Sunday Thoughts, Updates, and a Domain Sales Question
We’re in the middle of a drought and a heatwave in Eastern Massachusetts. It’s 97 degrees today, and we just got back from the local pond. One kid is watching Sofia next to me and the other is napping. I figured I would share some domain industry thoughts and updates with you.
But first, a question I just posted on Twitter:
If you were buying a domain name in USD and the seller would like to be paid out in GBP, what service would you use? It looks like Escrow.com only takes USD and Euros. I would use Sedo, but I don’t want to pay a commission for a private sale. How would you handle this? Believe it or not, this is the first time I have faced this predicament.
Bill Hartzer just published an interesting article on his blog, Are New gTLD Domain Name Owners Losing Traffic to Dot COM?
No surprise here, but John Berryhill won another UDRP defense last week in the case of BillyBobs.com. I am surprised companies still file UDRPs against domain names owned by Name Administration. By this point, it would be very difficult for a complainant to prove all three aspects of a UDRP in order to win due to the nature of the NA portfolio, and even if they happen to prevail in the UDRP, chances are good that they will be sued in a Cayman court.
I booked my trip to THE Domain Conference in Ft. Lauderdale next month. Will you be attending? See you there!
Here’s a new gTLD found in the wild: Letters.Foundation. The website was linked to in an article about Warren Buffet’s sister who is giving away grants to deserving people.
Last week at this time, I was just finishing the Pan-Mass Challenge. For those who are wondering, I am fully recovered and ready to ride again!
Having a great domain name that is also used for email makes it so much easier for people to remember. I usually have to repeat my Gmail email address for people, but saying X at Embrace.com is so much easier for people to remember without asking “what was that again?”
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