Nashua Telegraph Gets It
Leave it to the parent company of my hometown newspaper, The Nashua Telegraph, to really get the importance of domain names. I just noticed that they own and operate NH.com, the guide to New Hampshire. Unfortunately, they can’t buy Nashua.com, as it’s owned by publicly traded Nashua Corporation and they won’t sell it (well, I offered 6 figures to their CFO over the phone and he said they wouldn’t sell).
Nevertheless, The Telegraph and its parent company own the premier online portal for New Hampshire. NH.com is easy to remember, easy to navigate to, and it just makes sense for a New Hampshire-based publishing company to own. When publishing companies like The Tribune Company are filing for bankruptcy and other newspaper publishers are distressed, The Telegraph and its parent company will be rewarded for thinking ahead.
I bought Lowell.com and Burbank.com not only because they will become the leading guides to these cities, but I can also expand to providing news. They might not consider these sites competition now, but in a few years, who knows.. Some newspaper companies thought ahead, and others didn’t (ironically, the Burbank newspaper is owned by The Tribune Company).
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