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 $12.49per 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).
Last month we announced that .date, .faith, and .review were entering the GoLive phase, and we suggested that these extensions would be great for lovers of commitment: commitment to a relationship (.date), commitment to a religion, or just anyone really (.faith) and commitment to self-improvement (.review), but we have been informed that for some reason many people have an irrational fear of commitment.
Well, we hope that just mentioning the word didn't scare those of you who fall into this category off this page, because we have good news for you. These three extensions: .date, .faith, and .review are all available now for literally the lowest possible dollar commitment we can imagine: just $1.00 per year. We commit more to a Thursday happy hour beer than the financial commitment involved in purchasing one of these domains until Tuesday October 13 at 8:00 AM PDT. So why not give it a shot?
Nope, not a typo. This promotion is for .co.com, normally $40.34 at A rates.
The .com extension is like the Internet's largest city. It's noisy, loud, expensive, and all the good places are already taken.
Well, .co.com is like the suburbs of .com: a little further out, a little less crowded … You can get the domain name you want without having to worry about it already being taken. It's the kind of place where you can build a nice site, plenty of namespace to raise some kids and give them their own subdomains when they're old enough to drive.
And while moving to the 'burbs (even the domain name 'burbs) can be an expensive proposition, when you move out to Gandidale--the name we're giving to our cul-de-sac of .co.com domains--in the next 90 days (that is, if you buy a .co.com domain), you'll be able to get it for $14.99 per year, whether you want to try out the neighborhood for just one year or invest in a new multi-year registration (hopefully you won't have to put down a mortgage), at all price rates.
The promotion starts at midnight UTC on August 1 (so July 31 at 5:00 PM PDT) and ends at 23:59 UTC on October 31 (or 4:59 PM PDT. Sorry West Coast, you can't use this promotion to give out .co.com candy for Halloween).
So join the urban flight from the crowded .com downtown where you can't find a parking page to save your life and come live the good life out in sunny .co.com.
Alright, alright. Ridiculous promotion for .lol. We're sure you don't think we couldn't possibly be serious, we're just playing off the gTLD to make a dumb joke.
But we are dead serious about this. As .lol enters the GoLive phase on August 11 (at exactly 9:00 am PDT), it will also be for sale for 90% off. Meaning normally a .lol domain that costs $41.41 for a one year at A rates will be available for $4.14 (also at A rates of course). No joke. Get ready!
"Top" is the pronunciation of the Chinese word for "breakthrough," but of course it's also the English word for the highest point, the apex, the pinnacle of something. Like being at the top of one's game, the top of the market, you know, the kind of position you'll be in after you break through.
Good news for breakthroughs and those already on top, then, because .top domains are on sale until the end of this year for creations and renewals. Though they normally cost $27.37 for one year at A rates, you can register one for just $1.99 (also at A rates). Renewals, normally $27.37 will be available for $9.00 per year.
Good news for infomaniacs! The .info extension is on sale!
Infomania is a compulsion to constantly verify and collect information often using the Internet. While sure, it must have existed in past centuries and millennia, infomania strikes us as a uniquely modern obsession to which we all sometimes succumb.
Quick: what's your best friend from elementary school's Facebook status? Who was Philip Barton Key? What's the phone number of the nearest Mexican restaurant? How long would it take to drive to Yosemite from your house? If you can't help but look these things up, then you too might have infomania.
For all things info, there's .info, available until the end of the year, December 31, 2015, for 40% off: that's $9.93 for a one-year registration instead of $16.55 at A rates.
A promotion on .cat domains, the TLD for Catalonia*, also has us excited for other reasons too.
When studies revealed that rodents infected with Toxoplasmosis gondii (n.b. that's gondii not Gandi), a parasite which may be spread by cats, may be attracted to cat odors rather than repelled as was the case with uninfected control subjects, the media was quick to suppose the parasite could have the same effect in humans and invented "Crazy cat lady syndrome," to explain why some of us just can't help but love cats.
Of course, there's no such syndrome. It turns out that cats infect us with love without resorting to parasitical proxies. And you don't need to look far on the Internet to see why. Normally expressing your cat love with a .cat domain for one year is $13.00 at A rates but from June 8 until September 1 (recently extended!), you can get one for half-price: $6.50.
We're happy to present a new promo for 40% off on the ever-popular .me. From now until the end of 2015, you can register your .me domain at $14.40 instead of the usual $24 at A rates (new one-year registrations only).
As you surely know, .FR finally switched to multi-year registration on March 30th.
For those of you that are unaware, before that date, a .FR domain could only be registered for one year at a time. Currently, like the large majority of extensions, a .FR domain can be registered for up to 10 years.
In order to celebrate this very good news, during the entire month of May, we are providing you with a promo of .FR domains for 5 years or more, with a yearly price of €9 excl. VAT versus the usual €12 under A rates. For a .FR domain registered for 10 years, for example, this would come to €90 instead of €120 excl. VAT. Note that this promo is only valid for A and B rates.
And for those that already have their .FR domain, if you want to renew it for 5 or more years, you can use the promo code FR5PLUS which will give you a 10% discount on the total price.
Of course these two promos are ALSO valid for the domains of the French overseas departments and territories: .RE (Reunion Island), .YT (Mayotte), .WF (Wallis and Futuna), .TF (French Southern and Antarctic Lands) et .PM (Saint Pierre and Miquelon).