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Monday, January 21, 2019

The REAL Full list of Domain Names Owned By Frank Schilling

Research proves that "Frank Schilling" is the Mercedes of click-bait.

I fell for it today.

But When I saw Domain Gang's creative and whimsical invocation of Frank's name to deliver an important warning about Internet Privacy, I remembered that I actually have that FULL list.

How did I get this list? 

An accident really. I was searching Google for a UDRP argument and was offered a link to the list. I couldn't believe it. 

Perhaps the list was used by a lawyer as evidence in a proceeding? Some law firms store documents on their server, but forget to ban robots from searching those pages.

That was five years ago and I'm sure thousands of names were either sold, added or dropped since. I have no idea where that file is. Probably on one of hundreds of back up drives and disks. 

I blogged about some of the best names on the list years ago, but never revealed their owner or my source.

Some examples:


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Pot Billionaire Who Doesn't Smoke Pot

Today: Facebook, Samsung, CES, Marijuana, Tilray, eMail, Presidential Platforms

With the help of Big Beer and Big Pharma, Brendan Kennedy’s Canadian cannabis company Tilray has unexpectedly become America’s gateway to the legal marijuana industry.

The case for inbox infinity

For the week ending Jan. 11, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

2019: The Year Of Weird Domain Names

Today: Marijuana, Blogging, Domain names, Executive on-boarding

More than a dozen chief human resource officers from top companies offer advice on how to set yourself up for success in a new leadership role.

You start by connecting the dots

More tailor-made domain name endings are on the rise

Thought of the Day:


Friday, January 11, 2019

What's In a $350 Million Name? and.. Pot Stock Update

Today as Amazon celebrated it's 100th Million Voice Search device sale, I am reminded of our coverage and predictions for voice search going back 15 years. Yet some domainers are still pushing type in traffic and domain valuations weigh that outdated metric heavily. 

Voice controls are also expanding across other platforms, including PCs, tablets, connected TVs, cars and wearables. Combined with smartphones and smart speakers, the report forecasts the total number of voice assistant devices will reach 870 million in the U.S. by 2022 – a 95 percent increase from the total of 450 million estimated for 2017.

What’s less clear is how the companies behind today’s voice assistants, like Google and Amazon, will generate revenues from their install base. Beyond the cost of the hardware itself, most voice assistants today are provided to end users for free, though the companies may charge developers for language processing.

However, Juniper pegs advertising as the biggest revenue opportunity for voice assistants, with the expectation that ad spend will climb to $19 billion globally by 2022. The report notes that only some number of voice queries will be product searches, which means advertisers will have to “build a brand’s voice strategy around information provision as well as sales,” explains the research’s author, James Moar.

Lots of interest below.


Friday, December 28, 2018

Wall Street Quietly Shelves Its Bitcoin Dreams

Today: Freelancer, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Platforms, Fake Internet

Working for one’s self used to be the definition of the American dream–and, apparently, it still is.
Millennials are now the largest demographic in the American workforce, and they’re increasingly deciding to freelance: 42% now freelance, up from 38% in 2014.

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and many more built it. But they didn’t come.


Thursday, December 27, 2018

Would Human Extinction Be a Tragedy?

Today: Human Extinction, Cyber Security, Employee Retention, Nike, Colin Kaepernick

Our species possesses inherent value, but we are devastating the earth and causing unimaginable animal suffering.

Nike blew past estimates for the quarter it released the Kaepernick ad.


Wednesday, December 19, 2018

What Weed Does To Sperm: The Next Wave Of Legalization

Today: Domain Names, Microdosing, Psychedelics, Weed, Pot, Cannabis, Apple, Cybersecurity, Grey Noise

Today: Social Media, FaceBook MySpace, Keywords, SEO, Wind-Powered Drones, Marketing, Blockchain, Crypto, GetSum EP8

The internet is a bustling place, with hackers constantly firing exploits against whoever they can. Cybersecurity firm GreyNoise is trying to filter out some of that noise.

Americans have been increasingly vocal about the potential benefits of psychedelics. But there are few, if any, black voices contributing the conversation. Why?

We don’t know yet if the changes are permanent

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