Your gateway to tomorrow : The future, as seen 32 years ago from a Bell System ad

I was recently reading through the 50th anniversary issue of Newsweek, published in the spring of 1983, that I found in my dad's library. The articles spanned the events during the half century predating the issue, and are both educating and entertaining. Posting scans of automotive ads alone … [Read more...]

How the use of a gTLD domain saved a marketing director money and frustration

This is a true story, but some names have been changed to protect upcoming marketing plans. ;) Lana's comment on a business forum was full of frustration, anger, disgust: "They stole my domain and for a year now I've been trying to prove it, to no avail. I would contact ICANN next but it'd take … [Read more...]

Numbers and figures : The psychology of domain bidding

Bidding on domain names in public - or private - auctions, is a process that requires certain elements to be present, as part of a successful strategy. To begin with, domains that are promoted extensively or prominently, most often don't fall in the "great deal" category. They are simply chosen … [Read more...]

Thoughts on the Radio Shack domain list and auction

After all these years, Radio Shack is being liquidated. The auction for the Radio Shack portfolio of domain names is being handled by Hilco Streambank; the domain list includes 296 domain names. For a potential brand buyer, the domains related to the Radio Shack name are definitely part of the … [Read more...]

Uniregistry : Sequential WHOIS shield emails attract unscrupulous spammers

I never had any issues with Uniregistry that were not dealt with swiftly. As part of a group of people that beta-tested the domain registry platform before its launch, I assisted with the initial round of debugging its processes. As a systems analyst and UX professional, I made suggestions about … [Read more...]