I last left you as we pulled into the Chick-Fi-La in Waco, Texas to stretch our legs and fill our bellies with breakfast.
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.
From auto glass repair companies, windows manufacturers, or creative glass artisans, you certain to enjoy and be encouraged by my latest new gTLD extension encounter.
My most recent encounter happened while in route back to the office from a nice trim and shave at my local barber. I was a block from the office at a red light when a truck pulled up next to me.
As Wynn Stewart once sang, “…Another day, Another dollar…” in the world of business and life, especially when it comes to domain investing.
And speaking of another day, this saying reminds me of an expired domain auction I stumbled upon last week.
As most of you are aware, I provide daily expired domain auction listings for a number of domain-related platforms.
In the course of preparing each list, I remain alert to identify and flag expired domain auctions that I personally participate in to further advance my growing portfolio of domains.
I’m not much a brandable guy, but I own a few. I’m more of a generic keyword(s) or geo service domain type a guy.
It’s not often that you think of the words nutrition and wellness in conjunction with Rudy’s BBQ (no offense Rudy’s). 🙂
But as I made my way from the parking lot into Rudy’s for my bi-weekly early Saturday morning meeting, I jumpstarted my brain by perusing Rudy’s local business ad cork boards.
There are a number of business cards, post cards, posters, placards, and more that are posted on four 4 x 6 cork boards adhered to the external walls of Rudy’s just before entering the store.
Because I love domains so much, I take my time viewing each cork and reviewing the number of advertisements posted on each. This also gives my eyes and mind time to adjust, being it’s just after 6 in the morning.
Weekends often fly by when your having fun, especially this past weekend as I attended a Men’s Retreat.
I managed to escape Austin’s nightmarish traffic to head south to New Braunfels, Texas.
As I travel to and fro across the greater Austin metroplex, I quite often stumble upon a wide variety of domain names.
From yard signs to billboards to auto wraps and more, domain name advertising is fiercely competing for our eyes and wallets.
Over the last 25 years or more, most people know about and have become comfortable with the legacy domain extensions (i.e., .com, .org, .net).
Although I listed the common three, there are 20-25 that are categorized as legacy domain name extensions.
But in the last 3-4 years, ICANN took it upon themselves to open the domain extension flood gates to the second coming of the domain goldrush, releasing nearly 1400+ new words to the right of the dot.
I’m back with another domain spotting. This time I didn’t have to travel as far as we did for family pictures.
I decided to stay home one day this week to celebrate our daughter turning 1 and boy #2 turning 3 years old.
I was walking out of the front door of our home to take out the trash and spotted a service truck in front of my neighbors yard.
I really didn’t pay much attention to as I headed back into the house.
But then the the domain stood out to me when I noticed the gentleman walking the exterior of my neighbors home was a pest control technician.
This past Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the our church’s last day of vacation bible school.
My wife, as well as a number of volunteers, had faithfully served throughout the week in various capacities.
Across the United States, and likely throughout the world, Vacation Bible School is one of those events that kicks off summer in a special way.
Well, another fun-filled and exciting work day is in the books.
I love what I do as a search marketing and domain name strategist for the customers I’m called to serve.
But as the saying goes, there’s always going to be more work than there is enough hours to accomplish it all.
As I called it a day and headed home, I normally spot a few domains on my 15-20 commute home.
Most of the time, I spot the good, bad, and ugly uses of domain names, primarily those using .com extension.
Although it’s been a few years since the new gtld release, it’s not often throughout my local traversing of Austin that I run across companies using the new gtlds or domain name extensions to advertise their brand.