Frager Factor

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Why Nation States are Petrified of Crypto... Zuckerberg's Shadow Bank

Today: POT, Crypto, Libra, Bitcoin, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg

Fascinating history of money and our current financial system.  "In finance and economics, we keep stepping on the same rakes".

Katie Lundin is a marketing and branding specialist at Crowdspring, a marketplace for crowdsourced design services.

Why didn't Bitcoin crash when Facebook announced Libra? Because Libra isn't challenging Bitcoin. It's challenging the very nature of The State itself, and that's why lawmakers the world over are vigorously opposing it.

"The FBI says they're 'going dark.' Well yeah, because they've been staring at the sun."

Expensive regulation and high demand across the country have made the illicit trade more profitable than going legit.


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Dot US: Untapped And Extraordinary Value For American Business

Rapinoe Scores Dot Us Domain to put American exceptionalism on full display

Neustar® Selected to Continue Operating .US Top-Level Domain

@NY Times
The U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has awarded Neustar® the contract to continue operating the .US Top Level Domain (.US), the official country code domain of the United States, for up to 10 years, until 2029.

Neustar has successfully administered this critical Internet infrastructure since 2001, when the Department of Commerce selected the company to launch and manage the .US domain.

Like the United States itself, .US was built on the ideals of innovation and inclusion. Among the world’s most stable and secure domains, .US is the web address of choice for anyone with a dream to chase, idea to share, cause to champion, or business to promote. With more than two million domain names under management, .US will continue to be supported by Neustar’s award-winning infrastructure, team and experience, which is continually advancing from ongoing investment and product innovation.

Dot US is my own personal favorite domain. And one of the few dotCOM options that is still reasonably priced, and is not a crap shoot. It has unlimited potential and a solid base to grow from.

One day I got an email from a client's personal account. Noticing his use of dot US, I asked why. He replied he sees it as more personal than a Gmail address, and a sign of expressing patriotism and pride in the USA.

I already had corporate dotCOM accounts but I jumped in too. I remembered in the old days when I was out of business cards, I had a standard retort: "I'm not hard to find. I'm listed, and the only Owen Frager you'll find in the United States." So Dot US already had meaning ingrained in the hearts and minds of my network.

Now I am see Dot US everywhere, especially hosting cities, towns, and police departments. In fact, I pay my water bill, and renew my annual dog park, and beach, parking permits to a Dot US site.

Even Megan Rapinoe, U.S. Women’s Soccer Captain and arguably a national hero after the team’s recent World Cup win, uses a .US domain for her “soccer and performance training and lifestyle apparel business” at

Dot US Registration Is Inexpensive And Available If Your Dot Com Is Gone!

Patriotism and pride of place do sell in this world of ours and gives the Dot Us extension a real chance of growth.

Nicolai Bezsonoff, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Neustar’s Registry Solutions business unit said, “We are committed to ensuring that the .US namespace continues to have the industry’s most robust infrastructure and cybersecurity defense, including the highest levels of performance, resilience and capacity. We will also continue to work closely with government and law enforcement agencies to combat domain abuse, such as phishing and the sale of illegal opioids online.”

Domain junkie and Neustar executive Lori Anne Wardi recently published an insightful article on DNW about marketing the .US domain. Read about it HERE 

Check out this video above to see how businesses, families, and community organizations throughout the country are telling their own .US stories.

Some other brands using Dot US:

Zoom is a leader in video conferencing technology which this year launched a hugely successful IPO, after building a strong services and loyal brand following on its website 

FAB is an organization created “by artists for artists” to provide products and services that support people in creative fields to manage their finances. The FAB website is

Mastercard’s American corporate site with relevant information for consumers, businesses, government and partners and merchants can be found at

Established helps organizations launch new programs, projects, products or brands by supporting their strategy development and execution. Its website is  

Jess & Russ met through an online dating site in 2008 and in April 2011, Russ proposed. They built a beautiful timeline of their relationship and provided a paperless location for guests to RSVP for their wedding at

PL+US is “the national campaign to win paid family leave by 2022”, sharing resources and campaign updates at

Urban Us is a startup incubator with locations in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles that focuses on “startups solving city problems”. More information on its approach and portfolio can be found at is a bipartisan political organization focused on “solving big, complicated problems”, particularly in the immigration and criminal justice systems. It shares a wealth of news and resources at the website

Baby & Company is a Seattle-based fashion retailer offering a “strongly curated mix” of clothing for men and women at its website is solving a problem for political candidates by creating a simple way to build and maintain a professional political website. It promotes its services at

Between is a mobile app built for sharing and developing relationships, cleverly using a .US domain to mean “us” –


Saturday, July 20, 2019

Just Be Nice

Today: Google easy dropping, YouTube Celebrity, Be Nice

Emma Chamberlain is an 18-year-old high-school dropout with 8 million YouTube subscribers. She invented the way people talk in online videos now — and nothing about it has been easy.

A Belgian broadcaster obtained recordings of more than 1,000 conversations with Google's automated assistant, some including personal details and medical information.


Friday, July 19, 2019

A Domain Story

Today: Internet Outages, Xiaomi's Lei Jun, Ad growth to $149 billion, domain names 

Our fortnightly series profiling the mainland's economic elite looks at the man dubbed 'China's Steve Jobs', Xiaomi chairman and founder Lei Jun

You may not have heard of the Border Gateway Protocol, but you definitely know when it goes wrong.


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Man Who’s Putting More Sex Toys on Walmart’s Shelves

Today: Steve Jobs, Domain Names,Connected Car, Tesla, EV, Sex Toys, Personal Memory Bank, Manipulation,  Firefox Security Alert

From edge to AI - how the future connected car operates

The adult store industry made $9.5 billion in 2018, and sex toys account for nearly 80 percent of that revenue, according to a 2018 report from Ibis World. “I want to become the Kleenex of sex toys,” says Jamie Leventhal, whose small consumer products company was tapped by the giant retailer to create a new line.

Heads up. Beware of opening HTML files that are stored locally, with Firefox.

There are two ways to deal with problematic people: Either address them head on …
… Or “follow the line of least involvement” and ignore them entirely


Monday, July 08, 2019

90% Of Humans To Die In 31 Years

Today: Where Did Life Come From, Climate Hoax, Pluto, Connected Life, Solar Panels, Solar Framing, Creativity, Black Holes

Harvard scientists think there may be a "galactic Goldilocks zone" we're overlooking.

From autocomplete email to algorithmic news feeds, technology has turbocharged communication, but meaning and signal is being lost along the way

More than half of the world’s population will have to cope with 100 days of deadly heat every year. Extreme weather conditions, wildfires, heatwaves, droughts, and floods will ravage the earth. Nearly one-third of the world’s land surface will turn to desert. Entire ecosystems will collapse, beginning with the planet’s coral reefs, the rainforest and the Arctic ice sheets. 


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Top Traffic Generating Keywords on Frager Factor June 2017

Research tells you what's new, what's next and where the brands of the future lie

1- Google

2- Apple

3- Samsung

4- Mars

3- Future

4- Cannabis

5- Medical Marijuana For Pets

6- Retailers

7- Strand Book Store

8- China

9- Cannabis Woman

10- WhatsApp

11- Israeli Spyware

12- Cyberwar


14- Binance Robbery

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