- Hilarious Holidays: National Hat Day
Let's all tip our hats to this hilarious holiday: it's National Hat Day! As you can see Team Dynadot is celebrating by looking quite dapper in our top hats. But there is another way to celebrate: with a domain, specifically a domain hack. It just so happens that .AT is on sale for just $4.99 right now! .AT is perfect for creating fun h.at domain hacks! Here are a few ideas for fun h.at domain hacks that are available and on sale now: TipYourH.at BalloonH.at GetYourH.at HappyH.at CasualH.at WitchH.at WearYourH.at PassTheH.at AtTheDropOfaH.at RabbitInaH.at PullOutOfaH.at MyDapperH.at Whether you're celebrating with an awesome hat or an awesome h.at domain hack, we wish you a very dapper National Hat Day! Want more fun, crazy, and hilarious holidays? Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ where we'll be posting often with the hashtag #HilariousHolidays Posted January 15, 2014 by Robyn Norgan Tweet
- Hilarious Holidays: National Dress Up Your Pet Day!
January 14 is National Dress Up Your Pet Day! Today you'll see some pet's that are dressed to impress. It doesn't matter if you have a cat, dog, horse, or rabbit; join in on the fun and dress up your pet! You can dress your pet to keep them warm or dress them in something fashionable to bring the diva out in them. If your pet doesn't have a costume yet, most pet stores have costumes available. You can even try to match with your pet. Good costumes for pets are usually those that fit your pet's personality. Make sure your pet is comfortable. Feel free to show us your dressed pet! Tweet us @Dynadot or send us a picture on facebook. Want more fun, crazy, and hilarious holidays? Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ where we'll be posting often with the hashtag #HilariousHolidays Posted January 14, 2014 by Justin Narayan Tweet
- Hilarious Holidays: National Rubber Duckie Day
That's right, today is National Rubber Duckie Day! There are many stories as to how the rubber duckie came about, but one thing's for sure- they're here to stay! Nowadays, you can find what was once a traditional yellow character dressed up in various outfits. From cowboys, to devils, to your favorite team's mascot - there's no telling what or where you'll see them next! What sets these creatures apart from other toys is their specific purpose to be used in a water setting. Although the toy has emerged from the tub to a number of different places found inside your home (or in some cases outside), they're still everyone's favorite bath toy. Thanks to Wikipedia we have an image of the world's largest rubber duck, created by artist Florentijn Hofman. Measuring 16.5 Ã 20 Ã 32 meters and weighing over 600Â kg - this masterpiece will blow any ordinary bath toy out of the water! Hofman created this massive duck to entertain the world by showcasing it in 14 cities, starting in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Since 2007, Hofman has displayed several ducks of various sizes in a number of cities some of which include Lommel Belgium, Osaka Japan, Sydney Australia, SÃ£o Paulo Brazil, Hong Kong China, and Kaohsiung Taiwan (though unfortunately that one recently deflated while on a multi-city Taiwan tour). His aim was to bring back the memories of our childhood, and with a duck that large it's hard not to stare! Here's a clip from what some people say started the rubber duckie phenomenon. It's also the perfect excuse to watch one of my favorite childhood shows, hope you enjoy! Want more fun, crazy, and hilarious holidays? Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ where we'll be posting often with the hashtag #HilariousHolidays Posted Monday, January 13, 2014 by Kathleen Borg Tweet
- Hilarious Holidays: Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day
When someone says Morse Code, in my head I hear the familiar beeping, but personally, I have no idea how to decipher it. So, since today is Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day, I thought I would take the opportunity to actually learn a bit more about it. Morse code is a system that is used to send messages using tones, lights, or clicks. There is an International Morse Code, which is based on the ISO basic Latin alphabet with some additions, including extra Latin letters, Arabic numerals, and punctuation and procedural signals. Each character in International Morse Code is represented by a unique sequence of dots and dashes as you can see in the chart and video below: Although learning your name in Morse code can be fun, one of the most important codes to know is the common distress signal, SOS. SOS, which in Morse code is three dots, three dashes, and three dots, is internationally recognized and if you find yourself in trouble (which of course is when you would use it) it can really come in handy. Now that you've learned the basics, you're a pro. Okay, so maybe you'll actually need a little more practice...or you could just cheat by using this awesome Morse code translator I found on Scratch.MIT.edu: Want more fun, crazy, and hilarious holidays? Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ where we'll be posting often with the hashtag #HilariousHolidays Posted January 11, 2014 by • – • • • • – • • • – • – – – • – • • • • • – • – – • • – – • aka Robyn Norgan Tweet
- Hilarious Holidays: Happy National Apricot Day!
When I was a kid we had an apricot tree in our backyard. Although it didn't always give fruit, when it did, the apricots it produced were delicious. So, I guess you could say National Apricot Day is one food holiday I can definitely get on board with as apricots are delicious and, bonus, healthy! Here are a few fun facts about this orange fruit in honor of National Apricot Day: It's scientific name is Prunus Armeniaca, which translates to 'Armenian plum' as apricots were thought to have originated in Armenia. Almost all, around 95% in fact, of US production of apricots is right here in the great state of California. Apricots only have about 17 calories, but are a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. If you're buying yourself an apricot in honor of today, look for ones that have a rich orange color and are slightly soft to the touch. Unfortunately, apricots aren't in season right now even though it's National Apricot Day (seriously, who chose January 9?), as their season typically runs from May to August. Since apricots aren't currently in season, I guess we'll all have to find another way to celebrate this holiday. If you're in the market for a domain, an apricot can be a great addition to that domain name you've been looking for. Here are a few examples of premium apricot-themed domain names that are available for you to celebrate now: ApricotAroma.com ApricotBrandy.com ApricotSyrup.com ApricotJam.net ApricotJam.org ApricotPit.com ApricotMarketing.com ApricotSoftware.com ApricotSolutions.comHow are you going to celebrate National Apricot Day? Want more fun, crazy, and hilarious holidays? Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ where we'll be posting often with the hashtag #HilariousHolidays Posted January 9, 2014 by Robyn Norgan Tweet
- Hilarious Holidays: It's Trivia Day!
In honor of January 4th being National Trivia Day, here are 4 bits of domain trivia that you may or may not know... 1. Did you know that the first registered domain was symbolics.com? It was registered on March 15, 1985 and will celebrate its 29th birthday this year! 2. Did you know that .COM, .NET and .ORG were among the first domain extensions released? In January 1985, when the Domain Name System (DNS) was first implemented, there were seven domain extensions that were released: .COM, .NET, .ORG, .GOV, .EDU, .MIL, and .ARPA. Learn more about them and the history of the domain extension on our blog. 3. Did you know that after your domain expires, in most cases you can still renew it for a full 40 days after the expiration date? This period is known as the renewal grace period and although it varies for each domain extension, the most commonly used renewal grace period is 40 days. See our TLD page for a full list of renewal grace periods for each domain extension. 4. Did you know that the most expensive domain ever sold is VacationRentals.com and it sold for a whopping $35 million? HomeAway was the purchaser of the domain and according to its CEO Brian Sharples, "the only reason [they] bought it was so Expedia couldn't have that URL." See some lessons learned from Brian Sharples to learn more about their expensive domain purchase. So, now you know and knowing is half the battle. Besides, you never know when you'll need to know some domain trivia. After all, some domain trivia landed on Jeopardy a few years back! Want more fun, crazy, and hilarious holidays? Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ where we'll be posting often with the hashtag #HilariousHolidays Posted January 4, 2014 by Robyn Norgan Tweet
- Hilarious Holidays: Festival of Sleep Day
Now this is a holiday I think everyone can get on board with: today is Festival of Sleep Day! I already know my cats are celebrating (though they seem to celebrate this holiday everyday as you can see in the pictures), but I think we humans should also celebrate. So, in honor of today, and the fact that one-third of American workers aren't getting enough sleep, here are some tips to start sleeping better tonight: 1. Routine: You probably already get up at around the same time everyday, but it's also important to go to bed around the same time every night. Our bodies like routine and going to bed around the same time can keep you from tossing and turning. 2. Put down those devices 1 hour before bed: The blue light from your computer, TV, mobile device, and more is doing you no favors before bed. This type of light has been shown to interrupt sleep, so you should plan to stop using anything with a blue light at least 1 hour before you go to sleep. You should also take a look at your clock and make sure you have one that isn't using bright, blue light that could be keeping you up. 3. Don't work in bed: Whether you work from home all the time or just sometimes, make sure you never work in your bed. Although it can be tempting, your bed should be a place that your feel relaxed, not stressed. You want your body to associate relaxation with your bed, so you can get a good night's sleep. 4. Use a nightlight or flashlight if you get up in the night: Whether you wake up every night for a bathroom trip or just once in a while, make sure you use low light to get there. Turning on your bright bathroom light will wake you up, making it harder to fall back to sleep. Make it your New Year's Resolution to start celebrating Festival of Sleep Day everyday and to start sleeping more like a cat, because let's face it - cats are pro sleepers! Want more fun, crazy, and hilarious holidays? Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ where we'll be posting often with the hashtag #HilariousHolidays Posted January 3, 2014 by Robyn Norgan Tweet
- Hilarious Holidays: Science Fiction Day
Happy National Science Fiction Day! January 2 was chosen as the date for such a holiday due to the fact that it is author Isaac Asimov's birthday. Isaac Asimov was born on January 2, 1920. Throughout his lifetime (he died in 1992), he wrote and edited more than 500 books and roughly 90,000 postcards and letters. Some of Asimov's most well-known books were Foundation Series, Galactic Empire series, and Robot series. He is considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers along with Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Robert A. Heinlein, author of Starship Troopers. Obviously when you're a science fiction writer, you spend time thinking about the future and what it would be like. As it turns out, some of what Isaac Asimov imagined fifty years ago in his article, "Visit to the World's Fair of 2014," has come true! Check out Huffington Post's article on Isaac Asimov's 2014 predictions outlining what he got right, what he got almost right, and what we're still waiting to see come true. Want more fun, crazy, and hilarious holidays? Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ where we'll be posting often with the hashtag #HilariousHolidays Posted January 2, 2014 by Robyn Norgan Tweet