Looks like it’s going to be a relaxing weekend for me. Hope you have a nice weekend, too. Here are some news updates that might be of interest to you.
If you are owed money by Snapnames as a result of the “Halvarez” shill bidding situation, this is a reminder that the deadline to accept their rebate offer is Friday, November 5, 2010, which is less than a month away. You will need to sign and return the agreement to collect the money owed to you.
I received a news release from a new domain registrar, NameSilo.com, that is scheduled to be released on Monday. According to the co-founder Michael Goldfarb, “Our basic concept is to offer the cheapest everyday domain prices on the Internet, simple and straightforward processes, powerful domain management tools and extremely high levels of domain security.” I visited the site and it looks like their pricing is $8.39 for .com names with privacy.
A couple of TRAFFIC-related news bytes from this week. Legendary boxing promoter, Don King, will be making an appearance at TRAFFIC. I am interested to see how it will tie into the conference. Also, Rick announced via email that the ticket price of TRAFFIC will be $1,495 on Monday only. If you haven’t booked your conference ticket yet, Monday is the day to do it.
Lots of news reports about the FaceMash.com domain name going up for sale, including articles on non-domain related blogs like PerezHilton.com. I do understand why owning a domain name with “history” like this would be appealing, but I don’t see the high value. Once this hit movie is an afterthought, it probably won’t get much traffic, and it’s doubtful the winning bidder would be able to flip it for more with all the publicity.
If you have any pet related mini-sites and you want to make a little bit more money with them, drop me a note in the comment section. I might have an offer for you to pay you to add an article for me.