Lock...not my fault brother. There are plenty naysayers here that don't want this to succeed. However naysayers make my day i don't know whether you noticed this, but our plans are to form a "users group" of businesses/consumers that part of their initial purchase and a percentage of their annual registration fee will go to support nTLD that's part of the domain. In addition, much of our advertising dollars will target the .com as a dying breed that's not available anyway, and there are several viable solutions. I started this thread asking if any other domainers are or have used any form of advertising to promote/sell their domains. I can only speak from my past business experience about advertising which if you understand the definition of "advertising" it overlaps "marketing" To start us off on a better foot here is what Wiki says about advertising; Advertising "Form of communication for marketing, typically paid for. Advertising is a marketing communication that employs sponsored non-personal messaging to promote or sell a service or idea. Sponsors of advertising are typically businesses wishing to promote their products or services. I think we can all agree that "advertising" is all over the this very page we're posting on. Dynadot advertises here, Escow.com advertises here and so does Nameworth. This advertising is "targeted" to those in the domain industry....that would buy their products or services. Even the registrar that sponsors .TO advertises here....just go to Register.TO to see what I mean. Owning over 1,500 domains of a particular extension I'm giving some serious thought to advertising/showcasing my portfolio right here on NP with a personal message from me. How does that sound? Good idea or bad idea? I could even be getting exposure for your domains with a "matching" extension. Lock, again I apologize for allowing this thread to deteriorate like this. Now that we're back on track any comments?