July 24, 2014 · SPECIAL REPORT
After spending more than 5 hours at Webfair Virtual 2014 – the first virtual domain conference ever – it’s time for a review. Phew. Our virtual legs, dressed in casual jeans and sneakers are definitely hurting. Exploring the entire area takes some time, even when one is speed... [Read more]
The Domain Queen is coming. Rick, take notice: The Domain Queen is about to enter the palace, delivering a hand of royal flush. Promising to be “a different kind of domain blog“, DomainQueen.com is operated by developer Charlotte Gilbert. The scheduled roll out will be in just over two days, per the web site’s... [More]
Dealing with support can give you chest pains. A frustrated domainer over at DNForum, is getting palpitations by the way Network Solutions treats its customers. Despite the apparent chest pains, the domain investor maintains his sense of humor and offers Network Solutions some sound advice regarding domain names, using the... [More]
DNPost.com launched. Domain forum newcomer, DNPost, made its quiet launch last week, announcing its existence over Twitter and through our “Share a domain tip” hotlink. Using XenForo, the same forum software as industry giants DNForum and NamePros, DNPost aspires to be better than both forums, attracting their... [More]
At Webfair Virtual, with Francois Carrillo. At every domain conference, there’s a bag of goodies to take with you at the end of the conference. Webfair Virtual 2014 – the first immersive multi-industry event – is not an exception; the difference, is that both your bag and the goodies are all digital. If... [More]
Are all the huge news always reserved to be released on Mondays? Online real estate listings titan, Zillow, announced plans to acquire Trulia, its primary competitor of equal statue and value. The merger will materialize in an all-stock transaction worth $3.5 billion dollars, creating a giant conglomerate of epic proportions. Both... [More]
Why are brand owners slow to react? It’s no secret that domain brand owners have taken a rather slow approach to protecting their brands online, more than six months after the new gTLDs started popping out. Part of the first batch was the dot .Bike gTLD and it’s exactly that one that Emma Lenthall, partner with... [More]
And now for some exclusive domainer news: Popular Thought Convergence entrepreneur, Ammar Kubba, is testing the TV network waters, with a new show based off the popular “Deal or No Deal” series. Titled, “Domainer Deal or no Deal?” the networked licensed show will feature prominent domainers that attempt... [More]
If you enjoy beer as we do, you’re going to love the new .Co.com marketing campaign. Aimed at domain investors with a taste for zythum, the marketing campaign utilizes the resemblance of Ken Hansen, CEO of the .Co.Com Registry, to the popular Dos Equis guy. “It started off as a prank, but we thought it’d... [More]
Oops! We broke Escrow.com The expansion of the Internet name lanes is like the Y2k bug at times: gTLD domains introduce challenges daily to functions where regular TLDs do just fine. An apparent glitch that we found yesterday, affects the API between Domain Name Sales and Escrow.com, and it’s something that produced... [More]
Registered trademarks aren’t to be messed with. Two weeks ago, we covered the first recorded UDRP for a dot .Company domain name; Statoil, a Norwegian oil company undertook the task of protecting its trademark. In this case, the same company filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain name, Statoil.email. The... [More]
A Dallas mega-church acquired Jesus.Saves For the past decade, so-called “mega churches” in the US have accumulated both large followships and extreme financial prominence that regular parishes do not possess. In a clear display of such combined power, the Church of Jesus Christ Savior Soter (JCSS) has made a... [More]
Webfair Virtual 2014 was an one day virtual conference for domain investors, SEO specialists and web hosts; we covered the event extensively, before, during and reviewed it after it completed. If you attended, that’s great; chances are that we bumped into each other at some point. Or rather, due to the code’s... [More]
Webfair Virtual 2014 is ongoing, and it’s been fun to walk around and meet people from various companies of the domain industry. Finally got to meet Francois Carrillo of Catchy.com although my French is minimal. Here are some exclusive photos from the first virtual domain conference! At the DomainGang & Saper... [More]
Ukrainian rebels used missiles against Google Blimps. Ukrainian rebels supporting a pro-Russian government, have resorted to yet another act of terrorism. After the downing of the Malaysian flight MH17, commercial flights in the region have stopped; but Google maintains several blimp “balloons” in the area to... [More]
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