You’ve seen it advertised on TV… ICANN is releasing roughly 1400 new domain name extensions into the marketplace over the next few years at a rate of approximately 10 per week from the current 22 domain extensions. What does it this mean? How will it effect you and your business? Which domain should you register for your brand? [Read more…]
For those not familiar with Bido.com, they sell domain names on a successful ‘power of one’ platform. This is one domain sold daily with an opening bid of $1.00 starting at 1:00 PM EST and the auction runs for 1 hour. During the auction, Bido.com invites guest members and domain professionals to chat for the hour during the auction and answer questions. This is a good time to meet some of the other domainers in the industry. [Read more…]
So you know, I build websites and along with that service, assist my customers with managing their domain names. I end up dealing with a lot of different registrars and web hosting as well as web developers and I’m here to tell ya, what a mess ICANN has allowed the industry has become.
Before I get into much more, I have currently been on hold and in live chat for over an hour and been oh hold for exactly 58 minutes with iPower.com. I have a client who had originally purchase his domain and hosting at IPOWER.com or iPower web. This is a company that resells domains to it’s customers from Tucows, commonly known as OpenSRS. My client wants the domain name transferred into his DomainPar.com account so we can set up hosting there as well. [Read more…]
When I think of GoDaddy I can’t help think of brunettes with big boobs and a pimpish looking Bob Parsons that hosts his own online talk show, similar in format to the Howard Stern show. This is the image that Bob Parsons and GoDaddy have incorporated into their websites and their advertising.
Recently, Fox television rejected two of the latest GoDaddy Ads . In his latest blog post, Bob Parsons writes:
“Last week, FOX network rejected Go Daddy’s Super Bowl ad because an actor referred to a beaver – a replica beaver that was, in fact, being portrayed – as a “beaver.” We were told that under no circumstance could we use that word, and if we didn’t say the word “beaver,” the ad would be approved. [Read more…]