Register a .COM & Enter to Win up to $35,000!

Robyn Norgan
Jan 26, 2015

Verisign, the registry that powers .COM, wants you to make your idea #InternetOfficial and once you do, they want to reward you! In celebration of .COM's 30th birthday this year (can you believe it - .COM was launched back in 1985!), they launched what they call their "COMtest" also know as their Internet Official Contest. This contest will have five monthly finalists over three months, who will each win $5,000. Then all fifteen winners will have an opportunity to compete for the grand prize of $30,000!

So, now you're probably wondering how to enter the Internet Official Contest. For starters, all you need to do is make your idea #InternetOfficial by registering the perfect .COM domain name. It's time to stop waiting around - seize the day and search now. Despite .COM's popularity, almost 95% of five-character .COM domain name combinations are still available! You may be surprised to find that the right .COM domain name is just waiting for you to register it.

Once you've taken the plunge and registered your perfect .COM, you can enter the contest by submitting your registered .COM domain name(s) along with an explanation of why your domains are the best. Then, get people to vote for you by promoting your entry through social media. A panel of judges and the public's votes will determine the five best domain names registered each month. Each of the five monthly winners will receive $5,000 and the opportunity to submit a video explaining why their domain name is so great that it deserves to win the grand prize of $30,000!

Tips for Selecting a Great .COM Domain Name

Not sure where to start? Here are a few tips to help get you started:
  • Use good keywords
  • Be descriptive
  • Be memorable
  • Be original
  • Be creative
  • Be clever

Please note that the Internet Official Contest is only open to legal residents of the US who are over 18. See more contest rules.

Post by Robyn Norgan