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Recent Domain News

Back to the Future: Two Geodomain Veterans Return With Plans For a New Conference

Two veterans from the geodomain space, Former Associated Cities Executive Director Patrick Carleton and Chicago.com Chairman Josh Metnick, have formed a new company that plans to stage the 1st annual GEO.FUTR Geodomain & GeoTLD Investors and Operators Conference in the fall of next year.

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Patrick Carleton and Josh Metnick plan conference for geo TLD applicants

Conference aims to help .city and .country operators hit the ground running. Two familiar faces in the geodomaining world have teamed up to create a new conference catering to GeoTLD and Geodomain owners. Patrick Carleton and Josh Metnick just announced the GEO.FUTR conference, which will occur sometime in Fall 2013.

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GeoPublishers.com Expo Provides a Wealth of Information During Weekend Run in Chicago

I’m back from the first ever GeoPublishers.com Expo that was held in Chicago over the weekend. The event featured a dozen excellent sessions that sent attendees home with great tips and invaluable information that will help them strengthen their geodomain based businesses. 

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The Big Question Now: Where Does the New GeoDomain Trade Association Leave Associated Cities?

A new non-profit trade association & expo serving the geodomain industry – GeoPublishers.com – launched Thursday. The birth of the new organization begs the question – what happens now to Associated Cities – the original geodomain trade association and organizer of the annual GeoDomain Expo?

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Huge GeoDomain News: Industry Leaders Launch New Non-Profit Trade Association & Expo

DN Journal Exclusive: Some of the biggest names in the geodomain world have joined forces to launch a new non-profit trade association at GeoPublishers.com. Fred Mercaldo, the Castello Brothers, Gordon Borrell & the owners of NewOrleans.com are among those leading the group & a new Expo that will debut next fall.

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The Biggest Domain Sale Reported So Far This Year Tops DN Journal’s Latest Chart

The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. I was away covering the GeoDomain Expo in New Orleans last week so you will be seeing double this week as we expand all of our charts from 20 to 40 positions. The biggest sale reported so far in 2010 tops the new chart, followed by the year’s #2 ccTLD sale.

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Fred Mercaldo Elected President of Associated Cities – Jessica Bookstaff New Sec/Treasurer

Associated Cities, the organization that stages the GeoDomain Expo has become a non-profit trade association and members have elected new officers to lead the group. Fred Mercaldo of Scottsdale.com was chosen President and Jessica Bookstaff of PigeonForge.com becomes Secretary/Treasurer.

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T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Milan & GeoDomain Expo Agendas Firmed Up – Shows Only 3 Weeks Away

With the opening sessions at two major domain conferences, T.R.A.F.F.I.C. in Milan, Italy and the GeoDomain Expo in New Orleans, less than three weeks away the agendas are firming up for both events. Here is the latest on what you can look forward to from these events.

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Skip Hoagland Adds Another .Com GeoDomain to His World Class Collection

Today in the Lowdown at DNJournal.com: Geodomain giant Skip Hoagland has joined with a partner to purchase a .com city domain website that represents one of Florida’s most popular resort towns. Also, a huge new marketplace that sells only .CA domains (Canada’s country code) has opened for business.

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After 7 Months Away on a Military Mission, Steve Morales is Back on the GeoDomain Beat

Steve Morales has resumed his geodomain duties at SimplyGeo.com LLC after a U.S. Army mission abruptly took him away for seven months. While his absence disrupted activity at the company’s main sites, his service earned Morales a commendation from the Commanding General of the Quartermaster Corps.

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A Popular Domain Industry CEO is Stepping Down and.the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Silicon Valley Agenda is Out

Today in DN Journal’s Lowdown: The popular CEO of Fabulous.com’s parent company, Dark Blue Sea, is stepping down…T.R.A.F.F.I.C. has released the preliminary agenda for this month’s conference in the Silicon Valley…and Friday is the last day to get the early bird discount for the GeoDomain Expo.

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Bido Helps Bail Out the Burros, The Smart Method Behind Domain Madness & An Appealing Expo Agenda

Today in DN Journal’s Lowdown: A Bido charity auction raises over $2,000 for an endangered animal shelter…Domain Madness introduced a promising new concept & banked over $136,000 in their live auction Tuesday…and the GeoDomain Expo releases a promising agenda for this month’s show in San Diego.

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The Hatchets Have Been Buried: Associated Cities Leaders Announce A Major New Agreement

Disagreements among leaders at Associated Cities (operators of the GeoDomain Expo) broke into public view last week and put the status of the show in doubt. Today we learned that a key new agreement between the AC owners has finally put their issues to rest and charted a new path for the influential group.

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Three-Word Domain Sells for $260,000 to Top New DNJournal Weekly Chart

The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. One of the largest three-word domain sales we’ve ever seen took the #1 spot on our Top 20 chart after changing hands for $260,000. Another six-figure blockbuster from the geodomain category passed the $150,000 mark.

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The Computer DN Journal is Written On Died Over the Weekend. Here’s Why I Built the New One from Scratch

When I returned home from the GeoDomain Expo my home computer refused to start. Needing a quick replacement but finding nothing but plastic junk in the big box stores I set about building my own. Here’s what’s under the hood now.

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