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The Domain Awareness Tour Goes to Boulder


There’s no better way to get the word out than to impede someone’s progress on the sidewalk and yell at them about their choice of domain registrar. OK, it’s not that extreme (you’ll have to watch the video to find out,) but the Domain Awareness Tour is in Boulder, CO and sharing free domains with anyone who will listen. Everybody has been really nice because:

A) It’s Boulder.

B) Domains are the best marketing tool money can buy.

C) We plied all of the participants with their choice of a free .NINJA, .VIDEO or .SOCIAL domain names.

Also, it’s Boulder Startup Week...

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Name.com Customer Rakes in Cash from .COM


There should be a business version of “stop and smell the roses” that goes something like “pause right now and talk to your customers.” Whenever we do we learn a lot, and Adam is no exception. We were excited enough to hear that a namer had won the Verisign .COM domain contest–well, he’s a semifinalist, but he has a check for five grand on the way–yet we were blown away that this is a guy behind the Singing Dogs because, for reals, he plays the saxophone and his dogs sing along. No, really, check out the video above.

We’re a bit giddy about the dogs, but we should tell you something about the contest. Verisign, the digital deities behind such Internet behemoths as .COM and .NET, challenged domain shoppers to get the best possible .COM domains...

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Controlling the message: Why you probably don’t need to worry about .SUCKS


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Photo credit: JD Hancock

Let’s talk about “Obamacare.” Not the broad, sweeping health insurance program in general, but the word itself. It was originally meant to be derisive, painting the Affordable Care Act as the result of overreaching Executive power. At one point a Democratic Congresswoman objected to its use on Capitol Hill. But then something happened: it gradually took on a whole new life as a universal and sometimes affectionate term for the medical overhaul. The hashtag #ILikeObamacare trended when the bill was challenged in Supreme Court, and President Obama even started using it in his own speeches.

This is a classic example of one side making the best of an attack. They completely redefined it, and now they don’t need to get a .SUCKS.

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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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Beer Friday Presents: Women Brewers, Beer Domains and People Making Out


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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 Barleys-Angels-Logoat 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...

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Tell your story online with the right domain name


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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.

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Bearglecorn buys a domain name, takes first step toward internet dominance


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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. 

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Name.com Predicts the Future


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...

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The Best Deal on .TV Domain Names in the Industry. Period.


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!*

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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 ...

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FROM START TO STAR: THE LIFE CYCLE OF YOUR DOMAIN NAME


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 your star is about to splodeSaved 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...

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