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Bodis Nice Buy Now Landing Page


One of my favorite breweries is The Alchemist in Stowe, Vermont. It makes the highly touted Heady Topper and Focal Banger beers (I am drinking a Focal Banger as I write this). While poking around, I found a really nice looking domain name for sale landing page on the generic (and valuable) keyword domain name.

Have a look at a screenshot of the landing page:

The landing page is relatively simple. It lists the purchase price at the top, a reference to the licensure of below the price, a purchase form on the right side, and an explanation of the purchase process on the left side. There is no sales pitch about the domain name, but the nature of this exact match .com domain name may sell itself.

I am not sure if the landing page was created by (more…) → Read More

Bodis is “Now Offering Bitcoin as a Payment Method”


Last night, Bodis sent an email to clients to announce it is "now offering Bitcoin as a payment method." I have not heard of other parking services offering payouts in Bitcoin, and it's very likely that Bodis is the first. I am not sure how the payments and account balances are adjusted as the exchange rate fluctuates.

I believe I received this email as a legacy TrafficZ client. As you may recall, it was announced that Bodis acquired TrafficZ earlier this year.

I am unsure about what prompted this additional payment option, but I presume there were client requests for Bitcoin to become a payment method.

Here is the email I received from Bodis yesterday evening announcing the news: (more…) → Read More

Bodis Acquires TrafficZ


During the last week of December, TrafficZ announced that the parking service was shutting down at  the end of 2014. I was a bit surprised that they chose to shut down rather than be acquired, especially after a commenter reported that there were still quite a few domain names using TrafficZ DNS.

According to an email I received this morning, Bodis has acquired TrafficZ. The email was sent to me because I have a  TrafficZ account (rather than as a news article to report), and there aren't any details about the terms of the acquisition.

Here is what the email said: (more…) → Read More