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WarrenGroen.com – The Newest Poster Child of U.S. Political Dysfunction
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How We Tried to Robin Hood AmericaFerrera.com and Failed
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Which New GTLDs are Like the Miami Real Estate Market (Part 2)
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Help Us Return GloriaBorger.com to CNN’s Gloria Borger
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Domain Robin Hood Saves URL of NFL Star
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12 Awesome Domains Owned by Donald Trump
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Meet The Robin Hood of Twitter
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Remember the Pancake Bunny’s 15 Minutes of Fame?
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Google Says “Jews Can’t Jump”
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Help Us Give MikeDamone.com to Bob Romanus

WarrenGroen.com – The Newest Poster Child of U.S. Political Dysfunction

New Hampshire State Rep. Warren Groen (R), is the perfect symbol of how the U.S. political system has sunk to new lows of disgrace and dysfunction. As you may have already heard, Rep. Groen and his Republican colleagues in the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down a bill created and lobbied for by a fourth grade class.  These 10-year-olds worked on the bill to learn how government works (well, actually used to work, as it turns out), to see a how a bill becomes a law and all that stuff.

The legislation proposed by the fourth graders was about as un-political as a bill could be.  The kids, from Hampton Falls, NH, drafted a bill the make the Red-Tailed Hawk the official “State Raptor.”  This should be a layup, right?  No matter how ideologically crippled a legislative body is, surely it can come together for an hour and give some young kids hope that the political system works.

Wrong.

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How We Tried to Robin Hood AmericaFerrera.com and Failed

America Ferrera, we tried to save AmericaFerrera.com for you, but failed. However, it wasn’t for lack of effort.  Yesterday, we saw that the .COM of your name was being auctioned at Godaddy.  We started tracking it and we thought we’d be able to gallantly swoop in, save the name and hand it over.  With an hour to go before the auction ended this afternoon, there were zero bidders.  We felt like we had this in the bag for you.

We watched Ugly Betty.  We were impressed when you won an Emmy in 2007 for it.  But, what we admire most about you is how politically active you are in getting Latinos out to vote.  The main reason we tried to robin hood AmericaFerrera.com was because you should have it to use in any way you want.

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Which New GTLDs are Like the Miami Real Estate Market (Part 2)

If you’re reading this now, you’re in an exclusive club, where the only members are people who geek out over Miami, Florida real estate domain names and who use those names to look for patterns in valuation of some of the new gTLDs.  It’s okay, I’m not telling anyone how interesting this is either.  Let’s save all the good names for us.

If you stumbled on this post accidentally, you should first read Part 1 first. Think of it as the cost of membership.

In this Part 2, I examine domain names associated with some of Miami’s hottest neighborhoods of Brickell, Edgewater, Wynood, and the Design District.  I also look at domains related to one neighborhood that may be one of the next up-and-comers in Miami, Little Haiti / Lemon City.

As in Part 1, I took the names of these neighborhoods with the following domain extensions:  .COM, .NET, .CO, .BUZZ, .IO, and .XYZ.  I also took the names of the neighborhoods, added “condos” to them using all of the same extensions, including .CONDOS.  I used Estibot’s appraisal tool and the values should be used for pattern purposes only. Estibot appraises every .BUZZ name at $0, when it’s clearly not the case.

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Help Us Return GloriaBorger.com to CNN’s Gloria Borger

Can you help us return GloriaBorger.com to Gloria Borger?  Yes, CNN’s Chief Political Analyst (and one of my favorite political reporters).  The obvious question is, “Why doesn’t CNN or Gloria Borger own GloriaBorger.com?”  The answer is: We have no idea.  In fact, neither Ms. Borger nor CNN has ever owned the name.  It’s been floating around since 2008 between a few different people.  The next obvious question is, “Why does Domain Roast own GloriaBorger.com?”  The answer might surprise you.

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Domain Robin Hood Saves URL of NFL Star

Hopefully, Carolina Panthers linebacker and Super Bowl champ (when he was with the Giants), Chase Blackburn, saw my tweet today.  Chase’s domain name, ChaseBlackburn.com, appears to have been registered by his agent, KMG Sports.  Well, someone forgot to renew it.  A few days ago I noticed that it was being auctioned off through Godaddy’s auction platform.  Luckily, no one bid on it.  Because of that, Godaddy then just set a “buy now” price, which currently is $9.00 (was $10.00 a few hours ago).

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12 Awesome Domains Owned by Donald Trump

Like everything else Donald Trump does, his collection of 3,153 domains are all about Trump. Do a Whois search on any of the domains featured here and you’ll see the Donald owns them all.

Here are our favorites:

LiveLikeATrump.com 

trumphouse

If I inherited $200 million from my dad, it would be easy.

ImBeingSuedByTheDonald.com

trump3

If that happens, I’m probably going to tweet to El Chapo and let him know that we have a common enemy.

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Meet The Robin Hood of Twitter

Being Robin Hood is often a thankless job.  Turns out being a digital Robin Hood is not only thankless but nearly impossible.  By day, Javier Castaño shines shoes in Malaga, Spain.  By night, he tries to give away the most valuable Twitter handles in the world to countries and cities that should rightfully own them.  We learned about Mr. Castaño from a great story by Caitlin Dewey on WashingtonPost.com.

If you could legally sell Twitter handles, Mr. Castaño would be a multi-millionaire and shoe shining would be a distant memory.  In 2007, when Twitter was a barren plain, the man registered Twitter handles like @canada, @japan, @rome,  @madrid, @riodejaneiro and more.  He didn’t try to make a penny off them.

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Remember the Pancake Bunny’s 15 Minutes of Fame?

Somehow, I completely missed the “Pancake Bunny” phenomenon  in 2012-2013.  So, how did I learn of this viral sensation years later?  Today I saw that PancakeBunny.com is be auctioned at Godaddy.com for $8.  I, of course, wondered, “What the fuck is a pancake bunny?”  Then I got educated.

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Google Says “Jews Can’t Jump”

When I saw that JewsCanJump.com had just dropped and was now available for purchase again, I did what everyone else does in these situations — I asked Google if Jews could really jump,because if Jews jumping is a thing, maybe this name has some value.  As you can see, Google doesn’t think Jews can jump.

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Help Us Give MikeDamone.com to Bob Romanus

Flat out — Fast Times at Ridgemont High is one of the great teen movies of all time. And, Mike Damone (played by Bob Romanus) is one of the iconic characters in that movie. We bought MikeDamone.com so give it to Bob Romanus, although we can’t quite get Bob’s attention.

We wrote a fun post about our favorite character from Fast Times: Does Mike Damone’s “5 Point Plan” for Picking Up Women Still Work 30+ Years Later? 

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