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.
GopherCon, the largest event in the world dedicated solely to the Go programming language, has been taking place in Denver this week. Name.com Software Engineer Pat Moroney checked in with a recap of the news and highlights from the conference, as well as some of his own thoughts. Take it away, P-Mo!
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.
There’s no better way to get the word out than to impede someone’s progress on the sidewalk and yell at them about their choice of domain registrar. OK, it’s not that extreme (you’ll have to watch the video to find out,) but the Domain Awareness Tour is in Boulder, CO and sharing free domains with anyone who will listen. Everybody has been really nice because:
A) It’s Boulder.
B) Domains are the best marketing tool money can buy.
C) We plied all of the participants with their choice of a free .NINJA, .VIDEO or .SOCIAL domain names.
Going to events like Boulder Startup Week really reinforce the importance of supporting your local community to build your brand/product community. You simply can’t have a successful company if people don’t understand your brand value and mission. If people think all your company cares about is the bottom line, nobody will really care about you and you’re not creating a business poised for long-term success.
About three weeks ago, we picked up an office chair from the office of Quick Left in Boulder. After many hours of @jaredewy drilling at and modifying our chair, the day came to race what has become known as the “office chairIOT” around the streets of Downtown Boulder. We put together a quick gallery of our adventuring around Boulder trying to hunt down clues and beat the other teams. Sadly, we didn’t win… but we immediately made our way to Tahona to eat some tacos and devise a training plan to win next year. Here’s a peek at how we’ll train on race week next year:
Name.com is a sponsor for Boulder Startup Week. The pressure is immense. This is no ordinary tech gathering. Boulder Startup Week is the annual culmination of so much energy and so many ideas that there are over 120 events to try and capture it all. And it’s in Boulder, which is becoming better known as Silicon Mountain. This is big. So big that it can be a bit overwhelming.
Here’s a quick guide of places where we’ll be (with free name.com domains, stickers, t-shirts and love.)
We’re heading to our second Startup Week of the year (with the first being Portland), and we’re beyond excited for it! We’ll be on the ground at Boulder Startup Week, roaming from event-to-event, giving out free t-shirts, free domain name, and hosting a handful of our own events.