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Jeftovic: Bitcoin isn’t Tulipmania. Domain names were.

  In my new blog I have just posted “This Time Is Different” Part I: What Bitcoin Isn’t where I examine the substance of numerous arguments against Bitcoin. Tulipmania is a favourite, and after I looked at it I realized what happened with Tulipmania was much closer to what happened with domain names than with [...] Continue reading


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Only at NamesCon: Early Release versions of Managing Mission Critical Domains (signed)

I’ll be at NamesCon this year, I’m honoured to be taking part in the Cyber-Security, Domain Theft and Hijacking panel and O’Reilly will be sending down some rare, early release editions of my book Managing Mission Critical Domains & DNS, word is I’ll be doing a book signing on those on Sunday. I’m really looking [...] Continue reading


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Why I Sold Tucows

It’s  hard post to write, but on Friday I sold most of my remaining shares of Tucows. Last year – before the reverse split I sold a little more than half, and just now I sold most of the rest. I invested in Tucows back in 2005 or 2006  for reasons which were admittedly, more [...] Continue reading


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Vulture Investing on the Web: Buying Mt. Gox Bitcoin at pennies on the dollar.

Distressed assets may be the “extreme sports” version of value investing, but it’s a game as old as money itself. From Baron Rothschild faking everybody out and going long British gilts after the Battle of Waterloo, to the whole Marty Whitman school of investing in distressed assets, when something implodes, while most people scramble to [...] Continue reading


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Police demand summary domain takedown to hijack the traffic or else they’ll report RAR to ICANN

This morning easyDNS received a summary domain takedown request from the City of London (UK) police department, demanding that easyDNS take down a bittorrent search engine and redirect the traffic to an IP address that promoted competing, commercial music services, all based out of London UK. The takedown order made veiled threats that the registrar [...] Continue reading


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Wow, you can still hand-register 3-char .ORG domains.

Had an idea tonight which involved the string “0wo” (zero-w-o) and was surprised to be able to hand register 0wo.org. Also note that a few in this line are still available: 7wo.org, 9po.org, etc. They’re there if you look around. Not that NLL.org are worth anything but they can be useful for URL shorteners, etc. [...] Continue reading


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Back Up The Truck bAbY! I’m Buying Gold!

[ Woops, originally posted with link to wrong article ] I’ve been writing an article on gold over on Wealth.net which I wish I posted before today’s session, (which could be a key reversal day). In any case, since the gold crash back in April I am in agreement with the (microscopic minority) who think [...] Continue reading



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