[photo] Mark Jeftovic

easyDNS CEO, Career Contrarian & AntiGuru

My Ice-Bucket Challenge

They finally caught up with me…..

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Here’s Why We Took Down A Pharmacy Domain Without A Court Order.

Update – Aug 22, 2014 – Second FDA Takedown Request Declined

Two days ago the FDA sent us a list of 29 more domain names they would like us to take down. The list included 8 domains owned by a Canadian business we know to be operating lawfully that we brought up for discussion purposes with the FDA in the course of our talks.

We were somewhat taken aback to see the inclusion of this business' domains in their list considering that it is not an online pharmacy, does not deal in materials which are controlled substances anywhere in the … Read the rest

Why I Sold Tucows

It’s  hard post to write, but on Friday I sold most of my remaining shares of Tucows. Last year – before the reverse split I sold a little more than half, and just now I sold most of the rest. I invested in Tucows back in 2005 or 2006  for reasons which were admittedly, more […]… Read the rest

Cronyism In The 21st Century

Ghandi was once asked, “What do you think about Western Civilization?” to which he famously replied “I think it’s a good idea.” He may as well have been talking about free market capitalism.

Capital in the 21st Century has hit the world like a new teen idol sensation. Everybody is drinking the Kool-Aid and it’s being held up as the most important book ever written on the subject of how runaway capitalism leads to wealth inequality. Paul Krugman of course, loves it. As does every head of state and political hack in the (formerly) free world. A text-book sized brick … Read the rest

Growth for Growth’s Sake is a Road To Nowhere

The other day I had lunch with easyPress CEO Victor Granic and he brought up Matthew Woodward’s epic rant against WPEngine  and he also mentioned Jason Cohen’s rebuttal post “Growth is Hard”  and that set us off on a long discussion around today’s tech biz climate (which is almost synonymous with the “start-up” culture, because these days everybody expects to sell their companies before they ever “grow up”)

While this post isn’t intended to single out WPengine as typical of what I’m talking about, Cohen’s rebuttal, while earnest, did seem to me to miss a point.

That point is if

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