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17:01 // 1 year ago
September 16, 2011
If you can’t beat them, sell your domain: Canadian band The Tea Party, popular in the ’90s, is considering selling their TeaParty.com domain — which could net as much as $1 million dollars. Why? Well, it appears that the other Tea Party has damaged their brand name. “So much damage has been done to our name by the political movement that we’re considering selling,” notes bassist Stuart Chatwood. So why not cash out? The band, which reunited earlier this year, has nothing to gain but money from a domain name change. To them, the best-case scenario would be to sell to someone with liberal interests and deep pockets, like Jon Stewart or Arianna Huffington, but we’re assuming that if the right suitor paid the right price, they might bend. In other news: LOL.

If you can’t beat them, sell your domain: Canadian band The Tea Party, popular in the ’90s, is considering selling their TeaParty.com domain — which could net as much as $1 million dollars. Why? Well, it appears that the other Tea Party has damaged their brand name. “So much damage has been done to our name by the political movement that we’re considering selling,” notes bassist Stuart Chatwood. So why not cash out? The band, which reunited earlier this year, has nothing to gain but money from a domain name change. To them, the best-case scenario would be to sell to someone with liberal interests and deep pockets, like Jon Stewart or Arianna Huffington, but we’re assuming that if the right suitor paid the right price, they might bend. In other news: LOL.

16:19 // 3 years ago
February 19, 2011
So, we did have a right to be concerned that people would misunderstand our post about Libya and bit.ly and act like we were being flip when we really weren’t. However, the source for such concern hit the wrong target. Sorry notnadia. :/

So, we did have a right to be concerned that people would misunderstand our post about Libya and bit.ly and act like we were being flip when we really weren’t. However, the source for such concern hit the wrong target. Sorry notnadia. :/

16:06 // 3 years ago

More on the Libya/bit.ly thing

notnadia:

We live in a real, global environment. “How will Libya’s political situation effect my personal, shorthanded Twitter links?” True story.

I had a feeling someone was going to make a rebuttal like this, so I may as well respond. All this is not to say that this is the main issue at stake here (or that bit.ly were particularly wise in getting a domain from the Libyan government), but there is a real technical question here that people may be concerned about. We were wondering it ourselves, so it was worth looking into. Another way to frame this: Do we really want these cutesy domain names to help fund (and bring attention to) the Libyan government, who clearly have some major human rights problems? Because that’s where it’s going – to the Libyan government.

(Source: shortformblog, via notnadia)

15:17 // 3 years ago
October 21, 2010

Sex.com sold! Possibly valuable domain name changes hands

  • $13 million, basically the most expensive sex ever source
13:50 // 4 years ago
October 11, 2010

North Korea appears ready to expand its internet usage

  • 1,024 .kp domains are ready for use anytime source

» Expanded usage elsewhere: While North Korea is keeping a tight lid on internet usage within the country, many foreign reporters in the country this weekend noted that they could actually use the internet on THEIR OWN COMPUTERS. Before, they had to use officially designated computers to do that. (By the way, check out the design on this site. Epic.)

10:19 // 4 years ago