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Old 22nd May 2007, 02:29 AM
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Good domain article to inspire strategic planning

http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher...icId=100002731

I like the fact about Ham moving into making niche development...

start small & expand, development comes in all forms...

Got to give credit to DomainState members I found it posted over there.
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Old 22nd May 2007, 03:15 AM
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Re: Good domain article to inspire strategic planning

Great read and from June 2007
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Old 22nd May 2007, 04:24 AM
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Re: Good domain article to inspire strategic planning

Thanks, great article. Everytime I see Yun Ye's Marchex deal mentioned, I just wonder how much it would be worth today.

I found a quote from Frank Schilling on the subject...

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Marchex is a great example. They paid 164 million (155 plus stock) for the names in an 8.5X PPC transaction.. They presumably re-wrote a lousy traffic contract into a great one and converted that into a 3-4X multiple. But here’s the kicker.. IMO they absolutely positively own 25,000 mid-tier domain names (with type-in traffic) that are worth $20,000 each on a resale. That’s $500,000,000.00 And they still have 170,000 names many of which are worth 10’s of thousands to Millions (ie. Beijing.com, Debts.com).
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Old 22nd May 2007, 06:15 AM
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Re: Good domain article to inspire strategic planning

Thank you for sharing this success story, Olney.
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Old 22nd May 2007, 07:35 AM
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Re: Good domain article to inspire strategic planning

This article will probably create more enemies of domainers than friends.

And a flood of noobs all convinced that mysuckydomain.com is worth 1mm.

Watch for the IP community to pressure GAC/ICANN into shutting down wildcard DNS on ccTLD's.
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Re: Good domain article to inspire strategic planning

so he's the .cm hijacker

this is certainly gonna put a big arse cat in with the pigeons

is it just me, or is 2007 the year of the mega-domainer coming out


expect Yun Ye and Lord Lucan to make an appearance at a forum near you soon
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Old 22nd May 2007, 08:59 AM
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Re: Good domain article to inspire strategic planning

Probably makes little difference now.

IDN has put the fox in the hen house over two letter extensions.

A lot of countries are going to be moving away from them soon. Even in English Oman is likely to go to dot Oman rather than dot Om because the Arabs really do like to see things spelt out in full.

The other problem with ccTLDs is it is a bit like Russian Gas Developments. It is yours until they decide they want it back.

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so he's the .cm hijacker

this is certainly gonna put a big arse cat in with the pigeons

is it just me, or is 2007 the year of the mega-domainer coming out


expect Yun Ye and Lord Lucan to make an appearance at a forum near you soon
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Re: Good domain article to inspire strategic planning

I thought it was May 2007 WTF ?

And this is funny as hell !

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He once used a Vancouver post office box for domain-related mail until the day he opened a package that contained a note reading "You are a piece of shit," accompanied by an actual piece of it.
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Re: Good domain article to inspire strategic planning

During one six-month period starting in late 2000, Ham registered more than 10,000 names.
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Old 22nd May 2007, 07:12 PM
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During one six-month period starting in late 2000, Ham registered more than 10,000 names.
Those dates are very coincidental considering this guy is Korean!

Sounds like he got involved in the Verisign Test Bed?

Is the is guy an IDNer?
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Re: Good domain article to inspire strategic planning

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Those dates are very coincidental considering this guy is Korean!

Sounds like he got involved in the Verisign Test Bed?

Is the is guy an IDNer?
Let's be clear, sounds like he's a Korean-Canadian to me. Big difference. He may have no language skills to speak of. But if we are lucky, he's already a big collector of Korean terms....
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Old 22nd May 2007, 09:33 PM
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Re: Good domain article to inspire strategic planning

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Sounds like he got involved in the Verisign Test Bed?
Is the is guy an IDNer?
I don't know. IDNs are not mentioned in this article.

His idea to get traffic without buying domains is very original.
Actually he owns all .cm-domains that are not registered yet.
If you type in http://<any IDN/punycode>.cm/ in place of http://<any IDN/punycode>.com,
you will be redirected to Ham's web site. So we can consider him an IDNer anyway

As long as .cm doesn't support IDNs, Ham owns all .cm IDNs

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Old 23rd May 2007, 01:42 AM
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Re: Good domain article to inspire strategic planning

The cover story for business2.0 magazine is a pretty big deal especially with VC's and the like...just received mine in the mail today.

here's the biz2.0 link:
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/

Just slowly awakening the masses.
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Old 23rd May 2007, 09:26 AM
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Re: Good domain article to inspire strategic planning

Thanks for the article.

Yes, I realize that I am a microscopic turd compared to this guy.

Nevertheless, speaking of Cameroon, I'm sure I have this dude beat on Cameroon-related .com's, even if he has me on the .cm's.

Remember, Cameroon is mostly Francophone.

LeCameroun.com - French for "Cameroon"
Camerounais.com - French for "Camerooonian"
AfriqueCentrale.com - obvious meaning
LAfrique.com - " "
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Old 23rd May 2007, 09:46 AM
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Re: Good domain article to inspire strategic planning

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Thanks for the article.

Yes, I realize that I am a microscopic turd compared to this guy.

Nevertheless, speaking of Cameroon, I'm sure I have this dude beat on Cameroon-related .com's, even if he has me on the .cm's.

Remember, Cameroon is mostly Francophone.

LeCameroun.com - French for "Cameroon"
Camerounais.com - French for "Camerooonian"
AfriqueCentrale.com - obvious meaning
LAfrique.com - " "
Cute. No offense but I'd rather trade places with him.
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Old 23rd May 2007, 10:02 AM
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Re: Good domain article to inspire strategic planning

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Cute. No offense but I'd rather trade places with him.
Thanks for re-stating the obvious.
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Old 23rd May 2007, 10:03 AM
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Thanks for re-stating the obvious.
My pleasure.
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Old 23rd May 2007, 10:29 AM
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Re: Good domain article to inspire strategic planning

This guy's sure resourceful, i remembered checking out .cm a year ago, the registry simply closed shop!! I can't believe that they would give a foreigner the rights to all .cm. Has all the businessmen in Cameroon died??
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