Domain names : The dot .com economy then and now

In February 1997, I registered my first domain name. It cost me $100 dollars for two years, and the registration took place through the only available registrar at the time, Network Solutions. As I lived in Greece, I also had to fax some information out. Domain payment was made via bank wire, … [Read more...]

There are other “domain suffixes” that you can use

Creating a successful brand is a combination of wisely naming your product and services, and choosing one or more appropriate domain names. IP attorney, Erik Pelton, summarized the process very nicely in a recent podcast, "Six Steps for Building a Strong Brand." Sometimes I receive inquiries … [Read more...]

MERGE! 2018 – My personal experience after attending the conference

I attended MERGE! 2018 in Orlando, for the second time that the conference took place. Attending a local event isn't necessarily an advantage, when one commutes daily to the venue. I spent 45-60 minutes on average getting to the Hilton in the Disney area. I'm certain that those who stayed at the … [Read more...]

Uniregistry : I’d rather have an aggressive broker, than a pushover

Recently, I read through a discussion thread over at NamePros, about how a - presumably - Uniregistry broker filtered the lowball offers of the person complaining. In a nutshell, the broker wasn't presenting the offers to the domain's owner, because they were too low. In doing so, the complainant … [Read more...]

MERGE! 2018 in Orlando is coming up

MERGE! 2018 is coming up in Orlando, Florida; the conference spans September 14-19 with a full agenda. The core of the conference begins on Sunday, September 15th, and lasts until Tuesday, September 18th. That's when most domain investors and other industry professionals are expected to … [Read more...]