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What Happens in Vegas .. Happens Everywhere (Feb 23, 2008)

I just spent a few days in Vegas at the TRAFFIC convention..  man that town will chew you up and spit you out if you let it. The night I left town Josh sent me this link which focuses on an interesting observation.   While $4+ million worth of domain names just sold at the Las Vegas TRAFFIC [...]

My Kingdom for An Eyeball (Feb 14, 2008)

What a world we live in..  and what a great deal a man (or woman) can learn in a month away from the blog-sphere.. Deals announced, partnerships strategized and all roads lead to the ability to reach our fellow-man.   I’ve been traveling for family issues (nothing serious folks) over the past month –  I’ve been [...]

Disruptive Technology to Change Advertising as We Know it (Dec 10, 2007)

http://domainstate.com/showthread.php3?s=8444324b3e3a6a31b47609a0ffc57499&threadid=84905 We can all feel the changes reverberate across the Web..  Domain names registered by small registrants and large aggregators who create content and take eyeballs/market share away from established media/content co’s are the ultimate disruptive technology. It’s a great time to be in this industry..  I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens.

Monday Linkfest (Dec 10, 2007)

Elliot blogs about the 3 letter .com realm. http://www.elliotsblog.com/index.php/2007/12/10/b-king-on-three-letter-com-sales/ ***FS*** There are only 17,576 3 letters in .com ..  This piece probably explains which a have gotten scores of spam sales offers for my three letter and 3 number domains over the past few days. Google reduces the importance of sub domains in it’s ranking [...]

Yet Another Reason to Buy J&J Stock (Dec 10, 2007)

Danno writes:    “”Watched a TV comercial this morning, advertising this website: http://www.discovernursing.com/ Johnson & Johnson ‘gets’ generic domain names. Maybe someone should invite the person in charge of their marketing to speak at domainfest about how generic domain names have added value to their business(s).”” ***FS***   So right Danno..  these folks have done a [...]

Weekend Linkfest (Dec 07, 2007)

Everyone is Doing It http://www.elliotsblog.com/index.php/2007/12/07/everybodys-doing-it/ ***FS*** Investing in domain names that is Domain Valuations : Chris Stewart Domain Value (DV)=Traffic Value (TV)+Brand Value (BV)+Utility Value (UV)+Discretionary Value (DiV) : Part 1 http://marketforlemons.com/?p=5 Via.com sells for 157,000. (scroll down.) http://www.domainstate.com/showthread.php3?s=bf857a50211d7889c72645f54b38beb6&threadid=84867  Great name to build on.  Good price for buyer (fully valued for name-investor), esp if they [...]

Thursday Linkfest (Dec 06, 2007)

Invest.com bid up to 431k at Auction auction is still live. 4 hours to go, as of 10 a.m. EST. Friday, Dec 6, 07  Reserve is 200,000 – 499,999. http://www.greatdomains.com/auction/auction_detail.php?language=us&auction_id=21998&tracked=&partnerid=32392 ***FS***  Great name..  This is fully valued from a wildcat-return investor’s perspective. Which domain extensions have increased in value the fastest.  Between 2004 – 2007. [...]

WIPO Increasingly Says Okay to Using Trademark Brands as Protest Tools (Dec 06, 2007)

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/0,1000000097,39291329,00.htm This is the kind of direction we need to see more of..  It’s an unhealthy and unsafe dynamic when brand holders can beat you up because you told the world “their brand stinks” via a website which incorporates their brand-name.  Taken to it’s illogical conclusion, we’d have to invent codewords to talk about the products and services we [...]

Domain Extensions – You Can’t Change Human Behavior (Dec 05, 2007)

You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink..  Insert your favorite related Mark Twain quote here..  Snoopy on domainstate.com is a pretty clever chap. He’s put together some info on how how particular domain extensions have performed over the last couple of years (in relation to 3 letter names). Interesting how the [...]

Web 2.0 Bubble? – Must See Video (Dec 05, 2007)

http://www.namestrategy.com/domains/bubble-20-video-talks-about-domain-names.html    Hilarious actually..  linked on Joe Davidosn’s blog..  and as joe points out,  I get a mini supporting role.