domingo, 6 de abril de 2008

Presente e futuro da Internet, segundo Ron Jackson

Original: Interview with the Ron Jackson, the editor of

Selecionei alguns trechos interessantes sobre negócios em Internet de uma entrevista com Ron Jackson, editor do, de setembro de 2005.
DNJournal is the leading source of news for the domain name industry. Every week the top domain sales are reported here. Every month there are great articles about some of the top domain investors and developers around the world.

Are you involved in any internet publishing beyond DNJournal?

I do have a number of other sites up. Most are related to the domain business, but I am just now starting to build a network of microsites on some of the 6,000+ domains I have on a wide variety of topics.


Do you see the price of premium domains peaking anytime soon?

No I don’t. I think the current rebound still has a long way to run. Major mainstream advertisers are just now coming to realize how powerful the internet is. As a result, they are shifting their ad dollars away from traditional media, like radio, TV and print to the internet. That can only drive bid rates on ads up which will further increase the value of good domains.


Many people have compared domain names to real estate. Because domains exist on an informational plane rather than the limited physical one like real estate, some people believe that they may not be around 100 or perhaps even 30 years from now. Do you think this uncertainty is realistic?

I don’t expect anything to replace the current Domain Name System in our lifetime. It works too well. No reason to fix what isn’t broken and it perfectly mirrors the way we find locations in the real world (by an address).

My daughter is a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The school was founded by Benjamin Franklin and all incoming freshman were required to read his autobiography over the summer. I picked up my daughter’s copy and read it.
Franklin mentioned the street address of his home on Market Street in Philadelphia. This was in the early 1700’s.

When I took her to school earlier this month to get moved in, we went down to the site of Franklin’s home and, 300 years later, it is still there at the same address. I have no reason to believe there is a need to change internet addressing either.