Another successful TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco is in the books! Domain.com just returned from one of the U.S.’s biggest startup conferences and we can confidently say that it was a total success.
When we arrived at the Hackathon on Saturday morning, a long line of anxious hackers stretched across Pier 70’s parking lot. The hackers were ready to get down to business and so were we! As teams developed their projects, Domain.com was there to make sure all domain name needs were met. We registered 87 .CLUB domains at the Hackathon alone, securing .CLUB’s credibility and popularity among startups. Teams were able to immediately register their domain with the help of the Lego-brick Domain Cave. The Domain Cave took a risky journey in the mail from Vancouver, WA so we were thrilled when it arrived in (mostly) one piece. Alongside the Domain Cave were stacks of swag ready for Hackathon attendees. As always, our nerd glasses were a hit, especially with the Built By Girls hacking team. At midnight, we treated the hungry hackers to tamales and beer. The midnight snack was just what the teams needed to prepare themselves for their pitches on Sunday. The Hackathon competition was tough and we loved watching the .CLUB-backed teams pitch their ideas. We would like to congratulate Quickactions on their grand prize winning app!
The rest of the week was spent watching from our booth as startups competed in the Startup Battlefield. In between startup pitches, we were sure to keep our swag stocked. In addition to our usual nerd glasses, koozies, and backpacks, we brought along coupons for thirteen different startup-related top level domain extensions, including fan-favorite extension .BEER. Experts from .ME, .DESIGN, and .CLOUD hung around our booth to help startups and entrepreneurs choose a domain name to best support their next great idea. We couldn’t decide who we thought would win the Startup Battlefield. In the end, Agrilyst took the well-deserved top prize.
What did we do for fun outside of TechCrunch Disrupt? Our time was limited, but we made the best of it. The Domain.com team loves to find awesome local restaurants. Our favorite had to be Marcella’s Lasganeria near Pier 70. We had authentic, homemade lasagna at the world’s only lasagneria with our friends from .DESIGN. We capped off our week by watching the sunset over the San Francisco skyline and celebrating 100,000 “Likes” on Facebook.
TechCrunch Disrupt continues to be one of the best startup events of the year. Hearing new ideas and watching them come to life at TechCrunch Disrupt is exactly what Domain.com is all about. The creativity found at these events is second to none, especially for the startups using great domain hacks (we’re looking at you Separate.us!). For a full list of TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco winners, head over to TechCrunch’s website. Don’t forget to add Domain.com on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to receive the latest offers, domain news, and updates on what fun things the Domain.com team is doing!