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

32 COMMENTS

  1. Roses are Red, .COM is King too.

    Violets are Bleu and .NETs will never do.

    .Org, .Info are both ok, but I wouldn’t touch any other even if you were giving them away.

  2. .COM, .COM oh how I love you,
    .NET tried to come between us, .ORG, .INFO too.

    .COM, .COM it will always be you, for no other extension excites me as you do.

    .COM, .COM I will always be true, I will renew you 30 days prior to being due.

    .COM, .COM your the only DOT I see, those others DOTs just don’t do it for me.

    .COM, .COM what more can I say, oh please, baby please, don’t take my .COM away.

  3. ok last one… I think 😉

    The first time i saw you, i knew just what to do,
    I ran to Name.com and put a Nabber on you.

    The date was all set, sometime after 2,
    I couldn’t wait to get my hands all over you.

    I sat there and waited to catch your fall,
    I couldn’t believe someone could drop your love at all.

    There you were all shiny and new,
    .com, english, short and funny too.

    Nab, Nab, just like you do,
    Name.com had come through for me and you.

    At last we were together, as we were ment to be
    Your a fine looking domain and now you belong to me.

    Oh wait, whats that, a problem I see,
    My darn Credit Card just refused me.

    What will I do, how will I pay,
    I know, I know, I’ll sell my old love away…

  4. I’ll have to pass on the video for now but here’s a poem – courtesy of POE.ms

    In the darkness of the night
    your twin, perky domains are fun
    ripe and stout for the taking
    like a dot com liturgy

    As you look up
    with baby blue eyes, deep seas
    Aegean mysteries long forgotten
    your female softness astounds me

    I give you a sweet dot org
    like a bidder at NameJet
    eager to overbid
    again and again and again.

  5. roses are red, violets are blue..

    the cheapest domain names waiting just for you.

    So take my bouquet and my whole love too

    and log in at Name.com and find that www that is as perfect as us two…

    P.s my video coming soon, little bit shy.
    p.s.s. you look good on video Elliot.

  6. haha, its kinda me.

    Not me personally that guy is a paid actor. Just did it for a joke, I got my laugh out of it.

    Sweet, just wanted to double check. That at least you watch it.
    If you want I can take it down.

  7. .MY .DE.AR.ESt .CO .DO.MA.IN .NAME,

    I tr.IEd .TO wr.ITe .YUr .NAME .IN.TO .THe s.KY
    .THou.GH .THe w.INd .BLew .IT .AWay

    I tr.IEd .TO wr.ITe .YUr .NAME .IN.TO .THe s.ANd
    .THou.GH .THe wa.VEs w.AShed .IT .AWay

    I .RE.GI.ST.ERed .YUr .NAME wi.TH .NAME.COM
    .ANd .NOw .FOr .AT le.ASt o.NE .YE.AR, .THe.RE .IT w.ILl .STay

  8. On a driveway of blacktop,
    the pink blossom petals are
    spread and scattered.
    I feel the dampness of the day.

    Up above in the sky are
    omnis clouds and it is raining
    Soon the wet weather has abated
    and an archery of colors appears.

    Come father and look there
    a Rainbow across the horizon
    but like a vapor it had been
    and it is now gone.

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