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How an Apple product release fuels domain sales


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Apple recently announced their new programming language, Swift, at the annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. We think the language is pretty neat looking and it made us very curious about how the announcement of the new language may have triggered a flood of sales of domains containing the word “swift.”

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herecomesemail
We’ve had a cool new product cooking in our developer oven that you’ve all been requesting for a while … email! We’re finally launching a fantastic email product that lets you have personalized, secure, and reliable email on your own domain. That means you can have yourname@yourname.com. It’s your domain and your inbox, together at last.

Email that says who you are, available everywhere.

Email is a very important part of your business. When your address says who you are, every message you send out is a marketing message that amplifies your business and increases your level of professionalism. And, because you’re always on call when your business is growing, we’ve made sure all of your devices can have your email synced to them...

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8 awesome sites that use .TV domain names


As we’ve discussed before, there are a ton a great uses for .TV domains. The most obvious is having a .TV domain as the primary address for your site. That’s an awesome approach if you want to brand your site as video-focused. .TV is also great when used in conjunction with URL forwarding, as it allows you to create an easy-to-remember URL for the video section of an existing site, a YouTube channel, or even a one-off video that you want to share (like our new crazychild.tv video).

Another awesome thing about .TV domains? You can get them at name.com for $10.99. That’s crazy cheap, and it’s for a limited time only. Check out this list of successful sites making great use of a .TV domain, and then get your search on.

1. FORA.tv

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Protect your personal information with Whois Privacy


When you purchase a domain name from name.com you’re given the option to add Whois Privacy for $3.99 (for one year). What exactly is Whois Privacy?

First, let me explain the WHOIS (pronounced “Who Is”) database. It’s a list of every domain registered in the world. Whenever a domain is registered, the person buying the domain has to provide personal information, such as a name, phone number, and address, as required by ICANN. That information goes into the Whois database. The database is searchable, so if you own a domain and someone looks up that domain in the Whois database, they can see your personal information.

But not if you have Whois Privacy protection.

When you purchase Whois Privacy, we replace your personal information in the Whois directory with contact information that directs back to name.com. If someone wants to contact you about a domain—regardless of whether it’s a legitimate inquiry—they have to contact name.com first. Here’s an idea of what your Whois information looks like with and without Whois Privacy:

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Bearglecorn thinks he’s gonna be a big star, demands a .TV domain


How to purchase a .TV domain and use URL forwarding at name.com

This is Part 3 in a series of posts about building a WordPress website using name.com’s products and account management features. Previously, we purchased a domain name and created a RapidPress website.

Bearglecorn has expressed interest in creating video tutorials and webisodes. He doesn’t even have a video camera or a YouTube account, but what the client wants, the client gets. I’ll create a video section on his website, but to really give his video content a boost I’m going to set him up with a .TV domain name.

.TV domains are a great way to brand your video content, and with URL forwarding, I can purchase a .TV domain and have it redirect to the video section of bearglecorn.com. bearglecorn.tv will be a lot easier for people to remember than bearglecorn.com/randomlygeneratedwordpressurl. Best of all …

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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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Domain Deals for May 2013: Viva la Discount Domains!


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.)

These domain deals go for the entire month of May!  Click here for your Domain(s) of May, and use DOMAINDEMAYO for $10.25 COM/NET registration and renewal!

But you don’t need no stinking promo code.

No code required for new .MX domain names, previously $44.99, now just $29.99!cinco de mayo domain deals 

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.

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Who is Alain Pellet, and What’s an Independent Objector? ICANN Formal Objection Review, Part I


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...

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