Posts Tagged domains

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 [...]


Happy Thanksgving - Posted November 23, 2010

Wow, we are in the home stretch of yet another year, one where domains continue to be more and more important in the branding process, more and more recognized by large brands and corporations, more and more recognized by large ad agencies. BUT , we still have a long way to go. The continued availability [...]


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 [...]


Pepsi getting into the Prime Time Domain Know-How - Posted July 14, 2010

Great job Pepsi. Happy to see another brand that understands the power of a domain name. Last night, during the ho hum MLB All Star Game, Pepsi ran ads for a community giving back program, RefreshEverything.com. As you all know, every time a “Pepsi” type uses a domain name like this in prime time, on [...]


Domains Here on SimpleDomains.com - Posted July 12, 2010

As all the many dedicated, awesome readers of this blog know, we have never posted about our own domain names. But, with a recent flurry of activity around our names, I believed it was time to shed some light. At SimpleDomains.com, I have handpicked, dotcom only, generic domains that I believe are of incredible value. [...]


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 [...]


This week’s domain sales - Posted December 4, 2009

Some good sales this week. Russia.com: $1,500,000 Rio.com: $450,000 Dominio.com: $250,000 64.com: $89,000 Gameland.com: $55,000 Billets.com: $43,035 900.com: $40,000 Kasino.com: $35,000 PopStars.com: $21,000 HotShot.com: $20,000 Thesan.com: $18,500 Cartouche.com: $14,798


Why to use Dotcom. What about other TLD’s - Posted November 16, 2009

Why Dotcom. What about other TLD’s (extensions like .us,.biz,.me) There has been a lot of noise about other TLD”s; but that’s all it is, NOISE. Here are a few pointers: -800 numbers still rule. So do Dotcoms.