Direct Nav Still Matters In The Age Of Mobility

Adobe’s Mobile Usage Survey Reveals Smartphone And Tablet Users Still Type A Domain Name A recently-released survey of mobile usage trends, published by Adobe, reveals about 18% of users directly navigate to a shopping website and 17% directly navigate to a media website when using a mobile device, be that a smartphone or a tablet. Moreover, the survey of 3,000 web users also revealed 37% of users browsed for consumer goods using apps and 43%…

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The “Aha Moment” And The Future Of Domains

Recently, I had what is best described as an “aha moment,” where it concerns the release of new gTLDs. Anyone that is in the domain space, that is those who are investors in domain names – these are known colloquially as web addresses – has been well aware, for a number of years, that a cache of new domain name extensions would be made available for users to register new names. A domain name extension…

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Loon May Sound Loony, But The Implications Are Dramatic

Google is trying to increase the number of people who have Internet access with an experimental effort called “Project Loon”. The idea is to use high-altitude balloons to send and receive, as well as relay, signals that would carry data hash. It is the word, “balloon,” that provides the project a contraction that is the very namesake of the effort. Admittedly, on first read, one could easily presume loon actually referred to a crazy person,…

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No,Vivek, Google Is Not Fostering So Much Good Will

PROLOGUE There are few times I will read a post made by an author that I have no opinion. In the case of Vivek Wadhwa, who frequently writes on LinkedIn.com, I subscribe to his feed because his point of view is often just slightly at odds with my own perspective. This is just such an occasion. The post is about Facebook and Google, and it speaks to the history of each company, the mindset behind…

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Flights To Safety Have Yet To Include Domains

While clearly an asset class, domains have not become a safe harbor investment just yet, despite growth of the industry. Domains, as an investment class, have yet to garner the same kind of respect as normally seen in traditional safe harbor investments, as evidenced by the recent upswing in precious metals prices. Investors are running to gold and silver, particularly, and there are even flights to energy commodities, as fears of oil shortages in the…

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN AN ERA OF CHANGE

THIS IS AN ARCHIVE FILE Rodan Media is now Rodan Media Group Corporation, and we are forging ahead with a number of projects within and outside of the domain industry. All are directly related to website and domain development, which are not entirely the same animal, though they spring from the same breed. On the website development projects, we are current working with a number of attorneys in the Fort Lauderdale area to get their…

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