Frank Schilling and the team at DomainNameSales.com released a pair of great videos geared towards end users. The first one, featured below speaks to the value of quality domain names and the second one is more about the DomainNameSales.com company. Thanks to Frank and team for producing quality videos about the value of quality domain names.
The following letter is a request to support the ICA that was published in the domaining.com newsletter on Monday. The ICA or Internet Commerce Association, is an organization that actively fights for the rights of domain name investors. I hope that if you are reaping benefits of domain name investing that after reading this letter you will consider making a donation to the ICA if you have not already.
The domain investing industry, as wonderful and exciting as it is, is pretty small compared to other industries and consists of a relatively small number of individuals, companies, and related service providers. It is very easy for our eclectic little group of domain enthusiasts to be outgunned by deep-pocketed interests from other industry groups who don’t know or care about domain investors and have no qualms about crushing our industry. Remember, most people wrongly equate domainers with cybersquatters.
Not to sound alarmist, but many of the *basic* things that you take for granted, such as the right to own lots of domains, park (or lease) a domain, even just re-sell a domain name, are all things that could disappear in the coming years if some of the more extreme “anti-domainer” and “anti-commercial” forces out there get their way. I am not kidding here.
The only organization that is actively monitoring ICANN and various government entities on behalf of domain investors is the ICA. And not just monitoring, either. Phil Corwin is right there, in the trenches so to speak, often the only person speaking up when a policy or rule is proposed that is not in the best interest of domainers as well as everyday domain owners. Phil is a tireless crusader for domain investors and we are all very lucky to have him on our side.
If you make a living buying and selling domain names, and you want to continue to enjoy the unique domainer lifestyle, I strongly encourage you to consider supporting the ICA.
No amount is too small, and you can donate right on the ICA Website at http://www.internetcommerce.
There is no other, and no better, organization out there fighting for your rights as a domainer. But ICA can’t continue doing so without your support.
Thanks for listening.
Board member of InternetCommerce.org (ICA)
While visiting with family at Easter brunch yesterday my uncle mentioned to me he saw some videos about domain names on Forbes.com over the weekend. My family knows I invest in domain names and being that domains are a hot topic with all the new TLD happenings I wasn’t surprised to hear that domain names were in the news.
I was curious what my uncle was talking about so I checked out Forbes today and was surprised to see that featured on the investing page was the iGoldrush report videos put together by Morgan Linton of Linton Investments and Paul Goldstone, CEO of iGoldrush.com.
It’s great to see that domain investing is getting more and more attention in mainstream media as a legitimate way to make money. Thanks to Morgan and Paul for collaborating and providing domaining videos for those eager to learn the ropes.
Thanks to the industry folks that periodically include me in their weekly #FF tweets. Today I’m posting some of my favorite profiles to follow on Twitter from the domain industry. Happy Friday! Enjoy the list…
Of course, don’t forget to follow me @NameTalent
Based on some domain purchases made this week, all signs point to yes.
DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John’s and Villanova are bolting from their current conference structure on June 30th, and are taking the Big East Conference name with them. This leaves a number of current Big East teams conference-less and needing to make some big decisions.
A Super Friends of Big 12 Presidents have been meeting at the Justice League HQ, deliberating on the future structural plans and naming possibilities of the new conference, which will have 10 members in 2014, and 12 by 2015. It appears they’ve settled on a rather patriotic choice.
Covington & Burling, the conference’s law firm, purchased and registered the domain names America12.org, America12Conference.com, America12Sports.com, American12.org, American12conference.com, AmericaTwelve.com and TheAmerica12Conference.com this week.
The teams which will reportedly comprise the America 12 conference include Connecticut, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, South Florida, SMU, Temple, Tulane and UCF. Navy is scheduled to join in 2015, and Tulsa is the leading candidate to become the league’s 12th member. The deadline for a new conference name is July 1st.
This decision obviously has some huge marketing and recruiting implications moving forward, if the domain names registered are any indication, America 12 is here to stay.
Originally posted on Astounde.