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Old 5th March 2007, 01:58 PM
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An engraved name plate on his desk reads "Webfather"

There is the diamond-studded bracelet on his arm (right). There is the diamond-studded Rolex on his arm (left). There is the Escalade (spotless white) parked in the driveway of his Boca Raton home.

His name is Rick Schwartz, or, in some circles, the "Domain King." In others, simply "Webfather." [or in other circles @@@@@@@]

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/search/...head_0302.html
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Re: An engraved name plate on his desk reads "Webfather"

If he has that kind of recognition, then wtf does he need a plaque?

It would seem that the keystone to his empire is Porno.com, which doesn't seem to be the main term.

http://google.com/trends?q=porno,+po...ll&ctab=1&sa=N


Except of course in all those places he despises, like Balkans, Asia Minor and the more obscure parts of South America.

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There is the diamond-studded bracelet on his arm (right). There is the diamond-studded Rolex on his arm (left). There is the Escalade (spotless white) parked in the driveway of his Boca Raton home.

His name is Rick Schwartz, or, in some circles, the "Domain King." In others, simply "Webfather." [or in other circles @@@@@@@]

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/search/...head_0302.html
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Re: An engraved name plate on his desk reads "Webfather"

Does this seem strikingly odd to anyone; or should I point out the obvious?

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"The name of the game was for me to do everything in my power to accelerate the acceptance and understanding of domain names, which in turn drove the values up."
Then later in the article.

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During the last conference, Schwartz bought flowers.mobi — a new domain designed for cellphones and mobile devices — for $200,000.
Hmm... Everything in his power to drive prices up? Or am I misquoting?
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Re: An engraved name plate on his desk reads "Webfather"

I think we can expect to see more of the same, but that strikes me as an open admission of pumping domain prices.


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Then later in the article.



Hmm... Everything in his power to drive prices up? Or am I misquoting?
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I think we can expect to see more of the same, but that strikes me as an open admission of pumping domain prices.
Um, yeah it seems the same way to me also.
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Re: An engraved name plate on his desk reads "Webfather"

Seems to me that much of his gross sensitivity to IDN might stem from the fact that most of his traffic on Porno.com might be derived from just about anywhere that doesn' t speak English. This could make him highly vulnerable to IDN.
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Re: An engraved name plate on his desk reads "Webfather"

You guys really need to go visit someone with a couch in their office, to talk about your rickophobia problems.
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Re: An engraved name plate on his desk reads "Webfather"

"Then, instead of flipping it, he fills it with ads."

Internet whores have ruined the net. Every chump trying to make a buck putting up bullshit everywhere. I get 10k spams a week in one of my 12 year old mailboxes and every damn search brings up millions of hits of crap thanks to whores like him.
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Re: An engraved name plate on his desk reads "Webfather"

First time i have seen this feature , "click to listen"
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/search/...ead_0302.html#

Would be pretty cool to incorporate this feature in on the forum.


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