Cute, But Not User Friendly

According to Ad Age, big brands may start to compete for vanity domain extensions. For instance, Pepsi and Coca-Cola might vie for .soda or .pop; Procter & Gamble and Unilever could vie for .laundry or .soap; and McDonald’s and Wendy’s could bid on .burger or .fries. Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the […]

domains.forprofit.com

LA Times sent a reporter to DomainFest, the annual get together of domain name speculators, brokers and developers. Two of the biggest practitioners, Oversee.net and Demand Media Inc., are based in the Los Angeles area and have collectively received more than $450 million in venture capital investment to fuel domain name buying sprees. The bidding […]

Hollywood Hijinx

According to the Los Angeles Times, some out of work creatives in Hollywood are managing to have some fun despite their situation. When the Hollywood studios say they don’t know enough about the Internet to pay writers what they seek for the streaming and downloading of their shows, they might not be kidding. That was […]

“Domain Name Parking” Morphs Into “Direct Navigation”

Looking for that perfect domain name to launch a business or a personal website, but can’t find a suitable name currently available for lease? You may have Marchex, Seattle-based media company, to blame. Louise Story, writing on the NYT’s tech blog, Bits, reveals that Marchex owns 200,000 domain names, 100,000 of which were acquired two […]

Lining Up The Dots

CreditCheck.com sold at auction in New York City today for $3,000,000. Seniors.com fetched $1,800,000. And so on. Probably my favorite of the lot is Cantaloupe.com, which sold for $25,000—not bad for a melon. [UPDATE] The Wall Street Journal (paid sub. req.) is reporting that Business.com (the business and the domain) is now on the auction […]

Domain Names For Sale

I’m cleaning out some domain names. The following domains are available for immediate purchase and transfer. I’d be willing to negotiate on most of them, feel free to drop me a line to shartley@gmail.com (be sure to mention the domain in question). The free appraisal service is graciously provided by Keith Pieper of Zetetic. Zetetic […]