Breaking: .PS Registry (Palestine) Seems to Have been Hacked!?

Afternoon Folks!!

Seems the .PS registry has been hacked.

Looks like someone hacked the .PS registry so they can direct names anywhere. Like if someone hacked the .COM registry we would all be at the mercy of that person. A check of Google.PS illustrates what may be happening.

This can open up new concerns as new gTLD's are slated for market.


UPDATE: Tech Crunch reports it to be a "Domain Registry Attack"

Rick Schwartz


Are Today’s Modern Weather Scientists a Bunch of Schmucks??

Afternoon folks!!

Let's piss off scientists today! This sentence caught my eye a few hours ago in reference to the Farmers Almanac that has been published since 1818 and soon celebrating 200 years of predicting the weather and getting it right!

"Modern scientists don't put much stock in sunspots or tidal action, but the almanac says its forecasts used by readers to plan weddings and plant gardens are correct about 80 percent of the time."

I don't know about you but if the National Weather Service gets 50% right it would be a vast improvement. See in the 1980's they wrote some kind of new weather program and ever since then they have gotten the weather wrong more often than getting it right. For years I joked and said' "They must have put the floppy in upside down" because they were always so wrong. 100% chance of rain means no rain and 0% means it's gonna rain. They predict the weather 10 days out and can't get it right 10 HOURS and sometimes 10 MINUTES out.

Yes, this has been a pet peeve of mine for years and today I found a story that illustrates my point.

So the "Modern Scientist" basically looks down their snout at the Farmers Almanac regardless of the fact that the Almanac is right 80% of the time and the modern genius scientist has a hard time making it to 50% and from my experience, closer to 33%. How does that work? Superiority without a superior result?!

G-D Save us from ourselves. lol. Progress is great until it no longer works.

How close does the National Weather Service by you predict the weather? Do they influence your weekend plans just to find out they were wrong?

I know many business owners at beaches that get mighty pissed when they predict rain for the weekend 3 days in advance and all you have is sunshine. It costs many businesses a lot of money when they are wrong.

Rick Schwartz

The Story of Purchase, Use and Earnings

Morning Folks!!

Last year I listed as one of my top 10 domain puchases/bargains. I even listed what I paid for it. The price has no bearing on what the value or what I may eventually sell or lease it for if I choose. The potential buyer can TRY and use it against me but it will be a useless effort and a waste of their energy. It will fall on deaf ears. If you want 1997 prices.....come back in 1997.

So in August of 1997 I was able to acquire I probably tried to buy as well that same day. I'd have been overwhelmed to have gotten both but as we know has gone on to great things with their #1 Candy game.

But I was happy to get and in those days there was much talk of Princess Diana being Queen. That was  2 years before her unfortunate death.

But that was not the main reason for the purchase. I was thinking more on the lines of a "gay slangqueen is a term used to refer to flamboyant or effeminate gay men" according to Wikipedia. And thinking that way earned me into the 6 figures because that traffic was very valuable. It still is.

Of course today when you think of the highest and best use you may think of a rock group that most of us enjoy. They use Queenonline. To my knowledge I have never been contacted by them. But back in 1997 mainstream had yet to embrace the Internet "FAD"!

The great thing with a domain like this is I have my choice of how to use it. Where to use it. Where to point it to. I can move that "Door" to any subject I like. If the Royal Baby had been a girl, we might be talking about the future queen.

As a matter of fact TODAY, I am redirecting all traffic with a "Door" to this post. Thousands of you come to and I am sure many of you will not find what you are looking for. Then again I am hoping a few of you take a moment and comment on what you were looking for and intending to find here. It may be different from the ones mentioned above as new "Slangs" and new "Things" happen all the time.

Thanks for your time!

Rick Schwartz

PS: One of the reasons I see problems with Search is if you are on Google looking for THE "Queen", the Queen of England does not appear until page 3.  Where does that leave the others using "Queen" as part of their name, good or service? The "Disco" Queen. The "Roller Derby Queen". The "Homecoming Queen". The Queen CITY".

JC Penny Bleeding nearly $200 Million a MONTH and STILL CLUELESS??

Morning Folks!!

Please read this story and see what is missing and what is misguided.

"Execs conceded that the much-heralded redesign of its home stores had not fared well, and had a negative impact on same-store sales. The retailer plans to restage those departments with a more balanced assortment of traditional and modern goods, including good, better and best price points. Some merchandise will also be arranged by category rather than brand."

As they continue to bleed and continue to "Regroup" for the umpteenth time, NOWHERE in the article does JC Penny say word one about their website business. Maybe instead of rearranging the damn furniture, they need to toss the furniture, forget the staging, close a bunch of stores and get in the black with an online strategy before it is too late.

Their lunch is being eaten by EVERYONE! Even Sears and they think moving the furniture around will save them?? REALLLLY?? That ain't the problem DUDES! Your problem is getting folks in the stores to begin with and more importantly, your online store. THAT is the challenge and they are fighting the wrong war. DUH! DUH! DUH!

I have not been inside a JC Penny's store in a decade. I walk thru Sears because it is the easiest place to park when I go to the mall which is not very often. Always spaces at the end! So I walk thru Sears never spending a Penny! (YUK). It's not cuz I don't like their furniture. Maybe I just don't like the outdated overpriced crap they sell and the lousy service. Ditto for Penny's.

Is it possible we are seeing collapse of a 111 year old company? Along with Sears, they represent the "Retail Boom" that happened to nearly parallel domaining just over 100 years ago. But while they enjoyed 100 years of glory, they keep reinventing themselves until there is nothing left to reinvent.

It's getting to the point that we are not talking about "Ifs'. We are now talking about "Whens". When will stores like this basically collapse? They are racing against the clock and history itself and have not even begun to get in control of their out of control business and market shares. A bad Christmas season could seal the deal. They may survive for a few more years, but they are on the decline and their futures are bleak. They are the "Nursing Homes" of retail as they continue to decline and become less relevant.

Just one mans opinion!

What does this have to do with domaining? Domaining is BUSINESS and if you don't understand BUSINESS then domaining is that much tougher for you to succeed. Some better choices in DOMAINS and a domain strategy may have been the life-preserver a company like this could have used to sustain itself and survive another century. Instead of rearranging the stupid furniture, maybe there was another choice not even on their radar.

Rick Schwartz