Monday, March 17, 2008

CDA Insulates Craigslist

The 7th Circuit has applied the Communications Decency Act to insulate Craigslist from liability under the Fair Housing Act. Another example of the breadth of the CDA (47 U.S.C. Section 230). The opinion is here:

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

How Much is Your Domain Name Worth?

You've read that domain names are the new real estate, and that valuations for prime domain names are increasing again after the dot-com crash. Appraising a domain name is a tricky business, however, because unlike real real estate, i.e., dirt, we've only been placing values on domain names for a few years. As a general rule, the value of a domain name is the price the market will bear--the price a willing buyer will pay a willing seller. But where to start the negotiation? Registrar offers an appraisal service, as do several other companies. But I found an interesting tool the other day that might give you an idea of your domain name's value. Go to and check it out. I personally think the valuations it offers are too high, but it it is interesting to see the methodology it employs.

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