Category Archives: Business

Crowdfunding

A few days ago, at a meeting of the board of a development stage angel investment, the subject of crowdfunding came up. Although none present had first-hand experience with crowdfunding, it sounded like it might be a good way to … Continue reading

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Domains #6 – new gTLD update

Since I wrote last February on new domain extensions (gTLDs – general Top Level Domains), approximately 450 additional gTLDs have been launched. There are an additional 1000+ new gTLDs in various stages of approval and preparation for launch. With almost … Continue reading

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Web Developer Opportunities

Over the last several years I’ve acquired* a number of domain names – some were acquired for speculative purposes, while others were acquired because each seemed to be well suited for building a business that I’d probably find interesting. I’m … Continue reading

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Domain Names #5 – update on new TLDs

On February 5th, several new gTLDs launched!  From DotWhatever.com, we quote: “Today at 8am PST, a new phase in domain name branding begins as General Availability for seven New gTLD’s will now be available to the general public for registration:  .bike, … Continue reading

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Domain Names #4 – Selected resources

If the reader of the earlier posts on domains would like to dig deeper, I offer the following (curated) selection of resources. Selected resources on domains/domaining: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers – ICANN oversees the Internet. The ICANN portal for new … Continue reading

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Domain Names #3 – more on new TLDs

The ICANN process for new TLDs, in brief: There were 4 categories for applications: Brand (for owners of trademarked brands), Geography (by a city, state, etc.), IDN (non-Latin alphabet), and General (all else).  For each new TLD application, there was a $185,000 … Continue reading

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Domain Names #2 – NamesCon conference

Last week in Las Vegas, a new conference, NamesCon, took place.  Namescon was created in direct response to the expanding list of TLDs, a subject described briefly in the post Domain Names #1.  Evidently, the subject matter hit a chord, … Continue reading

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