Posts Tagged domain names

Big Brands are catching on - Posted October 15, 2010

Time for my broken record blog. Big Brands are catching on. I have continually blogged about this time and time again. the 80/20 rule applies to domains. 80 percent of the value of Generic Dotcom Domain Names are the brand value to an end user, be it a VC, start up, entrepreneur, or big brand. [...]


Key Points on the Evolving Value and Strategic Advantage of Category Domain Names - Posted July 30, 2010

I wrote this piece about a year ago, and thought it was a good time to re-share… Domain names are appreciating, hard assets just like land or traditional real estate. The difference is, that domain names (like the Internet) are still in the 2nd inning, with a “Wild-Wild West” element which often leads to returns [...]


A Brilliant Move - Posted July 23, 2010

I get very excited when I see a new company “get it” with regards to the power of a generic dotcom domain name as a primary brand. My friend Bob Diener got it when he acquired Hotels.com and changed the company name to it; Dealtime got it when they switched to Shopping.com. This week, my [...]


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 WhyAgent.com. 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 [...]


Every day can be a special day - Posted December 3, 2009

When i graduated college, a stockbroker friend told me, ” the great thing about this business is every day is a totally unique and different day. Anything can happen to the markets, a stock on any given day”. The same is with Domains. Facebook is a great example. For those who don’t remember, Facebook started [...]


Domain names are appreciating, just like land or traditional real estate - Posted November 16, 2009

Domain names are appreciating, hard assets just like land or traditional real estate. The difference is, that domain names (like the Internet) are still in the 2nd inning, with a “Wild-Wild West” element which often leads to returns when these assets are sold that outperform other asset classes. For instance, Computer.com was acquired for $250,000 [...]