Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sibername Re-Auctions TBR .ca domains - Sibername has a list of TBR domains it caught for clients that were never paid for over the past months. Today I received an email that they will be re-auctioning these domains. The auction closes on July 30, at 14:00. (EST)

Some of the domains on their list include:


The link to the auction is here:


Microsoft and Yahoo finally agree on search deal - After years of speculation and failed talks, Microsoft and Yahoo have finally agreed to a search deal, involving Microsoft's new search engine

Highlights of the deal:

- It is a 10 year deal

- Microsoft didn't have to pay Yahoo an upfront fee

- For the first 5 years, Yahoo gets 88% of revenues from ads running beside search requests

- Yahoo gets the right to sell ads on some MSN sites

- Yahoo will save money by scaling down it's own search technology

- The deal won't close until early next year, and it will take time to integrate the search partnership. Antitrust regulators will also need time to review this deal.

My guess is Yahoo will be focusing more on news and social media. For example, their MyYahoo page lets you piece together the news you want to see on a daily basis by subject matter - sports, weather, technology, world events, etc. It will take some time and more details of this deal to see if it is a winner for both companies.

Read the full story here:


Monday, July 13, 2009

Domain conference to be held in Canada - Domain Convergence domain name conference to be held in Toronto, Canada, August 13 and 14 at the Radisson Admiral Habourfront Hotel.

Please read the press release below for more info:

Date: July 13, 2009
Contact: Frank Michlick, Chairman
Domain Convergence

Registration Now Open for Domain Convergence – Canada’s Only Domain Name Conference

Registration has now opened for Domain Convergence, a two-day domain name conference held in Toronto, Ontario, that teaches domain name owners how to develop and monetize their online portfolios. By registering for the event before July 20th, attendees can save $100! Also, there are still spots open for speakers and sponsors to participate in this exciting event.

Toronto, ON – July 13, 2009 – has announced that the early-bird registration period has started for Domain Convergence, a two-day domain conference scheduled for August 13 and 14, 2009 at the Radisson Admiral Habourfront Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. By registering before July 20, 2009, conference attendees can save up to $100!

Domain Convergence is the only event in Canada of its kind, giving domainers the opportunity to learn from the best and brightest minds in the industry, build new relationships through networking, and get the tools they need to stay on top of the ever-changing domain landscape.

There will be live training sessions on domain development and monetization as well as a special session about Canadian domains, which will be done in association with the Domain Owners Association of Canada (DOAC). The association will also hold their annual meeting at the event. Furthermore, attendees will be able to participate in an online auction which will accompany the conference.

“Domain Convergence is a must-attend event for everyone who is interested in domaining,” explained Frank Michlick, the Chairman at Domain Convergence. “Not only do attendees get the opportunity to learn from world-renowned industry experts, but they also have the chance to network with other domainers and pursue profitable relationships that would otherwise be impossible to develop.”

Registrations are now taking place at the early-bird special of only $649. This price will increase to $749 on July 20, 2009 and on-site registration will be available for $799.

Register today by calling (800) 614-3780 or by going online to

Additionally, there are still spots available for speakers and sponsors to join us. For more information and event details, visit

About Frank Michlick and is an event company for the domain name industry. Frank Michlick, the CEO of DNEvents, is an internet specialist with over 13 years of business and technology experience. He is currently an editor with, the chairman of Domain Convergence and the founder of DomainCocoon, a consulting company for registrars and domain management. In addition he’s the founder of the web 2.0 startup

About Domain Convergence:
Domain Convergence was born in 2008 from a DomainerDinner meeting in Toronto, Ontario, where it was agreed that Canada needed its own conference to offer practical advice that will help participants succeed in the domain name industry. After rave reviews in 2008, this year’s event is going to be even better. Visit for more information.

Frank Michlick, Chairman
Domain Convergence
(800) 614-3780

Boston Herald runs article on Domain Names - The Boston Herald newspaper published an article on domain names which can be read online at:

Some highlights of the article are:

- Key web names are seen as 'free' advertising

- gets 65 percent of its traffic from people who type its name into their Web browsers.

- A bankruptcy judge last month approved the $25 million sale of 1-800-Mattress to Sleepy’s last month, and was the main asset

- Even in this economy, there’s a very strong market for unique domains

Friday, July 10, 2009

Get Your Internet Domains Now - There is a new article out at that is an interesting read for domainers, titled "Get Your Internet Domains Now".

The article quotes some stats from Sedo and suggests that generic domains can cut a companies marketing expenses, and that good domains can add strength to a brand.

I don't know if the economy is going to recover anytime soon, though it does look better now than a few months ago. Housing sales and starts are up in Vancouver and BC, for instance. When the economy does recover, this time may be looked back upon as a great opportunity to have picked up some good domain names.

Thursday, July 9, 2009 sells at Sedo - The domain name was reported as sold at for $2,649. The buyer of the domain looks to be Yellow Pages Group, which have it pointed to their french website

It is an appropriate domain for them, because trouver means 'find' or 'to find' in french, so it fits well for a search site. And on the landing page, you have the option to 'trouver des entreprises' (find a business) or 'trouver une personne' (find a person).

Thanks to DNJournal for the report