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In honor of TechCrunch Disrupt New York, we’ve selected a special group of domain extensions to highlight in our latest nTLD Roundup. TechCrunch Disrupt New York is one of the biggest events of the year, where new technologies are introduced and industry-disrupting startups make their debut. Competition to attract investors is stiff, but we know that the right online presence can make all the difference for a growing company. We’ll be at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon to assist teams in launching their startup ideas and building their online presence with domain names, web hosting plans, and more. To give our hackers a head start on domain name ideas, we handpicked three domain extensions that are perfect for Hackathon teams making their mark at TechCrunch Disrupt.

 

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Start connecting with members of your group online with a .CLUB domain name. Short, intuitive, and welcoming, a website backed by .CLUB allows you to have a central, online meeting place for all members of your group- regardless of where they’re located in the world! .CLUB is ideal for all communities, ideas, groups, and projects that share a common passion or idea.

 

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If you’re a player in the technology industry, .TECH is the domain extension for your website. Break free from the clutter of businesses, entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts with this specific and savvy domain extension. .TECH will be an invaluable indicator of your company’s expertise.

 

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.NET is the domain extension for entrepreneurs! We know that .NET isn’t technically an nTLD, but .NET’s global recognition makes it a solid choice for any startup. With a website backed by .NET, you can turn your idea into a reality with instant domain credibility.

 

If you’ll be in Brooklyn, New York May 7th and 8th, come visit us! We’ll have a ton of Domain.com swag available. Can’t make it to New York? Follow Domain.com on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get the inside scoop on everything happening at the Hackathon. Good luck to all the teams as they prepare for their 24-hour hacking event! Remember, your great idea starts with a great domain name.

Visit us at TechCrunch Disrupt NY

 

The Domain.com team is packing their bags for a weekend in New York City! We’ll be on-site with .CLUB at the TechCrunch Disrupt New York Hackathon May 7th and 8th. TechCrunch Hackathons are a launchpad for new products and startups, with 800 hackers collaborating, developing, coding, and pitching their ideas in the hopes of attracting the attention of judges and investors. It may be a whirlwind 24 hours for the teams but the payoff could be huge. Take it from the mobile app GroupMe, which was conceived in 2010 at a TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon and ultimately acquired by Skype for a cool $80 million.

 

We believe in the power of hackathons and the startups they create. We know it’s not easy to develop a startup in 24 hours, so that’s why we will be pairing up with .CLUB to offer our assistance to these teams as they race against the clock. We’ll be available all weekend to help teams establish their online presence with a new domain name, web hosting plan, and words of advice, all at no cost to the team members. And since there’s nothing more beneficial to an all-nighter than a midnight snack, Domain.com will be serving pizza and beer at 12 a.m. to keep all the hackers fueled up!

 

Join us as we celebrate web developers, entrepreneurs, and startups all weekend long on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at what Domain.com and .CLUB are up to while we visit New York City. For more information on TechCrunch Disrupt and all the events that come with it, visit the TechCrunch website.

The beginning of April means it’s time for another nTLD Roundup! This month, we’re featuring two domains that may not be brand new, but they’re essentials of our growing nTLD list. Let us introduce you to .NINJA and .CA.

 

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Share your mastery and subject matter expertise with a .NINJA domain name. It doesn’t matter if you excel in martial arts or cooking, a .NINJA domain will make you shine. This extension is the easiest way to inject credibility and personality into your website. It’s hard to forget a website that ends in .NINJA!

 

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Show your Canadian pride with a .CA domain name! A .CA domain name is a valuable indicator of your business, startup, or blog’s location, making it easy for your audience to find you online and off. .CA is available only to Canadian citizens or organizations that have an affiliation with Canada. Join the growing number of your fellow Canadians using a .CA domain name by registering today.

 

Interested in .NINJA or .CA? Head over to Domain.com where you can shop these domain extensions plus 300 others. Don’t forget to pick up a web hosting plan and Gmail for Work to power your website and support your business’ needs. Remember, it all starts with a great domain!

 

LAUNCH Hackathon 2016

What a weekend we had at the LAUNCH Hackathon with .CLUB! We joined forces with .CLUB all weekend long to provide the LAUNCH hackers with free domain names, t-shirts, nerd glasses, and some much needed coffee. We were determined to keep everyone at the 72 hour hackathon caffeinated, alert, and well dressed.

 

All of us were thrilled to watch as the hackers registered 142 .CLUB domains at the event. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, we learned that 100 teams used .CLUB as the domain extension for their projects. Of those teams, 16 made it all the way to the hackathon’s Top 40 Projects! The power of .CLUB was in full force all weekend, bringing people and teams together to create some amazing projects.

 

Hackathons at this level are special events for us at Domain.com. LAUNCH Festival is the largest startup conference of the year and we were honored to join 1,500 hackers at the festival’s kickoff. There’s something incredibly powerful about watching real startups come to life in such a short time period. The entrepreneurs, developers, and team members poured all their resources into one project over 72 hours in hopes of winning an invite to the LAUNCH Incubator. We witnessed dedication, top-notch problem solving skills, and a whole bunch of laughs as teams worked through the various stages of their products. At Domain.com, we support all hackers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs alike as they work to make their dreams come true. We couldn’t be happier to have spent a weekend in San Francisco with some of the brightest individuals around.

 

Congratulations to all the teams for a job well done! We know it wasn’t an easy weekend. And an even bigger congratulations is in order for WalkWithUs.CLUB and NotAFight.CLUB! They won some cash prizes from .CLUB for their innovative domain names. Last but not least, we’d like to extend a huge thank you to our friends at .CLUB and all the hackers who joined us for an amazing weekend! We hope to see you all again soon.

Some quick sightseeing for the Domain.com team

Some quick sightseeing for the Domain.com team

Beautiful venue at Fort Mason

Beautiful venue at Fort Mason

Be a hero and get your projects in!

Be a hero and get your projects in!

We’re back with another monthly nTLD Roundup! Every month, we share with our readers our favorite domain extensions. For March, we’re highlighting brand new nTLD .CLOUD and .BLACK.

 

New CLOUD

.CLOUD is brand new and just entered general availability on Domain.com! With a website backed by .CLOUD, you can create a singular space to connect resources online. .CLOUD encourages collaboration and the sharing of resources. If your business offers cloud-based services, there’s no better way to standout among the competition. Show your commitment to online collaboration, no matter the location, with a .CLOUD domain name.

 

BLACK

Some of the most exclusive brands contain the word “black.” Think Visa’s Black Card and Uber’s Black Car service—both brands declare their high-class reputation with just one color. .BLACK is the domain extension for remarkable people and alluring brands. Your website will always be in style when backed by .BLACK. .BLACK is on sale now at Domain.com, no coupon code required. If .BLACK isn’t the color for your website, check out our other discounted color-themed domains .PINK, .RED, and .BLUE.

 

Interested in a .CLOUD or .BLACK domain name? Visit Domain.com to search all your options to find that perfect match. If you need a little domain name inspiration, check out our previous nTLD Roundups featuring extensions like .LOL, .NGO, and .DESIGN. Once you find the perfect domain name, remember to pick up a dependable web hosting plan to power your new website. Remember, it all starts with a great domain!

We hope you’re feeling lucky because St. Patrick’s Day and Spring is right around the corner! Bust out the green clothes, get the corned beef and cabbage on the stove, and save big on Domain.com! Here are our best deals of the month starting March 1st.

 

LUCKYDOMAIN*

Use coupon code LUCKYDOMAIN to receive 10% off all new domain registrations. With 300+ extensions to choose from, you’re bound to find the ultimate pot of gold- the perfect domain name!

 

SHAMROCK16**

Others will be green with envy when they find out you got a dependable web hosting plan for 15% off! Use coupon code SHAMROCK16 at checkout so save on all web hosting plans, even VPS plans.

 

These deals will disappear on March 31, 2016. Register your domain and get your web hosting plan before it’s too late!

*LIMITED TIME OFFER. LUCKYONE coupon and offer ends March 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. LUCKYONE coupon is good for 10% off all new products and services with no minimum purchase required. Maximum savings with the discount is $300. All renewals on products and services after the initial discounted period will be charged at the then current standard list price for the selected period. Coupon is not valid with sunrise registrations, landrush registrations, EAP registrations, pre-registrations, premium registrations, renewals, transfers, custom website design, other coupons, or special pricing.
 **LIMITED TIME OFFER. SHAMROCK16 coupon and offers end March 31st, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. SHAMROCK16 coupon is good for 15% off new web hosting and VPS plans. No minimum purchase required. Maximum savings with the discount is $500. All renewals on products and services after the initial discounted period will be charged at the then current standard list price for the selected period. Coupon is not valid with sunrise registrations, landrush registrations, EAP registrations, pre-registrations, premium registrations, renewals, transfers, custom website design, other coupons, or special pricing.

Join Domain.com at the LAUNCH HA

3 days. 1,500 hackers. $1 million in prizes.

We have all our swag packed up and we’re ready for a weekend in San Francisco for the LAUNCH Hackathon! We’ll be hanging out with .CLUB all weekend to talk about domains, websites, and startups. Most importantly though, we’ll be providing the LAUNCH hackers in attendance with a free .CLUB domain name! .CLUB brings people together, and there’s no better place to do so than at a three-day hackathon. If your team is looking for a domain name for your product, or if you just want to chat with us and .CLUB, be sure to swing by our table.

 

The LAUNCH Hackathon will host 250 teams and 1,500 developers, all competing for over $1 million in prizes and investments in their products. Hackers can compete in a range of product categories with only four teams winning an invite to the LAUNCH Incubator. The stakes will be high, the products will be top quality, and we couldn’t be more excited to watch startups come to life right before our eyes!

 

It doesn’t matter if you’re in California or across the world, you don’t have to miss any of the LAUNCH Hackathon action! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for live updates from Domain.com and .CLUB.

Stay Updated WithDomain.com's New Email Template

Did you notice something a little different in your inbox this morning from Domain.com? Did you find yourself opening our email only to see way more text and an updated look? Starting this morning, we’re happy to begin rolling out our new and improved email template!

 

We’ve been working hard over the past few months to understand how we can better communicate with our customers. We know you already love our coupons and sales, but we also know you were missing out on some valuable information. Between all of our domain extensions, products, blog posts, and events, we weren’t able to keep you informed on everything that’s going on at Domain.com. Our old template only allowed us to tell you about a single sale or domain extension. Now we have more space to offer you the content you need to support your website and business. We made keeping you in the loop a priority for 2016, so we’re thrilled to take this big step in improving our email sends.

 

If you didn’t notice any changes this morning and are sitting there wondering what we’re talking about, don’t worry! You’ll receive the updated emails soon as we go through testing and debugging. Things may appear to change over the next few months but as we continue to adjust our layout, we want to hear from YOU! Is there anything you like or don’t like? Is something not looking quite right when you open our emails? Is there something you happen to love? Let us know! Comment on our blog our send us a message on Twitter or Facebook. We want to make this the best email template we’ve had yet.

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Did you know that a quarter of small businesses don’t have a website [1]? That means somewhere around 7,000,000 small businesses are operating without an online presence right now [2]. That’s a hard figure to swallow when you consider how technology-dependent our society has become. The fact of the matter is a small business that doesn’t have a website is hurting its own wellbeing and profitability. It doesn’t matter if your small business is old or new, one employee or ten employees, or operating on main street or out of your garage- a small business needs a website to stay competitive. Still not convinced you need to build a website ASAP? These are the only three reasons you need to change your mind.

 

Websites strengthen your credibility. If you think that your business is too small for customers to be researching online, think again. In 2014, 93% of potential customers had used the internet to find a local business [3]. If customers can’t find you, you might as well be handing over all their business to your competitors on a silver platter. Websites are a resource for customers to compare and contrast hours, menus, product offerings, and prices. Without a website, your small business will go under the radar when customers are researching their options. Stay competitive and make your small business known! Don’t let your competitors steal your customers over something as simple as a website.

 

Websites create marketing opportunities and help increase sales. Without a website, a customer cannot form any positive opinions about your business. Something as simple as, “The menu looks delicious,” can persuade a customer to spend money on your products and services. These impressions help build your brand, reputation, and credibility. A website is a blank canvas that can be used to express all of your business’ most essential selling points. Want to explain what your business’ differentiating qualities are or your company history? A website is the perfect way to do so. When your website aligns with your marketing initiatives and key selling points, you’ll have a powerful tool to drive sales. A basic website will get you by, but a well designed and mobile friendly site will make your business look professional. Add an e-commerce store and you’ll have maximum sales potential.

 

Websites provide instant communication and customer service. A website creates an instant communication channel. Customers are able to access the information they want when they want it. And when customers have access to your business’ contact information, they are given the opportunity to seek out more information if necessary. A website not only builds awareness about your products and services, but the right information will help reduce misconceptions or misunderstandings. Further, when customers have access to contact information, they have a chance to express their unhappiness with your services. Your business then has a prime opportunity to turn that negative experience around and establish strong customer relations.

 

Start building your new website (or revamp your old one) with the tools and services from Domain.com. Your small business will stand out and look professional with a great domain name and a solid web hosting plan. And with 24/7 support, we’ll have your back every step of the way. Stop missing out on business opportunities by neglecting your online presence. Start building brand credibility and start increasing sales with a new website. Remember, your business’ success starts with a great domain!

 

From our hearts to yours, here are the best deals of the month on Domain.com.

 

IHEARTDOMAINS*

Use coupon code IHEARTDOMAINS to receive 10% off all new domain registrations! February is the month of love, so show it off with discounts on some of our favorite Valentine’s Day-related domains. Not in the Valentine’s Day mood? No problem! We have 300+ other domain extensions to choose from.

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LOVEHOST**

If you love 10% off domains, you’ll love this hosting deal even more! With coupon code LOVEHOST, you’ll receive 15% off all web hosting plans- even VPS plans! Show your website a little TLC by giving it the hosting plan it deserves.

 

*LIMITED TIME OFFER. IHEARTDOMAINS coupon and offer ends February 29, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. IHEARTDOMAINS coupon is good for 10% off all new products and services with no minimum purchase required. Maximum savings with the discount is $300. All renewals on products and services after the initial discounted period will be charged at the then current standard list price for the selected period. Coupon is not valid with sunrise registrations, landrush registrations, EAP registrations, pre-registrations, premium registrations, renewals, transfers, custom website design, other coupons, or special pricing.
**LIMITED TIME OFFER. LOVEHOST coupon and offers end February 29, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. LOVEHOST coupon is good for 15% off new web hosting and VPS plans. No minimum purchase required. Maximum savings with the discount is $500. All renewals on products and services after the initial discounted period will be charged at the then current standard list price for the selected period. Coupon is not valid with sunrise registrations, landrush registrations, EAP registrations, pre-registrations, premium registrations, renewals, transfers, custom website design, other coupons, or special pricing.