Most end user buyers have no clue what an “aftermarket domain” is

If I could have a dollar for every email I sent, educating prospective buyers about aftermarket domains, I'd be at least one thousand bucks richer. The fact is, end user buyers - as opposed to domain investors - are for the most part unfamiliar with the value and pricing of domain names. This … [Read more...]

Network Solutions can now merge user accounts

Network Solutions is the original domain registrar, and although the days of $35 dollar /year .com registrations are gone, it retains a large number of domains under management. When I registered my first domain in February 1997 with them, I actually had to fork out $100 for two years; the extra … [Read more...]

Premium gTLDs : Registries should provide a tool to query domain renewal costs

There are plenty of new TLD domains in the aftermarket, some of which carry a premium renewal price. In a previous post, I mentioned how domain auction venues should require from the domain sellers to disclose the domain's renewal cost at the current registrar. As I haven't seen much of a … [Read more...]

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...]