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Celebrating a $2,000 a year domain registration?

Labeled as domains in Domain Industry News started by equity78, May 7, 2019.

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  1. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    So there is an article out today on Forbes written by Dan Pontefract Mr. Pontefract is the CEO of The Pontefract Group, a company that helps people become better at leadership. A best-selling author of OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT & FLAT ARMY. So he starts off talking about how he went out on his own in late 2018 to start his own firm. He was happy to find he could get his name in … [Read more...]
     
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  2. Grego85

    Grego85 Quality.Domains VIP

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    Just goes to show you.. Not everyone thinks the same way.
     
  3. topdom

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    An insider promoting .inc? I think it happens with .app, .io, .tv, .best, .co, .me . I'm not against any of them.
     
  4. MadAboutDomains

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    I wondered if it might be that. Like with .app and the other Google names that appear to register at very low fees cause they sorted it out for them ahead of the launch. I can't say whether this is or isn't the case, but I just attempted a transfer of the name in the article and it will indeed have a renewal fee of an astronomical $2000+ USD


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  5. dande

    dande Premium Domain Names VIP

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    Yeah. But this one thinks like a moron
     
  6. offthehandle

    offthehandle . Gold Account VIP

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    Funny, the guy self-proclaims to be a "Leader" yet it only took him 25 years working for other people to figure it out. Admitting working in the public sector is embarrassing, if you read most bio's, Entrepreneur's don't usually ever admit working inside Gov't.
     
  7. MolaRam

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    .inc sounds good but doesn't end up being all that great. can you imagine how the following look/feel:

    facebook.inc
    google.inc
    snapchat.inc
    amazon.inc

    In my view they are too formal. They look like corporate websites and not the main website an ordinary person would want to visit. From a pure business point of view, they're good. I'm sure whoever got crypto.inc will be doing well.
     
  8. briguy

    briguy Guru In Remission! VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Love this..

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    I wish Dan success and longevity but I am not sure he is spending wisely at $2,000 a year."

    A diplomatic way of saying "a fool and money are soon parted"
     
  9. NYJimbo

    NYJimbo Domain Re-Animator

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    Pontefract sounds like a shill for .INC domains.
     
  10. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Hey From L.A. VIP

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    Maybe he doesn't know about Grace Deletion?

    I guess people that sell water are...water squatters? :)
     
  11. dande

    dande Premium Domain Names VIP

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    He sucks at trying to promote .inc
     
  12. jberryhill

    jberryhill Top Member John Berryhill, Ph.d., Esq. VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It's a bullsh*t story.

    First, this is not an article in Forbes magazine. It’s a blog post on the Forbes site. Big difference.

    But it is such a transparently stupid paid-for puff piece, that I really question the intelligence of those behind it.

    Take a look at this crap written for gullible people:

    “In the case of The Pontefract Group, I went straight to searching for a .com version. Thankfully it wasn’t taken—nor was anyone squatting on it—so I was able to capture it. But it sure would have been nice to have launched it with .inc at the end of it. My new business, after all, was incorporated.”

    Uh-huh, sure. His news business was “incorporated” in 2018 as “The Pontefract Group”. So, did he register ThePontefractGroup.com at that time? Nope.

    He registered PontefractGroup.com in 2016, two years before he was incorporated, and he simply uses it as a forward to his personal name domain at danpontefract.com.

    And to cap it off, he goes on about how “.inc” shows one is “incorporated” and then he says he is moving to “leadership.inc” which is not the name of his corporation either.

    But "leadership.inc" is registered to the registry, not him, so this is clearly a promotional advertisement masquerading as a blog post.

    That sort of thing is illegal under FTC influencer/sponsor rules.

    Dan Pontefract is a liar, and the .inc registry is clearly engaged in unethical and dishonest non-disclosure of consideration provided for promotion by him.
     
  13. dande

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    Honestly, the article is a pain to read. Anyone can see clearly it's a paid promotional article written for the single purpose of goading businesses to .inc.
     
  14. voiceofreason

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    That guy is a tool. His twitter is hilarious. He doesn't understand capitalism at all. Leans socialist. No thanks.
     

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