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The Frager Factor

Revealed: Google’s Competitors Are Its Biggest Advertisers

In the UK Globe and Mail expose of Google's ad practices, the reporter explores the discrepancy between the declining ad demand Google cites, and the strong Ad business thats constantly expanding. "Second in the list of Google's top advertisers is - a search engine which is one of the company's biggest commercial [...] Continue reading

The Frager Factor

How Much Can Frank Schilling Command For The Keyword Domains Google Charges $200K a Day For?

Recently we discussed how Frank Schilling realized early on that the world would need new skills, jobs retraining and it would happen online. The biggest new call-to-action niche: online education (I'm sure that you are seeing all the commercials and every Presidential candidate is saying the key to fixing unemployment and winning the future is [...] Continue reading

IDN News

EURid, UNESCO to present report on IDNs

The .eu registry EURid and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) will present on 6 November a report on the global uptake of Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs). The study is planned to go out at the 7th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan and it will present updates to the [...] Continue reading

The Frager Factor

GoDaddy suspends GOP ad firm’s websites for anti-Obama texts

Virginia-based GOP advertising firm ccAdvertising was behind a flood of anti-Obama text messages sent Tuesday night, according to Web domain records. By Wednesday morning, GoDaddy, a domain registrar, had suspended the firm's websites for spam and abuse. ccAdvertising did not respond to a request for comment. It is unclear how many people [...] Continue reading

Whats Your Name

Halloween Costumes 2012: The Namers Dress as the nTLDs (New TLDs)

With anything we do we need focus, so Nic and Nick, in compliance and web dev, respectively, came up with the theme for our 2012 Halloween Contest: Dress up like the nTLDs, or the New Dots as we call them here in the office. Turns out with as many as the new domain extensions that [...] Continue reading


The Year’s Biggest ccTLD Sale Tops This Week’s Domain Sales Chart With Another ccTLD at #3

The new weekly domain sales report is out at It was a great week for country code domains as the ccTLDs took two of the top three spots (and five places overall) on our new all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. The chart topper is also the 2nd biggest sale ever reported. [...] Continue reading

Hybrid Domainer

Go Daddy moves fast to correct the age glitch in Go Daddy Auctions

By: RH Go Daddy Auctions rolled out a new look yesterday and one of the biggest complaints was the age of the expired domain was not in the listing. I tweeted Go Daddy last night and they replied quickly that they would look into it. Paul Nicks left a comment on our post from [...] Continue reading

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