Archive for the Domain News Category

Go Daddy and the lost TLD - Posted February 7, 2011

Last night, as I sat watching the Superbowl at a great annual party that I had hoped to miss when I assumed I’d be rooting for the Patriots in Dallas (was tough to stomach last night), I witnessed the zenith of my many years of preaching that .com is the only extension/tld that matters. The [...]

The Beginning of the End - Posted January 25, 2011

I have been extremely vocal, via blogs and talks, for many years, on my concern that domainers taking dotcom generic domain names that could be superb potential brands, with deep useful content, products, or value, and “faking” it with a page of content here or there, to try to game the system and get in [...]

A Healthy, Happy Holiday to All - Posted December 22, 2010

A Healthy, Happy Holiday to all Domainers, Brand Managers, Advertisers out there. It was a good year for Domain Names and understanding their critical importance to the Online Landscape.  Generic Category Dotcom domains are growing in importance each year and the people responsible for online operations at companies small to large are BEGINNING to realize [...]

State Farm at it again - Posted June 14, 2010

Last night, while watching my Celtics take the all important game 5 (BEAT LA), I saw a prime time commercial on ABC for State Farm with the Domain Name I had 2 reactions. The first was , yah, another generic domain name in prime time by a major brand, something as you all know, I [...]

Super Bowl Ads and DOMAIN NAMES - Posted February 8, 2010

What a GREAT Super Bowl for Domain Names, domain awareness, and domain owners. First, Google’s Ad, which was the best done Super Bowl ad in my lifetime. It’s intuitiveness and understated approach was all it needed to be. Amazing that they have come so far that the ad they aired sufficed.  Yes , it is [...] - Posted January 11, 2010

First of all, thank you for all your positive comments on the blog posts of recent. I am still on a roll, and yet again, last night, saw another use of a generic dotcom domain (.COM only!) by a large corporation on Prime Time TV. As I tried to do anything but watch Football and [...]

Taco Bell’s prime time domain use - Posted January 8, 2010

The other day, wrote about how Dominoe’s used on its new prime time TV ads. Now, only 2 days later, Taco Bell is doing the same. All over the BCS Championship last night was Taco Bell’s ads for its Drive Thru Diet, with the domain Another big advertiser beanding the .COM and using [...] State of the Industry - Posted December 24, 2009

I just wrote my answers to Ron Jackson’s questions for his fabulous, annual state of the domain industry feature story every January. I have as much respect for Ron and DNJOURNAL as anyone in this industry so i will not post my thoughts until after Ron has the chance to publish them but believe i [...]

Check out Andrew Miller’s interview with Ed Keay-Smith ( via Skype - Posted December 17, 2009

Click on the link below to listen to Andrew Miller’s full interview (via Skype) with Ed Keay-Smith, Editor of Date of Interview: Wednesday, December 12th, 2009

OzDomainer - Posted December 16, 2009

I just did an interview/podcast with Ed Keay-Smith from Ed runs a fabulous domain site and is a tremendous interiewer. Look for my podcast sometime early next week. I will opine more about it at that time.