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Sunday Afternoon Domain Thoughts and Updates


Elliot Pan Mass ChallengeI am almost done my Pan-Mass Challenge training. Since the beginning of May, I have been slowly increasing the mileage of my bike rides. In June, I began doing longer rides on consecutive weekend days, maxing out at around 120 miles over two days. With the PMC two weeks away, the training schedule is tapering down a bit. Yesterday’s 68 mile ride was the last long training ride before PMC weekend! I feel pretty good and am ready to ride! Now all I need to accomplish is my $10,000 fundraising goal for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy Fund.

Here are some of my domain name industry thoughts and updates from the last week or so. As always, you are welcome to share any of your updates in the comment section, especially if you found something that others might find interesting: → Read More

NamesCon to Donate 50% of Ticket Revenue to Dana-Farber


NamesCon-2017-FinalNamesCon is thrilled to lend our support to Elliot in his Pan-Mass Challenge Ride, fundraising for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He’s raised 80% of his goal amount of $10,000, and we’d like to encourage our domaining community to get involved and help raise that final $2,000! So we’re willing to go a step further beyond our initial donation with this challenge:

For each Advance Savings Ticket ($599) purchased between now and July 30th, NamesCon will donate $300 directly to Elliot’s fundraising efforts – and we’ll even include your name in the supporting message!  

From clean water initiatives in developing countries to transitional housing for US veterans, NamesCon believes that it’s important to focus on giving back and supporting worthy charitable initiatives. → Read More

Mike Mann: Estibot “dramatically deflates the value of a domain”


EstibotI think Mike Mann is one of the most successful domain investors, and he has certainly sold more domain names than just about anyone. For those who don’t know about Mike’s background, you should check out Paul Sloan’s Cnet article for more information about him and his domain industry background.

On Facebook this morning, Mike publicly shared an interesting comment about Estibot, the automated domain name appraisal tool: → Read More

It Looks Like Google Owns


A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the UDRP. Perhaps as a result of this UDRP filing, we now know who owns Google. Have a look at the current Whois record found at DomainTools. A screenshot of this current Whois record can be found below:

Google Owns

Previously, was registered to → Read More

NamesCon and HEXONET Team Up for Boat Cruise


Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 5.08.02 PMIf you live in near Vancouver, British Columbia, there’s a domain industry event you may want to attend. According to an email I received this afternoon, “NamesCon is teaming up with HEXONET, a leading domain registrar, to take guests on a sunset boat cruise just off the coast of beautiful Vancouver, BC.” It looks like it is going to be a fun night!

The free event is scheduled for August 18th from 6-9pm. To attend, you must RSVP in advance to the event organizers. Here’s what the event website says about the cruise: → Read More

John Cusack Files UDRP on


I noticed an interesting UDRP filing I want to share with you. John P. Cusack filed a UDRP against The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and it is WIPO Case D2016-1460.

I presume the UDRP was filed by the American actor John Cusack, although this is not confirmed. The domain name has a registration date of April 13, 2003, and the domain name is currently registered under privacy, so I am unsure of who owns the domain name. At the present time, the domain name is parked, and there is a link at the top of the landing page that says “The domain may be for sale by its owner!

Here is where things get a bit interesting. When I clicked the link, I was taken to a landing page announcing that the domain name is for sale for just $1,500. You can have a look at the landing page here: → Read More

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