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September 24, 2018 23:58

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Cryptocurrencies may be Cold but Blockchain is on Fire

If anyone was crazy enough to day trade crypto over the last eight month, your life has likely become a nightmare world. Every major crypto-currency is well off its December highs and it doesn’t look like a turn-around is coming very soon. As many of you know, I am bullish on cryptocurrencies in the long […]

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Flippa confirms their focus has shifted from domains to online businesses, but I’m concerned about some of the scammy businesses I found on the site

Last week I wrote a post about how Flippa really fell off the map when it comes to domain names. I was happy to see that someone from Flippa actually read the post and commented. In their comment they confirmed my observations around their shift in focus but also corrected some confusion around irregular bidding […]

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Must-read article for any startup with a remote culture (or thinking of building one)

I’m a big fan of a remote work culture. Ten years ago it was a challenge to pull off, now it’s becoming the new norm. Thanks to tools like Slack and Zoom, teams can now be distributed and still connect up, look at each other when they talk, and easily share and communicate in realtime. […]

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Reflections on NamesCon 2018

I just got back from Vegas, and yes, I’m tired, but I’ve learned that the best time to write a reflections post is right when you get back and you’re still in the moment. If I waited until Saturday, sure I wouldn’t be totally exhausted, but everything wouldn’t be quite as fresh in my mind. […]

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If you invest in domain names, a recent UDRP decision should scare you

As someone who has been investing in domain names for over ten years now, I have tried to keep a close eye on UDRP decisions. Many people liken the domain name world to the Wild West but it’s important to remember that there are defined rules and regulations which, uh, the Wild West didn’t exactly […]

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Yes, a domain name can actually make or break your business

I was really happy to see an article that went live on Forbes.com on Monday about a subject near and dear to my (and many of my readers) heart – the real impact a domain name can have on your business. Sometimes when I get lowball offers on my domains, the prospective buyer says something […]

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Did you know you could buy a domain name for $1M and not be able to legally use it?

  It might sound crazy, but it’s true. You can buy a domain name for a million dollars (or more) and not be able to use the domain, or even worse, lose the domain because you are infringing on someone’s trademark. It’s something that many startups don’t think about until it’s too late, but the […]

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After raising over $67M eShares fails to secure the .COM and rebrands to Carta

In all honesty I’m pretty shocked about this one. If you haven’t heard of eShares let me drop a little knowledge before we continue since we’ve been a customer for years and I really like what they do. eShares (errr, Carta) allows startups to easily manage and grant equity all through a super slick, easy […]

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Yes, two-word .COMs can bring in price tags of over $1M in 2017

For anyone that thought only the best one-word .COMs sold for a million dollars, thinks again. Today one of the top domain sales of 2017 was announced, and it’s a two-word .COM brokered by veteran domain investors (and one of my favorite ppl on the domain industry) Larry Fisher. The domain is MyWorld.com and it […]

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Cutting the cord? You Tube is in the game but Sling is still better…here’s why

So I’ve been an on and off cord cutter for years now. It has been a strange experience for me since a few years ago I declared “screw cable, I can get everything I need through streaming!” and then I realized that I couldn’t watch the Olympics. In fact I didn’t even want to watch […]

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