Late last week my company joined with some of the biggest names in the internet industry in announcing our adoption of a framework (PDF) on addressing DNS abuse. For many of us the framework formally codifies what our businesses have been doing and, in some respects, it's actually less stringent than what many of us do on a daily basis. While most of the feedback we've … [Read more...] about Dealing with DNS Abuse is NOT a “Freedom of Speech” or “Censorship” Issue
We've been offering .ie domain names for more than 15 years. Over that time the rules, processes and prices for IE domains have evolved considerably. Back in 2003, for example, the wholesale price was €50. To register a .ie domain name at the time was complicated, manual and slow. Fast forward to now. The retail price for IE domain names these days is between €20 and €30, … [Read more...] about Now’s the Time to Register IE Domains
Fiscal prudence is something that most business owners learn fairly quickly. Either you learn to spend (and invest) your money wisely or you will fail. It's that simple. However spending money wisely does not always equate with paying the lowest price. Of course you want to get the best price, but you need to look at the total cost of ownership. And sometimes that means that … [Read more...] about Don’t Get Caught Out With Dodgy Pricing Tactics
My first "real" job was in food and beverage. I worked in fairly expensive restaurants at a major European tourism destination for a number of years. One of the things that I learnt while there was that if you wanted to effectively sell food or wine you had to actually like it yourself. Sure, some people can probably "fake it", but if you genuinely like eating that steak or … [Read more...] about Eating Your Own Dog Food
For the last few years I've done an online Christmas greeting. This year with help from Stephen we took it to a new level. You can visit my slightly over the top and intentionally tacky Christmas greeting here at Michele.Christmas. Oddly enough one of the domain bloggers picked up on the usage and wrote about it! So Happy Christmas everyone! (You can also save … [Read more...] about Happy Christmas!