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You have to see the business for what it is

You always have to see things for what they are, if you are going to delve into a business or other opportunity, you need to know the rules or lack of rules of the road. There is a lot of anger in the business, it ratcheted up over the summer from some conversations I have […]
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BrandBucket sales in August up 30% vs July

BrandBucket sent out their September newsletter, and while I know some readers believe if you don’t get the actual names that sold it’s worthless, I respectfully disagree. I would like the names too but I do believe any data you can attain has some value attached to it and is worth the read. Takeaways: When […]
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Branding 2.0 and domains

Image courtesy of various brands While traditional branding (Branding 1.0) focuses on “what”, domains add the “where” dimension to it. Well, I must say that I’m not a branding expert, so my knowledge about branding may be limited. As I understand, Branding 1.0 is about associating a brand with “what”. When you think of a […]
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The Chinese domain strategy of Walmart

Image courtesy of Walmart.com Apple has moved its Chinese iCloud data to China and India is considering a policy to require data to stay within its country. National governments across the world will likely impose requirements on local residence of local data as time goes on. The “one .com to rule them all” domain strategy […]
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Why do Chinese companies like acronym domains?

China is the largest owner of liquid domains according to the quarterly market report by GGRG.com. These are very short .com domains such as LL (letter-letter), NN (number-number), and LN (letter-number) .com which can be sold at any time because of a large pool of ready buyers. In this article, I’ll focus on the acronym […]
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Facebook, China, and Domains

He married a Chinese woman. He learned Chinese. And he connects with young Chinese. Mark Zuckerberg has made a lot of efforts to win friendship in China, including giving a talk completely in Mandarin at a top-notch Chinese university. Yet, Facebook is not in the Middle Kingdom. Well, it actually was in China – only […]
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