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Archive News 2012  March

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The Frager Factor

Why Blogger?

As an example, on WordPress, based on Google positions, which hadn't been updated in 16 months, generated around 350 page views per month in 2011. The first month moved to blogger, over 2500 page views ! That's mostly end user traffic and is another example of 100 visitors a day to a page [...] Continue reading


IPv6 DNS Blacklists Reconsidered

I opined about a year ago that DNS blacklists wouldn't work for mail that runs over IPv6 rather than IPv4. The reason is that IPv6 has such a huge range of addresses that spammers can easily send every message from a unique IP address, which means that recipient systems will fire off a unique set [...] Continue reading

The Frager Factor

Demandware: Cloud’s Biggest IPO +55% is also a Mass Developer

"The global cloud-computing market is expected to reach $148.8 billion by 2014" ~~ Gartner (that's a lot of stuff and a lot of need for new names) And guess what? What they do [...] Continue reading


ICANN’s secret “penthouse-level” domain program

Filthy with cash from incoming new gTLD applications, ICANN is secretly working on a new “penthouse-level domains” project, DomainIncite has learned. The program, detailed in leaked emails (pdf) between senior ICANN executives, will open up the space to the right of the final, overlooked dot in a fully-qualified domain name. The new “pLD” project will [...] Continue reading

The Frager Factor

At 3X S&P: How About Those Cloud Stocks?

Rackspace Hosting Inc. RAX (NYSE) $58 52 Wk High: 59.43 (03/27/2012)    52 Wk Low: 30.34 (10/04/2011) Inc. CRM (NYSE) $154 52 Wk High: 160.12 (07/19/2011)    52 Wk Low: 94.09 (12/21/2011) VMware Inc. VMW (NYSE) $112- 52 Wk High: 113.76 (03/30/2012)    52 Wk Low: 74.69 (12/21/2011) [...] Continue reading

Name Monetizer

Marchex Kills its SiteBox Domain Parking

I think I was vaguely aware that Marchex had a domain parking service.  Apparently it was started in 2006 but has been languishing lately.  As of May 1 the doors will close.  If you have domains parked there you should move them ASAP. Marchex made news back in 2004 when it went public as one of [...] Continue reading


Elliot Silver’s 1st photo as a dad!

Domain investor Elliot Silver became a father for the first time on Thursday, after wife Karen delivered a beautiful, healthy baby girl – Hailey. Elliot spent 24 hours with his wife and newborn at the clinic, and the Silver family is now back home. Here’s a photo of Elliot – clearly tired, sleep-deprived and scruffy, [...] Continue reading

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