Will Alex Salmond Scupper .uk? Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First minister is pushing for an independent Scotland and a referendum on independence will take place September 18 2014. The Scottish Nationalist Party want to see a totally independent Scotland, which could have big ramifications in lots of areas, like taxation, currency, EU membership and more. But f...
David Carter - Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 9:8
Google Search Results Have you noticed the Google search results pages today? They have changed the way they are displaying Adsense advertisements in their organic search results. Instead of blending them into the search results with a barely noticeable different background colour, they are now placing a very prominent “Ad” notice to the left ...
David Carter - Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 11:39
.uk – the good, the bad and the ugly Well, it’s not really any surprise that Nominet decided to push ahead with the introduction of the .uk extension, but what does this really mean for businesses and domainers. My own concerns as somebody who owns a large number of .co.uk names was that suddenly, I’d be faced with a whole load of competition from […]
David Carter - Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 7:47
Niche Names For Niche Markets As a long time advocate of using domains to produce mini-sites for the promotion of specialist products or services, today, I have set up a new site specifically to promote a single product for a very niche vertical market. In March this year, along with a couple of partners, I set up a new company […]
David Carter - Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 6:54
Renewals The domain game is getting interesting with the introduction of new TLDs, but for me and for now at least, I’m sticking with what I know – that there is still a demand for generic, targeted domain names in the .com space. That’s really where my efforts have been mainly concentrated for the past couple […]
David Carter - Monday, November 11, 2013 - 3:4
Hallofshame.com It takes a lot these days to motivate to me to blog about anything domain related, but Rick Schwartz’s new Hall of Shame.com is one of them. Rick has been a friend and mentor over the years and if you’ve not visited “Hall of shame.com” yet, please take a moment to do so now, because here’s a […]
David Carter - Monday, September 9, 2013 - 14:50
Domain Renewals This Month After letting so many domain names expire or having sold so many off cheaply, today I was faced with deciding which to prune and which to keep. Given the fact that most are no longer suitable for my core business, I let 75% of the renewal list go and kept those listed below – yes, […]
David Carter - Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 7:29
Delete. Almost Do you ever have one of those days where you just want to delete everything you’ve ever done online? This morning, I logged in to this blog with one intention, to delete it. The reason was simply that there’s little to comment on these days and those who might have needed some guidance in certain […]
David Carter - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 3:2
Not Another Survey? The ease of email and the Internet means that just about every retailer you visit now asks for a brief customer satisfaction survey from you, sometimes even after just a visit to their premises. It’s driving me mad and has done for a while now. After getting my car serviced, I was called by the […]
David Carter - Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 13:26
Decluttering The Internet It’s been a couple of years since I made a conscious decision to move away from domain names and more importantly, to stop making the impulse purchases. Since then, I must have let a few hundred go – either selling them or in many cases, simply letting them expire. Now to some in the domain […]
David Carter - Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 7:1
NamesBeyond.com The Saga Continues A name I caught in a drop last year was transferred to NamesBeyond as I described in an earlier post. It was frustrating that because of this (which I had no control over), I was unable to move the name in question to my preferred registrar for a period of 6 weeks. I duly waited and […]
David Carter - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 9:34
Pool.com Last year I caught a domain via Pool.com and as usual, ICANN rules wouldn’t allow a transfer out of the existing registrar for 60 days. Thinking I’d remember to try a transfer after this time, I forgot of course and last week received an email from another registrar, Namesbeyond.com, saying that ICANN had moved all [̷...
Looking Forward to Video Video will feature highly in all of my sites during 2013. In my last post, I mentioned PresenterMedia.com as being perhaps the best service I have ever come across online. What this does for Powerpoint presentations is amazing for the money and it’s great value if you happen to do a lot of presentations, which
David Carter - Friday, December 28, 2012 - 12:42
An Almost Irresistible Offer It’s been a while since I received a domain offer on a name that I don’t publicise, but this week I was contacted out of the blue by somebody sharing my initials. Why contact me? Well, one of my names is a three-letter .co.uk which also happen to be my initials – and hence the This content was taken from David Car...
David Carter - Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 18:9
The Best Site I’ve Ever Found In recent years (and not so distant) I have downloaded tons of software and have subscribed to tons of sites offering the latest, greatest thing – most of which have disappointed. Today though, I found something that is so useful that I have to share it – and no, it’s not an affiliate link. It’s