You may have heard that Boston has been seeing a lot of snow. Yes, this is true. There’s snow everywhere. I love the snow, but for the first time I can recall, it has become a massive inconvenience.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I want to share a few thoughts and updates with you. As always, you are welcome to share thoughts about any of these updates or anything else in the comment section.
- Donuts launched a new website called Name.Kitchen, which “provides a kitchen atmosphere around the subject of name creation. It is especially geared toward entrepreneurs (aka “business chefs”) scratching their heads for ideas. We offer inspiration on cooking up that perfect identity.” I think it’s a good idea and would like to see how the company will promote it and make people aware of it.
- When I wrote about NameInvestors.com, I mentioned that Mike Berkens is using NameInvestors for his corporate website. If you’ve set up a domain sales shop that you’d like to share, I invite you to share it so others can see how they can be customized.
- If you see something in the domain investment business that you think would make for an interesting article on DomainInvesting.com, please contact me.
- I would not have guessed that Kanye West would be one of the first people to use a new gTLD domain name. Ironically, Justin Bieber previously announced he was using a new gTLD domain name, but it doesn’t appear that it is resolving right now.
- Cincinnati.com published an interesting article about a ruling in a Minesotta court that states domain names are subject to garnishment. According to the article, this means “successful plaintiffs now have an additional asset to look to for collection purposes.” It’s something domain owners need to be aware of if they are facing legal issues.
- If anyone thinks that the new gTLD program is failing, I think they should have a look at this article written by Kieren McCarthy. According to McCarthy, “Gerardo Aristizabal and his company Primer Nivel paid an estimated $30m for the premium piece of internet real-estate, beating out industry giants Google, Afilias, Donuts as well as five others.” Thirty million shows considerable faith in their valuation of .Blog domain names.
- I was surprised to be able to catch an Uber in Boston this morning, and it was a great relief to get a ride. After the ride, Uber emailed me and said I could share this promo link for someone else to sign up and get a free ride (up to $30).
- Domain investors who develop websites need to remember that their websites will likely need frequent updates. It’s great to get a website up and running, especially when it starts earning revenue. The unfortunate side effect is that it will likely require regular updates, both in terms of content and platform. This can become an issue if the site is making enough money to warrant the investment, but not enough that it is profitable if you’d be paying someone to run it or it takes away your time from something else (like other work or family).
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