David Castello is Psychic

David Castello saved me a lot of embarrassment this weekend. Earlier this year at TRAFFIC in Vancouver I asked David Castello which of two dates I should hold a domain name event in Austin: September 24-25 in conjunction with the Texas v. UCLA football...

Why New TLD Applicants Are Excited About .XXX

Hint: It has nothing to do with the actual TLD. Were you surprised to see so many new TLD applicants advocating for ICANN to approve .xxx at the ICANN meeting last month? Regardless of their thoughts on the top level domain name and the...

Help Pick the Date for the Austin Domainer Weekend

A deductible trip to Austin is in your future. This fall I’ll be hosting a domainer dinner in Austin, TX. The original idea was to have just a simple dinner for locals, but I’ve had a number of requests from out-of-towners to have the...

Open Source Choices (Intelligent Enterprise)

Open source was Best Supporting Actor in the 2010 Intelligent Enterprise Editors' Choice Awards . It plays an important part -- in some cases, a star turn -- for four of The Dozen top-category winners and for eleven of the thirty-six Ones to Watch ....

DNW’s Guide to Surviving Domainer Mardi Gras

How to prepare for New Orleans. The second annual Domainer Mardi Gras kicks off tomorrow in New Orleans. I’ve attended 100% of these shows, which makes me an authority to write this survival guide. ...