We were at SXSW Interactive last week and, yes, we’ll admit we’re still recovering. The festival has grown so much that it’s a little overwhelming to try and keep up, but we managed to find our fair share of great panels, parties, and people. Here’s a little video we threw together with the footage we got when we actually remembered to use our camera. 🙂
VeriSign recently announced a re-launch of all premium .TV domains with drastically reduced pricing, and Name.com is happy to announce that we can offer these premium domains to our customers! Premium .TV domains can now be registered for as little as a few hundred dollars for the first year and standard renewal pricing after that. The best part is that Name.com is able to offer most of these names at prices lower than our competitors.
We’re big fans of the .TV extension and we’re excited to see the market opened up to more people. It’s a great move for the .TV community and we look forward to seeing it grow.
Name.com is also offering regular .TV registrations for just $19.99 for a limited time! So whether you’re looking to invest or just start your own video blog, Name.com can help. If you have any questions about .TV don’t hesitate to give us a shout.
We had a great response to our Name.com Loves Small Business contest and we thank everyone who participated!
The second round of weekly winners are:
And the 25 winners who get copies of Crush It! and Trust Agents are:
If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry, we’ll be having more fun contests in the future. Keep an eye on this blog or our Twitter profile for updates!
Verisign has recently reported that TLD registrations are closing in on the 200 million mark. There’s no denying it — this number is huge. It can also be intimidating for the average consumer to hear this. With 200 million domain names registered there can’t possibly be any good ones left. Wrong.
Just about every day we spend listening on Twitter we hear people say how surprised they are at how many good domain names are still available. You just have to start being creative. If you’re not necessarily the creative type, there are tools out there to help you. Take our Domain Suggestion Tool for example. You can type in a set of keywords and not only get related suggestions back, but also suggestions based on popular Google keyword searches. Trust me, you can spend hours using this tool and coming across great names that you weren’t even thinking of, I certainly have.
Another thing to consider is the increasing popularity of alternative extensions and ccTLDs. While sprouticus.com may not be available (something I’ve pouted about for years), sproutic.us is and that’s almost as good, at least in my case. Nowadays more and more people are starting to do the same. For instance, check out Claim.io and Flavors.me, two recently launched services that are embracing alternative extensions.
Some other great extensions that are starting to become really popular are .MOBI and .TV. If you’re looking to cater specifically to mobile devices, a .MOBI domain is the way to go. If you’re doing video at all, .TV is perfect — just check out Name.com’s very own Beer Fridays! Now these are just a few examples, but there are a whole slew of extensions that you can choose from to suit either your personal or business needs. It’s not just about .COM and .NET anymore.
So the moral of the story is not to get discouraged that there are a bazillion domain names being registered out there. There’s still some good names to be found, and great names are dropping all the time. You just have to know where to look.
Want to get your business noticed in a region that holds 60% of the world’s population? Your very own .ASIA domain is a great way to do just that. The Asia-Pacific region is incredibly diverse and it is currently experiencing enormous economic and technological growth. Now is your chance to establish a regional presence and identity to help grow your business!
For a limited time, Name.com is offering .ASIA domains at a steal for just $6.99! No promo code is required, but (and this is important) your company must have at least one domain contact who is a legal entity in this region. We have more details on the .ASIA domain here and you can find out more about the legal entity requirement on ICANN’s website here.
So don’t get lost in the heat of the moment and register your .ASIA today!
We got a new batch of stickers recently and we’d love to share them with our community. If you’d like to show off your Name.com support on your laptop, netbook, water bottle, or forehead you can find instructions on how to obtain a few stickers for you and your friends on the Name.com Schwag Page.
We’d like to give a shout out to StickerGiant, an awesome local company, for doing a bang up job on these stickers. Thanks guys!
That’s right, one of the original and most recognizable TLDs turns 25 this month and Name.com is celebrating with $8.25 .COM/.NET registrations with the code “MARCH825“.
Already have your COMs and NETs covered?
Give your site an extra personal touch and use that same code to register yourself a .ME for only $8.25!
Either way, cheers from Name.com and here’s to another 25 years.
We recently announced that we added support for .TV and .CC in our beta domain backorder tool Domain Nabber. Well this week we added .US and .BIZ into the mix, so now you can nab even more names! Both of these extensions cost $29.99 to nab.
If you’d like to know a little bit more about Domain Nabber, we have some details here. If you’re ready to jump right in, you can head on over to the Domain Nabber page and get started. Happy nabbing!
Since we ordered a bunch of copies of Crush It! for our Name.com Loves Small Business contest, Gary Vaynerchuk himself was kind enough to put together a personalized video about the importance of domain names in regards to your brand. We’re huge fans of Gary and his book here at Name.com and we’ll admit, we geeked out a little when we watched this video. Awesome stuff.
We’re excited to announce the weekly winners for the first two weeks of our Name.com Loves Small Business contest!
100% Aviaci’f3n Colombiana is a Colombian Aviation website that is dedicated to everything about aviation in Colombia: news, history, articles, photo gallery, forums and more! (twitter.com/pablo_andres)
ITSSRI Technologies has been in the development business for quite some time with projects ranging from web and software development to GIS projects for the national parks and forest departments in India. (twitter.com/itssri)
Now some of our winners are still in development on their websites, so we can’t post them here just yet, but you can check them out on Twitter.
Huge thanks to everyone that has participated so far! You can enter your business in our contest until the end of the month. We’ll be announcing more weekly winners next week and then at the beginning of next month we’ll pick the 25 winners for the Crush It/Trust Agents prize packs. Until then, cheers!