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My Business is Always Evolving


I’ve been writing this blog for over seven years, and nearly 5,000 articles have been published in that time. Many of the articles would be considered “news” rather than opinion, but there is a large percentage of articles that would be considered personal opinion or advice. These articles are generally based on learnings from my own business and observations that I’ve noted.

During this time period, my business has evolved quite a bit. Some of the areas that I would note an evolution include the following: → Read More

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How TMZ Acquired


Buzzfeed published an article about the history of TMZ, the celebrity news website and media network. If you follow TMZ, you’ll probably find the article fascinating. In my opinion, the most interesting aspect of the article pertains to how the company (and its founder Harvey Levin) was able to acquire the domain name and for how much.

Here’s how the acquisition of the domain name went down, according to the Buzzfeed article: → Read More

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Benefits of Premium Domain Names Video by Heritage Auctions


Aron Meystedt shared this video with me, and I want to share it with you. The video that was created by Heritage Auctions to educate its clientele about domain names and why they might be interested in spending significant sums of money to buy the best domain names. I would imagine a good portion of HA’s clients are well-educated and savvy investors, and this video may shed some light onto the value of investing in exceptional domain names.

According to Meystedt, the video “covers most of the important aspects of domains for investment or business use.” I think creating and sharing a video like this is a smart move by HA.

What do you think? Is there anything that should be added?

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I Disagree With Boston Business Journal Cybersquatter Characterization


David Harris, Tech Editor at the Boston Business Journal, published an article about Boston-related domain names up for sale on Afternic. The article is brief, but I disagree with two areas:

Harris wrote of listings on Afternic that contain the “Boston” search term, “Many of these sites have been registered by cybersquatters.” In looking through the results, there are very few domain name listings that I would consider cybersquatting. I am not a lawyer or a legal expert, so I am not going to call out any domain names that could be considered cybersquatting examples, but in my opinion, there are very few obvious trademarks that come up in the results page for a “Boston” search.

I also disagree with how Harris describes → Read More

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GoDaddy Testing Not Promoting .com on Home Page


It appears that GoDaddy may be testing out not promoting .com domain names on its home page. First spotted in a tweet by George Kirikos yesterday, it appears that GoDaddy is continuing to test not promoting .com domain names, which seems unusual to me considering the vast majority of domain buyers are looking to buy .coms.

Here’s a look at the home page that I see:

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GoDaddy is a company that is known to → Read More

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Sunday Observations & Updates


I am enjoying a nice weekend in New York City. I went to the Arsenal v. NY Red Bulls soccer game yesterday with my brother. It was the first professional game I’ve been to in about 10 years. Although it was clear the game was just an exhibition, I had a great time. My brother is a big Arsenal fan, and I’ve been following them for a couple of years.

Here are some observations, thoughts, and updates: → Read More

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