Food for thought : Amazon.com buys Whole Foods for $13.7 billion dollars

Amazon is blurring the digital and real world, announcing the acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion dollars. This massive new purchase of a real world retailer indicates the aggressive direction that Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, has designed for his company. The acquisition of Whole Foods for $42 dollars a share represents a 27% premium […]

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YouTube “monkey error” in rare demonstration of technical glitch

YouTube appears to be having issues today, and in a rare demonstration of creative error reporting, it displays a monkey with a hammer. The message 500 Internal Server Error appears when things break in the server software, such as a misconfiguration of the Apache server. Other reasons for this “monkey error” might include: lack of […]

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Sedo : GreatDomains June auction is now live

Sponsored by Sedo* The GreatDomains June auction by Sedo is now live, with a nice lineup of domain keywords, generics and short domain names. There are 62 domain names total on that list, and too many good ones to choose from. Still, our selection of 10 domains from the June GreatDomains auction reflects our personal […]

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.XYZ lost 1 million domains in the last two months

During the last 60 days, the .XYZ gTLD has lost 1 million domain names. That’s 15% of its total number of registrations, that went down from 6.6 million to 5.6 million domains. It still retains the #1 position in the gTLD rankings. A year ago, the .XYZ Registry rolled out an unprecedented “penny promo” that […]

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TRAFFIC 2008 – Rick Schwartz’s best 20 minute video interview ever!

Rick Schwartz gave his best video interview ever in 2008, right at the end of TRAFFIC East in Orlando, FL. The event, which was attended by yours truly, presented the opportunity to domain investors and company representatives to network and forge new business relationships. More than $2.5 million dollars‘ worth of domain names were sold […]

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Donuts, Inc. to buy Amazon.com in a “Buy Now” transaction

Donuts, Inc., a multi-discipline domain Registry, is allegedly acquiring uber-retailer, Amazon.com. The astronomical deal, pending approval by the Donuts, Inc. shareholders, involves $1.5 trillion dollars in new gTLD valuation, company stock and all the cash in the corporate cafeteria’s register. Amazon.com founder, Jeff Bezos, stated about the deal: “We are thrilled to be acquired by […]

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Domain road trip : Visited Chef Patrick’s Mini Doughnut Factory with Mike Robertson

Visited Tampa earlier today, and had the opportunity to hang out with the legendary Mike Robertson of DNC Holdings. Mike’s a great host, and showed me around the offices where DirectNic operates. Being curious and all, I asked to see where are the domains physically stored, and nobody knew, but their break room is stocked […]

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Domain Memes : Having too many domains?

Our Domain Memes series depict quick, fun moments that are snapshots of events related to the domain industry. Whether about funny or more serious incidents, one thing is certain: most domainers identify with these moments at some point or another. Today’s Domain Memes episode is about domain registrations, and the frustration and eventual complaints of […]

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Dot .CLUB introduces female Domainer Woman superhero to the domain masses

Superheroes are good to have, and Dot .CLUB, the registry with the most domains without promotional “massaging” is bringing new blood to the industry. DC Entertainment declared June 12th as “Superman Day” and Dot .CLUB has covered this genre already, as seen in the photo below. But that’s not enough for Dot .CLUB, a new […]

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Manspreading banned at MERGE! 2017 conference in Orlando, FL

If you’re in the habit of manspreading, the act of sitting with your legs spread far apart while in public places, take notice. Domainers attending MERGE! 2017 in Orlando, Florida, will be issued a citation and a possible ban for life from the conference, if they fail to adhere to guidelines against manspreading. “Spreading one’s […]

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Indian government tries to steal StartupIndia.IN domain from rightful owner

The government of India is trying to take the domain StartupIndia.in from its rightful owners. The .IN domain is owned by a Delhi startup entrepreneur, who registered it in 2014. Two years later, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, announced the launch of the “Startup India” program. StartupIndia.in shares a disclaimer on its web site: “StartupIndia.in […]

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Why the Uniregistry App is NOT the #1 domain app on Google Play

The Uniregistry App has received many accolades for its ability to combine domain registration and management services. Once you get a Uniregistry account, the Android version of the app that we’ve tested and use, becomes indispensable. Since the addition of the Uniregistry Market on the app, the paradigm of domain selling has shifted as well. […]

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