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I hope everyone is well?
I haven’t been online for the past week, well that’s not entirely true – I haven’t posted on RobbiesBlog.com for the past week as I was in New York on a family holiday to celebrate my mums birthday.
This was my first visit to New York, I have been to various parts of America previously but never the big apple… Talking about apple after 2 years my iPhone has decided to stop working so I need to purchase a new iPhone, I was actually going to buy one in NYC until they said it wouldn’t work on 4G in the UK which sucks so I need to buy a new iPhone back home.
Few tips IMO – Don’t go to The Plaza in NYC for High Tea – We went cost $500 for 6 people and the food and service was disgusting, Discussed a few issues with room manager who couldn’t care less and I would strongly recommend anyone to think twice before visiting The Plaza, The Hotel itself was beautiful inside and the bar staff where we had a drink before Afternoon Tea were great but I can think of a lot nicer places to spend $500…
Empire State was good but Rockefeller Center I would say is better and if I had to pick between them I would say Top of The Rock wins for Value for Money and Great Views.
So what did I notice while in New York in regards to Domain Names, Dot Com is King and I even seen a few .US domain names in use… I didn’t see many .net domains being used in shops or flyers but there was few and .org was heavily used in Not For Profit organisations.
Whats happened in the past week while I have been away…
There was a Tragic Helicopter crash here in Glasgow, Scotland and we unfortunately lost nine people in this accident, While in NYC there was also another terrible accident when a train derailed and more lives were lost also the sad news of Nelson Mandela & Paul Walker passing away.
In Domain news…
Everyone is talking about DOT Com being Dead – Which I think we can all agree has been a great marketing technique by Minds & Machines this is what they want and now the story has more chance of picking up mainstream coverage online. We all know DOT Com isn’t dead.
In other Domain News during the past 7 days…
Adam Dicker has completed a Six Figure Sale of Download.net, Aron Meystedt completed more sales in his HA.com auction bringing his total sales to over $1.5m, Mike Berkens reported over $75k in sales on four dot com domains in November but many more were closed and not disclosed. Mike Mann’s Phone.com has also been awarded its First Patent!, 1001.com sell for 100k, Marchex spin-off Archeo starts listing BIN prices on over 30,000 domains -Rick Schwartz likes some GTLDS!
I shall be back tomorrow with more regular posts and I look forward to catching up with all soon.