PIR (Public Interest Registry)’s #CashForGood contest ended recently, and we’re thrilled to announce a Name.com customer was the one to win the context and take home that sweet, sweet $10,000 USD prize to invest back into their organization.
Hackathons, tacos, and Boulder Startup Week
Boulder Startup Week was a whirlwind of panels, networking opportunities, awesome events, and even more awesome people. If you weren’t able to make it this year, no worries—we’ll give you the rundown of what went down.
Meet us at Boulder Startup Week (It’s going to be epic)
Innovators, dreamers, startup owners, and Boulderites who are down for a week full of free food and major inspiration: We’re heading to Boulder for Boulder Startup Week May 16 through 20 with our friends from .CLUB, and it’s going to be epic.
This is event is free, open to the public, and we’ll be there all week armed with free domains, swag, and our incredible good looks. Find out where Name.com and .CLUB are going to be all week and how you can meet up with us.
We’ve been locked out of our Instagram account and need your help
If you’re a big Instagram user, you may have noticed that we haven’t posted on Name.com’s Instagram account in quite some time. We know—we’ve been locked out of our account for months and we need your help to get it back!
SXSW recap: Tattoos, impromptu a capella, and domain artistry
What a week!
We’re still winding down from an amazing SXSW experience that was filled with musical talents, free tattoos, Jackalopes, and, of course, domain magic. Here are some of the highlights of our trip.
Meet us at SXSW 2016
It’s that time of year again: The time when tens of thousands of people descend on the city of Austin and it becomes the epicenter of all things music, film, and tech for a glorious 10 days. And thus, three of Name.com’s finest are packing up our bags, stocking up on Bearglecorn stickers, and heading down to Austin ourselves. There, we’ll hand out free domains, take part in one of the biggest hackathons in the business, and hopefully get a chance to chat with some of our Name.com customers.
We’ll be a South by Southwest Music Festival from Monday Mar. 14 until Thursday Mar. 17, and we’d love for you to come say hello!
Aspiring developers, join us for Learn to Code events
We’re extremely excited to announce that Name.com has partnered with Galvanize to bring coding education to aspiring developers across the U.S.! We’re hosting Learn to Code workshops in six different cities every month to help those who are interested in web development learn the skills they need for a successful career.
Find us at Portland Startup Week
Last year during #PDXStartupWeek we walked many miles around Portland giving out domain names and learning from the best minds in tech. We slept very little and loved every moment of it. Eating was very nearly optional as you could practically dine on the enthusiasm. This year we’ll be back in the Willamette Valley with similar intentions. BUT THIS TIME WE’RE BUYING BEER. It’s not all about that, of course, so here’s the break down on all of the benefits we hope to bring to Portland Startup Week:
Rightside’s own DJ STATN to perform at NamesCon
By day, Statton Hammock is the VP, Business & Legal Affairs at Rightside and our go-to expert on all things business, legal, and registry operations policy. But in his free time, Statton has a very different hobby—mixing tracks and DJing at events as his alter ego, DJ STATN.
We’re very excited to announce that DJ STATN will be keeping the NamesCon crowds pumped up while performing at the conference’s Sunday Night Cocktail Party!
5 of our favorite startups using New Domains at Web Summit
We made the long trek from Denver to Dublin for Web Summit recently and it was a fantastic time that was definitely worth the journey. We learned lesson after lesson in Dublin and saw opportunity after opportunity for not only the tech industry as a whole, but also for New Domains in particular.
On the New Domain front, we saw dozens of startups using New Domains as their primary URL for business websites. This is a stark contrast to the behavior and feelings regarding New Domains that we encountered in the past at similar events. Just a year ago we were hearing skepticism from the startup community regarding New Domains, but we’re now seeing both personal adoption and adoption from up-and-coming businesses.
To highlight some of the great usage of New Domains that we saw at Web Summit, we created a list of some of our favorites (in no particular order):