Archive for October, 2011

What’s The Worst Idea for a New TLD?

Some bad and ugly top level domain name ideas. I’ve written about a number of company’s and city’s plans to apply for new top level domain names. There are also lists of proposed domains out there. Some of these potential top level domain names have some hope, but others just seem doomed from the start. […]

Domain Names and the World Series

This is one of those posts where I write about something that has nothing to do with domain names but make a lame effort at tying it to the industry… I grew up in St. Louis and am a life long Cardinals fan. So last Friday I could hardly work. My hands were still shaking […]

Happy Halloween from DomainTools!

In case you haven’t heard about our Halloween pumpkin carving contest last week, we wanted to share some fun photos of the event. We had a great time teaming up to compete for bragging rights (the 2 BEST DomainTools Halloween pumpkins of 2011)—topped off with Halloween cake and a birthday toast to Brian, our office manager!

Happy Halloween from DomainTools!

In case you haven’t heard about our Halloween pumpkin carving contest last week, we wanted to share some fun photos of the event. We had a great time teaming up to compete for bragging rights (the 2 BEST DomainTools Halloween pumpkins of 2011)—topped off with Halloween cake and a birthday toast to Brian, our office […]

Japanese porn site grabs web address sought by Texas congressional candidate – Houston Chronicle

A Japanese pornography website is sweeping up web traffic to a domain name that a Democratic challenger to Texas Rep. Kevin Brady was planning to use as his campaign website. Democratic congressional hopeful Neil Burns wanted a domain name that would …

IBM, Match.com Make Domain Purchases

Special edition of the end user domain sales report. Here’s a special Monday morning edition of the end user domain sales post. This will cover some recent Sedo sales as well as non-reported sales. On the non-reported side, I have a big company to report: IBM has purchased SmarterCity.com and SmarterCities.com from Justin Godfrey of […]

After a Domain Conference Shakeout T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Shines in 2011 Show on Fort Lauderdale Beach

A new Cover Story at DNJournal.com is a comprehensive review of this month’s T.RA.F.F.I.C. 2011 conference on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The year’s only T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference helped restore equilibrium to a previously over-crowded conference scene that…