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Would you sell domain names for Bitcoins?
It’s a question I’m getting more and more and something that I am now seriously considering, selling domain names for Bitcoin. Rewind two years and I would never in a million years think of selling domain names, something that I understand very well, for Bitcoins, something that seemed volatile, unpredictable, and potenti... - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 11:13
A New Way To Blog?
Since 2007 I have been writing my blog in a browser. Back then I was using Firefox now I use Chrome, but still it’s all happened via a web interface which honestly has seemed a bit archaic to me. Well, as they say, the times they are a changing and now it looks like there […] - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 22:2
A warm welcome to my newest sponsor – Uniregistry
So I think that every single domain investor who reads my blog knows who Frank Schilling is, he’s one of the leaders of our industry and a major innovator in the domain name space. When Frank does something, he goes big and he innovates, also in big ways. I have been a loyal Domain Name […] - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 22:23
The best decision I ever made
Today is a very special day, it marks the two year anniversary of the best decision I ever made in my life. That’s right, two years ago I asked my best friend in the entire world to become my wife. We just got back from a wonderful dinner and now it’s time for some Star Trek. […] - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 1:28
Watching the Austin Startup Scene Evolve In Realtime
It’s official, we have now been in Austin for over two months and already we are seeing the Austin startup scene change. I can see a lot of similarities between what we’re seeing now in Austin and what we saw in LA as the startup scene was developing there. That being said, and this is […] - Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 16:39
Weekend Musings
  Hello, happy Saturday, and welcome to my weekend musings. The above photos is the view from our living room at our new place in Austin. As I think I’ve said about a million times now, we are absolutely loving it here, which to be honest is something I never thought I’d say about living […] - Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:28
3 Tweaks I’ve Made To Optimize My DomainNameSales Account
I have been using DomainNameSales since it first came out, in fact at that time it was called InternetTraffic. Over the years the team over at DNS has been busy adding some very useful features and a nifty iPhone app that I absolutely love. I’m also someone who loves to test things and figure out […] - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 22:55
My Shortest Blog Post Of The Year
Got your attention? I’m interested because I’ve started to dig into my analytics and understand if the length of my post has anything to do with how many reads it gets. At the end of the day I’ve found that the title of the post has a lot more to do with the number of […] - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 23:15
Another Homerun – Techstars Alum Plated Raises $15M
Last week I said it feels like every week another Techstars Alum raises a monster round, and well, it has happened again. This week Plated, a startup that delivers recipes and ingredients weekly announced that they have raised a whopping $15M. “Alan Patricof, founder and managing director of Greycroft Partners, said his firm wa... - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 17:37
Good News – I Was Wrong…But Not as Wrong As I Would Like
This morning I wrote a post about an annoying bug I found while trying to check-out some new gTLD websites on my iPhone. I had some solid comments including a few readers who noted they experienced the same problem on their Android phone. One of my readers with an iPhone noted that it looks like […] - Monday, August 11, 2014 - 18:36
There Seems To Be A Problem With The New Domain Extensions and The iPhone
This weekend I was trying to look at a few new sites that have popped-up on some of the latest-and-greatest new gTLDs and I found a pretty big issue. First, I’m not trying to ring the alarm here, I’m sure this issue will be fixed but without a doubt it is an issue that new […] - Monday, August 11, 2014 - 13:19
Weekend Musings + One Amazing Sunset
  Hello, happy Sunday and welcome to what is going to be a very brief weekend musings. I have to say I have been amazed with how beautiful Austin is and this photo is a great example (no filters used) of the sunsets that rival our California-dreaming sunsets we’re so used to. I took this […] - Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 22:51
TechCrunch Picks Their Top 5 From DreamIt’s Demo Day
As many of you know we are currently a part of Techstars Austin. One of the other startup accelerators that I am always incredibly impressed with is DreamIt Ventures and today TechCrunch picked their top five startups from DreamIt’s Demo day. While TechCrunch picked their top five I wanted to share all 12 as I […] - Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 23:29
Answers To Your 3 Burning Questions About .NYC
So I’ve had a lot of people asking me questions about .NYC and for good reason, it’s here and the good names are probably going to sell quickly. I will be doing a more detailed post about .NYC and what I think about the new extension but right now I wanted to give a few […] - Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 22:25
Everyone Using PayPal owes this Australian 17 year old a bit of gratitude
We always hear to tighten your security online by using two factor authentication, it does make sense unless that two factor authentication is easily bypassed. PC World did a story on a 17 year old Australian who found away to get around it. What is disturbing is the fact that Joshua Rogers contacted Paypal on […] - Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 11:18
Techstars Alumni MobileDevHQ Acquired By Tune
It is starting to feel like a Techstars company either raises their next round or gets acquired just about every week. Which means that it should come as no surprise that announced that they would be acquiring Techstar Alumni MobileDevHQ. So what is MobileDevHQ and why is Tune so excited about them? I think […] - Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:34
Coding Python On A Mac? Here Are 3 Ways To Make Your Life Better.
I’ve been writing Python code since the 90′s (yes I’m old) and as the times have changed so have the many ways you can optimize your development environment. 15 years ago most people who wrote code did it on a PC, now the Mac is the go-platform for development teams all over the world. While […] - Monday, August 4, 2014 - 11:2
CrowdTilt Rebrands To Tilt – Here’s Why
  Today San Francisco-based Crowdtilt announced they were changing their name to Tilt and moving over to I’ve always found that the companies who share their rebrand with their customers win and Tilt made sure it was front-and-center. On their blog they explain a bit more behind why they decided to change their n... - Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 18:12
7 Landing Page Flaws That Kill Your Conversions
Neil Patel from Quick Sprout put this together, I read everything Neil puts out as he does exceptional work. Landing pages are supposed to help boost your conversions, but in some cases, they kill them. When does that happen? If your landing pages have the wrong copy or distract your visitors, your conversion rate will […] - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 16:50
Weekend Musings – Vancouver Edition
Hello, Happy Saturday and welcome to my weekend musings. We have been in Vancouver since Wednesday night for Fashion Metric meetings and now have our first day of downtime before we head back to Austin tomorrow. Never a dull moment but as someone that has done business in Vancouver for many years (I ran Sonos […] - Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 14:42

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