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2008 and Beyond (Jan 07, 2008)

  It’s wonderful being back after an extended vacation break. I used to scoff at vacationing (vacations are for the weak), but I was amazed that those friends and colleagues who took longer absences around the holidays skated circles around my productivity around March and April of the next year. I won’t bore you folks [...]

The 20 Most Influential People in Domains (Dec 06, 2007)

Nice list.. missing the founders of Domainstate.com and also I think Paul Sloan/ Josh Quitner (writer and former editor) of Business 2.0 should have made this list..  Their coverage of the disruptive technology embodied in the name-biz helped to shine the light on the industry for other ”legitimate web” participants to see – and their stories provided the [...]

Tuesday Linkfest (Dec 04, 2007)

Police the Minority, Ignore Bigger Problem  http://www.out-law.com/default.aspx?page=8738 ***FS*** Out-law.com means well but can’t see the forest for the trees here.  An IP “expert” proposes a “Domain police force” to tackle cybersquatting.  Yeah..  that will stop all that stolen traffic..  sure it will bub.  Most “traffic” that gets incorrectly plumbed or stolen on the internet, does [...]

Why Do “Good” Domains Cost So Much? (Nov 30, 2007)

Tia Wood asks: “”Frank, after looking at a thread at DNF titled “Why Domains cost what they do…Your Reasoning?”, I don’t feel anyone has hit the nail on the head. To me, why domains cost the what they do has largely to do with reverse branding: the ability to reverse brand a word for a company [...]

Ignorance is Bliss (Nov 14, 2007)

   Or as   Dr. John Berryhill aptly put it when he sent me this handy graphic “Sometimes It’s Better to Be on The Outside Looking In” ..  This image nicely encapsulates the emotion pumping through the veins of well minded ICANN board members and Domainers who know more about Internet navigation than they’d wish to.

Motley Fool Keeps an Eye on Marchex. (Nov 13, 2007)

Motley Fool/Rick Aristotle Munarriz looks at 4 internet based stocks that he calls intriguing. http://www.fool.com/investing/high-growth/2007/11/12/4-internet-stocks-under-the-radar.aspx Marchex Autobytel Copernic Jupitermedia Quote: “”So I’ll keep watching the four companies, hoping to jump in early before they go “ping” on everyone else’s radar. Why watch? Well, somebody has to.”” ***FS*** I like Marchex because they are trading near [...]

Two Different Outlooks on Employee Morale… Where Would You Want to Work? (Nov 03, 2007)

1.   Serena Software gives it’s 900 employees an hour a week to spend on Facebook. http://valleywag.com/tech/bad-ideas/friday-is-facebook-day-318507.php 2.   AdBrite CEO cracks the whip. Wants his workers to work more hours. http://valleywag.com/tech/silicon-valley-tool/adbrite-ceo-wants-employees-to-work-10-hours-a-day-318491.php Josh says: “”It’s possible that one can overquantify energy expended to increase productivity or results. Measuring results by how many hours a person sits at a [...]

Yahoo, Passion and Retirement: This is a Big Problem (May 30, 2007)

Your Wish Is My Command… (May 30, 2007)

Hacker. Dropout. CEO. (May 24, 2007)