Yez, u can has .lol nao. As ov August 11, teh new .lol extenshun has entrd teh GoLiv fase, an we r hoping ill feels tickld by the redikulus 90%-off promoshun*cough* *cough*
Excuse us, hairball.
As we were saying, we were hoping you would feel tickled by our 90%-off promotion until the end of teh yer—err … the year—but please try to hold in your laughs (and we'll hold in our lolcats) while we explain:
This is an extension not just for lolcats, but for all kinds of cats (but especially those who like to laugh. Out loud, that is).
And with the promotion until the end of the year, you can get one of these domains for just $4.14 for a one-year registration at A rates (normally $41.41).
U can stop holdin in ur laffs nao and registr a .lol domain todai.
Our memories of soccer are of shin guards under tube socks with velcro elastic straps digging into our calves, sucking on orange slices at half time and of course running, running, running in cleats, kicking up little bullets of dirt, chasing the ball down the flat, green pitch.
The rest of the world just calls it football, and in most places it's by far the most popular sport. Pick-up games are played from the dust of the Sahara to asphalt 9,000 feet above sea level in the Andes and everywhere in between.
But in North America we have a unique relationship with .soccer. For the longest time, it was something of a punchline, a silly thing that they do in other parts of the world but that doesn't compare to real football.
However, it seems it's is really making in-roads around here, so we have high hopes for the future of the sport in the land where we call it soccer. That's why we're excited that .soccer is entering the GoLive phase today. Domains under this extension will be available for $27.05 a year at A rates.
In the beginning, there was just one line. And you were either on it or off it. Then, with telephones, you could start connecting lines, and modems starting bringing us all online and what used to be one line became a web. Today there are literally millions of criss-crossing, intersecting "lines." It's harder now to be offline than online.
Online dating, for example, has been a favorite subject of sensationalized media for upwards of twenty years now but how many relationships don't have an online component? How many partners never send each other emails or tag each other in social media posts? The number is dwindling by the day.
And you don't have to work remotely anymore to work online. In some places, the virtual office space is larger than the real one.
Which is why there's no better time to be .online.
For this GoLive, we're bringing .online online with a sweet promotion: .online domains will be discounted to $14.99per year at all rates from 9:00 AM PDT on August 26, 2015 until 2:00 PM PDT October 25, 2015, at which point .online domains will go back up to their normal price of $51.67 per year (at A rates).
That doesn't mean we're strapping our roller-skates on and skating through Camp Snoopy to get the team back together, but we will crosscheck anyone who calls us hosers (you're warned, cake-eaters).
Okay, here are the rules: - .hockey is open to everyone - .hockey domains can be between 1 to 63 alphanumeric characters - IDN is allowed (good news for fans of Canuck great Jean Béliveau) - No high-sticking - No fighting
You do that and you go to the box, you know, by yourself, and you feel shame.
Domains in .hockey are now available for $68.09 per year.
It was already last October when .nyc entered the GoLive phase, but it was reserved for individuals, organizations, and businesses with an address in one of the five boroughs. For those who don't meet those qualifications, a couple of new gTLDs are entering the GoLive phase that have us dreaming of the tough and romantic city of New York.
Sure, these days New York is better known for the touristy garishness of Times Square or hipster coffee shops in Brooklyn, but we're still dreaming of the New York stirred by the sweeping strings of Gerswhin, still a town that exists in black-and-white like in old movies, the New York of Shakespeare in the park, and fireworks over Manhattan.
Today's GoLive has us dreaming of that old romantic New York, with .taxi, (as much a symbol of classic New York as the Chrysler building) reminding us of streets packed with yellow cars, and .theater, reminding us of a city always humming with the creative buzz both on and off Broadway.
You can pick up a .taxi for $68.09 (less than a fare from mid-town, most days), and a .theater for the same $68.09, at A rates.
Sometimes it seems like it would be fun to live a double life: "By day, a mild-mannered domain name registrar, by night Gandi fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the Internet way!"
Maybe we got a little carried away there but it's all to introduce two new gTLDs that also live a double life:
By day, .live and .studio are great for television, radio, or even Internet broadcasting (perhaps producing that new superhero idea we just had in front of a .live .studio audience), by night, they .live in a .studio in an up-and-coming neighborhood.
These two gTLDs are now entering the Sunrise phase, during which they will each be available for $167.59 per year.
They will enter the Landrush phase October 25, during which they'll be available for $178.39 per year and then on October 28, they will enter the GoLive phase, when they'll be available for $31.15 per year. All those prices, of course, were cited at A rates.
No this is not the voice of your teacher or tutor or legal guardian admonishing you for not studying, this is nothing more than the announcement of a new gTLD coming available: .study.
This is great not just for promoting good scholastic habits, but you can lend yourself an air of scientificity (just like making up words can) not to mention seriousness by registering yourself or your project your own .study domain.
Domains in this extension are currently available in the Sunrise phase for $183.79 per year at A rates. On October 14 at 9:00 AM PDT they will then become available in the GoLive phase for $41.41 per year at A rates. There will be no Landrush phase.
It's tempting to think that .game is for those who don't take life seriously, who see everything as a game, but then we challenge you to think about all the people you know who might be interested in this extension and you'll soon realize that no, .game is serious business. Especially during the Sunrise phase. This phase is for those who hold trademarked names, and who filed TMCH claims that might apply to this extension. That's pretty serious planning, there. Add to that the fact that these domains will be priced at $349.03 per year at A rates in the Sunrise phase, and you can tell, this is for those who make games their serious business.
For those of you who take games a little less seriously, maybe you'll have to hold off until this extension enters the GoLive phase on October 7 (there will be no Landrush), when it will be available for a significantly less serious $47.57 per year.
Don't miss out on this handful of domains entering GoLive now. These skipped right over the Landrush phase on their way to GoLive.
We suppose .racing and .win were in too much of a hurry to Landrush, being hasty creatures themselves, and certainly we prefer faster .download speeds to slow ones but a quick .loan? A hurried .accountant? The financial wisdom our parents at least attempted to bequeath us screams in protest!
But then we realized: by skipping Landrush, all the good domains that didn't have a trademark are all still available in these extensions. That's not reckless accounting, that's a wizard .accountant. And a quick .loan? Better than needing a loan to get one …
Each of these gTLDs will be available now at A rates for $41.37 per year.