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ConvertKit decides against renaming as Seva

After customer feedback, ConverKit decides to stick with its original name. Two weeks ago I interviewed Nathan Barry, founder of email marketing platform ConvertKit, on the DNW Podcast. Nathan explained the long process the company went through in coming up with tje new company name Seva and acquiring the domain name Seva.com. It was a […]

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Verisign launched קום. domain name for the Hebrew-speaking market today

Domains are available to trademark holders before an exclusive period for .com domain registrants. .Com registry Verisign launched its .com transliteration in Hebrew, קום., today. The new domain name, which sounds like “com” in Hebrew, is now in the Sunrise phase for trademark holders. Then from September 5 to October 1, registrants of .com domains […]

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.Best top level domain sold to entrepreneur who wants to make it a cryptocurrency play

Adding crypto to a new TLD? Why not. PeopleBrowsr has sold the top level domain name .best to The Best SAS, a Paris based company led by Cyril Fremont. According to a release, .best will become “a core component of a core component of a decentralized search optimized social network, where participants will be rewarded […]

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Where are the Hero’s? From Rick’s Never Posted Archives. Circa April 2007

Morning Folks!!  I am sure many of you keep asking or will ask why I spend so much time talking about things other than domain names. Well there are many reasons. The easiest example would be a real world developer. Before he buys the land he has done research to make sure it can sustain itself. That the traffic is good. […]

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Time Has Always Been My Best Ally. Numbers have Always Been My Closest Friend.

Morning Folks!! Sure I can rub people the wrong way sometimes. Many times. That’s what happens in life when you are totally frank and honest when asked a question. I don’t put if thru my “Friend Filter” to come up with a bogus answer not to piss them off. My friends are real friends to […]

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Closed Minded or Experienced? Know-Nothings Think They Know-Everything!

Afternoon Folks!! I wrote this a few days ago but decided not post it. Like over 150 others. Then this morning I read a blog post at TheDomains.com about how new blood in domaining thinks about old-time veterans like me. So here it is. It’s so easy for the know-nothings to dismiss us if we […]

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Local or Global? Your Domain Name may be the Decider!

Morning Folks!! Are you a local company or are you a global company? If you are a local company you can do lots of different things and tricks and not worry about it. Your business is small. It’s intended to stay small. That’s fine. However if you intend to grow and grow without limits then […]

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Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in.

Morning Folks!! One of the famous lines from the Godfather. “Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in.” That may be a line in a movie for most, for me it was a cautionary take because it is so easy to be pulled back in. It’s like going to a casino, winning […]

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Rick and Frank on Gtld’s Circa 2000. Back to the Future! PRICELESS!!!!!! MUST READ!

Morning Folks!! So, I have 153 blog posts that I have written and never published. This is one of them. My thoughts, Franks thoughts on new extensions from the year 2000. I wrote this back in 2014. Get ready to DIE LAUGHING! FOR THE RECORD and ON THE RECORD! Do you know what the difference […]

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6 Months off of Twitter, 3 months off Facebook.

Morning Folks!! I believe the last comment I left on Twitter before I deleted my account was on December 31st last year. Not easy to break a habit but this was not hard. Later on when the privacy issue hit Facebook, I did the same thing there. Trust is a big issue no matter who […]

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