October 16th, 2014
It was one year ago that the DotGreen Community Inc.
was forced to withdraw its application
for the hotly contested .green TLD. This disappointing announcement came months before the fate of the .green TLD would be decided via ICANN’s auction process that saw companies with very deep pockets including Demand Media, TLDH (Minds+Machines) and Afilias all vying to become the official .green registry. Finally, after some backroom deals during the private auction for the .green TLD, Afilias stood as the lone and winning applicant for .green (to go along with their other color TLDs .black, .blue, .pink, .red).
Seeing .green become just another new gTLD released by a company purely looking to profit from the popular string would have been a tough pill to swallow. Myself and many others in the domain industry saw years of planning and promoting by DotGreen Community Inc. founder, Annalisa Roger in preparation for becoming the .green registry operator. Since 2007, the DotGreen Community Inc. has put forth a clear vision of how the .green namespace would focus on much more than just selling .green domains. Their model is one of promoting sustainability, furthering the green movement and partnering with environmental groups to help bring more awareness and action to environmental issues while operating the unique .green top level domain.
That’s why I was delighted when I read the story on DNJournal learning that Afilias and the DotGreen Community Inc. had partnered, giving responsibility of running the .green TLD to the DotGreen Community while Afilias would provide their back end registry services. This is a big win for both parties involved and for the greater green community! I have no doubt that Annalisa Roger and her team will be successful pioneers in the gTLD space and I look forward to an exciting launch. Congrats DotGreen Community!
July 31st, 2014
When registering new domains it’s always nice to grab a good .COM for two bucks or less! Using coupons is a very easy way to save $ on hand registering names. Many folks that register at Godaddy are also signed up for Discount Domain Club (DDC) where renewals for members are under $9. I prefer to transfer out to a more user friendly and secure NameBright.com for $8.53 before having to renew at godaddy.
Anyway, enjoy some coupons for cheap hand regs – you’ll need a CC/Debit card and no promises these codes will work outside the US/Canada or at all they do expire eventually! Special Savings! $1.99 .COMs now at GoDaddy!
Special Savings! $1.99 .COMs now at GoDaddy!
May 22nd, 2014
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
February 5th, 2014
In a Tweet and Facebook post by domainer and Bitcoin guru Niko Younts, he announced the sale of BitcoinWallet.com and BitcoinWallets.com for a combined $450,000.
BitcoinWallet (.com) just sold for $250,000 and BitcoinWallets (.com) is pending at $200k. #bitcoin #wallstreet
The sale was just announced on CoinDesk.com and goes into a bit of detail about the buyer Alex Charfen, an entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. These sales (assuming bitcoinwallets.com sales goes through) will rank #5 and #7 respectively on the DNJournal YTD chart and I believe BitcoinWallet.com is the biggest Bitcoin related sale of all time.
Congrats to Niko Younts, he has been buzzing about Bitcoin and BitcoinWallet.com for quite a while now. It was just 10 days ago in another Facebook post he announced that he announced at the most recent Bitcoin conference that he was seeking strategic partnerships or VC for BitcoinWallet.com.