TRAFFIC ballot: Let women take the lead

There is no doubt that every industry is male dominated due to an artificial imbalance caused by our very own society. This does not mean women professionals aren't as good, it means they aren't given equal opportunities to show their skills in a professional setting that respects and emphasizes their contribution. It's as simple as that. Women in domaining are mostly left unappreciated for their contributions, engagement with the community and overall acknowledgment. It happens for many reasons, one of which is failure to admit the existence of this very discrepancy. The TRAFFIC 2014 / Miami ballot presents a unique opportunity to make a statement and recognize women in the domain industry. For this reason, I will be providing an all-female ballot to TRAFFIC, and I invite … [Continue reading]

Huion GT-220 drawing tablet: Owner’s review

After roughly seven years of using a Wacom Cintiq 12WX, it was time to upgrade. Two options were available: stick with Wacom and fork out $2,000 for the Cintiq 22HD or go with an alternative tablet from the emerging Chinese market. As an Adobe Suite user, the issue of drivers steered me further away from the Wacom touch-enabled versions, once I read reviews of no such thing happening for Windows users. Essentially, Wacom points the finger to Adobe that points the finger to Microsoft. It's the unholy triad. After some research I came across Huion, with an impressive presence in the drawing tablet market. I found this hands-on video review of the newly released 21.5" Huion GT-220 drawing tablet, which from an artist's point of view matched my every need and requirement, not to … [Continue reading]

Grassroots movements move any industry forward

The propelling force of any industry, domaining included, is the people that form it. Beyond any unions, organizations, associations and clubs, the core of any industry is what constitutes the … [Continue reading]

The never-ending ‘Squatter’ vs ‘Investor’ debate

Cybersquatter. These days the media reports seem to drop the "cyber" part; an apparent fallout with the writings of William Gibson and his "cyberpunk" novels. Squatters are, according to the … [Continue reading]