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It’s a Busy Saturday


As my friends and family know, I can be a workaholic. I love what I do, and if I am not working on my laptop, I am generally on my Blackberry pretty much non-stop, especially during the week. I try to lay off on the weekends, but when I have a big project, I can usually be found working. This weekend is a working weekend, as you will see below in my Saturday updates:

  • I’ve been reading about the domain theft and hijacking situation on Domain Name Wire and Patrick’s Blog. As a friendly reminder, there are a few companies that offer extensive protection against domain theft like featuring a security key fob. I wrote an article about domain security last July, and you may want to check it out to see what some companies offer.
  • After a couple of months worth of work, has been re-vamped and re-launched with the help of Mike McAlister of Six One Five Design. Businesses will now be able to sign up, create listings, and pay on their own, much like I have successfully implemented on a couple of other websites. There are still a number of links that aren’t working and things that need to be fixed, but it’s almost there. If you have a few minutes and check out the site, please let me know if you see any bugs (I know the site is running slowly right now).
  • I want to send a BIG THANK YOU to Tony Kanakaris of and for making a $500 contribution to the Ronald McDonald House for our 5 Boro Bike Tour. Not only is this the largest contribution to date, it also put us over our $2,500 goal. The Ronald McDonald House does some great things for children with cancer and their families, and they can use all of the funding people can contribute. I think Karen and I may raise our goal since some friends and family haven’t contributed what they pledged in private.
  • If you are celebrating, I want to wish you and your family a happy Easter. I hope you are able to enjoy the holiday with family and friends.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (3)


    It’s for a GREAT cause. Good luck to you & Karen!


    April 3rd, 2010 at 2:13 pm


    Hi Elliot:

    Nice site. I am curious how it works out compared to before.

    From a branding perspective, I would increase the size of the homepage logo at least 50%. I think many new visitors to the site will get more impact and recall with a larger logo. (hate to sound like an ad-guy, but I am, BTW, I worked at Wunderman as well.

    Best of luck on the site redo,

    April 3rd, 2010 at 5:15 pm


    I don’t know if the logo needs to be bigger but it certainly is getting lost amid all the clutter up top of the page — I didn’t really even see it. I had to look for it. My eye would expect to see up top and to the left, not in the middle on the second line. I would simplify the top part of the page a little., more white space, etc.

    April 3rd, 2010 at 9:25 pm

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