Sunday Updates and Thoughts

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Another Sunday, another snowstorm. I’ll spare you the details, but it looks like we’re going to get another foot +. Luckily, we have a snow plowing company that clears our driveway. Unfortunately, I am the walkway and stair shoveler. Needless to say, I am sore!

Here are some updates and thoughts on the weekend.

  • It looks like Bolt.com sold fairly recently. Bolt.com  was previously a social network, and it is now used by Bitcoin payment startup. There are quite a few brands called Bolt (Bolt Bus, car model, VC firm…etc), and I am sure the domain name was very expensive. Thanks to Jeff for sharing!
  • It looks like Tableau Software was able to purchase the Tableau.com domain name recently. Similar to Bolt, there are quite a few companies with the Tableau branding, and I am sure the domain name was expensive. Thanks to Troy for sharing!
  • Judging by the amount of tweets I’ve seen in the last couple of days, it looks like the ICANN Singapore meeting is well attended. I wonder how the size compares to the turnout at NamesCon.
  • George Kirikos made some interesting observations about new gTLD renewals in a series of Twitter tweets. This is going to be something to follow for all new extensions as the first renewal period comes around.
  • Looks like Shane timed his Twitter stock purchase pretty well last week. I’ve done well with my investment, too, although I don’t all that much stock.
  • There’s an interesting article on Vice.com about Gary Millin and his World.com portfolio. I think it’s probably one of the most valuable keyword portfolios around, and it’s filled with exceptional domain names. I don’t like the “squatter” reference, since owning keyword domain names like these is not “cybersquatting.”
  • Speaking of using keyword .com domain names as brands, Vice.com is a pretty good keyword .com domain name. The company likely acquired it from Anything.com back in 2010.

1 COMMENT

  1. For those who have no idea about Tableau, it is one of the best startup companies in Seattle and those who have invested early(yours truly) are reaping the $$$$$
    The stock has risen 200% the last 12mths

    Speaking about Seattle SEaaahawks

    Not a day goes by, some sports talk show is talking about the game and when football season comes around esp the SuperBowl, and guess what,
    Seattle Sea -hawks will be mentioned all and every time .
    That the good thing- free publicity to the city of Seattle, more tourism, more jobs and etc

    Remember folks, it is all about Entertainment.

    Go HAWKS!!

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