This summer in Rolling Stone, it was announced that Lana Del Rey was set to star in a short film called "Tropico," directed by Anthony Mandler and produced by Rick Rubin. The full length film is set to debut on December 5, although I am not sure where it will be released. I saw that someone shared the Tropico trailer on Facebook this morning, so I thought I would share it with you.
In case you aren't aware, Lana (aka Lizzy Grant) is the daughter of domain investor Rob Grant. → Read More
I don't write many non-domain name related articles, but this is going to be one of them. For the last few weeks, I've been spending some of my evenings either at Fenway Park or at home watching the Boston Red Sox play in the postseason. Seeing them win the World Series at Fenway Park last night was something I won't ever forget.
I grew up a Red Sox fan. I didn't go to many games as a kid, but I have several ticket stubs from when I went to Fenway Park. Up until this season, the most memorable game I attended was Roger Clemens' final game as a member of the Red Sox. I went with my family, and remember a long standing ovation as he walked off the field to Elton John's Rocket Man.
For ten years, I (more…) → Read More
One of the unfortunate things about a domain name change is that the Alexa ranking is going to be impacted. As of the day after switching urls, my blog (ElliotsBlog.com) currently has an Alexa ranking of 17,063, which I think is fairly strong. On the other hand, DomainInvesting.com, my new url, has an Alexa ranking of over 1.7 million.
Because of the way Alexa calculates its rank, I don't believe I can tell Alexa that I switched domain names and have the former url's ranking be combined with the current ranking. Most likely, (more…) → Read More
One of my favorite artists is Yvonne Canu, a French painter who lived from 1921-2008. Canu is known primarily for her pointillist oil paintings. I am looking to privately purchase an Yvonne Canu painting, and if you own one and wish to sell it, please contact me.
Although I am not opposed to buying an oil painting in an art auction, I would prefer to purchase the piece of art in private and avoid paying additional buyer or auction fees. I would also like to buy it from someone who has owned it and appreciated it for a while. I can assure you that it will be appreciated by my family and displayed in a prominent location.
I will leave my price unstated, as it really depends on the work of art and the painting's condition. I am familiar with the value of a Yvonne Canu painting, and I have seen various auction results from Christie's, Sotheby's, and other auction houses that have sold Canu paintings.
If you own and would like to sell a Yvonne Canu oil painting, please contact me here and put "Yvonne Canu" in the subject line. → Read More
For most of us in the US, the 4th of July is about celebrating our independence with BBQ, beer, and maybe the beach. While Independence Day is a fun day for family and friends, let's not forget those who are making sacrifices by serving in the armed forces. It has to be difficult for them and their families.
On holidays like this, we should also keep in mind the men and women serving our communities as police officers, firefighters, paramedics...etc. These brave people (and their families) make sacrifices year-round so that we can be more safe, and sometimes it comes at a great expense.
To those of you currently serving here and abroad, thank you. I also want to thank those who have previously served this country. You are appreciated. → Read More
This isn't really related to domain names, but I want to share information about a Kickstarter campaign created by domain investor Richard Nachum Kligman. The campaign is to raise funds for Mianzi, "the first luxury fashion line meeting the needs of the special needs community."
You can learn all about Mianzi and what inspired it in the video embedded above. Kligman is seeking to raise $19,000 in the Kickstarter campaign, and he has already raised over $10,000 with 168 backers. There are just over two weeks remaining in the campaign, and hopefully he will reach his goal and be able to establish the fashion line.
Kickstarter is a great way to raise funds for a project, and I hope Kligman is able to reach or exceed his fundraising goal. → Read More