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Archive News 2012  August

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I Want My Name

.CO Domain Deal Sparks Startup Flame

Earlier this year we challenged you to think about contributing to rebuilding the economy through entrepreneurship. We also explained how the .CO registry is building a reputation as a secure and popular digital foundation for start-ups. Now from September we can pass on a fantastic reduction [...] Continue reading

Whats Your Name

Eastwooding, American Idol, Mitt Romney, Honey Boo Boo on trenD

Props to Clint Eastwood for being the most entertaining part of a three-day multimedia extravaganza. He ambled out on the RNC stage and tore up the crowd with his Bob Newhart-like skit of talking to an invisible Obama. However, in doing that, he unwittingly created a new trend. There was planking, Tebowing and now Eastwooding, [...] Continue reading

Whats Your Name

Do You Have A Microblog? What About A Tumblr Account?

DO YOU HAVE A MICROBLOG? WHAT ABOUT A TUMBLR ACCOUNT? If you haven’t embraced the idea of blogging as a way to improve your brand identity, it’s time to start. We suggest using a Tumblr account. This site is like taking the best of Facebook, Twitter and blogging and rolling them together in a [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

My Top Domain Development Articles This Year

One of the most popular topics on my blog has aways been Domain Development (aka Website Development). I know that a lot of Domainers are interested in understanding two things – how to best pick domains that are good development candidates and how to build a website. Below are some of my most popular [...] Continue reading

Rick Schwartz

Breaking: 40% of Mobile Traffic Either Fraud or Mistake According to New Study!!

Afternoon Folks!! They are starting to pay attention to sales and traffic and making money. According to this Fortune article, that just came out minutes ago, a BIG portion of Mobile traffic is worthless. Imagine that. Worthless traffic? Where have I heard about that?? Oh yes, I started writing about worthless traffic back in the [...] Continue reading

Domain Animal

Update: Most Commented Domain Blog Post Of All Time Surpasses 5,000 Comments

Last year I wrote about the most commented domain blog post of all time, and the fact that I predicted from the beginning the number of comments would reach epic proportion. As of October 2011, the blog post by Michael Berkens of TheDomains entitled The Next BIG Thing Is 3D, had already garnered over 4,200 [...] Continue reading


Considering Existing gTLDs: The .museum Top-Level Domain’s Potential

We keep talking about new gTLDs but, what about those generic Top-Level Domains which already exist and which no one talks about anymore? The .museum according to me I am referring to the .museum and .travel extensions which have existed for many years now. I particularly like the .museum because it [...] Continue reading

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