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Auctions + Markets for Domains, Domain Names + TLDs

Several years ago, one of my friends (who is not a „domainer“ per se) made a very insightful remark… – a remark that I have carried around with me ever since and also pondered over all this time (and indeed, … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Domain Name is the Medium

If you are “old school“, you might type in thenewyorktimes.com to visit “The New York Times”. It wouldn’t matter much, because that domain name also belongs to the company that publishes “The New York Times” — and so does newyorktimes.com, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Names vs. Words: Strings for Identity vs. Strings for Information

There is a long-standing tradition of distinguishing names from words — although it is not formally codified (even language itself is not “set in stone”, but rather is undergoing constant evolution — much like a living being), it can be … Continue reading Continue reading

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To Read or to Be Read

When I was a kid, I used to go to the library a lot… and read books. Before reading them, I would need to find them. For those of you unfamiliar with this process: This was the prototype for most … Continue reading Continue reading

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Wisdom of the Language — Nooblogs Essay

Today I wrote another “Wisdom of the Language” essay. If you are not familiar with the Wisdom of the Language, then don’t fret: This essay will hopefully summarize all of the salient points and also bring you up to speed … Continue reading Continue reading

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How to Tell Whether a TLD is a Generic TLD or a Proprietary TLD

Simply enter the name of TLD into the browser bar and then add .NAME In the .NAME registry, the TLD name for generic domain names are reserved words and cannot be register — so if you get no response, then … Continue reading
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ICANN’s Plan to Privatize the English Language: Dot Gay

A friend of mine, Ray King, is one of the applicants for .Gay — and he just wrote: The current issue is whether a small group of the Internet elite understand the problems with delegating a single company as the … Continue reading
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I book, I care, I think, I can

In the past several days, I have been confronted with a quirky issue. Let me explain the background with a hypothetical example, because I don’t want to name any specific details of the actual case. Last year, ICANN (the Internet … Continue reading
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Why domain names are more reliable than site descriptions, page titles and/or about pages

I’ve been spending the past couple days catching up on some of the backlog that built up in my RSS reader since Christmas… — actually I simply declared bankruptcy on some feeds that had accumulated hundreds if not thousands of … Continue reading
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In Advertising, Not Even the Paranoid Will Survive

The logical consequence of disintermediation is the extinction of advertising. Yet do not confuse advertising with marketing: Since every company will be a media company, marketing products and services via the company’s own media channels will become much more significant. … Continue reading
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