We’re kicking off a gorgeous first week of June here at the Name.com headquarters in Denver, CO and are looking forward to getting back into the swing of normality. What better way to do so than firing up the grill, grabbing ourselves a bevvy or two, and saving on .com and .net renewals?
.GAY is proud to be different
By David Gold
Despite less than a year on the market, .GAY is currently one of the most interesting domain extensions. With its community-centric approach, .GAY is going above and beyond domain-industry standards to elevate and protect LGBTQ people online.
Every June, LGBTQ communities and allies join together to remember the 1969 uprising in New York City when the crowd at the Stonewall Inn fought back against abuse and oppression. Like the rainbow flags that brighten windows in homes and businesses in June, the .GAY top-level domain extension is like a digital Pride flag for your website.
Since its long-awaited launch to the public in September of 2020, .GAY has been all over the news, released its own web series, and worked with global LGBTQ luminaries like Star Trek actor George Takei, pop superstar Adam Lambert, and pioneering tennis icon Billie Jean King. So far, more than 10,000 .GAY domain names have been registered by artists, entertainers, nonprofits, SMBs, global brands, and proud community members who want to help create a vibrant, more-inclusive internet for LGBTQ people.
Here’s what makes .GAY different and why you should get your own .gay domain.
We’re keeping it spicy with the May 2021 promo code
It’s finally starting to feel like summer here in Denver, which mean’s we are whipping out the margs, outdoor tables, and this month’s .com and .net promo code.
Introducing DigitalOcean at Name.com
Last year when we launched our new Name.com brand and website overhaul, we told our users that we wanted to create a simplified experience at Name.com that puts usability first. Since then, we’ve worked to identify our users’ pain points and build solutions to alleviate them.
Some of the biggest feedback we received while conducting interviews with our users was the lack of a quality cloud hosting experience provided by domain registrars. So when we began planning the launch of our own cloud hosting solution, we knew that a generic cloud hosting product would not provide the kind of seamless experience our users are looking for. We wanted to offer the best of the best.
That’s why we’re proud to announce our new partnership with DigitalOcean to provide access to an industry-revered, best-in-class cloud hosting experience, all managed via your Name.com account.
How to use Facebook groups to market your business and create a community
By Alisha Shibli
With over 2 billion monthly active users, Facebook has emerged as one of the most vital tools in any marketer’s arsenal. It provides an opportunity for brands to flaunt their personality and connect with their customers in a way that is much more intimate than traditional advertising could ever achieve.
If Facebook allows brands to forge meaningful bonds with their customers, Facebook groups provide the means to cement those bonds to form a community.
WonderlandMath.live | What an online learning experience teaches us about domain names
Online learning has exploded as of late, but Tim Guille of WonderlandMath.Live has a great idea: get a domain name that’s as intriguing as your best email subject line. You want people to click and see what you can offer. That’s what he’s discovered with the .live domain name. It describes what they do in that their educational experience is, in fact, live. Hear his story and that of WonderlandMath.live, and get insight into what it takes to be noticed online.
The April 2021 promo code is a classic delight
Welcome to April, folks. Use this promo code now through the end of the month to save on your .com and .net renewals.
It started as a party | The story of soul.camp
Two kids who went to the same summer camp connect later in life to start Soul Camp. It’s a business, but even more than that, it’s a party. Honestly, we’re not sure how business could be better. Ali Leipzig and Michelle Goldblum created a community at the first camp in 2014, and now maintain it with perseverance, creativity, and pretty awesome marketing. Here’s their story.
The March 2021 promo code is a sweet treat
What is sweeter than scoring a discount on your .com and .net renewals? The March 2021 promo code, of course.
Connecting to success | The story of mousepads.cool
The more we find out about our customers, the more we discover that we’re all the same. We all have domain names that we don’t use. We all get more ideas than we can ever execute, and a lot of us seem a little leery of that step between getting a domain and doing something with it. That’s why we’re talking to people about how they turned their idea into a money-making venture. No more getting stuck. It’s time to iterate your plan into an easy-to-use web interface, and here are the people to help get you there.
Today, meet Patrick of Mousepads.cool. Necessity is most definitely the mother of invention.