I talked about it a bit on twitter but Handshake domains still have a major flaw. While the strings or upper level TLDs are decentralized the sub domain that are being bought are not. They have to pay a renewal fee or they lose it. Add in the fact that the level above them is anonymous and decentralized. Do you want to build your company on a domain that is owned by a shadow with zero rules or regulations. You literally have nobody being accountable. That simply doesn’t work.
Anonymity is good but its really tough to do business with it. Love or hate Godaddy, despite what people say, they have rules and regulations to follow and you get to keep your domain if you pay your fee. Yes the Brent Oxley debacle put some fears into this idea but overall there is confidence. There are a lot of “they could” but those haven’t come in to play yet in the first 25 years. The people screaming they could have their own agenda to push.
What I have found is that most people looking for financial change have the most to gain if it does. Because they are not part of the current system and need the system to change in order for them to profit. That doesn’t mean the change would be a bad thing, it merely means that those that want change will be the first to point out errors.
I despise ICANN. Their wasteful spending and personal greediness is ridiculous. But there has to be some sort of governing body to protect consumers. It can’t be a free for all. There has to be accountability somewhere. In crypto it is the exchanges. They are regulated. In blockchain domains something similar will happen. There will be some legal backbone behind it. Otherwise the only secure way to do it is to buy the top level and build. Not building on someone else’s.
I am are sure smarter people than me have figured all this out. Steve Webb and Mike Carson are years ahead of everyone else. They are the ICANN of Handshake. And they are fantastic people and I consider them friends. They will figure all of this out. But I think we all agree there is still a lot to figure out.
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Domain of the Day: SmartTracker.com Apple just came out with them so you know the market is HUGE
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Park.io Names at Auction or Available for Pickup
323.io I don’t usually buy NNN but if its special I will (like 123)
Replacement.io Switch it out
Rainbow.gg the money is in Rainbows and unicorns
Car.ac Seems like a pretty popular keyword
Namejet, Sedo, and Catched.com Names at Auction
Personalize.xyz Yes. People are reselling .xyz at a profit
AAAA.io Interesting 4L .io
Pinky.io Most of us have one
Handwork.io Handshake tool
WoWOnline.com Most people are going to think World of Warcraft
Mard.com Met reserve at $3800
ArtZoom.com this one getting close to four figures as well
Godaddy Domains With Bids
52789.com Nice to see a numeric leading the bids again
HashProfit.com Crypto name all the way
HygieneCare.com I just buy AXE
HotRef.com Not worth a ton but definitely can see this being a website for good looking referees. Being bought for the backlinks
MusicFly.com Go to namebio and you’ll see Fly has been a brand word for a while now
TourItaly.com Buy before vacationing explodes
Justaburger.com The antithesis of WhatABurger
OkBitcoin.com Yeah. Bitcoin is OK
WhatToDoToday.com I’d say buy domain names. A bored ape. And some Eth and some Ford. But not investment advice
BigDataResearch.com Big Data is definitely an area you want to be invested in
ChinaExchange.com I love trading Chinas
HowToProfit.com What everyone wants to know
TerraVino.com smooth Winey sounding name
NFTize.com NFT anything right now
Rhubarbs.com Don’t tell anyone Rhubarb is the singular and the plural
VaccineTravel.com Timely name
TheHempBros.com Because you know some guys call themselves this
A lot of numerics on the board today
Godaddy Domains with One or No Bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Names with Bids
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