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08|24|2008 02:34 pm EDT

Political Domain Name History and The Obama-Biden Campaign

by Adam Strong in Categories: Featured

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Barack Obama announces his running-mate, Joe Biden

Barack Obama discusses why he chose Joe Biden as his running-mate.

With yesterday’s announcement of the Barack Obama and Joe Biden ticket, Domain Name News has launched into full election year campaign coverage. We were at the announcement at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, to see what the Senator from Illinois would tell us about his choice for a new domain name.

Obama refused to comment on why his campaign is not using .mobi *. He refused to comment on whether he’ll be bidding on the ebay auction for ObamaBiden.org . . . . Well alright, he didn’t really refuse. He just couldn’t hear me shouting 25 feet away from him in a sea of his chanting supporters. :) Obviously, there wasn’t any chance I was going to do any talking to Obama, especially about domain names. In all seriousness though, if you are interested, I was actually at the event. Here’s my Obama-Biden campaign pictures.

Back to politics, domain names and Obama-Biden. CNN focused some attention to some of the more obvious choices for domain names for the newly announced Democratic Presidential ticket. ObamaBiden.com would be the obvious choice for the campaign, but before we discuss the Obama-Biden campaign and their domain name strategy, we thought we’d give you a little domain name history from past Presidential winners and hopefuls, a little law tidbit and then a snippet of domain history behind the Barack Obama campaign. (more…)

05|21|2008 01:00 pm EDT

The Domain Game: A Must Read

by Adam Strong in Categories: Featured

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The Domain Game cover art I was really excited when I received an advanced author’s copy of The Domain Game, How People Get Rich From Internet Domains on Tuesday evening last week. The book is by author and Wall Street Journal reporter David Kesmodel. I was done reading it by Wednesday. Obviously, The Domain Game was a book I couldn’t easily put down. I’m not a fast reader. I wouldn’t even really consider myself a book reader. I guess I read childrens books like my mom’s Where Do Angels Sleep to my toddler all the time, but I can’t recall the last actual business book I read. I skimmed The Search. I skimmed Built From Scratch. I did not skim The Domain Game. I will most likely have to read it a couple more times to let it all sink in. Keep reading for the details on the book, the author and my review of the book as a “must read”. (more…)

04|01|1910 11:30 am EDT

Domain Camp Seeks To Take Domainers Back To The Roots

by Frank Michlick in Categories: April 1

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Please note that the following is a parody intended for April Fools day 2010.

Domain Name News editor Adam Strong and Fin Lemonde have announced a new “back to the roots” event coined DomainCamp.  The new “unconference” seeks to reconnect domainers to the roots of where the domaining industry began.   New domainers and even old-school domainers that have been at it a long time can benefit from “slipping in to the shoes of some of the pioneers of this business” stated Strong.  “See through their eyes and learn how they got to where they are.

Events and outings planned for the month long excursion include :

  • Watermelon picking with Scott Day
  • Wiring and electrical demonstrations by Garry Chernoff
  • Visits to health care clinics with Dr Kevin Ham
  • Door-to-door sales demonstrations with Rick Schwartz

Accommodations are limited. Strong has reserved a 1984 Honda Accord, a VW bus and 2 double wide trailers for VIPs accommodations.  Up to 25 guests can be accommodated in tents, Strong’s parents basement or above his Uncle Gus’ garage.  Sleeping bags, Ramen Noodles and Mountain Dew will be provide for all guests.  “We really want people to feel the whole experience of what it means to be a domainer and feel that deep in their soul. This is a not to miss experience.