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  • mgilmour created a new blog post, Qantas Club and Beyond!
    20181204_qantas As per my normal routine I find myself in the Melbourne Qantas Club and about to embark on a two-week world whirlwind tour of the world. It sounds glamourous until you consider truly terrifying statistics such as being away for 14-days and only havin...
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  • 20200111_considered I was speaking with a person the other day and encouraged them to start reading. Yes, we all read a huge amount of Twitter, Facebook, news feeds and even blogs but what I suggested they do is pick up a book. We spend so much time “catching-u...
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  • mgilmour created a new blog post, Around the World to NamesCon
    20200106_world A few months ago, I had a stroke of genius. Rather than head from Melbourne across the Pacific to NamesCon I would prove all the "flat earthers" wrong and travel to Austin via the Atlantic Ocean. This would mean that I could then drop into Europe and...
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  • Australia is Burning...

    Raptor, thank you for your incredible service and keep safe as you drop water on the fires. So many people owe their lives to the heroism of the areial firefighters that go into "tiger" country and risk their own lives in an effort to safe others.

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  • mgilmour created a new blog post, Australia is Burning...
    Australia is Burning...
    20200104_burn Since September, Australia has been up in flames. Now, in the height of the fire season, almost the entire eastern seaboard is now caught up in an inferno that can only be described as apocalyptic. Major cities like Sydney and my home of Melbourne ar...
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  • mgilmour created a new blog post, 2019 - The Year That Was...
    2019 - The Year That Was...
    20191231_year At this time of year, I like to take a few minutes to think about the state of the domain industry and what I personally managed to accomplish over the past year. In many respects, I’m finding that 2019 was tremendously positive for the different bus...
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  • 20191221_christmas My wife, Roselyn and I were chatting yesterday, and she mentioned in passing that there seemed to be an effort by some people to remove Christmas out of Christmas. Since "Merry Xmas" didn't appear to catch-on “Merry Christmas” is now being supplant i...
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  • Hi there, Let me first thank you for the kind comments about my blog. Secondly, I'd be happy for you to publish the list of domains here.....or if there is anything that you would like me to do to help you out then don't hesitate to ask. It could be good to connect via skype or phone. Email me...

    Hi there, Let me first thank you for the kind comments about my blog. Secondly, I'd be happy for you to publish the list of domains here.....or if there is anything that you would like me to do to help you out then don't hesitate to ask. It could be good to connect via skype or phone. Email me and let me know what would be best for you.

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  • 20191214_discipline The “success” industry is worth billions of dollars a year selling seminars, videos, books and the like. They peddle guaranteed instant success formulas that for some reason first require you to fork out your hard-earned cash. Most truly successful p...
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  • You raise some very valid considerations and some of them I also have but here's where I believe they come undone. 1. How much is this issue actually impacting me personally? 2. Am I prepared to take personal action? 3. If I do take action will it make a difference?

    If I can't answer the third...

    You raise some very valid considerations and some of them I also have but here's where I believe they come undone. 1. How much is this issue actually impacting me personally? 2. Am I prepared to take personal action? 3. If I do take action will it make a difference?

    If I can't answer the third question in the affirmative then I find myself taking a big gulp and then pushing onwards to making decisions that will directly impact my business for the positive. This is a pragmatic approach.....but here's the flip side of this approach.

    Unless people of good conscious stand up and say "No" then evil people will continue to get away with bad behaviour......which in this case means that maybe more domain investors should get involved in ICANN. At this point most investors would rather do anything else than that.....sigh....

    Many thanks for your input....it was very thought provoking.

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  • 20191208_love I was at a Christmas party the other night and was having a chat with a person when the conversation moved from the weather to, how have I maintained my strong marriage. The questions caused me to reflect upon what I’ve learned over the last 32 years...
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  • What will be interesting is whether the price of a .org actually does go up.....I think it will but there isn't any facts around this situation at the moment.

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  • At this stage I'm not sure if it's good for the domain industry as a whole. I think there are two main aspects to the domain industry.....investors and consumers. Consumers won't really care if there is a 30% increase in the price of a .org....investors will. The challenge for the registry is...

    At this stage I'm not sure if it's good for the domain industry as a whole. I think there are two main aspects to the domain industry.....investors and consumers. Consumers won't really care if there is a 30% increase in the price of a .org....investors will. The challenge for the registry is that around 30-40% of domains are held by investors....so it's a juggling act of how much they get the investors offside while still extracting the maximum amoun of profit.

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  • Good points.....about privately monopolies..... I personally don't think changing the price of a .org by X% will alter whether an individual will buy the domain to express themselves. Individuals may instead purchase one of the other options. The domain space is now HIGHLY competitive and there...

    Good points.....about privately monopolies..... I personally don't think changing the price of a .org by X% will alter whether an individual will buy the domain to express themselves. Individuals may instead purchase one of the other options. The domain space is now HIGHLY competitive and there are many, many other options in the new gTLD world to purchase if you wanted to have your own domain rather than be a part of a walled garden.

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  • Change is always a trying time.....and we all get a little nervous. I don't think .org will reduce prices but I also don't think they will massively increase prices either. To get the ROI on the acquisition then need to keep the traffic flowing to the DNS and look for a more innovative exit.

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