A few weeks ago, I shared a video of Page How and Darryl Lopes talking about emoji domain names. I always thought it would be neat to video a couple of people from the domain industry having an interesting conversation about domain names, and this is the kind of discussion I envisioned. Someone shared another video about emoji domain names featuring Page Howe, and this one had a much wider audience.
On November 30, Vice News had a report about emoji domain names featuring Page. I missed the show and do not see a link to it online, but here is the preview that was shared by Vice News:
A new kind of domain name based on emojis is up for grabs, and one man thinks it’s his second shot at an internet gold rush
See it on VICE News Tonight, 7:30 on @HBO pic.twitter.com/iW2gxHqiR4
— VICE News (@vicenews) November 30, 2017
I am going to keep on the lookout for the full episode on HBO. It has not yet been uploaded to the Vice News YouTube channel. If I am able to find it, I will share it here. If you know where to find the embed code, let me know.
It’s cool to see this type of mainstream coverage about domain names.
i have lot of respect for Page, but I don’t think the cool emoji will take off though. But again time will tell.
Thanks for the post Elliot. I really enjoy domaining and wish i could do it full time like Page Howe does. I couldnt think of a happier,funner guy to have promoting domaining for us in a positive light!
So I am looking at how to find the full episode online somewhere since I don’t have HBO on my cable pkg. They are not making it easy that’s for sure.
ON HBOs vice site it says we can see full episodes on HBONOW.
I see that HBONOW is free for a month. “Stream Free for 1 month” @ HBONOW.com
If anyone can find a full link any easier than that, please post it here.
Unrelated note but kinda funny. I just Wikipedia-ed HBO Vice. Here is a direct quote, under the Synopsis category…
The show follows Vice journalists and founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi, and segment hosts Ryan Duffy and Thomas Morton as they go to different parts of the world, interviewing people on political and cultural topics. Subjects include political assassinations, young weapons manufacturers, child suicide bombers, Indian and Pakistani border politics, the Chinese one-child policy, climate change, and bonded laborers in Pakistan’s brick kilns, featuring the work of human and labor rights activist Syeda Ghulam Fatima”
We need to find an official Wikipedia editor and have them add Emojis and domaining to their Show’s Synopsis, just to lighten it up a bit!
Great Post Elliot ! Thanks for sharing !