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    Actually a lot of the old group check in here...

    Actually a lot of the old group check in here periodically - problem is there is not much to talk about.
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    I sold a LLLL.com on Godaddy thru Sedo MLS about...

    I sold a LLLL.com on Godaddy thru Sedo MLS about a year ago, nothing since.

    Mobi has been in their search all along, a known error sends me some of the domains searched. The MLS system is not...
  3. I replied to Donuts, was surprised how they left...

    I replied to Donuts, was surprised how they left themselves so open:

    Subject: Response to Donuts
    Comment Submission Date:26 September 2012 at 20:54:59 UTC
    Comment:
    Donuts seeks to raise the...
  4. Donuts has responded to the String Similarity...

    Donuts has responded to the String Similarity issue:

    II. Confusing similarity
    The Applicant Guidebook sets an appropriately high threshold for string confusion:
    “String confusion exists where...
  5. Last call, deadline is tomorrow - Wednesday....

    Last call, deadline is tomorrow - Wednesday.
    Several people have posted now, you wont be alone.
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    Assuming this is real... Welcome Rick. There are...

    Assuming this is real...
    Welcome Rick. There are a few of us left here, among the weeds. I am not a mod, but I expect you can post where you see fit. There is a sales section, there are almost no...
  7. Two letter Mobi are only available by request to...

    Two letter Mobi are only available by request to dotMobi (RFP), as far as I know. The country codes are reserved (EU is a cc). So it probably can only be the European Union -- Great news if they use...
  8. Correct. Those are the categories that looked...

    Correct. Those are the categories that looked most effective to me. There may be other panels that also are relevant.

    Thanks for pointing that out. It should be more clear now.
  9. August 12 Deadline to Object to New TLDs like .Mobile

    Three companies have applied to run registries of a new TLD called .Mobile. A .Mobile extension would easily be confused with .Mobi and if sold to the public would serve the same market. The...
  10. I sent an email to Hal Lubsen...

    I sent an email to
    Hal Lubsen [email protected] and
    Eileen O'Sullivan [email protected]
    on Wednesday August 1. There was no answer.

    We are doing them a major favor here, they at least...
  11. Hal Lubsen Email: hlubsen [at] afilias.info...

    Hal Lubsen Email: hlubsen [at] afilias.info
    (according to ICANNWIKI, whoever they are)

    The Afilias list of board members implies that Hal is in Dublin, but most indications are that he lives in...
  12. I see no reason why one of us can't send an email...

    I see no reason why one of us can't send an email to Hal Lubsen - Afilias' CEO. We either have something he needs - public support - or he doesn't care at all. He has seven months to decide if...
  13. Money is not needed to stop Amazon?' ...

    Money is not needed to stop Amazon?'



    Source:
    http://domainincite.com/8948-icann-names-25m-gtld-objector



    A .Mobile extension, without protection for existing .Mobi owners, removes any...
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    Welcome.

    Welcome.
  15. Andres, you have done more than any four others...

    Andres, you have done more than any four others here, I respect your decision.

    I do not believe either .Mobi nor this forum is dead. Gravely ill, yes. I see no reason to quit before the game is...
  16. There is another ground for objection to a new...

    There is another ground for objection to a new TLD:



    The Mobility Forum could qualify as a "An established institution associated with a clearly defined community." A good attorney would have...
  17. I think Amazon wants Mobile. Not .Mobile, Mobile....

    I think Amazon wants Mobile. Not .Mobile, Mobile. No dot.

    There is talk on the blogs that many of these extensions are being bought in preparation for acceptance of dotless domains - all you need...
  18. I agree DotMobi has to lead here. They have to...

    I agree DotMobi has to lead here. They have to decide which strings to object to.

    Stakeholder comments are supposed to be important in these decisions. I know, I know, nobody at ICANN gives a f---...
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    I still have money on the table. So it matters to...

    I still have money on the table. So it matters to me.
  20. It is both - Public comment for 60 days, 7 months...

    It is both - Public comment for 60 days, 7 months for the registry to file objections.


    I think we would be more effective on this if we were able to coordinate our response (as stakeholders)...
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    Pinky on theDomains:

    Pinky on theDomains:
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    Yeah, .CO is the country Columbia, for that...

    Yeah, .CO is the country Columbia, for that matter .TV is really the tiny island of Tuvalu (which island is said to have a max elevation of 7 meters and thus may not be around much longer). .ME is...
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    Here is a quote from the Forbes article: ...

    Here is a quote from the Forbes article:


    This is alarming to a domain investor.
    But I don't see it.
    You still gotta call it something.
    Domains exist because people didn't do well...
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    It does not appear that Afilias is a bidder for...

    It does not appear that Afilias is a bidder for .Mobile, .Mobily, or .Phone.
    They are in for .App, but I expect they will be badly out-gunned.
    As I understand the contract Afilias can block...
  25. Afilias applied for .contract, which means the...

    Afilias applied for .contract, which means the application can be expanded to 40 or 50 extensions. Someone else has applied for .app.

    My guess is that Hal Lubsen, the Afilias CEO, has put very...
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    Other smaller extensions with higher resale value...

    Other smaller extensions with higher resale value are further indication .Mobi is undervalued in my mind. Info sells for $1 for the first year, which has destroyed the brand, IMHO, despite the large...
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    You would know better than I. A million Mobi...

    You would know better than I.
    A million Mobi domains registered probably nets around 5 to 7 million $/year. I had no idea GoMobi and D.A. took in anything like that.

    Still, the extension may be...
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    Afilias just bought .Pro and have a bid in for...

    Afilias just bought .Pro and have a bid in for .contract (interesting choice). On April 30 we will find out if they are bidding for other TLDs. So Hal Lubsen, Afilias CEO, is buying up extensions....
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    What a great rumor. It is beautiful marketing...

    What a great rumor.
    It is beautiful marketing if it is a planted story.

    And it is plausible (except maybe the price). The flood into Mobile is still in the early stages even though it seems like...
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    Hopefully you own them to sell at a good price. ...

    Hopefully you own them to sell at a good price.
    But domain collecting is an ever-present trap.
    Renewals come around and you choose:
    double your investment or you have nothing.
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    You said elsewhere that end users will decide the...

    You said elsewhere that end users will decide the fate of .Mobi and .Pro. True to a point.

    This is an example why the registry has an important part to play. Four years ago there would have been...
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    Afilias has Bought the .PRO Extension

    This is a month old but I have not seen it posted. I noticed this quote :

    “Since its 2004 launch, the .PRO domain has helped professionals in a variety of fields across the world enhance their...
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    All that is good news.

    All that is good news.
  34. The same is true for all extensions except Com,...

    The same is true for all extensions except Com, Org and some country codes --- but Mobi's fall has been so dramatic that this company has to justify using Mobi for a mobile site.

    Unbelievable.
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    Generic is good. Check USPTO(dot)gov to be sure...

    Generic is good. Check USPTO(dot)gov to be sure there are no USA trademarks owned by the company before you contact them - a generic word can be trademarked, the mark is not as strong but still a...
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    Sorry to say, appraisals are not much of an...

    Sorry to say, appraisals are not much of an indicator of a domain's value. If you bought the name at a public auction (for example Godaddy/TDNAM or SEDO) then you probably paid about the reseller...
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    Sticky: Got this email yesterday: Afilias launches...

    Got this email yesterday:

    Afilias launches international contest to explore innovative uses of new top-level domains

    "Global Innovation Contest for New TLD Ideas" represents...
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    I found QXZ CVZ and CZV available, but the other...

    I found QXZ CVZ and CZV available, but the other ~10 anti-premiums that I tried were mostly owned by a guy in Ontario; registered since Oct 28, 2006 and not yet renewed.

    There are a lot more taken...
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    the first paragraph reads like a Mobi ad. ...

    the first paragraph reads like a Mobi ad.
    Although this notice is about Adwords, preference for Mobile-friendly pages in ordinary search from mobile devices looks a lot closer.
  40. Sorry for the discussion outside the roundtable,...

    Sorry for the discussion outside the roundtable, but this seems to be a doorway issue.

    Seeking redress from a company happens in a series of steps,
    the first is friendly discussion of possible...
  41. Reg fee and Snapnames/Pool buyers bought the...

    Reg fee and Snapnames/Pool buyers bought the promises also.
    I am in.
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    Sticky: That is astounding and the first time I have...

    That is astounding and the first time I have heard such numbers.
    DOES IT?????


    What will distinguish Mobi from the masses? By Vance's numbers there are 500 - 1000 groups of people who have put...
  43. Sticky: Some will use it as a separate site to complement...

    Some will use it as a separate site to complement their .Com main site - but I see the main market to be new sites intended for mobile users.

    The pitch is that this extension tells the user that...
  44. Thread: andriod means

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    Back when I was reading comic books there was a...

    Back when I was reading comic books there was a clear difference -- a robot was a mechanical device that could do human type work independently, an android was a robot that appeared to be human....
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    I wondered who these guys were so I looked in...

    I wondered who these guys were so I looked in Google for "The Web Hosting Team". Well, they certainly circulated this news release widely, but that is about all there is of them on G's first two...
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    Tim is correct. It will be a decade before people...

    Tim is correct. It will be a decade before people are used to multiple TLDs,
    and many of the new entries will long be bankrupt by then. I still don't think there will be many who will put up the...
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    You wave your arms around and try to keep the...

    You wave your arms around and try to keep the other guy from shooting the basketball into the basket.





    actually I didn't know about cntrl + printscreen - I had to use a outside program on...
  48. I think the whole domain market is asleep - no...

    I think the whole domain market is asleep - no end users are starting businesses or taking on new ventures, worrying about the economy.

    With cause.
  49. Thread: Hi!

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    Hi Emeri. Welcome. It is interesting to get...

    Hi Emeri. Welcome.

    It is interesting to get new people's views - could you please tell us what you see when you see the extension .Mobi? What message does it tell you? If you were at Godaddy...
  50. Glad to see DotMobi promoting success stories.

    Glad to see DotMobi promoting success stories.
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    Sticky: Welcome to Mobility. Yet another thoughtful...

    Welcome to Mobility.

    Yet another thoughtful new poster who sees good reasons for a bright future for .Mobi.
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    Actually Sedo is making an effort to not...

    Actually Sedo is making an effort to not infringe. Still an issue, but you can claim that you had no control of the ads. Some judges will buy it, some will not.

    A better defense is that the TM...
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    True, of course. I was speaking of the value...

    True, of course.

    I was speaking of the value of the term ".Mobi" as it is presented to the end user, along with .Biz, .Net, whatever alternatives he has assembled for his purchase. Yes, there are...
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    If there was a large market now for mobile...

    If there was a large market now for mobile websites there would be more mobile developers. Speculators anticipate a boom, developers ride one.

    Mobile is still in the future, people are trying to...
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    Mobi is a textbook example of a price bubble....

    Mobi is a textbook example of a price bubble. When it was released in 2007 a lot of speculators jumped aboard. Many believed that cell phones would only work, or only work well on Mobi domains. Any...
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    A WIPO case costs the company $1500 to file and...

    A WIPO case costs the company $1500 to file and about $5000 in attorney fees. You can prepare your defense yourself (almost free) or retain a lawyer and spend a lot. Your chances are better with a...
  57. Poll: Agree, but there are other factors. You can get...

    Agree, but there are other factors. You can get much better keywords in .Mobi for the price. Of course if the Com is available take it or buy it if you can... but there are 80 million .Com names...
  58. Poll: I generally agree with NailYener, except that if...

    I generally agree with NailYener, except that if the site is primarily for mobile use then a .Mobi domain will tell your customers.

    The advantage for Com is that it is better known. Any other...
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    People are seeing value in Mobi over the other,...

    People are seeing value in Mobi over the other, more established extensions, in these cases.
    Question is, is this simply due to a lower price (soon to be eclipsed by hordes of new extensions) or a...
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    There are something like 250 extensions now. Mobi...

    There are something like 250 extensions now. Mobi is pretty firmly in the second tier of gTLDs, the ones the registrars try to sell you if the Com is taken. Not many new extensions will make it...
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    :hmmmm2: Well, not $500. I don't buy Mobis...

    :hmmmm2:

    Well, not $500. I don't buy Mobis these days unless I can get them for almost nothing - and I have been buying some. Most domainers have left the party, there are deals out there.

    The...
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    I think it is a very good name. A noun with...

    I think it is a very good name.

    A noun with 280M Google and use in the fashion and po-no markets.
  63. Thread: .mo

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    Hope there is not a .vegas - I prefer NV.mobi. ...

    Hope there is not a .vegas - I prefer NV.mobi.

    A .RADIO might be good - around here they play the same few songs over and over and over.
  64. Thread: .mo

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    .mo is not a gTLD, it is a country code,...

    .mo is not a gTLD, it is a country code, controlled by Macau, which can do pretty much what they want. The ICANN prohibition will probably prevent .mob or .cell. .MP - Northern Mariana Islands'...
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    Next comes required app use during working hours...

    Next comes required app use during working hours to prevent sleeping on the job.

    O the injustice of it all.
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    Hi I am just over the water in Port Townsend....

    Hi
    I am just over the water in Port Townsend. You will find that there are a lot of people from the NW that are into domains.

    The best thing is to Google SEO - Search engine Optimization. That...
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    There is a huge random factor in domain sales in...

    There is a huge random factor in domain sales in all extensions. Makes it difficult to get a handle on the market.

    It is the same thing with the LLL.mobi sales for over $3000. One seller who had...
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    Welcome Amy.

    Welcome Amy.
  69. Depends on how it is done. I am playing on the...

    Depends on how it is done.

    I am playing on the price differential between new regs and renewals - I buy new mobis for 4 years @ about $35. Old mobis cost $54 for four years.

    I figure 4 years...
  70. Best way to convince myself to let domains go is...

    Best way to convince myself to let domains go is to replace some of them with better ones.

    It also is a lot easier finding good Mobis than it is finding good Coms, thus the Mobi side keeps...
  71. If Snap or the others is after the domain they...

    If Snap or the others is after the domain they will have it within a tiny fraction of a second. They use dozens of phony registrars and automatic requests to blast the registry. If it showed as...
  72. Fantastic- Not sure that this is all non-Mobi...

    Fantastic-
    Not sure that this is all non-Mobi interest. Some new people are very interested in Mobi.
    I suspect we are finally seeing the upward movement we have waited so long for. Still slow, but...
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    Pardon, I want to address something said earlier:...

    Pardon, I want to address something said earlier:


    Case in point for my contention that (many) tech people are oblivious to marketing. Amazon undoubtedly has some of the best, most expensive...
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    If you believed there was a good chance an asset...

    If you believed there was a good chance an asset would be worth $10,000 in ten years, what would you sell it for now?

    Some domain owners are long term investors. A sale now reduces their...
  75. This has gone too far. Drakosha - I suggest...

    This has gone too far.

    Drakosha - I suggest that you do not have to answer. And welcome to Mobility.

    Morse - I suggest that you have made your point that you consider that business unreliable.
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