Every year we celebrate the professional American football championship (which we cannot say by name without an army of scary-efficient lawyers swooping down on us with cease and desist letters) with great zeal. This year is no different. Again, discounted domain names are on the menu, but this year we’d raised the steaks. No, no stakes. Not steaks. Oh, I’d love a steak.
Video | Setting up web hosting the easy way.
Setting up your own web hosting opens up a world of opportunity. You can build multiple websites, emails, and databases with vast amounts of storage and a free SSL Certificate. Even better, setting up your own hosting is getting easier and easier to do. Here’s Jonny with the updated Name.com web hosting flow.
Hack the Dot for Boulder.Gives
This could be the most helpful Hack the Dot ever.
On Wednesday, Nov. 15, we’re joining Find My Flock at Boulder’s Galvanize to hack our way to better, more convenient ways to give. In a departure from the typical Hack the Dot, we’re revealing the domain name before the event. This should give you time to ponder the glittering greatness of what Boulder.Gives can be.
In loving memory of Kanye, the office fish
Maybe one of the harder parts about losing a pet is that their lifespan vividly brackets those years of your own existence, and leaves us to realize how quickly time passes. For Kanye, it was no different. But also for Kanye, there is the sting of a loss of a friend and a role model; something that not all Kanyes can boast.
Denver Startup Week is totally worth it
We can’t take credit for all of the happiness you’re about to witness. There was beer—free beer. OK, we did the free part, but the beer was beer and we simply provided the fiscal inspiration to set it free. “Was it worth it?” the bean counters at the head office will ask? Was it worth it … why would you even ask that? Was it worth it? Pfft. 18,000 attendees and we’re right in the middle of it providing “Welcome to Denver” hugs. Let’s just break down its worthiness.
The DSW trifecta: Laughs, beer, tech jobs
We go nuts during Denver Startup Week for two reasons: One, because our company was born and raised in Denver, and two because there’s free beer. We wouldn’t bother you if there weren’t free beer. Here’s what Name.com will be contributing to Startup week on Sept. 27 and 28.
The long road to internet success, part 5: Community
Part 5 of the series, “The long road to internet success”. Read Part 4 here.
If you recall, we began this journey—this journey to build my online profile and, more harrowingly, increase my wife’s confidence by approximately 23% in my ability to one day host the Academy Awards—on the back of Name.com customer Helene Kwong’s three rules to success: Content, Consistency, Community. We have taken some detours like, for example, when we covered fear. Fear, it turns out, is detriment to all three Cs. But then I realized that freaking out over fear is dumb. Sure, if you’re getting attacked by sharks, be afraid and probably act on fear, but when it comes to creating and promoting content, you’d better be bold. Or at least pretend to be. Here’s a photographic example:
The long road to internet success, part 4: Content with content
Part 4 of the series, “The long road to internet success”. Read Part 3 here.
So far we have traveled down an amazing road. To recap (or you can do it here, here and here), we’re trying first hand to see what it takes to grow a brand on the internet. We began with an intro to the project—this idea that a Name.com employee can use Name.com products to catch up with his dreams—and then moved into the importance of consistency before dealing with the overwhelming specter of fear.
The long road to internet success, part 3: We veer into fear
Part 3 of the series, “The long road to internet success” Read Part 2 here.
Last week we said that part 3 of this long journey would be about content, but a universal theme kept coming up: fear. Maybe not fear like horror movie jump scares, but something even more terrifying: the fear of failure. The fear, in my case, of getting on stage … and failing. So we’re going to veer here a bit and talk to some amazing entrepreneurs and/or comedians about overcoming the obstacles in your head.
Boulder Startup Week: Innovators, educators, tacos
Boulder Startup Week is May 15th – 19th and we’ve yet again barreled into as many venues as possible. We’re hosting the world-renowned Hack the Dot on Monday night, will be buying coffee for the Tuesday morning Boulder Open Coffee Club, will shoot a lot of video all week long and, just in case we’ve overstayed our visit to Boulder, we’re making amends with free tacos on Wednesday.