Sunday Morning Musings
It’s been a busy week, so there are a couple of posts I haven’t gotten to yet. It was a big week for domain news, with Verisign submitting proposals to unlock the IDN versions of .COM and .NET. We’re also a few short days away from the General Availability of .CO.
Here is some other news of note:
- Domain Investors TV, Thursdays at 7:00PM PST/10:00PM EST: If you’re into domains and aren’t logging onto Morgan Linton’s FREE show, I don’t know what you’re doing with your life. He offers real-time reviews of people’s sites as well as analysis of search results, and the show is wildly entertaining. If you have any questions about web development or how to make money in this business, you need to check it out! http://www.morganlinton.tv and follow him on Twitter at @domainvestors.
- The “Friendliest and Most Helpful Registrar” Award goes to DomainMonster. I’ve pre-registered dozens of .CO names with them and liked that they *don’t charge you* unless you get the name. There have been a few times I’ve called with questions, and EVERY TIME I have reached a live person. They even took the time to add up and email me the estimated total of all my pre-registered names, because it wasn’t listed in my account. Big shout out to April and Pete! I’ll be looking to register more names there in the future, based on my experience this week.
- Guess Elliot’s Geographic .CO Domain and Win a $50 Credit to Name.com: Elliot’s Blog is by far one of the most entertaining sites out there, and Elliot found out this week that the domain he applied for through the .CO Founders Program was approved. He’s announcing it on Monday, but in the meantime, he’s running a contest to see who can guess the name. The winner gets a $50 credit to Name.com. Give it your best guess by going here! I already submitted mine.