s going to be a hot debate about who owns a word. Two, there will be a defining decision made regarding brands that encompass generic terms, such as .BLUE being objected by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. And three, there’s a guy named Prof. Alain Pellet objecting to a lot of new gTLDs.
Who is Professor Pellet? Did he kill Mr. Boddy in the library with a candlestick? And, what makes him an Independent Objector? Here’s a run-down of who Pellet is, and his role at ICANN:
Who is Alain Pellet?
He’s a professor of law, a former United Nations International Law president and current member, he’s been on the counsel for a n...Read More
The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) has opened for business. Queue “Eye of the Tiger,” put on your sweatbands, and start jogging in place, because for all you trademark and brand owners out there, now is the perfect time to register your trademark and start protecting yourself. Take advantage of Early Bird registration and prevent the “oh, crap” moment six months down the line when you realize you forgot to register and Sunrise on one of your favorite nTLDs is about to launch. Here’s a breakdown of the benefits of registration, as well as an overview of pricing and registration options and how to register.
Benefits of Registration
- Sunrise Service: The mi...