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Tuesday Linkfest (Dec 04, 2007)

Police the Minority, Ignore Bigger Problem ***FS*** 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 [...]

Monday Linkfest (Dec 03, 2007)

Which tld should bite the dust?  ***FS*** Domainer’s Gazette runs a refreshing poll ..  Should serve as excellent guidance to newbies. Parking Transparency  Whizzbang sets out a roadmap for Standards and Transparency for parking companies. ***FS*** I think true transparency is a pipedream absent some kind of leverage on the upstreams.  Nothing begets nothing [...]

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 [...]

Friday Linkfest (Nov 30, 2007)

Half the planet has cell phone plans.  3.3 billion of them. How long before half of those people have full browsing on their phones? Pretty quick, i imagine. ***FS***  edge, bluetooth, .mobi, gsm123..  this all bullshit.  I’m an early adopter of almost all useful things tech and I predict mobile browsing (in the lean [...]

Wednesday Linkfest (Nov 28, 2007) Sells for 1 million. 3 letter .com’s with good/great useable meaning are rare. Another compelling week for reported sales. .Net and .Org are the steady climbers. From:  DN journal weekly domain sale reports.  ***FS***  I remember selling for 1mm couple of years back.. is 100X better than ..  There’s the domain biz in [...]

Traditional Domain Registrars to Move into SEO and PPC (Nov 27, 2007)

Netsol releases white paper: Pros and Cons of Pay per Click vs. SEO. ***FS*** Why would a registrar go to all the trouble of writing a white paper on this stuff?  It’s not to sell more domains, that’s for sure..  I smell a shift happening..  Registrar’s are worse copycats than Domainers..  Watch what happens at [...]

Reuters: U.S. media face troubling 2008 (Nov 27, 2007) Excerpt: “”Experts say advertisers need to remain competitive in a tightening market while keeping costs down, making them likely to boost spending in areas more directly linked to commerce, such as Web search queries. That would benefit companies like Google Inc., Inc. and eBay Inc. But television networks like CBS or NBC and [...]

Tuesday Linkfest (Nov 27, 2007)

Godaddy Go Daddy asks how to improve their signature auctions:  Elliot puts his mind to work and posts up a three point plan.   Domain Speculation Pointers. ***FS*** Elliot goes into depth.  Focus of this article is brand spanking new registrations. I thought all good names were already taken?   Everything but new [...]

Monday Linkfest (Nov 26, 2007)

Seed Money  Sendori gets more funding from First Round Capital, Baseline Ventures and Maples Investments. Compelling model that Sendori. Domain Wire Mag New issue online. (PDF) This issue contains an overview of the Domain Name System, an update on the Internet Governance Forum and everything you always wanted to know about Internationalised Domain Names. [...]

Ron’s Article about the Geo Expo (Nov 26, 2007) Ron is such a great writer.  Nice job sir.