Being Better than Lowest Price

Over my lifetime I have certainly wasted my fair share of money. From buying a HD DVD player (no longer supported) to cheaping out on a no-name car charger that nearly destroyed my iphone, the folly of chasing a good price often leads to a serious case of buyers remorse. That is because lowest price more often than not doesn't equate to value, but in fact, typically equates to little or no value.

dot ASIA - What's Next?

The continent of Asia and the nation of China in particular has been an area of high interest for me this past decade. Asia and specifically China is obviously a massive opportunity and clearly the domain market of the future. Though many impediments and hurdles exist to entering the Asian market, those with the right timing and execution of entry are poised to win big. I myself have almost taken the plunge several times, especially right after the hugely successful launch of .CN.

Knowing Thy Enemy, Knowing Thy Friend

Throughout history, from Rome to Lehman Brothers, countless examples lay as testaments to the destructive power of uncontrolled expansion.  And even though historians, as well as, executives have studied the hows and whys of such cases, it seems the lessons to be learnt are often overshadowed by the allure of power, profit and growth.

As ICANN is on the precipice of opening the floodgates on new gTLDs, I will be writing a series of short personal business cases, which I believe should be considered in the vetting process.

Lesson 1: Who is Friend and Who is Foe:

Introducing .AG, the ccTLD of Antigua and Barbuda

Continuing with more “A” ccTLDs, the next one we want to highlight is .AG, the official country code Top-Level-Domain of the beautiful island of “Antigua and Barbuda”.

Antigua and Barbuda Facts*:

  • Located East to South-East of Puerto Rico between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic
  • Estimated population of 86,000.
  • 37,500 Telephone Lines in use (est. 2006)
  • 2,215 Internet Hosts
  • 60,000 Internet Users

The .AG Registry:

Introducing the ccTLD of Austria dot AT

Allow HEXONET to provide you with some more detailed information on our ccTLDs offerings through a series of ccTLD Postings.

Some basic facts about NIC.AT:

  • Anyone worldwide can register an .AT domain, there are no restrictions
  • Official registry behind .AT is NIC.AT
  • Extensions that are open for registration: .AT, .co.AT & .or.AT
  • Min. / Max. length of a .AT Domain: 3 - 63 characters
  • IDN Capable: YES

Some stats on .AT Registrations: