Sunday Thoughts and Updates
Thanks to everyone who visits this blog. I am especially appreciative of those of you who share opinions in the comment section. As I mentioned to someone earlier, I don’t really censor comments unless I absolutely need to remove them. I ask that people are respectful, and the vast majority of comments are respectful and most are insightful. I appreciate it and I know others do, too.
As I typically do on Sunday, I want to share some thoughts and updates with you:
The Red Sox are off to a fantastic start! Monday is Opening Day at Fenway Park, and we will be there. Opening day marks the start of Spring around here, and we are finally getting some nice weather. Believe it or not, we still have snow in our yard.
When the official Verisign Twitter account tweets a link, it currently uses vrsn.cc as a url shortener. Since the company owns VRSN.com, it would seem to make sense for them use that as its url shortener instead. Yes, it is one extra character, but I think it would help show other TLDs aren’t necessary for url shorteners.
As a writer, I love the new gTLD domain names. There’s always an interesting angle to cover, and regardless of the topic, there are almost always comments. As an investor though, I am still on the sidelines for the most part.
I can’t believe my daughter is already 3 years old!
Congratulations to the winners of the World Domain Day 2015 industry awards:
Best Registrar: GoDaddy
Best Aftermarket Platform: SEDO
Best Parking Provider: DomainNameSales
Best Domain Blog: TheDomains
Best New gTLD: .CLUB
Most Popular TLD in India: .IN
Indian Domainer of The Year: Joy Antony
Best .IN Registrar: ResellerClub
Best .Bharat website: Cinema.Bharat
Many of the mainstream news articles about political domain names are amusing. 99.9% of names that are registered are worthless. CandidateName2016.info isn’t worth anything, regardless of the $21 million Ebay listing price. It makes a slightly humorous story for a slow news cycle, but it’s getting annoying. Having some of those speculators who buy garbage domain names identified as “domain investors” is a bit insulting to those whose domain investments are worth something.
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