Archive for December, 2009

Reflections on the End of a Year (and a Decade) and the Start of New Ones

A fleeting masterpiece appeared in my backyard this morning. I was struck by how appropriate it was to see this on the last day of another decade – to be reminded that despite recessions and wars and all of the other ills affecting the world – there is…

The "Decade From Hell" Ends Friday But I’ll Have Fond Memories of the Aughts

Another decade will end less than 36 hours from now and according to a new report from the The Pew Research Center people are not going to miss the “aughts.” Yet, here I am – in the small minority that has a generally positive view of the decade that i…

.Com GeoDomain and 8 ccTLDs Dominate DN Journal’s Weekly Domain Sales Chart 

The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. A nice .com geodomain set the pace with four ccTLDs rounding out the first five. The country codes went on to take eight places on the all-extension Top 20 chart and a dozen country codes cra…

RootOrange.com Contest Offers Free Ticket and Hotel Room for DOMAINfest Global

In an effort to persuade people to try their new domain leasing monetization system, Root Orange is running a contest that will give the winner a free hotel room and ticket to the DOMAINfest Global conference coming up January 26-28 at the Fairmont Mir…

Plunge in Parking Revenue Spurs Spate of New Domain Monetization Options

A plunge in parking revenue this year left domain owners hunting for new monetization options that might offer better results. The new December newsletter at DNJournal.com takes a look at one new solution devised by two guys from Princeton University. …

Biggest Online Shopping Day Ever!

Though overall Christmas retail sales were sluggish, online sales were a bright spot this year. comScore reported that Dec. 15th set a new one day record for online sales, crossing $900 million for the first time & easily surpassing the 2nd biggest day…

North Carolina Domainer Launches New Non-Profit Domain Name Knowledge Base Site

North Carolina based domainer Abdu Tarabichi has launched a new non-profit website – the Domain Name Knowledge Base – that aims to help educate the public about the domain name industry by providing easily accessible answers to common questions about …