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  • mgilmour updated blog entry Where are the Leaders?
    It’s not often that I write a political blog but after a robust discussion with my daughters over dinner I thought that it was about time I put pen to paper. Almost every night I see all the candidates from both the republicans and demo ...
    yesterday
  • Thank you one and all for the well wishes.....had a great party last night and wished you were all with me. :-)
    3 days ago
  • Michael, congratulations! Wish I was there to help you celebrate.
    4 days ago
  • I just want to wish you Happy Birthday! Enjoy life like there is no tomorrow!
    4 days ago
  • Sounds like you're having a heck of a time, and well deserved I might add. So do you really paraglide? If so that's bloody awesome... you've got to post some video if it sometime! A very happy birthday and many happy returns to you! I look forwar
    4 days ago
  • will do ! txs Michael, and Happy Birthday !
    5 days ago
  • It’s once in a lifetime that I get a chance to write a headline like the one above. Yes, I’m turning fifty. I’m having a Hawaiian party tonight where Hawaiian shirts are mandatory….so Rick Schwartz and Rob Grant would be really happy wi ...
    5 days ago
  • posted a comment on Fix the Problem Enom!
    My experience with all things Enom -- yes, including even the simplest, most seemingly benign 'administrative matters' -- has been reliably dreadful for absolutely ALL of the 14 years I've been forced to tangle with them. They just don't "get it" ..
    7 days ago
  • mgilmour created a new blog post, Fix the Problem Enom!
    There are a number of basics to business. The first is that you remember to collect the money and the second is to never forget the customer. It just so happens that for quite some time registrar, Enom, has forgotten both of these.
    1 week ago
  • Awesome questions and it's great to be dealing with someone that has some technical experience. Can I suggest that we take this offline - contact me at mgilmour at parklogic.com and we can swap skype addresses.
    1 week ago
  • hi Michael, thanks for your kind reply.The architecture that I described, is already up and running. Our cost is cd$180 year ( VPS, CentOS, Apache, Bind ). There are 2700 domains under the server, and about 700 subdomains driving healthy traffic to
    1 week ago
  • Really interesting questions....hopefully I can answer them all: Setting the DNS to your own has a number of downsides. 1. Manage time and costs of your own DNS. 2. You need to have multiple DNS servers around the world so that there are minimal de
    1 week ago
  • Hi Michael thanks for the article. Is there a variation on results if the domain is pointed to the platform via DNS A Record ( as opposed to place the domain under the platform's nameserver ) ? For Example, under a VPS Hosting Account (with root acc
    1 week ago
  • So many domain owners get incredibly confused by all different companies that want to monetise their traffic for them. Which one is best? How do I really know if they are better than another? What is the best way to run a test? All of t ...
    1 week ago
  • We are working on it http://domainersanonymous.org/ we aren't done with the site just opened in fact plan to have it up and running within a month.
    2 weeks ago
  • That's a big challenge that will take a LOT of cash!
    2 weeks ago
  • I agree with you completely.....the acceptance of the new gTLDs by general users has been grossly underestimated by the majority of people from within the domain industry. It's a huge thing to change the mindset of users to accept as natural a differ
    2 weeks ago
  • posted a comment on Rightside - What are you doing?
    Instead of laying off people, I think they should start with Marketing efforts.
    2 weeks ago
  • This is sobering, Michael, since Rightside are in my neck of the woods (no more layoffs). Your analysis lays bare the guts being spilled in the battle for acceptance.Yes, many new GTLD's are (gradually) being embraced by end users. But the effort & p
    2 weeks ago
  • mgilmour created a new blog post, Rightside - What are you doing?
    Due to being a publicly listed company, Rightside, is a really interesting case study of the entire domain industry and in particular the new gTLD space. The company has accumulated enough domains that it is a good representative sample ...
    2 weeks ago
  • mgilmour created a new blog post, NamesCon and Presentations
    I’m finally over my jetlag from attending NamesCon in Vegas and back sitting at my desk. If I was to summarise the conference in a single word it would have to be WOW! It was an incredible event that really started on the Sunday and wen ...
    3 weeks ago
  • mgilmour created a new blog post, Arrived at NamesCon
    After around 24 hours of traveling I've finally reached Vegas for NamesCon! If anyone is around then ping me on skype, facebook or here on whizzbangsblog. I'll be the guy trying to stay awake and get into the Pacific time zone. ...
    1 month ago
  • mgilmour created a new blog post, Heading Back From Vacation
    I'm sitting here at the airport in Queenstown, New Zealand after a great weeks vacation in a magnificent part of the world. Almost as a parting gesture I couldn't help noticing that one of the the networks available at the airport was c ...
    1 month ago
  • posted a comment on My Predictions For 2016
    I have been relatively new to the domain market. I strongly believe keywords and valuable English names will hold their value. My concern is about the bubble. The number bubble. I am wanting to see where this will end. What would happen to their end
    1 month ago
  • mgilmour updated blog entry My Predictions For 2016
    At the end of each year I like to reflect on the past twelve months and then try to make some predictions for the coming year. In a nutshell, I believe that 2016 will see an incredible amount of change in the domain industry. Here’s a f ...
    1 month ago
  • mgilmour created a new blog post, Being Grateful At Christmas Time
    I love Christmas! It’s a time where my family comes together and we celebrate with great amounts of joy, laughter and of course, food. It’s a wonderful season that is full of love. A couple of weeks later we throw a ...
    2 months ago
  • I think that they really do care but have run into the Christmas rush.....
    2 months ago
  • Well, this is a sign of the "New" Escrow.com. No reply in several days. Nobody cares.
    2 months ago
  • As an eleven-year-old, I’ll never forget seeing Star Wars (A New Hope) for the very first time. The path of the huge Imperial Star Destroyer simultaneously blazed its way across the screen and my mind. As a young kid I desperately wante ...
    2 months ago
  • Jackson, you said that it's "absolutely the same team" Isn't it true though that Freelancer has let two people go and at least another two have resigned? That's a large percentage of such a small team.
    2 months ago
  • It was a privilege to interview Jackson Elsegood, who is now the general manager of Escrow.com. During our time together Jackson shares a few things about himself and some of the exciting things being developed f ...
    2 months ago
  • mgilmour created a new blog post, Busy With Domain Opportunities!
    One of the biggest problems for many of us in the domain industry is there is way too many opportunities and sadly, not enough time. One of the great things about domain names is they’re so incredibly flexible with all of the different ...
    2 months ago
  • I get asked, “Michael, how can I grow my business?” a lot. More often than not my reply often starts by saying, “You’re not going to like what I have to say….” I’ve been in business for nearly 35 years and some thing ...
    2 months ago
  • ParkLogic has a client that is doing a little house cleaning on their domain portfolio and is placing eighty-six three and four character COM/NET/ORG domains for sale. The domains have been priced to sell. ...
    2 months ago
  • mgilmour created a new blog post, How to Grow Your Domain Business
    I get asked, “Michael, how can I grow my business?” a lot. More often than not my reply often starts by saying, “You’re not going to like what I have to say….” I’ve been in business for nearly 35 years and some thing ...
    2 months ago

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Where are the Leaders?
It’s not often that I write a political blog but after a robust discussion with my daughters over dinner I thought that it was about time I put pen to paper. Almost every night I see all the candid...
Continue Reading...
Saturday Musings - I'm Turning Fifty!
It’s once in a lifetime that I get a chance to write a headline like the one above. Yes, I’m turning fifty. I’m having a Hawaiian party tonight where Hawaiian shirts are mandatory….so Rick Schwartz...
Continue Reading...
Fix the Problem Enom!
There are a number of basics to business. The first is that you remember to collect the money and the second is to never forget the customer. It just so happens that for quite some time registrar, ...
Continue Reading...
How To Conduct a Domain Traffic Test - Part 1
So many domain owners get incredibly confused by all different companies that want to monetise their traffic for them. Which one is best? How do I really know if they are better than another? What ...
Continue Reading...
Rightside - What are you doing?
Due to being a publicly listed company, Rightside, is a really interesting case study of the entire domain industry and in particular the new gTLD space. The company has accumulated enough domains ...
Continue Reading...
NamesCon and Presentations
I’m finally over my jetlag from attending NamesCon in Vegas and back sitting at my desk. If I was to summarise the conference in a single word it would have to be WOW! It was an incredible event th...
Continue Reading...
Arrived at NamesCon
After around 24 hours of traveling I've finally reached Vegas for NamesCon! If anyone is around then ping me on skype, facebook or here on whizzbangsblog. I'll be the guy trying to stay awake and g...
Continue Reading...
Heading Back From Vacation
I'm sitting here at the airport in Queenstown, New Zealand after a great weeks vacation in a magnificent part of the world. Almost as a parting gesture I couldn't help noticing that one of the the ...
Continue Reading...
My Predictions For 2016
At the end of each year I like to reflect on the past twelve months and then try to make some predictions for the coming year. In a nutshell, I believe that 2016 will see an incredible amount of ch...
Continue Reading...
Being Grateful At Christmas Time
I love Christmas! It’s a time where my family comes together and we celebrate with great amounts of joy, laughter and of course, food. It’s a wonderful season that is full of love. A couple of ...
Continue Reading...