Just got back home after a weekend away, and I want to share some Sunday updates with you. Hope it’s been a good weekend for you.
– .XXX was approved last week by ICANN, and there have been a number of articles in the mainstream media written about the extension. It’s interesting to read some of the comments written by readers. I personally don’t see an easy/smooth adoption, but what do I know.
– Andrew Allemann wrote a guest post on TechCrunch about the approval of .XXX. TC publisher (Michael Arrington) has roots in the domain business, but he invited Andrew to write the article, and I always think it’s good when well-written and spoken domain investors are given a platform in a more mainstream publication. Take a look when you get a chance.
– I really hope this domain privacy dispute is squashed soon. I think it’s good that the information is out there, but it’s tough to read some of the personal insults that have been made by commenters.
– Unfortunately, there’s been silence from the one source that really matters to me at this point, which of course is Oversee. The company spokesman acknowledged that there was a policy violation (which led to an employee being placed on “administrative leave”), but there was no follow-up statement about how the company will prevent such occurrences from happening again in the future.
– I want to say thank you again to those of you where were able to donate money to the Ronald McDonald House in our effort to raise $5,000. We’re almost there – thank you!
– I have a general request for you to consider. Take it easy in your comments and interactions with others over the next few days. A shaky economy, the disaster in Japan, and the uncertainty in the Middle East and Africa have a lot of people on edge right now. Let’s try to be good to each other and limit the vitriol and negativity. If you can cut someone a bit of slack, now’s the time to be generous. You don’t know what burdens others are shouldering right now.
“Let’s try to be good to each other and limit the vitriol and negativity. If you can cut someone a bit of slack, now’s the time to be generous. You don’t know what burdens others are shouldering right now.”
Well said! I always wondered what it was about domaining that invites such bitterness and frustration.
I have always enjoyed your blog and appreciate your professionalism. Well said and well done. Great job at putting things in perspective. Keep it up!
@ Alan and Michael
What about the $700 for consulting fees? I thought you’d hit 5K already.
I don’t want the winner to pay until I have upheld my end of the deal and provided him with the consulting services.
Fair enough. In case this falls through, I’ll match the remaining contributions until a total of 5K is collected. I had been traveling the past 2 days and was hoping this would be over by now.