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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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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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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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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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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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Defensive Domain Registrations And Trademark Cry Babies

UDRP Reform Is Underway, And Trademark Holders Will Endeavor To Rob You Deaf, Dumb and Blind! It amazing me how people who own trademarks do not take the time to register domains associated with the trademark. Even if the trademark is a long-tail domain name, why not spend the extra $10 or $20 to register the domain name. After all, the trademark holder just shelled out, at minimum, $275 for the damned trademark application process,…

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How The Internet Just Changed History, Again!

Twitter, Facebook, Social Media and “Satellite Television” combine to bring ouster of Hosni Mubarak It’s only been a short while since it was announced Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would, paraphrasing here, “give up his rights” to the presidency. This story is developing rapidly, and at the time of this writing, not even U.S. President Obama had been able to go on the air with a response. But there is no doubt about how this entire…

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Domains Versus Websites

Does The End User Understand Domain Investing Versus Website Design? Getting people to understand how the Internet works has been a tricky thing, and getting to understand it, myself, has been tricky. Be mindful of the fact I’ve been maintaining and building websites since 2000. In that regard, I’m a bit of a late bloomer, hardly a pioneer. But I’m not a newbie, either. Understanding what a domain really is, understanding its value, is where…

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Park And 42nd Has Nothing On This Hot Property

Imagine Being Across From Grand Central Terminal. Now Imagine It Is Your Web Address! There was a marvelously interesting conversation this evening with a long-time client; this particular fellow has also become a good friend over the years, and it was sad for me to watch him shut down his business. However, he took a new opportunity that could not be passed, and that is running one of South Florida’s larger A/C and heating contracting…

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