Here’s a really handy site if you live in Los Angeles and want to get information on a project permit or parcel.  It’s much easier to use than the city’s portal and gives you a visual map to search detailed permit info with a few clicks of your...
.africa top level domain about to launch

.africa top level domain about to launch

.Africa Update March 30th, 2017 The battle over the .Africa top level domain has been settled in California Superior court.  The new operator with be ZA Central Registry.  The Launch Schedule is as follows: The Sunrise Period for .Africa will begin April 4th, 2017...
Names Con 2017 Las Vegas

Names Con 2017 Las Vegas

The leading domain conference is happening today and tomorrow in Las Vegas 1/23/2017-1/24/2017 Day 1 Monday’s keynote speaker is Frank Schilling.  He discussed the growth of his Uniregistry platform which has had a growth rate since the launch of the new...
Smart City Challenge | Vulcan Inc.

Smart City Challenge | Vulcan Inc.

This is a really cool initiative lead by Paul Allen’s Vulcan Ventures:  In the Smart City Challenge, seven U.S. Finalist cities will demonstrate “what’s possible” when using data, technology and innovative ideas to spur city-wide Source: Smart City Challenge |...

Dotapp, what is Google planning?

It was pretty big news in the domain world when Google paid 25 Million dollars for dotapp in an ICANN auction last February against 12 other bidders including Amazon.  Since then there hasn’t been much news or information on what Google is planning to do...

Personal Domains

Personal Domains are a great way to use your new .build domain. What is a personal domain?  It’s a unique web address that you link to one of your social sites like facebook, linkedin, twitter, instagram etc..  Why would you want to do this? The simple answer is...
Why we need to innovate on the DNS

Why we need to innovate on the DNS

We need to expand and promote the DNS in a new way This is a Domain Name Association (DNA) Interview with me at ICANN 54 in Dublin.  I discuss why we need to innovate on the DNS in order to make the new gTLD program the success we all want it to be.  Everyday and with...

Why you need the right email domain name

When most people think about domain names they think of it primarily as the address for their website.  Why you need the right email domain name, is often overlooked.  Many things go into getting the best domain name for your company or personal websites and emails....

ICANN posts new timeline for earliest gTLD launch

ICANN posted the latest timeline today that shows the first gTLD’s launching Sept 5th of this year.  Based on this information we think that .build will be launching to Trademark holders by the end of this year and available to the general public in Q1 of 2014!...