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DomainX 2015 is Sold Out


DomainX is taking place in Bangalore, India next week. The first DomainX event was held last year, and over 400 people attended. Deepak Daftari shared quite a bit of information in his conference recap, and it was clear that the event was a major success.

This year, the event was announced far in advance, and I heard that there was going to be a big audience. It seems that DomainX benefitted from the advanced notice, and the event has sold out, according to a tweet just posted by organizers.

From what I understand → Read More


My Video Poker Story


Around 15 years ago (when I was somewhere between 18-21) I went on a Caribbean cruise with my family. I’ve since been on several cruises, and one of my favorite aspects of a cruise is gambling in the Royal Caribbean casino.

Before I got into playing blackjack, I played double down video poker in the casino. As I recall, you could play between one and four quarters per hand. In the version I played, if you won a hand, you could choose to double down. The computer would show a card and you would select one of 4 face down cards to try and beat it. If you won, you doubled your winning and could choose to double down again or collect your winnings.

One evening during dinner, I wanted to try my luck in the casino. My family was still eating dinner, but I had an itch to gamble. I told them I was running to the restroom, but instead, I went to the casino. After a few minutes at the machine, I → Read More

Advertise Acquired by HostGator Founder


Earlier this week, was sold for $500,000 in a sale transacted via Sedo. The Whois record for updated yesterday, and I learned that the domain name was acquired by Brent Oxley, the founder of HostGator (who sold the company to Endurance International Group for over $200 million).

After seeing the Whois change, I reached out to Brent to learn more about the acquisition and his plans for the domain name.

Brent told me that Sedo’s Dave Evanson emailed him a list of high value domain names he was brokering, and was on the list. Although Brent was not in the market for a domain name at that time, he had been planning to set up a charity and had not finalized a name for it yet. The email proved to be serendipitous, and will be used for Brent’s charity. Commenting on the deal, Dave told me, “I was aware of Mr. Oxley’s outstanding background and was delighted I was able to negotiate a price that made seller and buyer happy.”

Brent shared his vision for how will be used and when the charity will launch: → Read More


Rightside Happy With .News Registration Levels


The .News domain extension has been available for people to hand register for just two weeks, and it is already selling more in that time period than other Rightside domain extensions in the same period of time. I was told that 8,790 .News domain names were registered on its first day of general availability.

This afternoon, the company announced that over 15,000 .News domain names have been registered so far in the first two weeks of general availability.

The tweet was a bit confusing at first → Read More


Weekly Domain Brokerage Listings – 7/29


There were 3 domain names and one domain name package submitted in this week’s domain brokerage listings. The submissions came from Sedo and Media Options. Contact the listing broker directly to discuss.

Visitors are welcome to submit one of their own domain names for sale. The domain name must have a buy it now price, and the submission must only include the domain name, price, and contact info. Other submissions will be deleted.

Before buying a domain name, people need to do their due diligence. I also recommend that buyers and sellers use an escrow service to transact securely. I don’t get involved in any third party deals, so buyers and sellers beware.

This post will be listed on for additional exposure to people who submit their domain names for sale.

This week’s brokerage listings: → Read More


Down to the Wire… Thank You!


My Pan-Mass Challenge ride to raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is happening this coming Sunday! My wife and I will saddle up to ride the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with 6,000 fellow cyclists to raise money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). We are riding together as Team Silver. You can find our team website by visiting TeamSilver.Rocks.

The PMC raises more money for charity than any other single event in the country – $455 million since 1980 and $41 million last year alone. This year’s goal is $45 million! This amazing gift is possible because a lot of people ride and care about a cure, and we have some great sponsors.

I am committed to ride and hope to raise at least $7,200. Thanks to friends, family, and colleagues (plus personal contributions), there is → Read More


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