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Late Night King Jay Leno and Domain King Rick Schwartz were among those rubbing elbows on the final day of the 5th Annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance Sunday. Diana and I joined industry friends at the spectacular 3-day event that raised an estimated $1 million for Boys and Girls Clubs. [...] Continue reading
Maria Falconer picked up the domain name Rambles.com to base her business on. I love single word generic domains so I asked her a few questions about he choice and her business. Mike: Tell me how you came across the domain name Rambles.com. Was it available to register or did you purchase it from someone [...] Continue reading
So I ran a poll recently: “The year was 2005 and somebody was hot on Halvarez’ trail.. GUESS WHO?!” and of course I didn’t include my own name from the 19 multiple-choice answers for a reason… Because, I mean, what would little ol’ Mikey know back in 2005? He was just a newbie teenager. A [...] Continue reading
Brand development can be fun, if you know what you are doing. There is a lot of talk about branding these days, but it is always so easy to tell when someone jumps on the bandwagon, without having the slightest clue. I am hoping to get some time to do some more blogging this year, [...] Continue reading
Sorry to always be harping on about ICANN; it’s the not exactly the most important organisation in the world. But it is the one bureaucracy I have come to know really well and so just can’t help but rail against all the things that infuriate people the world over when they come up against unthinking [...] Continue reading
I’m a big fan of companies knowing general information about me so that I can see better ads as I browse the web. I’m going to see ads anyway, might as well be ones that are interesting. I’m also fine with retargeting, the strategy of serving me ads based on a site I’ve been to [...] Continue reading
The first preparatory meeting for the 2011 Internet Governance Forum has ended with a significant degree of uncertainty thanks to ongoing bureaucratic delays. Over two days, representatives from business, government, civil society and the technical community met in Geneva in order to decide the path forward for the sixth annual meeting of the Forum, dedicated [...] Continue reading