Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Alzheimer's Is Always in the News

ABC today reports that one American develops Alzheimer's disease every 70 seconds; by midcentury, it will happen every 33 seconds. Aging baby boomers will soon swell the numbers of victims well beyond the current 5 million. According to the National Alzheimer's Study Group, about one in seven will get Alzheimer's by age 65. By 85, you have about a 50% chance of having the disease.

With many drug companies working on treatments and cures, there's a good market for disease-related domain names, like, and

Monday, March 23, 2009

Smokeless, Spitless and Profitable

The tobacco industry is among the very biggest advertising spenders among all consumer product marketers. So when RJ Reynolds rolls out a new smokeless tobacco product called Camel Orbs, it's major news, and another reminder of the money to be made in tobacco-related domaineering.

Reynolds is very busy in the smokeless, spitless tobacco field, introducing a bunch of Camel brand extensions, including Camel Snus, Camel Sticks and Camel Strips, in addition to the dissolvable Orbs.

A major aim for Reynolds, Altria (new owner of Skoal and other former US Tobacco products) and other alternative tobacco products is to provide new choices for smokers who want to quit, but still need to satisfy their fairly harmless nicotine addiction.

That makes domains like,, and particularly valuable. You can probably come up with a dozen more.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Another Auction Coming Up

The next T.R.A.F.F.I.C. domain names auction is coming up April 29-May 7, but the deadline for submitting your domains for consideration is Friday, March 27. Go HERE to submit your domains. You'll have to open an account with Moniker and their sister organization, SnapNames, but it's all free. They only accept a small percentage of the many thousands of names they are offered, so don't be surprised if only one or two of your domains (or none) are welcomed into this auction.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Financial Terms for the New (?) Economy

The New York Times says locavesting ( is one of the top ideas to come out of 2008. It refers to investing in our own communities, putting our money into local small businesses. And it makes sense.

As the market surges higher (thank goodness!) people willl be looking for 10-fold returns on their investments ( and tomorrow's hot stocks (

As for any remaining Ponzi scheme operators out there -- you'd better be wearing bulletproof clothing (,!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Powerball (This Has Nothing to Do With Domains)

If you live in one of the 30 States, plus Washington D.C. or the US Virgin Islands, that offer PowerBall tickets, here's a prediction: The PowerPlay number will be FOUR (4) very soon!

Just look at the official Frequency Chart. The number 4 is the only one to have come up only twice in the PowerPlay column in all PowerBall history (that's since August 2005). Pure rule of mathematical odds dictate that 4 has some catching up to do, since most numbers have been picked 10-13 times for the PowerPlay.

Your welcome.

Movie Money-Makers

Movies and TV shows are loaded with money-making domain name possibilities.

Tina Fey's flick "Baby Mama" featured a fictitious company called Round Earth Foods... and the domain was available and legal to privately own.

Snoop Dogg has a new show Tuesday nights called "Dogg After Dark", but he didn't trademark the name before the domain was registered. That domain is parked with Revenue Direct and is earning good money as an advertising vehicle. Of course, it's for sale. (Revenue Direct web pages always have a "Buy This Domain" box with a link to allow visitors to submit an offer to the seller.)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Cuban Domains, Si! And Turkey, too!

President Obama just announced he's going to ease travel and trade restrictions with Cuba, effectively ending the U.S.'s 40-year-old economic embargo of that island nation.

That means that a wide range of Cuba-related domain names are going to gain value, overnight. Get creative. Come up with domains like,, or (baseball team) and city names like

The White House also recently announced that Obama will soon honor Turkey with a visit there, aiming to improve relations with that critical Moslem, democractic ally. Turkey-related domains may take on added value as that country's interaction with the U.S. expands. Focus on business-related domains there.

Mega-Bucks Still Available from Mega-Port Project

We’ve blogged before about the terrific profit potential of domain names relating to the proposed mega-port project in the sleepy Mexican town of Punta Colonet. Construction dates have slipped, owing to the global economic meltdown, but an authoritative source today says the multi-billion-dollar project is still going ahead.

Among the giant companies expected to bid on the Punta Colonet project are Mexico's largest construction firm, ICA Companies, multinational port operator Hutchison Port Holdings and French container shipping company CMA-CGM.

Every imaginable domain related to Punta Colonet (and surrounding towns) is bound to grow in value. Think of English and Spanish names like,,,, and

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Stopping HIV/AIDS with GML

At last, scientists have found the silver bullet to stop the spread of AIDS. A simple gel or cream application of GML (glycerol monolaurate), a common chemical that exists naturally in humans and is safely used in ice cream and cosmetics, has been shown to protect monkeys from the HIV virus. Researchers expect the same protection for humans.

GML would be applied in the woman’s vagina, creating a protective barrier against the virus during sexual intercourse. A dose of GML, based on the new research, will cost less than a penny.

It is expected that the domains, and perhaps will be acquired by savvy marketers eager to get commercial products into the hands of consumers. So long as no medical claims are made, GML products should be immediately available for sale.

AIDS has killed more than 25 million people. Worldwide, 16,000 people contract HIV every day — the majority getting infected through unprotected sex. Thirty-three million people are living with HIV today.

See related news story at

This month, the FDA approved the first DNA tests for HPV, giving a company called Third Wave Technologies (a division of Hologic - Nasdaq HOLX) a huge boost. Think they’d like the domain

All domains mentioned in this blog (,,, are owned by this blogger. You can buy them -- submit your $$ offer as a "comment" to this blog.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Don’t Ya LOVE Pet Names!

Three out of four U.S. homes have pets. That means there’s a market for every imaginable domain name dealing with pets, pet supplies, pet food, pet services, veterinarians, pet hospitals and so on.

Take pet health, for example. Every physical or mental issue that worries humans is automatically transferred to our view of pets. That creates interest in,,,, and the like.

Veterinarians are in constant demand, but like all professionals, they’re always eager to attract more business. That’s why vets are good marketing targets for domains like,,,, and so on.

Did you know that dogs and cats can get sunburn? It’s true. So consider names like, and

Would you ever live without insurance? Of course not! So, naturally, there’s a strong and growing interest in pet insurance. Ten companies dominate the field, with VPI leading the group. The number of insured pets has been growing 20% a year, according to The National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues. Domain names of value can be as simple as

Pet names are golden for domain resales. President Obama's pooch will be FDOTUS - First Dog of the United States (just as he is officially POTUS and Michelle is FLOTUS).

Sell one or two good pet domains and you’ll be able to afford a spa weekend for you and your own pooch, kitten or other favorite critter. To buy any of the domains mentioned in this blog, email your offer to

(I've issued a press release to get this message out to a broader audience.)