Archive for July, 2008

Rick Schwartz Has Sold In a Deal Believed to Be One of the Biggest Ever

Buyer Brad Geisen, the founder of, plans to roll out a revolutionary new real estate marketplace on in 2009.

Early Statistics From the .ME Launch Show 50% of the Registrants Came From the United States

.ME is the country code for Montenegro but when the extension was relaunched in a new disguise last week half of the registrants came from the U.S. See more early .ME stats at

Lightning Strikes Twice:’s New Weekly Domain Sales Report Is Out

6-figure .org sales are rare but this week TWO of them hit the top of the chart. It was also a huge week for the country codes as seven ccTLD domains made the all extension Top 20. The country code charge was led by TWO big French ccTLD sales,

The Incredible Shrinking Newspaper – Will Geo Domains Replace Them As King of the Local Media Hill?

Our local daily continues its anorexic decline. Meanwhile another major publication hopes to survive with a new model that will debut tomorrow. As the future unfolds geo domain owners may be in the catbird seat.

DotME Launched and well done…

DotME, the collaboration between Afilias, GoDaddy, and DoMen seems to have launched with some success, and I am the proud registrant of  Congratulations to all those that registered and participated.

O2 Cool – Veteran Domainer Howard Hoffman’s New Relationship With Actress/Author Mariel Hemingway

Major congratulations go out today to long-time domain investor Howard Hoffman (who also operates In addition to his domain endeavors Hoffman owns a fast-growing bottled water company that distributes an oxygenated spring water called O…

DN Journal’s Inside Look at the 2008 GeoDomain Expo Has Just Been Published

DN Journal’s comprehensive review of the 2008 GeoDomain Expo in Chicago has just been published. We have behind the scenes details and dozens of photos from the landmark event that you won’t find anywhere else.