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The Frager Factor

From The Archives: Bungled "Live" Branding Costs Microsoft Millions

Intrinsic value that's never analyzed and often overlooked. Managing the Cost of Site Rebranding- I forgot about this one but has lots to justify the price of a great domain. Bungled "Live" Branding Costs Microsoft Millions Saturday January 27, 2007 12:10PM by Preston Gralla in Opinion [...] Continue reading

The Frager Factor

In a message dated 4/24/01 12:56:33 AM, Lou writes:

Can I get some quick thoughts on something I thought highly brandable? net and org I was thinking some sort of fluoride plaque remover, target market kids. The two words have never been used together thus its virgin.  The name itself is hard to say without smiling.  Any thoughts on A. is [...] Continue reading

Domain Name News

.ORG increases prices to Registrars by 10%

As reported by, PIR, the registry operating the .ORG gTLD has announce a price increase of 10% effective July 1st, 2013. The new price to registrars will be $8.25, an effective increase of $0.55 per domain name year. This makes .ORG more expensive that .COM ($7.85) as of mid next year. Public Interest Registry [...] Continue reading

Domain Name News

Seven Hours to register for Webfest Global at the Early Bird rate

You a little less than 7 hours of the time of this post to register for next year’s Webfest Global in Santa Monica (formerly known as DOMAINfest Global) for $1,095. The rate will increase by $200 as of tomorrow. Webfest Global will be organized by’s DomainSponsor and will be held atFebruary 5-7, 2013 at [...] Continue reading

Whats Your Name

How To Write A Complete Privacy Policy For Your Website

HOW TO WRITE A COMPLETE PRIVACY POLICY FOR YOUR WEBSITE Your websites collect information from your website visitors on a daily basis. However, these website visitors need to know how their information is used and protected. For this reason, it is imperative that your business websites have a privacy policy. A privacy policy is a [...] Continue reading


DN Journal’s First Decade – 2009: Recession Arrives But Domain Investors Hold Their Own

The latest in our series of Lowdown posts highlighting some of the people and events we have covered in the course of DN Journal's first decade (our 10th anniversary is tomorrow - New Year's Day 2013), dials the wayback machine to 2009 when the Great Recession was starting to bite. [...] Continue reading

Elliot Silver

Braden Pollock: “If You Get Arrested for DUI Tonight…”

Braden Pollock, founder of Legal Brand Domains, LLC, owns the best portfolio of DUI related legal domain names, including He offered some great New Years Eve advice on Facebook this evening: “If you get arrested for DUI tonight, my company will probably mail you crap next week. You don’t want my crap. Be safe. [...] Continue reading

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