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  • I made the big decision this week to purchase a rowing machine. After using it I’m sure that it’s one of those devices of torture that was first inspired by the Roman galleys that used to ply the Mediterranean Sea. I could have sworn th ...
    14 hours ago
  • Check out the previous articles in this series on the domain name industry. We now need to leap forward in time to 2014 when the first new gTLDs were launched. What does this mean for domain investors that ha ...
    2 days ago
  • I’ve just completed reviewing my travel plans for the next six months and it looks like I’m going to be doing a lot of international flying. This is good because it means more business but bad because I’m away from home. So where am I g ...
    5 days ago
  • This is the fourth part in the series on the Domain Industry and it continues directly on from the previously three. Even with the decline in traffic revenues they have continued to underpin the entire domain industry since its inceptio ...
    2 weeks ago
  • I've been a Mac user since 1984 (dad was an Apple developer) and always took great pride in how my computer always just worked. Everything I connected to it, worked. Every program, worked. It rarely gave me any troubles at all and just did whateve
    2 weeks ago
  • classic BSOD and one of the most senseless ones to get. I had Windows 1.0 also though I had only installed it just to see what it looked like. I actually did use a computer with 2.0 for a bit.
    2 weeks ago
  • mgilmour created a new blog post, Saturday Musings - My Windows Hell
    Just over a week ago I was busily typing up an amazing analysis for my blog that covered “the meaning of life the universe and everything”. In other words, it was brilliant piece of work that caused my heart to skip a beat or two as it ...
    2 weeks ago
  • I often find myself talking to my own kids about buckets. These aren’t the regular buckets that you carry water around in but relate more to the short, medium and long-term plans for your life. Over the years, I’ve found that having buc ...
    3 weeks ago
  • I was talking to a young man the other day and I told him that if I wanted anything done then he would be the last person that I’d ask. He was a bit taken aback by the comment and asked me why. I looked him in the ey ...
    4 weeks ago
  • I agree, Thank God we made it this far. Quite a journey full of experiences and hardship. Maybe the ones no longer here weren't meant to be here. Maybe they needed a fall for for the worthy to try again. Doesn't take much money to find an opportunity
    4 weeks ago
  • It's all too easy for domainers to forget that this is a real business, some will make lots of money, many will not. I only purchase domains which interest me, not as investments but as opportunities to build projects.
    1 month ago
  • I remember speaking at TRAFFIC Vegas 2008 and I put up the below graph on the projector. I indicated that the industry was in a mini-bubble with domains at hugely inflated prices. I had a large number of people come to me after my sessi ...
    1 month ago
  • The news is unfortunately not there to tell us good news. It's there to sell Ads. And the advertisers don't buy ads unless a lot of people are watching, and more people prefer to watch the bad news than the good news. My solution to this was to just
    1 month ago
  • Thank you for this post, and your commitment to work for a better world.
    1 month ago
  • Chris, thank you for your kind comments. As to answering your questions.....I started by taking some time out. No matter how busy you are a person can always take a couple of days to get their thoughts in order. I think that I need to write another b
    1 month ago
  • This post resonates with me in many ways. I want to be a leader (in some small way), and I get good thoughts about how to do it. But I get bogged down in day to day worries, distractions, and survival needs.Do you have any suggestions on: 1. Solving
    1 month ago
  • Recently, I’ve been getting increasingly frustrated! It’s a state that I periodically go through as I wrestle with what’s happening in my life. So in the end, I packed my bag, kissed my wife good-bye and headed off into the country for ...
    1 month ago
  • This article continues directly from Part 1 in the series "Critical Insights Into the Domain Industry" ...
    1 month ago
  • There’s nothing like a reworked root canal to stop you dead in your tracks. This week, through the auspices of my dentist, my body decided to take control of my mind and laid me up in bed with waves of headaches. To say wave’s makes it sound li ...
    1 month ago
  • I’ve spoken and attended a lot of conferences over the years….and clocked up quite a few airline miles in the process! During this time I’ve seen so many people come and go, businesses launched only to vanish and domain investments completely m ...
    2 months ago
  • I've been engaging sciencefiction.com so it will be interesting how it works out. :-) Thanks for the update on scifinovel.....I don't think I need that domain at this stage.....but you never know.
    2 months ago
  • We have SCIFINOVEL dot com going cheap if that helps. It would instantly make you stand out from the crowd and give you an outstanding platform to build a minisite or squeeze page about your sci fi novel
    2 months ago
  • posted a comment on Marketing With No Money - Part 7
    Maybe a press release....how bout sciencefiction.com?
    2 months ago
  • posted a comment on Marketing With No Money - Part 7
    just a late night Idea,..Maybe you can do a press release,...sciencefiction.com ?
    2 months ago
  • So it’s been a few weeks since my last post about how I’m marketing my science fiction book, Battleframe. I’m using this experience as a case study for marketing without spending any money. Many of the lessons learned are directly applicable to ...
    2 months ago
  • mgilmour created a new blog post, Domain Performance Analysis
    Understanding performance often requires getting really deep into the numbers. The other day I said to a client, “We like to understand which domains we win and which domains we lose versus a baseline.” Let me take you through some high level d ...
    2 months ago
  • A few days ago I wrote an article on the acquisition of Escrow.com by Freelancer.com. This morning, I had an opportunity to speak with both Brandon Abbey from Escrow.com and Matt Barrie, the CEO of Freelancer.com about the why the deal was good ...
    2 months ago
  • Yes, that is very true. That is exactly why I sold Bored.com for $4.5 million in 2008, see my reasons at http://www.impulsecorp.com/the-psychology-of-a-multi-million-dollar-sale
    2 months ago
  • It could be argued that it's a bit of a steal but at the same time my guess is that the single shareholder was a motivated seller. It could be that they had other more profitable options to invest. I'm only reading between the lines but to take ONLY
    2 months ago
  • That seems like a much lower price for escrow.com than I would have imagined. It is a business with growing sales and a large annual profit, an industry leader, and aside from all of that the buyer is getting a killer domain name.
    2 months ago
  • mgilmour created a new blog post, Freelancer.com Acquires Escrow.com
    In breaking news, Australian company, Freelancer.com has reached an agreement to acquire Escrow.com for $7.5m in cash. Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects.
    2 months ago
  • Thanks for that Louise.....I presume that you mean massage and not message though.
    2 months ago
  • Have you ever messaged a person? On Pistachio, my cat, I use my thumb and first and second fingers to gently knead the scapula, which are like the two shoulder blades, which go up and down and you can see them when the cat is stalking something, then
    2 months ago
  • Hi Jeff, Thank you for your kind comments....I must admit that Pepper provides an incredible amount of entertainment and fodder for writing about! LOL!
    2 months ago
  • Hello Michael,Its always a pleasurable joy and relief to read your Offerings. Thanks for blending Professionalism with Entertainment. You are rain to this somewhat parched Media Buzz soaked landscape. ThanksGratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group)
    2 months ago
Saturday Musings - Rowing is a Pain
I made the big decision this week to purchase a rowing machine. After using it I’m sure that it’s one of those devices of torture that was first inspired by the Roman galleys that used to ply the M...
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Critical Insights Into the Domain Industry – Part 5
Check out the previous articles in this series on the domain name industry. We now need to leap forward in time to 2014 when the first new gTLDs were launched. What does this mean for domain in...
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Personal Musings - Travel Tips for the Frequent Flyer
I’ve just completed reviewing my travel plans for the next six months and it looks like I’m going to be doing a lot of international flying. This is good because it means more business but bad beca...
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