DENVER, Dec. 26, 2008 — Name.com, long known as a community focused domain registrar, is seeking to improve the position of impoverished fledgling entrepreneurs. During the last week of the year, Name.com will give a portion of every .ORG domain name purchase to Kiva.org.
From December 26, 2008 through December 31, 2008, Name.com is offering .ORG domain registrations for just $6.49. For each .ORG purchased during this time, Name.com will donate 50 cents to Kiva.org. With a global reach, Name.com felt it important to select an organization with a wide footprint and worldwide implications. Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world.
"If you think about it, Kiva makes perfect sense. So many entrepreneurs turn to us to find the right name when they are starting their businesses. It's only natural that we return the favor and help entrepreneurs take their first tentative steps toward financial independence. Perhaps some day they'll become Name.com customers," says William Mushkin, Founder and CEO of Name.com.
This isn't the first time Name.com has taken interest in non-profit organizations. Name.com's philanthropic nature can be reviewed at http://good.name.com where many of their favorite organizations from the past several months are featured. Earlier this month, founder Mushkin gifted each employee with a gift certificate to TheGiftofGiving.com to encourage employee giving during the holiday season and throughout the year. Kiva.org is in good company.
Name.com is a privately held ICANN accredited domain name registrar operating in Denver, Colorado. Name.com offers over 50 different gTLD and ccTLD extensions as well as aftermarket domain brokerage, brand management and consulting services.
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