Thanksgiving, Travel, and Domain Encounters – Part I

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Many Americans will head out on the highways and byways this Thanksgiving to partake of good ole turkey and dressing, the timeless fruitcake and make a memories (hopefully good ones) with family and friends.

Our family is no exception. It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since we last celebrated Thanksgiving with my side of the family in hustling and bustling metropolis of Sherman, Texas.

My family and I chose to travel bright and early the day before Thanksgiving, hoping to avoid the bumper-to-bumper gridlock that can occur from time to time along highways 35 and 75.

Fortunately our 5-hour trip was smooth sailing and without incident. In fact, I consider the trip a goldmine with the added bonus of all the domain encounters I’ll soon share.

Simply an early morning Splash ’n Dash of domains

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A few months ago, our good friend that competed in Austin’s CapTex Triathlon recently competed in the 2017 USAT Aquathlon National Championship, hosted by Pure Austin Fitness at Pure Austin Quarry Lake.

In general, triathlons are a new experience and a whole new world for me to understand.

More so, having a triathlon athlete living with us has opened my and my family’s minds and lives to the importance of healthy living.

It’s not like we didn’t know prior, but actively living life with our “oldest daughter” has brought about a good and positive change in the House of Brown.

Nevertheless, I hadn’t heard of the USAT Aquathlon National Championship, but learned that it’s simply an early morning Splash ’n Dash. 🙂

Discovering vehicles (and domains) at “Touch a Truck”

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Despite the Texas Longhorns giving an early Christmas gift win to the Oklahoma State Cowboys in overtime on an ill-advised lob for an interception, it’s been a long but good weekend.

The highlight of today was a field trip over to City of Round Rock’s “Touch a Truck”, which was a hit with our boys.

My wife and I didn’t know what to expect, but it was an event full of horn honking, lights and sirens, and vehicles of all shapes, sizes, and kinds.

Can alphanumeric domains provide a competitive advantage used as a vanity domain?

Whittlesey Landscape Supplies
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One of the first things a typical domain investor learns is to stay away from alphanumeric domains and to strictly focus on .com domains.

This is not to state that there are not alphanumeric .com domains worth investing in. In fact, there are a few alphanumeric domain combinations, albeit a small pool, that are worth investing.

However, most alphanumeric .com domains are not worth purchasing as domain investments, depending on the letters and numbers used, and their respective positions.

Nevertheless, I was working this past week when I heard external commotion adjacent to my office wall. This particular wall is an exterior wall exposed to an adjacent nursery and landscaping company.

Is an abbreviated geo service domain an option for your brand?

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It was another fun-filled weekend of Town and Country Soccer. If you remember in my last post, I thought summer had passed.

Boy was I wrong about that! It was quite hot this past weekend, especially for a 1:30 pm soccer game for 4-6 year olds. Nevertheless, our little team did well.

They did have to substitute a bit more due to the heat, and we had a few heat-related crying episodes on the sidelines too. But nothing a gatorade and quick snack couldn’t remedy. 😉

A Festival “Keeping Austin Cool”

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I’ve lived in Austin for the past 13 years and counting.

I originally lived in Pflugerville, a suburb just north of Austin, for 4-5 years when I first arrived. However, my wife and I (and our growing family) have called Northwest Austin our home base for the last 9 or so years.

Austin has grown quite a bit over this time and still growing. In fact, many hope that folks will stop moving to Austin to curb soaring real estate prices and reduce the economic constraints of congested traffic, to put it lightly.

Nevertheless, it’s been a fun experience watching Austin burst at its seams in exponential growth.

One of the areas of growth is watching and partaking of the many festivals Austin has birthed over the last decade or more.

Domains Bringing Summer Fun in the Sun on Lake Travis

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It’s heating up in Texas, and things are getting quite active around Volente Beach.

As I work the days away, I often see party buses to and fro with intense beach laughter and frolicking.

There’s a bit more loud music playing throughout the day than the norm, and the marina island is always packed with a party barge or two in full effect.

Truth be told, it’s quite a refreshing view to experience new ownership spicing things up around the sleepy village of Volente.