Headed to GeoDomain Expo!

Our bags are packed (okay maybe not yet) and we’re headed off to the big easy for three jazz-filled days of domains and networking! Geodomains are nothing new, but like anything “location-based” these days, they are starting to gain more mainstream popularity. If you’re a small business, this presents a great opportunity to geo-target your customers. If you’re a domainer, there is ample opportunity to build out and monetize a geodomain.

We’ll admit, we’ve been excited about geodomains for some time now. If you haven’t checked it out already, our Geodomain search tool is a pretty nifty project we’ve been working on. But shameless plugs aside, we’re really excited for the sessions and networking events that Associated Cities have lined up for this year’s GeoDomain Expo. If you’re going to be in New Orleans this week and you want to meet up, give us a shout! We’d love to meet you.


Comments
Harvey Specter
Posted at 5:29 pm April 27, 2010
Randall Brown
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Make Sure to take some Pictures and post some good info.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:10 am April 28, 2010
Tim
Author

And make sure you explain to everyone how you hosed your business model by trying to charge for WHOIS privacy, the one thing that WAS bringing in the new customers..

Harvey Specter
Posted at 12:06 pm April 28, 2010
Get Real
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1) Totally off topic.
2) I doubt free whois privacy was their business model.
3) Really?
4) No seriously, really?

Harvey Specter
Posted at 6:46 am April 30, 2010
John Armonk
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great you are awsome.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:36 am May 1, 2010
LJ
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He didn't say free whois privacy was their business model. He said they hosed their business model by charging for it. Ie. It was PART of their business model. It is obvious based on the massive, hostile reaction alone that free whois privacy was a unique selling point. What's more, the company's point-blank refusal to even address the point (raised dozens of times in response to the previous blog post) that all customers be emailed about this important change only demonstrates their disregard for customers. They KNOW the exodus from Name.com would be magnified exponentially if the entire customer-base was informed at once…. so hey, “let's put profit before the privacy concerns of our customers by only mentioning this important change in a blog that few of them read”.

At least we know how they can afford their plane tickets to the Big Easy during these times which are so troublesome that they had to resort to a bait and switch money-grab. Because all companies feeling the economic pinch fly their employees business-class to conventions thousands of miles away and put them up in five-star hotels. Yes they do. (And Name.com ARE doing that.)

Harvey Specter
Posted at 3:11 am May 1, 2010
sprouticus
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Hi LJ,

You'll have to excuse me if I come across crabby, but I'm going on very little sleep. I actually did address the comments about not emailing customers about this change..in a number of places. We agree, we should have done a better job of communicating. We're human and we make mistakes..all we can do is learn from them and improve our future communication about changes. Also, we most certainly do not fly business class, as you can clearly see here
http://bkite.com/4t53s. But thanks for the accusations.

Private Whois is still free with the code FREEWHOIS, which at this time does not have an expiration date.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 8:26 am May 4, 2010
John Armonk
Author

we’ve been excited about geodomains for some time now. If you haven’t checked it out already