Archive for November, 2009

New York Times Weighs in On the "Kids" Who Are Taking Over the Media World

New online media platforms have siphoned away much of traditional media’s audience, but a New York Times reporter says the future of media, in the hands of young writers and entrepreneurs who are a “bundle of ideas, energy and technological mastery” ma…

Great Domains & VC Dollars Are Helping 30-Year-Old Jay Penske Build a New Media Empire

With acquisitions of Mail.com, Fan.com, Deadline.com & others, the 30-year-old son of auto racing legend Roger Penske is building an Internet media empire. Here’s how Jay Penske, backed by $35 million in venture capital, plans to be a big winner in the…

When Millions of Americans Gather to Give Thanks Thursday 17 Members of Our Family Will Be Among Them

We’re getting the decks cleared here so we can join the rest of the U.S. in celebrating one of America’s biggest holidays Thursday – Thanksgiving Day. Like many Americans we will spend some time on the road traveling to a central meeting place where 17…

3-Letter Swedish ccTLD Sells for Six Figures to Top DN Journal’s Weekly Domain Sales Chart

The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. It was another solid week led by one of the year’s 10 biggest country code sales. We also saw two of the year’s five biggest non .com gTLD sales this week as that category enjoyed its best out…

Former Fabulous.com Exec Dan Warner Named CEO at DomainAdvertising.com

DomainAdvertising.com has named industry veteran Dan Warner as the company’s new CEO. Warner is a well-known figure in the domain industry having previously served as the Chief Strategy Officer and COO of Dark Blue Sea, the Australian public company t…

German GeoDomain Website Wins $7,500 First Prize in the 2009 .INFO Awards Contest

Today in the Lowdown at DNJournal.com: A German geodomain website has won the $7,500 First Prize in the 2009 .INFO Awards Contest presented by registry operator Afilias. Cash prizes also went to the 2nd and 3rd place finishers. Also today, how the stol…

SnapNames Shill Bidding Scandal Leads to Another Class Action Lawsuit Against Oversee.net

The insider shill bidding scandal at SnapNames.com has resulted in a 2nd class action lawsuit being filed against SnapNames owner Oversee.net. In what could be a huge blow to Oversee if granted, the new suit asks the court to disgorge Defendants of AL…