Sunday Updates – New York City Marathon Edition

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It’s a big Sunday for me, but I feel lazy right now. My wife is running in the ING New York City Marathon this morning, and she’s been up since 4:30am. I will be running around finding a couple of good spots to watch the run, so I am sure I will be tired when it’s all done.

Here are a few updates for Sunday:

– Yesterday, Adam posted a comment in a post that appears to have turned into a  referendum  on .TV, “They might change their mind and use it when Google launches Google TV.” I hadn’t thought about Google using .TV, but that could change the awareness of .TV and bring more value. The big issue is that Google seems to be using Google.com/TV instead. In fact, Google.TV forwards to Google.com – not even their Google TV website. Whether Google brands .TV or .COM could have big implications for .TV investors (I am not one of them yet).

– The more I think about it, the more I know how valuable a generic domain name is to a business. You can see it with the sale of Quidsi (owner of Diapers.com and Soap.com) to Amazon. Even more important though is the founders’ entrepreneurial spirit, business  acumen, and ability to raise VC funding if necessary for growth.

– Speaking of Quidsi, it was reported on the Next Level Media, LLC website that Quidsi previously acquired YoYo.com for $500,000. I believe this domain name was owned by a well known domain investor’s company.

– Good article on TheDomains.com yesterday about separating different business units into individual companies for legal purposes. It’s a reason I have two completely separate companies with different focuses. It’s a good read if you are serious about domain names.

– I finally want to congratulate my brother Scott for passing the Bar in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I acquired a pretty easy to remember domain name for him to use when he’s ready… SHS.com.

7 COMMENTS

  1. The wife is in the marathon and you said,
    ” I will be running around finding a couple of good spots to watch the run, so I am sure I will be tired when it’s all done.” 🙂
    Best of luck to her. Everybody that can finish is winner in my book.
    Nice gift for the bro and it’s great to have a lawyer in the family.

  2. “Quidsi previously acquired YoYo.com for $500,000.”

    It is amazing this acquisition went unnoticed this long.
    Apparently, it changed ownership Jan. 19, 2010.

    Congratulations to your wife for competing in the NY marathon. She just loves challenges. (wedding, phd, etc)

    Please tell you wife to please cut it out, she is making the
    rest of us look bad.
    🙂

    “Your buIIshit out there makes us
    Iook bad, so diaI it down a notch.”
    “DiaI it down?”
    “Everybody’s sick and tired of hearing,
    ‘Put out more Iike Ruettiger’.”

  3. “Please tell you wife to please cut it out, she is making the
    rest of us look bad.”

    LOL, yeah no kidding. Congratulations to your wife, Elliot. You two seem like a motivated pair and that is inspiring.

  4. “… so I am sure I will be tired when it’s all done.”

    Lucky for you your apparently tireless wife can carry you home if need be. 😉

  5. @ Elliot Congrats to your bro, and a sweet domain name there for sure. Although after reading your blog for a while I cant help but think a better name for him professionally would be ‘nylawyer .com’ or close variation.
    I thought Id mention- your general advice brought me to shell out the most I ever spent on a domain the other day – I believe it sums up what you talk about most all day – ResonantDomains.com – thanks for sharing your insights 🙂

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