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Archive News 2017  October

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Blockchain domains : What sells, and what doesn’t

New technologies, such as blockchain, offer the opportunity to diversify one’s investments into real applications leveraging old problems. During MERGE! 2017 I was able to accumulate a lot of hands-on information, on how existing systems such as inventory, contractual agreements and real estate will be benefiting from using a blockchain ledger. The list is expanding [...] Continue reading

Directnic acquires

Directnic announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire domain name registrar from Dark Blue Sea Pty. Limited. The transaction is expected to close later today. I was expecting this will happen since I wrote in September about Mike Robertson was returning to Fabulous. Mike’s LinkedIn page had not been updated [...] Continue reading


Sedo weekly sales led by

Sedo released their weekly sales and led the way at 50,100 Euros, ($58,355). sales 13 cctld sales 3 other gtld sales 9,999 Euros ($11,646)   Domain name Price Currency .COMs 50,100 EUR 24,990 USD 17,500 EUR 20,000 USD 15,000 USD 8,995 GBP 8,880 EUR [...] Continue reading

I Want My Name

Website plans, features, and hosting – oh my!

In my previous post, we looked into archiving content and/or entire WordPress sites, whether you’re looking to freshen things up or totally start fresh with your web presence. Now we’ll dive into what’s next. I’ve archived my old WordPress site, so I need to figure out what I want for my next site. Or [...] Continue reading


Security Researchers are Warning About a New IoT Botnet Storm Brewing

A brand new botnet, dubbed ‘IoTroop’, is discovered evolving and recruiting IoT devices at a far greater pace and with more potential damage than the Mirai botnet of 2016. Researchers at the security firm, Check Point, are warning that "a massive Botnet is forming to create a cyber-storm that could take down the internet. ... [...] Continue reading


Why 5G Is in Trouble (and How to Fix It)

I have a somewhat unconventional view of 5G. I just happen to believe it is the right one. It is trapped inside a category error about the nature of packet networking, and this means it is in trouble. As context, we are seeing the present broadband Internet access model maturing and begin to [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane

Sedo’s Weekly Sales:,, eSurf, EZCast

A slower week in the sales department (pretty much everyone was slow last week/ this month). This week’s list led with a, and had a nice mix of names. The sellers did very well on a few of these. Comps are good so take a look. Domain name Price Currency .COMs 50,100 [...] Continue reading

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