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#Domain investors stranded at Las Vegas airport waiting for #NamesCon

A group of Finnish domainers are currently stranded in Las Vegas, looking for NamesCon 2020. The domain investors from Malaakinikki Turku in northern Finland, arrived on a special charter flight last night. After waiting for more than 3 hours at the McCarran International Airport with no InterNetX VIP limo arriving to pick them up, they […]

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DomainIQ crashed on WHOIS lookup; Finnish moose to the rescue!

DomainIQ is an online domain tool that provides extensive domain intelligence, not just good old plain WHOIS information. Accessible from DomainIQ.com, the tool is a service by Estibot, the brainchild of Finnish programmer, Esa-Pekka Palvimaki. The API provided by DomainIQ is being used by DoFo, Francois Carrillo’s WHOIS lookup platform, and although it’s quite stable, […]

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Microsoft and NOKIA announce formation of MiNOKIA Corporation

Markets jumped following the announcement of the $7.2 billion dollar acquisition of Finnish cellphone manufacturer, NOKIA, by Microsoft. NOKIA stock was up more than 30% while Microsoft was dealt a drop of 5% as investors were anxiously awaiting the details of the NOKIA acquisition. “We are forming a new entity, MiNOKIA, and plan to converge […]

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Strange coincidence: Steve Jobs resigns right before a major Linux event

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Linux, the brainchild of Linus Torvalds who announced the availability of a very basic Linux kernel on August 25, 1991. The announcement was made on comp.os.minix – a Usenet newsgroup. Those were the days before the world wide web existed. ” I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a […]

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US Marines ready to fight over Finnish domain

The US Marines, known for their fierce battling of all enemies are having some serious trouble with the biggest enemy of the state: bureaucrats. “Our motto, Semper Fi, is an important statement that is linked to the pride and efficiency of the US Marine Corps, said Sergeant Major Ted McTardy of the US Marines. “The […]

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