Saturday Morning Thoughts & Updates
Yesterday was a great day! If you follow my Twitter account, you know that the $10,000 Pan-Mass Challenge fundraising goal I set was met yesterday afternoon! With the help of friends and colleagues, we were able to raise $10,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, one of the best cancer research and treatment organizations in the world. There was a ton of domain industry support, and that is sincerely appreciated.
Here are some domain industry thoughts and updates I wanted to share with you:
Earlier this week, I wrote about how I don’t understand why so much money was paid to operate the .Web registry. A couple of friends shared their thoughts about .Web privately with me, and I will admit that I may be wrong about it. Time will tell how .Web is marketed, and we will see how consumers (businesses of all sizes) view this extension with their pocketbooks.
It looks like the owner of TrumpPence.com has set a price for his domain name. According to the landing page, the “Asking price is $475,000 or best offer.” It also says, “Sorry, but we are not considering any 5-figure offers.” It would be interesting to know what types of offers are being submitted. Depending on how the election goes, this name might not be worth very much by the end of the year.
There are only a few spots remaining for the HEXONET / NamesCon cruise in Vancouver next month.
Tomorrow is the last day to buy your NamesCon conference ticket (in January) with 50% of the proceeds benefitting my PMC fundraising ride!
Great crowdfunding campaign started by Kevin Murphy!
Despite the fact that I am not a domain broker, I still receive quite a few emails from people asking me to broker domain names. Sorry, but domain brokering is not something I am interested in doing. There are many great domain brokers though.
Interesting article about Cruise.CO on Sky News: “Luke Johnson’s investment firm is to sell Cruise .co in a deal estimated to be worth £50m” Thanks to Jag Singh for sharing this article with me on Twitter!
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