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ICANN Accredited Registrar Accepts Twitter Domain Registrations

September 11, 2009 by  

Web Hosting ToolsToronto, ON – Netfirms, one of the world’s largest web hosting companies, announced today that it is making domain name registration faster and more immediate by leveraging the popular social networking site, Twitter.

Customers can now tweet a domain registration request to the Netfirms Twitter account. If the domain name is available, Netfirms will automatically register it and tweet a confirmation back to the customer.

Not a Netfirms customer yet? Want to use Netfirms Twitter Registration? Here are the 3 steps to follow from Netfirms:

1. Sign up for a Free Netfirms account at the Netfirms Home Page and add a Billing Profile once you log in. Purchase a domain at our low price of $7.99 or sign up with an existing domain you already own. (Existing clients can skip this step)

2. Add your Twitter account information inside your Netfirms Control Panel.

3. Log in to your Twitter account and send a direct message to @Netfirms with the following: reg mynewdomain.com (replace mynewdomain.com with the domain you wish to register). We’ll send you a direct message confirming the registration of the domain. Repeat whenever a domain idea comes to you with Twitter.

Domain registration via Twitter is currently available for .com, .net and .org domain extensions, and there is no additional charge for this service. As an added bonus to our web hosting and domain customers we have enabled Free domain privacy by default on all domains to make it easier to register domains on the go.

“Our busy customers constantly need new ways to save time and increase their productivity,” says Thomas Savundra, CEO of Netfirms. “Now, they can register personal and business domain names immediately with one quick tweet – even when they’re on the move.”

Netfirms offers great value for domains on the Internet at $7.99 and includes Free domain name privacy, toll free 24/7 customer service and fast, secure and reliable domain registration service. In addition, the company’s bestselling Netfirms Advantage Hosting plan allows for hosting unlimited websites, making it very easy to host multiple domains and websites.

“With today’s hectic lifestyles, this is a significant benefit”, agrees Dan Kershaw, the General Manager of Netfirms. “Our new service enables you to be creative and register domain names as soon as you think of them – anywhere, anytime! There is no chance of forgetting the name you wanted to register or of someone else registering it first. I am registering domains from my Blackberry and Twitter, and my associates do so with their iPhones.”

To kick-start our new service and in conjunction with our tenth anniversary, Netfirms is giving away the new 8GB iPod Touch every week for four weeks. On the fourth and final week we will also be awarding one lucky entrant with a brand new Apple Macbook. We give you two great ways to reserve your chance at winning one of these gadgets. Entering the contest is easy – either ‘retweet’ our contest details to your friends on Twitter, or register your next domain name with Netfirms via your Twitter account. It’s that simple.

About Netfirms, Inc.
Founded in 1998, provides hosting solutions and Grid Hosting technology to successful small and medium-sized businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs and individuals worldwide. Netfirms hosts over 1,200,000 websites and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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