Name.com Online Only Superbowl Ad and $7.77 .COM and .CO Special thru Feb. 12th

Name.com is having some fun of their own on Superbowl Sunday and doing a nice .com and .co promotion starting today and running through February 12th with $7.77 registrations. This is the best price for .CO registration and probably the most competitive pricing for .COM registrations as well. Looks like with these great prices, cleverly Name.com is stealing some of GoDaddy’s thunder today! Press release:

Available to General Public on Feb. 6

Denver, Colorado, Feb. 6, 2011 — Name.com, domain name registrar and web hosting company, and direct competitor of GoDaddy.com, launched their “online only” commercial to compete with GoDaddy’s Super Bowl ad.

“We thought it would be fun to see if our small budget commercial could compete with GoDaddy’s,” said Bill Mushkin, Founder and CEO for Name.com, “We’re really proud of how it turned out and it’ll be interesting to see who gets more views.”

“Most of our customers are businesses and individuals who are looking to find new customers in untraditional ways. We wanted to show our customers how they can use social media and services like YouTube, which are accessible by everyone, to reach their audiences without a Super Bowl budget.”

Name.com is following the trend of companies like Pepsi who, for the first time in twenty three years, skipped their Super Bowl ad last year, and instead focused on their online community, targeting audiences just as likely to be watching half-time commercials on YouTube after the game, as during it.

Name.com’s Super Bowl ad will be available on their homepage as well as YouTube and other social video sites. The commercial pokes fun at rival GoDaddy.com who has spent big bucks on Super Bowl ads over the past several years.
About Name.com
Name.com is an ICANN-accredited domain registrar and web hosting company. Founded in 2003 by William Mushkin, Name.com has become one of the top registrars in the world with over one million domains under management and offering over fifty different domain extensions. Through innovative domain search tools, which help customers search for premium, geo, and expiring domains, as well as their domain backorder service, Domain Nabber, the company focuses on helping customers start their project or business with the right domain name

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