Guest Post By Michael Castello On Google: “Block The Bullies”

This is a guest post by Michael Castello who is the CEO and President of Castello Cities Internet Network, Inc. who is solely responsibly for its contents CCIN owns, manages and develops some of the most recognized Geo and Generic domain name brands in the world including,, and He is also the owner of which he and his wife … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Newcomer Stymied By ICANN and ICC’s Process

                  This is a guest post by Christopher R Barron, who is the Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of GOProud. "GOProud is a national organization of gay and straight Americans who seek to promote freedom by supporting free markets, limited government, and a respect for individual rights. We work on the federal … [Read more...]

Guest Post By Dan Warner: New gTLD Registries Cannot Own Their Domains!

This is a Guest Post by Dan Warner.  Dan in a domain industry veteran who has presented and spoken at many industry conferences. Dan is was part of the Exclusive team at Dark Blue Sea Ltd ( for 8 years, which became the 14th largest in the world, had a domain sales platform (DDN) with penetration into 80% of the worlds registrars by volume; an affiliate marketing network ranked as 5th … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Has ICANN Already Taken the GAC’s Advice on “Closed Generic” gTLDs?

              This is a guest post By Philip S. Corwin, Esq, Founding Principal, Virtualaw LLC; Of Counsel, Greenberg & Lieberman; and Strategic Advisor, ICANN Sherpa publishes Guest Posts from time to time, by well known leaders and authorities in the domain industry. As always Guest Posts are posted in their entirety … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Tom Barrett: ICANN Expands Trademark Claims Do the Ends Justify the Means?

This is a guest post by Tom Barrett who is the founder of EnCirca, an ICANN Registrar, and TM.Biz, a brand protection platform and TM.Biz provided trademark validation services for the .XXX and .PW TLD’s and will be offering pre-validation services for users of the Trademark Clearinghouse. We do have comments at the end of the piece but Tom's post is unedited: "Under the guise of … [Read more...]

IDNX/Sedo: Number Crunching Shows, Domains Sell Faster With “Charm Prices”

This is a Guest Post by Thies Lindenthal,’s product manager for domain pricing, and a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Real Estate. Mr. Lindenthal holds a PhD in Real Estate Finance from Maastricht University, and frequently publishes on both housing markets and on Internet domain names as a form of 'virtual land'. Dr. Lindenthal developed … [Read more...]

Guest Post: The Future of Exact Match Domains In Search

This is a guest post by Mark Collier who describes himself as  an SEO expert turned domainer. I recently completed a significant correlation study of Google's algorithm and noticed the continued decline since 2010 of the power of Exact Match Domains (EMDs). After Matt Cutts' announcement that Google latest algorithm  update would target "low-quality" exact match domains, domainers were left … [Read more...]