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Summer is finally here and all of us at Domain.com are starting to warm up from cold winters in the Vancouver and Boston offices. It’s fitting that for June’s nTLD Roundup we’re featuring some of the hottest domain extensions of the month: .DESIGN and .STORE.

 

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.DESIGN got its shoutout in a previous nTLD Roundup, but it’s time for .DESIGN to be in the spotlight once again. .DESIGN is ready to showcase your commitment to beautiful things, whether it’s graphic design, architecture, or even pottery. If you want to communicate your skill and passion for creative design, then a .DESIGN domain name is for you. When you choose .DESIGN, your works of art will be set apart from others with a unique and memorable domain name. Imagine all the possibilities with .DESIGN!

 

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Just like prime real estate is essential to your brick and mortar store’s success, the right domain name can make all the difference for your ecommerce business. With a .STORE domain name, your audience will instantly know that you’re an online retailer ready to accept orders from a global market. The opportunity to attract new customers and drive sales is yours with the power of .STORE. If your ecommerce business is ready to embrace a .STORE domain name, visit Domain.com on June 14, when .STORE enters general availability and is ready for your registrations.

 

If .DESIGN and .STORE aren’t the perfect fit for your next business venture, head over to Domain.com where we have 300+ domain extensions to choose from. And with dependable web hosting plans and intuitive website builders, we have all your website needs covered to get your site up and running. It all starts with a great domain!

What do TrashyRat.club, the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, a Superhero, and startups have in common? They were all essential parts of this past weekend’s TechCrunch Disrupt New York Hackathon! The Domain.com team and the .CLUB Superhero were on-site all weekend to assist teams with launching their startup, offering everything from domain name ideas to help with technical troubleshooting. To get their projects ready for final presentations, we provided hackers with a .CLUB domain name, domain privacy, and a year of web hosting– all at no cost to them. A total of 29 projects took advantage of our .CLUB offer in hopes of attracting the attention of the .CLUB Superhero and his $5,000 prize, including our personal favorite domain name TrashyRat.club. Not only was the Superhero looking for the best use of a .CLUB domain name, but he was also considering the startup’s idea, their pitch, and the design of their .CLUB website.

 

Make no mistake, hacking is hard work! You can’t complete a 24 hacking challenge without fuel and high morale. At midnight, we gave the hackers the boost they needed to make it through the final hours with midnight pizza and beer. Hackers were also challenged to answer the trivia question found on their napkins. All day, hackers were admiring the Star Wars Lego sets, the Raspberry Pis, and other tech-trinkets on display in the Domain.com Treasure Chest. All they had to do was tell us the password for the WOPR computer from the movie WarGames to be entered into a random drawing. When the winners picked up their prizes at 2 a.m., they were all smiles despite the onset of sleep deprivation.

 

 

The competition at the Disrupt Hackathon was stiff, especially for the teams competing in the .CLUB $5,000 giveaway. With 29 .CLUB entries to consider, the .CLUB Superhero looked to the Domain.com team for help. At the conclusion of team presentations, we finally selected HomeCookers.club as the $5,000 winner. This team was on our radar during the entire Hackathon. Not only was this team one of the first to launch their .CLUB-backed website, but they also had their product’s pitch ready to go early Saturday afternoon. HomeCookers.club was on point the entire weekend and the win was well deserved. The overall winner of the entire Disrupt Hackathon was AlexaSite. AlexaSite made it all the way to the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt with their innovative voice-powered website builder. They demonstrated their product’s capabilities on a beautiful .CLUB website.

 

 

We want to extend our congratulations to all the teams we crossed paths with last weekend. Hackathons are not easy. They are a true test of knowledge, skill, and endurance. All 93 teams should be proud of the accomplishments made in a short 24 hours. We hope everyone had a great time hanging out with us for a while in Brooklyn. We’ll see you all again at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco!

 

Domain.com on-site to assist startups

Domain.com on-site to assist startups

HomeCookers.club making their pitch

HomeCookers.club making their pitch

Midnight pizza and beer

Midnight pizza and beer

Midnight trivia prize winner

Midnight trivia prize winner

Congratulations HomeCookers.club!

Congratulations HomeCookers.club!

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.

 

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.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.

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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.