One of the things I love about going to conferences in the US is that you never know who is likely to turn up. This week I've been in Las Vegas for NamesCon which, as you'd expect, was primarily focussed on domain names and the domain name industry. However Matt Mullenweg was in town and dropped by for an additional session this afternoon. I've seen Matt speak a few times … [Read more...] about Matt Mullenweg Makes A Surprise Stop At Namescon
I'm in Las Vegas for the next few days at NamesCon. It's the first internet / domain industry event of 2014 and the list of speakers and attendees is pretty impressive. I'll be speaking on a couple of panels, but for now I'm going to try and see a bit of Vegas. I was here last year for a conference but didn't get to see any of the city, which is kind of normal, but still … [Read more...] about In Vegas For NamesCon
Marketing material from domain types can be incredibly boring, but the guys from DotZon did this, which is wonderful ! … [Read more...] about Very cool marketing!
James and I throw ideas backwards and forwards a lot. Generally speaking, however, he knows what I'll like and what I'll hate. This week he came up with a couple of very nice images for two very different things. One is for a talk I'm giving at a conference later this month. I'll be talking about domain names and how choosing the right one is important and, hopefully, how … [Read more...] about Tongue In Cheek Marketing
ICANN is currently evaluating a couple of thousand applications for new top level domains. Most of the applications are for new and interesting domain extensions (the bit on the right of the dot) that will provide greater consumer choice and foster competition. Unfortunately a smaller subset is from a companies that believe they have special rights to corner off entire … [Read more...] about Big Companies Trying To Monopolise .blog, .cloud and more