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Hillary for President? She’s Got the Domain for it

April 1st, 2006 Tony 12 comments

I can’t remember how I stumbled upon this but I was messing around with some WHOIS searches and discovered that Hillary Clinton has prepared herself for a possible presidential campaign in 2008. Although Hillary has publically stated that she is focusing on her senate re-election bid and not thinking of a presidential bid, she has secured the domain

The whois contact information on is exactly the same as the whois contact for her current official domain

4711 36TH ST N
ARLINGTON, VA 22207-4302
703 536 1719 fax: 123 123 1234

They’ve even covered the negative “Hillary Sucks” angle by securing

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Domain Value from a Pure Google Juice Perspective

February 20th, 2006 Tony 1 comment

Today Todd wrote an excellent piece on website value and since I’ve been spending a great deal of time and money lately trying to aquire older sites purely for their Google juice I thought I could share my crude algorithm for scoring domains based purely on their “oldness” and linkage. :) This won’t tell you what you should pay for a domain but if you write code to hunt down potential buys it will help you sort through a large list and find the cream of the crop:

if pagerank == 0
     score = 0
     score = backLinkCount
     score = score + eduCount * 50
     score = score + govCount * 50
     score = score + milCount * 50

     if domain is more than one year old
          score = score * 5 * yearsOld

     if domain is older than 2003 (my estimate for sandbox birth)
          score = score * 10

Crawl through your list of domains of interest, calculate the score, sort by score descending, and start buying!

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