We recently asked you delightful folks to participate in a survey to help us understand your thoughts on New Domains and how they’re being used. Thanks to you, we received thousands of responses that let us know what you really think about New Domains. (Thanks survey-takers—you’re the real MVPs!)
Because we’re huge nerds over here and think surveys are cool, we thought it was only fair to share what we learned.
It’s not very often that a tutorial comes along that tells you exactly how to raise money to build your dreams, but Ryan Angilly does just that with his story of Ramen and the Angel List. Ramen is Ramen.is, Angilly’s company that he was able to fund through AngelList.co. His presentation was a hit at Boulder Startup Week and we feel is an informative step-by-step to startup success.
If you like Colorado already, just wait until we turn over a cache of our open data to more than 160 smart people. It’s Go Code Colorado, and it’s a brilliant bunch of hackers working on behalf of the government to turn their statistical assets into a golden opportunity. In only its second year, over thirty teams are competing for one of three $25,000 contracts to make Colorado’s business, transportation, government and education function more efficiently. But they have to work for this prize. Go Code spans six weeks, five cities, and the kind of coding intensity that funds the caffeine industry. These are big issues, too, with beasts like Colorado’s traffic problems screeching for solutions. Can a springtime hackathon provide answers on how to be more responsive, intelligent and efficient? Not only is the state of Colorado banking on it, but so are the dozens of businesses who have contributed cash and product to make Go Code go.
It’s arguably impossible to scale a product or business without building a community. Building a strong community early on does two great things for your business: (1) It helps you build traction because early users often become the best product evangelists. (2) It position your business for long-term success because your community will want to see you grow and succeed.
We dare you to watch this and not like New Yorkers. Go ahead. Who doesn’t need a heartwarming three minutes of Sinatra-inspired humanity?
Yes, there was some concern about stuffing a naive guy from Colorado in a cab in Queens and have him ambush people with a camera. From his boss’s boss it was relayed that he “just might get himself killed.” Well, there wasn’t any death. Only love. Love for New York City and for the opportunity to get their very own .NYC domain name. Here’s what we got from the video above: New Yorkers are fond of their city and .NYC is the 212 of New Domains.
We’re proud to join a growing crowd of tech companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter in supporting and restoring Net Neutrality.
What is Net Neutrality? To us, it’s what we’ve always assumed the Internet to be: a portal to an equal opportunity to be shared, enlightened and even paid. As Reuters reported, a collective of companies have asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to “take the necessary steps to ensure that the Internet remains an open platform for speech and commerce,” and we have a limited window to influence the FCC before they likely vote on new rules on May 15.
We love talking to name.com customers about the cool stuff that they’re building. We had the chance to meet one of our awesome customers, Possible, in New York City. Possible is a nonprofit healthcare company that brings low-cost, high-quality healthcare to the world’s poor.
We’re really excited to watch how people are beginning to use the New Domains. We’ve been seeing some great creations that are truly a part of Internet history, because they’re embracing the biggest change to the Internet since the Internet was created.