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07|22|2007 02:27 pm EDT

Local Papers Picking Up AP Domain Story

by Adam Strong in Categories: News

Frank Schilling and others have covered the news that the Ari Goldberger and Larry Fischer article have hit the USA Today and Washington Post, but for me what makes the story about the story huge is that it’s hit the front page of the business section in my local paper.

What’s the big deal ? Well, for those of you who don’t know, I live in the middle of America, Springfield, Illinois to be exact.  Forget the fact that someone in the domain business still actually reads a printed newspaper and consider that Springfield, IL is a town with a population just over 100,000 in the heart of America. Sure, it’s always a slow news day here you might say. The hottest story for this town seemed to be the contest and subsequent loss to be titled the “official Springfield” of the Simpsons cartoon. The business section of the Sunday newspaper here is usually occupied with stories about federal interest rates or farm subsidies. So to me, a cover image and story about 2 guys making millions on domain names brings the domain business right in to the lap of the everday Joe in middle America who still ‘takes the paper’.  I don’t know how it will compete with the Simpsons story and allegations of ballot stuffing but the spread of this story is great coverage indeed.


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July 23, 2007 @ 3:24 pm EDT

The Fox Cable News at about 11:45 am PST July 23…

Had about a two minute segment on the new domain goldrush… and that .com was king.

It was not very good…way to short and it seem like the reporter did about 12 minutes of reasearch on the subject…the anchor new more about domain names than the reporter. Seem like to women just gabbing a bit to me.


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