Saturday Morning Thoughts

Is it really Saturday already?   It feels a bit like the movie Groundhog Day with the past few days off.   Anyhow, here are some of my random, rambling, somewhat coherent (hopefully) thoughts this Saturday morning following the New Year’s festivities.

(Ironically enough, I accidentally hit post late Friday night when I wrote this instead of for first thing Saturday morning)

  • Have you ever seen an active company looking to sell its brand domain name? I hadn’t until I did a Whois search for There was a small graphic at the top of the page that said, “ is for sale. The owner of the domain you are researching has it listed for sale for $29484.” I know Internet Reit, Inc uses for its website, but I wonder why they’d be willing to let this generic brand name go for under $30,000.

  • I was just checking my stats this morning to see how much traffic my blog received last year. Well over a quarter of a million visits according to Google Analytics. That’s a big increase from the year prior and a very cool number to see. Thank you for visiting!
  • I haven’t had the chance to do this update yet, but I figured I would remind you while I am thinking about it. Don’t forget to change your copyright notices on your websites to 2010 from 2009.
  • I’d like to welcome some of my new advertisers and thank them for their support. and are new advertisers to my blog, and DomainTools has increased its presence. Of course, I would like to thank my current roster of advertisers for continuing to advertise on my blog.
Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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  1. One comment on the copyright. I’m not a lawyer, but as I understand it, one of the main points of the copyright is to establish when you authored a body of work. That is, to protect it and give you exclusive rights to it. So, if you update from ’09 to ’10, it may appear that you did not create the content until ’10. If someone else claimed an earlier copyright date, that could pose problems.

  2. Is there any quick way to change your copyright to 2010?

    I did find this JavaScript that will work from velvetblues (dot) com. You need to change the 2007 to your start date. It also works on a PHP website.

    now=new Date();
    © Copyright 2007-

  3. I came across a Spanish domain “drop” recently I was surprised to find. When I checked the Whois, the registration was still valid but there was a notice that IReit was auctioning off the name. Funny thing it looks like I will be the only auction participant. The name is not yet in my account but perhaps IReit is secretly auctioning off select domains? I was looking for a press release and your blog appeared…

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