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What Will Donuts Do With Name.com?

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The big domain name industry news this morning is that Donuts is acquiring Rightside. According to StreetInsider.com, the deal is for $10.60 per share of NAME stock, which is approximately $213 million. This is an all-cash deal.




A press release with information about the deal can be found on Yahoo Finance.

I am sure there will be quite a bit of analysis from domain industry sources as well as stock/finance sources, but one of the more intriguing things is that Donuts will own Name.com once the deal closes. Since the company was founded, (more…) → Read More


Name.com Partners with Ganjapreneur on Domain Marketplace

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ganjapreneur-logoGanjapreneur, a website targeting professionals in the cannabis and marijuana trade, announced a new domain name sales marketplace. As you would expect, the focus is on domain names related to the business of cannabis and marijuana. With the legal status of marijuana and cannabis usage changing in many states over the last few years, this industry is growing considerably.

The company announced the launch of the marketplace in a blog post yesterday, and Andrew Rosener, CEO of Ganjapreneur, shared some additional information about the domain name sales marketplace:

"I'm really excited to announce a new marketplace for cannabis domain names and any domain name that may be a good brand fit for an upcoming  cannabis startup or product.  After all, many of the best brands don't inherently imply cannabis at all.  The marketplace is highly curated (pun  intended) and our objective is to eliminate all the noise (filter out low quality domains). To do so, we charge $99 per domain listing and  manually review each and every domain → Read More


What is Your Bearglecorn III High Score?

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Warning: If you don't want to get sucked into a really addictive Pacman-like computer video game, do not play Bearglecorn III.

In celebration of the launch of the .Games domain name extension, Name.com created a fun video game called Bearglecorn III. If you were wondering where they got the name from, Bearglecorn is Name.com's mascot who is part bear, part-eagle, and part-unicorn (that must have been some party).




Anyway, Bearglecorn III is a fun game, and Name.com is offering prizes for the top three high scorers through October 5, 2016. See the website and the contest terms and conditions for all the details.

Again, this is the type of game you could get sucked into very easily! I have played for at least an hour so far and my high score is just over 17,000 (not in the top 10).

Kudos to Name.com for coming up with a fun way to promote the .Games → Read More


Check Out the Name.com “Crib”

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I want to share a funny video that was shared by Name.com. If you're looking for a job in the domain space and are considering working at Name.com, the Name.com "crib" video might help seal the deal.

If you are in the Denver area or want to move there, here are some of the Name.com job opportunities that are available right now. First, you should watch the video:

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Name.com Introduces Referral Program and Curated Search

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I want to share an update from Name.com that will likely be of interest to their customers.

The company is bringing back its referral program that provides financial incentives for customers to get people they know to use Name.com products and services. I don't have many names registered with Name.com, but the company offers a wide array of products that are easy to use. They have also been helpful to me on at least two occasions when I bought names registered there. It's always nice to be able to refer friends to use a company that you like to use (as opposed to simply doing it for financial reasons).

Name.com also introduced a new "curated search" functionality that "simplifies the process of creating a personal website." I have not tried it out, so I can't really comment on it, but you can read more in the update below. They also wrote a blog post about the new functionality.

Here are the updates that Name.com's  Allison Chowdhury shared with me: (more…) → Read More


Name.com Running #LoveWins Promo

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Name.com is celebrating the US Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling with a special domain name promotion. The company is offering discounts on .LGBT and .Wedding domain names. The promo code the company set for this campaign is LoveWins, which is the popular hashtag that is trending on Twitter and Facebook right now.




This looks like (more…) → Read More


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