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The Frager Factor

Start a Company; It’s Your Only Hope of Living the Life You Want

Quitting your job may not be as risky as it seems. You should have done what you wanted a long time ago!Owen Frager likes a link.P&G To Lay Off 1,600 After Discovering It's Free To Advertise On FacebookCEO wants to put the brakes on his $10 billion ad budget.Like · · Share · 7 [...] Continue reading


Pre-Show and Opening Day Photos & Highlights from DOMAINfest Global in Santa Monica

The 2012 DOMAINFest Global Conference is underway. While the show officially opened this morning, there was a lot of pre-show activity last night including a big soiree hosted by Frank Schilling. We have photos and highlights from that as well as today's opening sessions in Santa Monica. [...] Continue reading

SEO Book

AHREFS Review: An In-Depth Look at a New Link Research Tool

Ahrefs is the newest entry into the link research tool space. They use their own bot and their own index (which they state is based on information from a trillion website connections). They claim their index is updated every 30 minutes and the fresh data is available to their users within 30 minutes of [...] Continue reading

Elliot Silver

20% of DomainFest Auctions Have Bids

With a couple of days to go until the DomainFest live auction, a little under 20% of the auctions already have bids. The live auction, also found online via Snapnames, will take place on Thursday, February 2nd at noon EST. I have highlighted the domain names I like in the auction and welcome your feedback. Domain Name [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

DOMAINfest 2012 – Day One In Review

Day one is winding down after a great day of seminars and networking. I spent most of my morning hopping from meeting-to-meeting and then headed over to the seminars for the afternoon. DOMAINfest brings Domainers and Domaining companies in from all over the world so there are some incredible opportunities to make deals whether you’re [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

National Car Rental sues over typo – a domain it doesn’t even own

Car rental company demands typo of, a domain it doesn’t even own. Vanguard Trademark Holdings, which owns the National car rental brand, has filed a cybersquatting lawsuit (pdf) against the domain name The company filed a UDRP against the domain name already. It lost that case in June. On the same day it [...] Continue reading

TheDomains Sells $1.13 Million In Domains reported $1,131,352 in domain sales for the week ending January 29th. The publicly reportable sales included in the total above came to $692,343 led by at $20,000 followed by at $12,500. Below is the entire list of publicly reportable sales: .com Sales [...] Continue reading

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