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I have a running bet with someone that I actually think I’m going to lose. The bet was that in five years we’ll be able to take a self driving car from his house to a restaurant. I told him that seems too soon, 8-10 years seems more realistic. Today Zoox raised $200M at [...] Continue reading
Welcome to the Daily Roundup a look back at the day that was in domains and other tech. Dick’s Sporting Goods wins the intellectual property of Sports Authority. Reported by Reuters Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc (DKS.N), the largest U.S. sporting goods retailer, said on Thursday it was the successful bidder in the auction for the [...] Continue reading
Today: Do you see new gTLDs being used? / Hyphenated domain names / .Store marketing strategy / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news that caught my eye today: Fastfood.restaurant – What kind of value does this category killer New gTLD have? Value of 5 Letter .com – Is the market still strong for [...] Continue reading
This week we’re taking a look at a few examples of end users who have migrated over to their new .Tattoo domain names. Specifically, it’s six different tattoo shops residing in six different countries. Screenshots are linked if you’d like to check them out for yourselves. PaintKillers.Tattoo, based in Saint Petersburg, Russia BigBadWolf.Tattoo, based [...] Continue reading
It's a wild election season here in the US. In the past few presidential elections, email has played a bigger and bigger role in messaging and fundraising. President Obama's campaign used email effectively, but sent huge volumes. In fact, the volume was so heavy, it led to a joke on the Daily Show: [...] Continue reading
Department of Commerce will still have a say over .com prices. Today, ICANN posted proposed contracts with Verisign (NYSE:VRSN) for the Root Zone Management Agreement (RZMA) and an extension of the .com registry contract. The RZMA is a necessary step for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to step out of its role in the [...] Continue reading