Jul 122011
Interview with Antony Van Couvering -- Part II

Here’s the second part of my interview with Antony Van Couvering of Mind and Machines focused on the business opportunity of new TLDs. You can read part one here. Q: Can you talk about your Espresso registry services platform, and the advantages that offers for new TLD operators? Espresso is the gTLD cousin of CoCCA, […]

Jul 082011
Talking Domain Names with Antony Van Couvering

Today I’m pleased to publish the first of a two part interview with Antony Van Couvering, of Mind + Machines. As you will read, Antony has been a force in the domain name business since before there way such a thing. The recent approval of new top level domains (TLDs) by ICANN promises to fundamentally […]

Mar 252011
A Conversation with Ali Farshchian, Founder of CircleID

If you are serious about issues involving Internet infrastructure, then you’re probably a member of CircleID. It’s the online community where the “big brains” of the Internet go to debate Internet technology and policy. I’d never claim to be one of those big brains, but I’ve been a member since 2005. And during that time […]

Mar 042011

A few weeks ago I published a post about xtranormal, a free online text to video tool. It’s a fun way to create animated videos and inject a bit of humor into your communications. I’ve been around the domain name space for over a decade, and I’ve been following the new TLD story closely. Seems […]

Feb 222011
Domainers -- Natural Born Killers of New TLDs?

I truly started utilizing LinkedIn only about three years ago. I had created my account years before, but it was in 2008 that I spent a little time and discovered the value LinkedIn can deliver. One of the best things about LinkedIn is how self-identified audiences form around specific topics to share information, network and […]

Jul 032008

Last week stories broke about a significant change in the way Internet addressing will be managed. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has opened up the process of assigning new top level domains (TLD’s), such as .com and .net. Potentially any string of letters could be a TLD — maybe we’ll see […]