The Rodan Blog Archive Moves To Box 30136

The Retrospective Is Fascinating As We Continue Moving Forward It was 2009, and we were just beginning to develop our own bootstrap technologies at Rodan Media. We started with a social network, then we worked some magic to create a blog system. It was a great experience, and our code has been used to drive dozens of websites. Today, of course, we can build amazing and dynamic websites from scratch, and we often do just…

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Happy Holidays From Rodan

A time of reflection as we look forward into 2012! Happy Holidays to all of our family, friends, clients, and associates. 2011 has been an amazing fast and productive year, though things are never as productive as we dream or demand. Nonetheless, as we roll through Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and even Festivus (we can’t help ourselves), we have to take a moment to look back on 2011 and forward to 2012. As the new year…

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Send Money Now!

New domain pricing is not half as bad as the companies taking advantage of it eNom.com just sent me an email notifying me I would be paying a higher premium for my domain name registrations. Of course, I only have an enom.com account because of drops. Most of registrations are with Name.com or Moniker.com. But the fact of domain and development life is that we will be paying more for domain registrations in the .com…

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Goodbye Steve Jobs

We are all lucky to have lived in his lifetime, and he lives in each of us. When I first read the news of Steve Jobs’ passing, it was a couple hours after the news had started spreading on Facebook and the tech blogs. I had been very busy putting together graphics on my iMac. I touched the NYTimes App button on the iPad to see what the headline was. For some reason, that helped…

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TRAFFIC Reminds Us About Domain Name Fundamentals

All languages sponsor quality generic domains with things like who, what, where, when, why and how. The caveat I would present, when writing this blog, is that English is the only language I speak fluently. It is hardly a confession worthy of anyone worldly. This blog is about picking domain names; actually, it aims at a fundamental that goes beyond understanding the basics of picking a name for today. This is about picking a domain…

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The Basic Changes Bring Us Back To The Basics

Experimentation Is Always Good, But Fundamentals Will Win The Day Every Time Rodan Media Group is about to make a dramatic change in its appearance, but we are also making other changes that will be noticed by those who have been doing business with us for some time. Behind the scenes, we are shifting our focus back to the fundamentals, giving us breathing room to consider our next round of business experimentation. It is always…

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Enduring and Fleeting Business Models Amid The Facebook Revolution

Wall posts do not necessarily make for sound policy, but there is potential for some business benefit, if only a little. This is a bit long, as blog posts go, but it was a necessary response to the vital stimulus provided by the Domain King, Rick Schwartz. His blog entry of May 11, 2011,┬áThe Birdie in the Domain Mines: Singing or Dying?, is an excellent study in business fundamentals. My compulsion to respond was, for…

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Saving America’s Economy, One Domain At A Time

Consumer Spending Shifts to Online In The Wake of Higher Gas Prices and Long Winter MasterCard has released a report this morning that shows consumer spending has slowed as a result of a late Easter this Spring, coupled with a lingering Winter and a recent spike in gas prices. What is interesting about the report, detailed in the Associated Press, is that it shows consumers shifted some of their discretionary spending rather than eliminate it,…

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Domains, Gold, Farm Land or Oxygen: Which Is The Best Investment Going Forward

As the Dollar becomes less valuable, where will you put your hard-earned assets to work? A lesson in macro economics hardly seems congruous with a website development and domain development blog, but bear with me; the information herein is quite important. CNBC, which is my favorite business news channel, landed a protracted interview with Warren Buffet this morning, and the information gleaned from that interview will have me thinking for weeks and years to come,…

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Trademarks, Cybersquats and UDRP, OH MY!

When will aftermarket people get clue? Or is that asking too much? The email came through in the same fashion, and its arrival was announced in the same way, a submarine-type ping that is part of the Mac’s standard array of sounds. I like that sound. I can almost feel Sean Connery standing in the room. The receipt of the automated email was fairly mundane, but the content therein prompted the writing of this blog….

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