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Spotted: Two Totally Different Domain Names


I am always on the lookout for good domain names when I am out and about. Earlier today, I took a drive to Canton, Massachusetts to pick up some beer from a great brewery called Trillium. I ran in their 5k a couple of weeks ago, and I ran past a church that was using a .Church domain name. I didn’t get a chance to take a photo of the church sign then, but I remembered to do it today when I was in the area again.

On my way to take the photo of the .Church sign, I stumbled across a totally different domain name on the back of a truck. Apparently, there is a Del Monte warehouse right near Trillium, and the backs of their trucks proudly display the Fruits.com url (along with FreshDelMonte.com). Fruits.com was created back in 1997.

Here’s a photo of the back of the truck:

I Love Blog and Forum Comments, But….


I love reading forum posts and blog comments – both on my blog and elsewhere. The majority of comments are thoughtful, insightful, useful, and helpful. Even many that don’t offer these are adjectives have some utility in that they show agreement or disagreement with a topic or comment. Typically, comments and posts are fun to read and help people learn about domain investing. To those of you whose thoughtful or thought provoking comments fit into this category – thank you!

Escrow.com Releases Q1 2019 Domain Investment Index


As the largest escrow provider in the domain name business, Escrow.com is in the unique position of being able to see and analyze domain name sales data over a long period of time. Escrow.com has started to publish quarterly reports covering domain name and website sales transacted via its platform. This afternoon, Escrow.com released the Domain Investment Index report from the first quarter of 2019 (download the pdf here). The report has high level information about deals transacted via Escrow.com.

Here is some of the most interesting data reported by Escrow.com in this report:

Domain Names for 2020 US Presidential Candidates


The United States will be holding its next Presidential election in 2020. The Republican nominee will be President Donald Trump, and there have been more than 20 Democratic candidates who have announced their intention to run for US President. There will be a series of primary elections in each state which will determine the Democratic nominee for President.

Joe Biden Running for President, Using JoeBiden.com


Earlier today, former Vice President Joe Biden announced that he is running for President in the 2020 US election. He will be running against a large slate of candidates in the Democratic primaries leading up to the general election:

Whois Proxy Services Couldn’t Have Invented a Better Story


There’s a news story that has been making the rounds on major news outlets over the weekend about an attempted domain name theft at gunpoint. I have received quite a few Google Alerts about the armed robbery involving a domain name, and I think it helps illustrate why some people opt for Whois privacy proxy services on their domain name registrations.

Here’s an excerpt from the Washington Post article describing the incident:

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