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Sunday Afternoon Thoughts & Update


What a weekend so far. Not such a great goal for the US in yesterday’s World Cup match against England, but we’ll take it. I feel badly for the keeper though since this will surely be a Bill Buckner-esque play that will go down in history, especially if England fails to advance. Tonight is a big Celtics game, and today is a great day to relax and enjoy the weather.

Here are a few things that may be of interest.

  • There was a great article about Warren Royal and his venture in the Albany Herald, a local newspaper in Georgia. The article discusses how Warren acquired the domain name and then built the popular website.
  • If you have been thinking about applying for a .CO domain name via the .CO Registry’s Founders Program, now is the time to do it. Applications are due no later than June 15, 2010. I am in the process of applying for one, and if I am awarded the domain name, I will chronicle the build out process, as I am required to have the site launched by July 20, 2010. As an alternative, you can try to reserve one at a registrar like
  • While thinking about the June 15th deadline, I also just remembered that 2nd quarter estimated taxes are also due on the 15th of June. If you need to pay estimated taxes, don’t forget to mail them out tomorrow (note to self).
  • Someone emailed me about an adult-ish website that was hosted on Blogger that got taken down. I know it’s been said before, but you really need to consider this type of thing when you use a service like Blogger or even possibly WordPress. I don’t know if the site was removed, or if the owner was able to access his articles/posts, but it’s important that you control your content rather than be reliant on another company.
  • Just a reminder, the cost of .com domain names will be going up very soon (July 1), so now is the time to take proper action. You can renew your domain names for several years in advance or you can transfer them as some companies like have transfer specials going on right now.
  • It looks like Rick Latona is moving into other areas in addition to domain names and watches. His newly re-launched website has a section for diamonds, timeshares, and loans.
  • Francois Carrillo has started his own domain blog at His first post discusses why some accounts have been canceled. With all of Francois’ ventures and domain sales, this is going to be an interesting blog to read if he updates it frequently.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (4)


    Hi Elliot,

    Welcome back…we missed you in Vancouver. Are we going to see you tomm or Tues for the SES conference at the Hilton hotel.


    June 13th, 2010 at 5:18 pm


      @ Steve

      Thanks… I doubt I will be at the conference but may be at a party after… don’t know yet. I have a fundraiser on Tuesday night though.

      How was the conference? Were there as many people as DomainFest?

      June 13th, 2010 at 5:24 pm


    i’m surprised he is wanting to take his brand into those markets?

    What do timeshare, watches, diamonds and domains have in common?

    June 13th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Peter Askew

    if you haven’t seen already, Elliot..

    Warren was nice enough to let me and Shane Pike ( drop by his warehouse a few weeks back..

    photos from the visit can be found here:

    June 13th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

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