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Carlton
02-14-2009, 03:45 AM
Think back to when you first became involved in domaining. Do you remember what specifically led you in this direction? Was it a sudden realization? Or a slow path around the bend to where you are today?

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capt. ahab
02-14-2009, 09:06 PM
The reason I got involved was because I saw the world going mobile and when I got back to the states I noticed that we were not. Not long after that .mobi came along and it just made sense.

noonoo1
02-14-2009, 09:37 PM
I am an entrepreneur, one morning at 5.30 am on 26th September 2006 i was watching BBC business news and they announced the launch of .mobi!
Being a mobile phone freak i immediatley realized the potential of .mobi and bought only 7, phff! silly me and i thought to buy pornographic names was a bit crass lol.

It wasnt until May 2007 that i started to buy more, well most of these i am going to drop unless adsense domain names are released in the uk.

But hey **, i managed to get great names on landrush II so i am very happy, i could only dream of owning these names.:coo2l:

Carlton
02-15-2009, 06:30 AM
I saw the world going mobile and when I got back to the states I noticed that we were not.Interesting. America has often led in technology adoption, but apparently at times will lag the rest of the world.


... one morning at 5.30 am on 26th September 2006 i was watching BBC business news and they announced the launch of .mobi!
Being a mobile phone freak i immediatley realized the potential ... :coo2l:That's the aha! moment. I love those.

Scandiman
02-15-2009, 12:39 PM
Interesting. America has often led in technology adoption, but apparently at times will lag the rest of the world.

I had an extended conversation with a landline phone systems IT specialist who traveled internationally extensively for business during the 70's and 80's and he shed some light on possibly why the US was lagging regarding mobile. It was his opinion that the US landline phone system was far superior to that in most other parts of the world so we didn't have the same need for mobile technology that others did. He had many technical reasons regarding the numerous smaller countries and systems integration problems, but the anecdotal accounts were the most eye opening. For example he was recalling many times while in Europe or Asia where he needed to make international calls from his hotel and needed to sit in a waiting room for the operator to summons him to a booth # when a line was ready. Anyone in the US would think WTF?

And from my own personal experience as a kid visiting Sweden in the early 80's I remember trying to find a payphone in a smaller town outlying Stockholm for well over an hour and gave up and went into a shop to borrow theirs. At the same timeframe a payphone could be found just about every other block in any city or town across the US. Without ready access to payphones it makes perfect sense that a mobile phone would be a great solution, but in the US it was very easy to make a call with some pocket change from just about anywhere so carrying a phone for $50/month to make these same calls was easily viewed as a luxury vs a necessity. So it may be that the world leapfrogged the US in mobile adoption because we simply didn't need it to the same degree.

Regardless it's pretty clear we're catching up in a big way today, and as a result it is a lot harder these days to find those previously ubiquitous pay phones.

Carlton
02-20-2009, 06:08 AM
Scandi - Makes perfect sense what you say and I had not really stopped to consider just how evolved the U.S infrastructure is compared to the rest of the world. We used to have a payphone on every corner!

Along this line of thinking, UT Starcom (a telecom co.) was trying to establish a footprint throughtout China around 2002-2005 to launch inexpensive mobile phones for the masses. Because there was no build-out, yet, of hi tech mobile phone towers, they adapted and used the existing overhead telephone wires across China. People actually used the old overhead local phone lines as a kind of huge wireless network to make their mobile phones work.