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Predictive Domaining

Cross-linking your own websites

Cross-linking your own websites is an issue that comes up quite a lot. It seems logical to cross-link all the websites you own to spread the traffic across the website network and maximize the return on your traffic. However this can look spammy to search engine bots and it can result in links being devalued [...] Continue reading


Great Domains & VC Dollars Are Helping 30-Year-Old Jay Penske Build a New Media Empire

With acquisitions of,, & others, the 30-year-old son of auto racing legend Roger Penske is building an Internet media empire. Here's how Jay Penske, backed by $35 million in venture capital, plans to be a big winner in the transition from traditional media to online publishing. [...] Continue reading


Viral Videos (The Story of “Pimp My Sleigh”)

A few years ago I decided to take a shot at creating a viral video, to get extra traffic to (and maybe get mentioned on TV, put in a movie, given a record deal, or any of the other fun things that viral video tend to lead to). I had written songs before (see [...] Continue reading


Tomorrow’s at SnapNames

Here are some more domains for SnapNames tomorrow. Everyday for the past few days, there have been these types coming up for auction — all private seller domains. These names have over 20 bidders each with current bids from $200 – $600… For Thursday 11/26: For Friday 11/27: [...] Continue reading

Predictive Domaining

My favorite development tools are set to merge

I missed the announcement earlier this year that WordPress and WordPress MU would be merging. The less well known multi-blog WP MU is my workhorse supporting many websites on one codebase, perfect for developing many domains. BuddyPress, a set of social networking plugins for WP MU that I have used on select domains is also [...] Continue reading


When Millions of Americans Gather to Give Thanks Thursday 17 Members of Our Family Will Be Among Them

We're getting the decks cleared here so we can join the rest of the U.S. in celebrating one of America's biggest holidays Thursday - Thanksgiving Day. Like many Americans we will spend some time on the road traveling to a central meeting place where 17 family members from near and far will gather to give [...] Continue reading


3-Letter Swedish ccTLD Sells for Six Figures to Top DN Journal’s Weekly Domain Sales Chart

The new weekly domain sales report is out at It was another solid week led by one of the year's 10 biggest country code sales. We also saw two of the year's five biggest non .com gTLD sales this week as that category enjoyed its best outing so far in 2009. [...] Continue reading

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