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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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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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Name.com Promo Code for April 2015 Is Noodletastic


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A new month is upon us, which means the marketing team at name.com was tasked with coming up with a new promo code for April. For some reason, we struggled to conjure what that magical price-dropping word should be. After much deliberation (and noodling), we decided that the April promo code shall be…

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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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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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