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Know your 50 dot com States

Ever wondered what is the status of one of the 50 US states as a .com? Here’s a quick and dirty guide on all of them. 😀 Alabama.com – Developed (AreaGuides) Alaska.com – Developed Arizona.com – Developed (AreaGuides) Arkansas.com – Developed (Arkansas Department of Tourism) California.com – Pseudoguide (For sale $5,000,000 asking price) Colorado.com – […]

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Six months later, Tech.com has NOT changed ownership

Back in mid-July 2010 we discussed how the Illinois University at Urbana-Champaign was contemplating to sell one if its biggest non-tangible assets, the domain name Tech.com Despite an apparent urge at that time by certain authorized people belonging to the University’s Office of Technology Management, six months have passed with no movement on their part. […]

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The Illinois Domain Project

The Illinois University at Urbana-Champaign made the domainer news recently, with the announcement that due to budget cuts they are looking to find a buyer for their top-tier domain, Tech.com Not only is the Illinois University at Urbana-Champaign tech-savvy, it is also one of the oldest educational institutions to have integrated the modern methods of […]

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Domainer beware: Vultures prey on generics

No sooner did we announce that the cash-strapped University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign considers putting its ultra-generic domain, Tech.com on the market for sale – the vultures rushed in. Smelling fresh domainer flesh, the predators started lowballing this magnificent and truly ancient domain that was registered in 1992. “I’ll give you a suitcase full of […]

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Fund-strapped University has high hopes with Tech.com

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign registered the ultra-generic Tech.com in September of 1992 – two full years before launching their successful Internet Relay Chat server (IRC) that some of us spent hundreds of hours on. Tech.com was intended to be the online home of the University-sponsored Research Park; however, several different sites were hosted […]

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