To help celebrate National Small Business Week, today we’re excited to announce the second round of our #InternetOfficial contest First Prize Winners!
As we previously noted on our blog, up to 15 monthly First Prize Winners will receive $5,000 each, and are eligible to compete to win the #InternetOfficial contest grand prize of $30,000 (the First Prize Winners who submit a video will proceed to the final round for an opportunity to win the grand prize).
Our renowned panel of top industry experts and celebrity judges has determined the five best .com domain names entered into the #InternetOfficial contest during the second monthly entry period.
The results are in and today we’re excited to announce the first round of monthly First Prize Winners from our #InternetOfficial contest celebrating #30YearsofCOM!
Our First Prize Winners will receive $5,000 each, and are eligible to compete to win the #InternetOfficial contest grand prize of $30,000.
As we previously noted on our blog, the #InternetOfficial contest, which is open to U.S. residents only, will feature up to five monthly First Prize Winners during the contest’s entry period (for a total of up to 15 monthly First Prize Winners) and one Grand Prize Winner. Each First Prize Winner will receive $5,000 and the opportunity to submit a video explaining the beauty of their entry. The First Prize Winners who submit a video will proceed to the final round for an opportunity to win the grand prize.
Our illustrious panel of top industry experts and celebrity judges has determined the five best .com domain names entered into the #InternetOfficial contest during the first monthly entry period.
As you may have seen, the #InternetOfficial contest celebrating #30YearsofCOM, is well underway. Choosing a domain name is an important step when building your business or startup, so we’ve enlisted the help of our #InternetOfficial industry experts— domain investor and blogger Michael Berkens, SMB authority Anita Campbell and naming expert Steve Manning— to offer business branding and domain naming tips.
We’re honored to announce that star investor, inventor and entrepreneur Lori Greiner is one of our celebrity judges on the #InternetOfficial contest judging panel! She is ready to judge your .com domain name in celebration of 30 years of .com. But, before we get into the details, have you registered your .com domain and entered our #InternetOfficial contest yet?
We can’t wait to hear Lori’s perspective on the entries and .com ideas you submit. Lori truly embodies the spirit of this contest. She was able to cultivate her great business idea—an innovative earring organizer—into what is now a multi-million dollar international brand with hundreds of new products which she sells on QVC, QVC.com and at other retailers. Additionally, Lori has her own show on QVC called Clever & Unique Creations. Her successful journey demonstrates how one idea can create opportunities for you, so make it #InternetOfficial: Register your .com and start your business journey today.
The buzz is in full swing around the#InternetOfficial contest celebrating 30 years of .com. We encourage you to register that new, original, memorable, and keyword-rich .com domain name you’ve been pondering and enter it into the contest for an opportunity to win up to $35,000. Don’t procrastinate on registering your .com, because that’s one thing businessman and motivational speaker Bill Rancic would tell you not to do! Did we mention Bill is one of the celebrity judges in our #InternetOfficial contest?
You may recognize Bill as the winner of the first season of NBC’s “The Apprentice.” Or maybe you recognize him from hosting “America Now,” his reality series “Giuliana & Bill,” or his various appearances on the “Today Show,” “CBS New York” and “The View.” In any case, Bill’s got a business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit that’s second to none, and he brings that expertise to our contest.
As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of .com in 2015, we are excited to partner with a stellar group of industry experts, who will serve as judges and help us select up to five monthly winners (for a total of 15) and the final, grand prize winner of our #InternetOfficial .com domain name contest.
Our panel would not have been complete without Steve Manning, naming expert and CEO of naming firm Igor. Steve is a prominent naming and branding authority and has spent the last 17 years leading naming projects for some of the most popular brands, including the Aria resort in Las Vegas, the “Cutthroat Kitchen” TV show, Gogo inflight Wi-Fi and TruTV. His clients also include some of the world’s most iconic brands, from Nike and Intel to Bank of America and one of Steve Wynn’s signature hotels, the Wynn Las Vegas.
We kicked off the #InternetOfficial contest on Monday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of .com and fuel up to 15 lucky entrepreneurs’ dreams to start their own business on a .com domain name. Now that you are well aware of how to enter the contest, we wanted to introduce you to the panel of judges who will be helping to choose up to five monthly winners (for a total of 15) and the final, grand prize winner over the course of the contest.
Meet domain expert Michael H. Berkens! Michael is one of the most well-known and prominent investors and bloggers in the domain industry. He was awarded Domainer of the Year in 2009 and is a member of the Domain Hall of Fame. Michael has been quoted on the domain industry in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and Bloomberg, TheRegister.co.uk as well as many other technology, domain and legal publications. His evaluation and development expertise has also been tapped in several of the highest profile domain sales and auction events in recent years.
Guest Post from Richard Stevenson, 1&1 Internet
For many small businesses and start-ups, the first steps to creating an online presence can be a daunting prospect. With so much information out there, knowing exactly what is best for your business can be a challenge. Richard Stevenson of 1&1 Internet, Europe’s largest domain name registrar, outlines the first steps for business owners interested in getting online.
From choosing a hosting provider to creating a website, we know that creating a digital shop front can seem like it demands many steps with important decisions every step of the way, and that this can at first appear overwhelming.
In truth it’s a great deal easier than many assume, but in order to make the process easier, why not focus on just the first step? Once you have that first incredible idea for a company or product, what follows is picking a name that will help you stand out. The digital world is no different, so begin by imagining what your website name would be.