Welcome to Texas Emoji Stickers Have Arrived!

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While meeting a friend for a long overdue lunch at good ole’ Rudy’s BBQ here in Austin, Texas, I stumbled upon an interesting advertisement.

As most of you know, emoji have nearly hit every corner of the earth as one of the hottest forms of communication, especially amongst Gen-Xers, millennials and younger.

In fact, emoji have not only found their way into email marketing for businesses, but are even making a splash as domains. Yes, emoji domains are real!

But as for this particular ad, it appears that “Talkin’ Texan Just Ain’t Gonna Be The Same” with the latest release of Texas Emoji Stickers app (released February 22, 2018).

Out with .com and in with .pizza 🍕

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Out of all places on earth to have found a company using a .pizza domain name as a primary digital presence, imagine how surprised I was to have had this encounter happen in my hometown.

In the mid to late 90’s as the world was coming online, Sherman, Texas had just crossed over 30,000 population mark.

Back then, the Chamber of Commerce, Yellow Pages and Sherman Democrat, now the Herald Democrat, were a business’ advertising staple to reach more customers and generate greater revenue.

There were not many businesses, if any back then, touting a web address of any sort.

I’m certain most businesses owners had no clue of what a web address was nor did they ever imagine the Internet would be what it it today, some 20 years later.

20 years later and having adding another 10,000 folks in population, I often don’t think of Sherman as a city of progressive technological advancement, especially for businesses using new top-level domains.

Kicking Off National Small Business Week

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Known at National Small Business Week since 1963, today kicks off a week of celebrating, recognizing, and patronizing nearly 30 million United States small businesses.

From April 30th until May 4th, a number of services and seminars are offered to help entrepreneurs launch and grow their enterprises.

Per a recent flier displayed via Rudy’s Bulletin Board, I discovered Austin is offering 5 days of free National Small Business Week sessions that include:

Austin Auction House Making Good Use of Geo Domain

Austin Auction Gallery
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Today kicked off another weekend of auctioning for a well-known auction gallery here in Austin.

Although their specialty is antiques and fine art, the Austin Auction Gallery opens for auction today and tomorrow at 10AM for an estates auction.

Little did I realize, I’ve passed this family owned and operated business a number of times to and from going to get a haircut.

🏠 Keller Williams and The Moats Team Debut a Real Estate .ForSale Domain 🏘

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I’m back with another domain discovery, and this time it’s a real estate domain using the .forsale new top-level domain extension.

I was driving east bound on Anderson Mill Road in Northwest Austin on my way to get a haircut.

I tend to be very observant of my surroundings while driving, on the lookout for domains being advertised on vehicles, billboards, and buildings.

As I was making a left turn at the intersection of Anderson Mill Rd and Parmer Rd to head Northbound towards Toll Road 45, my eye quickly made out Keller Williams and what looked to be a .forsale domain name advertised via a yard sign.