through the years: A tribute

Popular domain news aggregator,, is currently down, due to unforeseen circumstances. While we all hope that Francois Carrillo will bring his virtual baby back up soon, it's interesting seeing how much has changed, since its launch in 2007. Here's a timeline, … [Read more...]

Very pleased with and

As an impulse domain buyer, when I saw the domain listed for sale on the timeline I clicked on it. The domain was being offered on with as the escrow - another pair of great services by French domain entrepreneur, Francois Carrillo. In June I sold … [Read more...]

Abusing the term ‘premium domains’

I've seen this happen time and again: a seller, perhaps eager to promote their wares, tags the domains for sale as "premium". The sad truth is that very few domains would qualify as such. In plain speak, the term "premium domains" is being abused, left and right. To be considered "premium", a … [Read more...]

Francois and eCOP: The image story

French domain investor Francois Carrillo shares his story about how he chose the domain name for the domain escrow service he provides, at his blog The image used at is very memorable, as much as the domain itself. Francois mentions that he went through a lengthy … [Read more...]