Domain Name Wire started publishing five years ago today.
On March 9, 2005, I wrote the first post on Domain Name Wire, reporting on the sale of Local.com for $700,000. 3,141 posts later, Domain Name Wire is running as strong as ever.
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A lot has changed in the past five years. Looking back at what I wrote in March 2005 is like a time capsule:
TrafficClub now open to public – Moniker launched one of the first major “traffic splitting” systems for domain parking, which closed down after upstream providers limited the practice and Oversee.net eventually bought Moniker.
Go Daddy launches radio show – Bob Parsons revved up the publicity act. I was later a guest on the show.
Yahoo to challenge Google Adsense – “Challenge” was probably too strong of a word. Yahoo Publisher Network is still in beta, five years later.
MSN readies pay-per-click system – Microsoft announced its Adcenter program. Fast forward to 2010, Adcenter will soon be the management platform for PPC ads on both Microsoft and Yahoo.
Here’s to the next five years.