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Nominees for 2020 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award

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The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) released the names of the nominees for the 2020 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award. The award, which is named in memory of Lonnie Borck, will honor someone “whose contributions have fostered a sense of community within the domain name industry.” There were nine people from within the domain investor community who were nominated for the Award. Listed below are the nominees along with the reason for the nomination, as shared by the person who made the nomination.

2020 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award Nominees:

2019 .ORG Impact Award Winners

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Public Interest Registry (PIR), the registry that operates the .org domain name extension, hosted its first annual Impact Awards last week. The formal event was held at The Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC.

Here’s the purpose of the awards, which were given to individuals and organizations using .org domain names:

“MUST READ STORY!!” Adapted for the Domain Name Business

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A read a tale entitled “MUST READ STORY!!” on LinkedIn this afternoon. It was posted by someone named Daniel Ally, and one of my connections responded to it so it showed up on my newsfeed. I am not sure if this was a rift on another story or if this was original to the LinkedIn post, but I want to share a version I modified specifically for the domain name business. For full context, please read the story on LinkedIn first:

Real Estate vs. Domain Names: $$$ > ROI

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A Google Alert notified me about Irv Erdos’ weekly humor column in the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper. In the article, Erdos discusses his domain name investment vs. his friend’s real estate investment. It illustrates the difference between a domain name investment and a real estate investment.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Brandsight Webinar: New gTLDs – The Past, Present and Future

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Brandsight announced it will be hosting a webinar featuring a discussion I think will be quite interesting. The webinar is called, New gTLDs – The Past, Present and Future. Brandsight’s Matt Serlin and Elisa Cooper will discuss the state of new gTLD domain names, and discuss how the landscape has changed along with what they expect to see in the future.

NBCU Announces “LX” – Using LX.com

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According to an article published in Variety, NBC Universal is launching a new television service dubbed LX:

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