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June 21, 2018 10:32

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Donuts acquires .Fan after registry fails

Donuts, one of the original applicants for .fan, acquires it from failing registry. The owner of .fan and .fans has failed, and Donuts was more than happy to pick up .fan–a domain name it originally applied for. Donuts announced today that it has “re-acquired” the .fan top level domain name. Why the “re-acquired” language? Well, […]

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BREAKING: Domain Name Hijacker Jailed for 20 Years!

Morning folks, An Iowa man was robbed of his domain name at gun point. Doitforstate.com was transferred from the owner to the hijacker at gun point in his home!! He has been sentenced for 20 years for that action. A criminal complaint from the US Attorney’s Office in Iowa said: “Hopkins pulled out a piece […]

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When you’re an Early Adapter, it’s not a Surprise to be Early on the Exit as well.

Morning Folks!! When you are an early adapter, it’s not a surprise to be early on the exit as well. That means you move on from Technology and Fads earlier than those that show up late. As a group we were among the first to use social media. We will also be among the first […]

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Hilton’s next hotel brand will be Motto

Company registers domain names for Motto hotel brand. In 2015 I scooped that Hilton (NYSE: HLT) was getting ready to launch a new hotel brand called Tru because of domain names it had registered. The company is now getting ready to launch a hotel brand called Motto. Yesterday, Hilton registered these domain names: HiltonMotto.com hiltonmottohotels.com […]

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My Very First Visit to Candy.com

Morning Folks!! One of the deals I am most proud of is my candy.com deal of 2008. It has all the elements of what I like in a domain deal. Now, after 10 years, later this month, I will be going to Boston and while I am up there I will visit the Candy.com factory […]

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Supreme Court ruling leads to domain name bonanza

Punters register domain names for sports betting. Last month the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision that effectively allows states to legalize sports betting. This is a huge economic opportunity, and some people see value in registering sports betting domain names. According to .com domain name registry Verisign, these were the top ten “trending” […]

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.LLC and .INC domain names are on their way

With .Inc acquisition, we’ll finally see two of the better corporate identifier domains this year. It’s been a long wait, but two of the best “corporate identifier” top level domain names are coming to the market. Afilias’ .LLC domain name is in the trademark sunrise period until July 5. A landrush will run from July […]

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Estibot Appraises my Portfolio at $44 Million Retail, $2.4 Million Wholesale. Both are Wrong!

Morning Folks!! So Estibot came out with a tool to appraise your entire portfolio. It is very cool. I have never given a lot of credence to Estibot. Anyone that waives their appraisal in my face gets their email automatically DELETED and NEVER answered. Rookies! To me, it is strictly an amusement tool and I […]

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My Blog Posts are Less than 20% Perishable and over 80% Timeless.

Morning Folks!! I don’t write this blog to report news tho at times I do. I don’t use it for press releases fed to me by others in the industry for their benefit or mine. I don’t take advertisements. I am beholden to no one but my thoughts, opinions and truly strong beliefs. It’s truly […]

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Your NEED is not MY concern. What’s in it for ME?

Morning Folks!! I don’t care. It’s not important to me. If what’s important to you is not to me, why are you wasting my time? Why are you wasting your time? That’s not working smart, that’s working dumb. See John Jones thru their eyes. Stop selfishly looking it thru yours. John Jones does not give […]

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