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Name.com Contest Winner Announced

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I want to thank everyone for participating in the Valentine’s Day domain name poetry contest sponsored by Name.com. The winner of this contest won a $250 credit from Name.com!

I am very happy to announce that the winning video is embedded below. It was submitted by Klajdi Hena.

*** Update***

I am personally going to give $50 Name.com credits to the other four people who created videos.

Name.com Contest Contestants

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Name.comI want to share with you the 5 finalists for the Valentine’s Day domain name poetry contest sponsored by Name.com. The winner will receive a $250 credit from Name.com, which can be used to buy domain names as well as renew them. Thanks to Name.com for sponsoring this fun contest.

If you submitted a video and it’s not listed here, please post it in the comment section of this article ASAP. The winner will be chosen by Paul and Ashley at Name.com, and I will announce it sometime on Monday afternoon.

Thank you to all who participated!

Win a $250 Name.com Credit: There’s Still Time to Enter!

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The Valentine’s Day domain name poetry contest sponsored by Name.com ends tomorrow, and you can win a $250 Name.com credit! So far, it looks like there are only 2 official submissions:

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Here’s a Valentine’s Day Contest from Name.com and Me, With a $250 Prize for You

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Let’s have a little fun this Valentine’s Day!  Name.com and I are hosting a Valentine’s Day domain name poetry contest on my blog, and the winner will receive a virtual $250 Name.com gift card! Yes – that is a lot of domain registrations or renewals, especially with Name.com offering .TV domain names for just $10.99 a year.

Here’s how the contest works.  You know the famous poem that starts, “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue…” Well, I want you to write the best domain-related poem and record yourself reciting it.

For instance, something like this might be interesting:

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
.IE is the ccTLD for Ireland
And .TV is for Tuvalu

You need to post the text of your poem in the comment section of this article and then record yourself reciting your poem (see instructions below).    All submissions must be received by Noon EST on Friday, February 18, 2011, and the winner will be selected by Paul and Ashley from Name.com.  Only submissions in video form will be eligible.

We are looking for the most original and humorous poem, and they don’t have to start with “Roses are Red…” You’re all winners at heart, but there will be just one winner for this contest, and only one submission will be allowed per person.

Get to it!

To post your video:

1)  Visit Name.com’s youtube channel to post your video response:  www.youtube.com/user/thebestregistrar

2) Under the video click, ‘View comments, related videos, and more’

3) Click on the comment box, see link to the right of comment box that says, ‘Create a video response’

4) Upload your video

$7.77 for New .COM and .CO Domain Name Registrations at Name.com

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I just got word that Name.com is offering a special price on .COM and .CO domain registrations. The company is charging just $7.77 per new registration from now until February 12, 2011.  I haven’t seen a better .CO price anywhere else.

Name.com also released a spoof Super Bowl commercial for your viewing enjoyment:

Register .TV Domain Names for $10.99

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I have always been a .COM guy, and I don’t own any .TV domain names yet. I have heard quite a bit about .TV domain names as an investment though, and I know that a number of my colleagues and friends own some high value .TV domain names.

Mike Berkens recently  turned down $125k for D.TV, and my friend Thunayan seems to own something like half the alphabet in single letter .TV domain names (S.TV, O.TV, H.TV….etc). It’s safe to say that there has been some significant investment in the secondary .TV market.

As you can see to the right of this post, Name.com is currently offering .TV registrations for $10.99 a year. I did some looking around at popular domain registrars, and it appears that this is the best deal around. Godaddy charges $39.99 a year, Moniker charges $12.99 a year, and Enom seems to charge $49.99 in my Enom Central account.

I don’t know if there are still good quality .TV domain names available to register, but the price of .TV domain names at Name.com seems to be the best around right now.

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