A few words with Duane Forrester of Bing during NamesCon

I shall be referring to Duane Forrester, manager of Bing's webmaster tools, as a young Steve Ballmer - and that's a compliment. Not just because I'm a long term fan of corporate giant Microsoft, but because he's as energetic on stage as the outgoing Microsoft CEO. He's also funnier, and unlike … [Read more...]

Las Vegas: Where the thieves wear Elvis suits

To everyone heading to Las Vegas for NamesCon 2014, I'm sending out a wave - hey! - for safe travel. It's great seeing the weather being in favor of traveling, unlike the "polar vortex" chaos of last week. Las Vegas is glitz, lights, drinks and gambling, with the occasional high calorie meal. … [Read more...]

NamesCon: My thoughts on an important Domain Industry event

When I attended my second TRAFFIC conference, in January 2010 in Las Vegas, I flew home energized by the benefits I had reaped from the de facto domain industry event. Having established new connections and strengthened established relationships, it was the best way to begin the new year. Jodi … [Read more...]

Sales privacy: Another reason Internet Traffic is better than Sedo

One of the most popular blog posts is about why I ditched Sedo as my PPC and sales venue, after 8 years of on-off 'abusive' relationship. Into the 3rd month of using Internet Traffic, and while PPC does fluctuate, sales are wholesome. And that's another reason Internet Traffic is better than … [Read more...]

NameJet: Still a top venue for savvy domain investors

I've been using NameJet for the past 5 years; investing thousands of dollars in aged, quality .com, .net and .org domains. The sweet spot seems to be two-word .com domains, a practice that Frank Schilling ascribed to since his early investment days. NameJet is an excellent repository of such … [Read more...]