I am spending some time away with family, and it always seems that when a piece of domain name news makes it to mainstream media outlets, I am always asked, “did you hear about…”
This morning at breakfast was no different. I was asked if I heard about Bank of America defensively registering domain names with the CEO’s name. For instance, BOA registered BrianMoynihanSucks.com, BrianMoynihanBlows.com and many others. Of course the humor is that my friend Andrew’s article on Domain Name Wire was the impetus for the mainstream news, and it was funny to hear the store referenced by non-industry people.
It reminded me of the time one of my best friends emailed me an article written on CNET about the Sex.com foreclosure auction. Ironically and unbeknownst to him when he forward it to me, the article’s source was an article I wrote!