Showing posts with the label Domain Povus, POV U.S., or POV US – The POV Company?

Image -- Povus The POV Company ____________________ “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson The opinion pieces on this site have now been labeled (in search terms) as “Povus.”  How I acquired I like perusing expiring domain name auction lists. Most of the time, I don’t bid; too many of the domains are head scratchers, and their pending expiration is no surprise. (This is not to say that all expiring domains are crap; sometimes owners become ill, inattentive, and even die, allowing stunning domains to expire – but that’s another story for another day.) Today, an interesting domain popped out: Povme [dot] com, so I placed it on my watch list. I could see that the name would be garnering some bids, so I decided that it wasn’t worth it (to me). I was right: it closed at low $$$. Sorry. I would have been interested at the $25 range, but “no”

Don’t Worry, Dotcom! No Need to Move Over – Not Just Yet, Anyway!

Original Image: Ingemar Johansson v. Floyd Pattersson 1959 Wikipedia: Public Domain Photo ________________ “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot _________________ Okay, it’s time to weigh in once again on the new gTLDs (pro) and gTLDs (con) , and the preliminary numbers aren’t pretty. As of today, just a smidge over 1,000,000 new G’s have been registered for the 200 + released thus far, and some of those are a result of padding (also known as papering the house , as defined by veteran domainer Ron Jackson of ), via registrations “gifted” to often unknowing .com registrants. (See also Domain Incite .) I’m not going into this ethical lapse here, because in the long run, I don’t think it will matter in terms of overall success or failure, although it always matters when a business or individual sets out to deceive potential customers into buying a questionable product. If you are not already fam

J.Domains -- Why I Registered a .Domains Domain Name...

J.Domains -- J Domains _____________ Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature. – Albert Einstein _____________________ Many of my fellow domainers have stated emphatically that they would not be registering .domains, that it was too industry related. I totally agree; this gTLD is very narrow in its scope and will not enjoy massive registration numbers. That is fairly certain, though I do believe that a significant number of domainers will change their minds and register some .domains related to their businesses, especially when general availability (GA) opens on March 12, 2014. These are not reseller names, except, perhaps, to other domainers, a relatively small community, one that tends to be parsimonious (this writer included). However, I don’t intend to sell J.Domains – I doubt if I could recoup my original investment in it (low $$$, renewal fee, h

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