Why is Hitting it Big?

is hitting it big because of the buzz going on over at Google. If I had my way, I would never want to hear about any more.It gets boring after a bit when all you hear is all day long…but at least this is just a top search trend over at Google.This means that and everything related to it will fall off the radar.
You can look at the latest trend information and HOT chart at this link

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Domain Registrar Hijacking

Just today I received a letter in my mailbox from a company called Domain Listing Service claiming that one of my domains is set to expire and that I need to renew it before it is too late.  Tell me something I don’t already know.

But what bothered me most about this piece of literature was that it included and order form that basically stated that to ensure listing by March that I needed to remit payment before the end of February.  Interesting.  I’ve never heard of this company, so why would I want to send them a check for $65 to renew one of my domain names when I know I purchased the domain name from the same place I usually purchase domains names from for only 11 dollars for the year.

I have been buying and selling domain names for over ten years and seeing a letter like this was quite suspect.  I certainly know better than to drop everything, panic and pay some other company to host my domain listing.  However there are many other people who will receive a letter such as this and feel that they have no choice!  In fact, one of my client’s who actually purchased their domain name from Go Daddy received a letter like this one, but from another company…asking $120 to renew the domain name.  What a total rip-off.

So to ensure that you are not getting ‘jacked, remember the following things:

  • Keep all of your paperwork when purchasing domains
  • Remember the duration of your domain registrations
  • Discard any domain renewal offers that come to your regular snail-mail unless you registered a domain from a company that only has mail-in registries (chances are this won’t happen)
  • You are under NO obligation to renew your domain name through any other company other than the place you purchased it from.


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What does Dr Seuss look like? The best picture of him is here

Today is the birthday of Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodor Seuss Geisel.  So what does Dr Seuss look like? I really dig the Google Logo for the day.  Some of you are probably wondering, what does this guy look like? Previously I’ve posted pictures of the guy, as well as other authors.

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I’ve decided to repost an excerpt from the previous post with a picture of Dr. Seuss.

photo of Dr. Seuss - What does Dr Seuss look like? Cat In the Hat – Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel).  I’d never hear the end of it if I didn’t put something in here about the Cat In the Hat.  Probably one of the most popular children’s books writers ever, it is funny to know that his real name is Theodor.  I’ve always known that his books were written years ago, but I found it interesting that he died in 1991…not too long ago.  Heck, I was in college.

So what does Dr Seuss look like?

He published more than 60 children’s books…a pretty amazing accomplishment.  An interesting fact: He joined the Army during WWII to work in the animation department of the Air Force, where he wrote Design for Death, a film that later won the 1947 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.

If Dr Seuss were still alive today, I’m sure he would be helping folks with the next Transformer’s movie or the next Batman Movie.  Or maybe even the next Lego movie. Those would be great for sure.

It is amazing that Dr. Seuss was also known for making some cool, government issue type of toons.  Know that you know what he looks like, it is hard to think that this guy wrote Green Eggs and Ham. He was a very talented person indeed.