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Decide the Sex.com tagline – but fast

Category : Internet, Journalism, Sex.com, Technology · by Apr 3rd, 2007

The tagline for my book on the Sex.com saga has to be with the publishers on Thursday i.e. in two days.

We – meaning me and the publisher – are still undecided so here is your chance to have some fun and help me out. There are a list below of the sort of variations we came up with a few months ago – they are also on the poll on the right. So, please, vote but also please offer your suggestions and variations. And do so quick. A signed book and a beer to whoever nails it…

Suggestions so far:

  • One domain, Two Men, Twelve Years and the $65 million battle for the Dubious Jewel in the Internet’s Crown.
  • Two men, one prize, 12 years and counting…
  • The first great battle of the digital age
  • The feud for the internet’s most desired domain
  • The brutal battle for the Internet’s hottest property
  • The incredible story of the digital era’s most bitter feud
  • The $65 million battle for the most valuable word of the Internet age
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Ed
14 years ago ·

I voted for “The brutal…”. Why not the others?

* One domain, Two Men, Twelve Years and the $65 million battle for the Dubious Jewel in the Internet’s Crown.
– Too long, also, not sure about the “Dubious” bit
* Two men, one prize, 12 years and counting…
– Not entirely clear what the 12 years refers to
* The first great battle of the digital age
– A good alternative, but are you sure its really the first?
* The feud for the internet’s most desired domain
– Its ok, but I’d avoid mentioning the word “domain”
* The incredible story of the digital era’s most bitter feud
– Its ok too, maybe too long
* The $65 million battle for the most valuable word of the Internet age
– Too long, maybe ok without the $65 million part… Maybe replace it with “million dollar”

Bret's Therapist
14 years ago ·

Tagline:
sex.com … So easy a Caveman can do it!

Kieren
14 years ago ·

I’m sorry but I would like to know why you think it is appropriate to start posting information about RegisterFly on what is clearly a personal blog, and on a subject which has nothing to do with the current registrar issue.

I feel certain you wouldn’t like it if I found out where you worked and emailed your boss complaining about your behaviour in your free time.

Please consider that people are entitled to private lives. If you want to discuss RegisterFly, do so through the various ICANN channels.

Incidentally, a new and comprehensive RegisterFly FAQ for registrants was posted earlier today. If you are having trouble shifting your domain, please do check it out.

Now, get off my blog.

Kieren

Kieren
14 years ago ·

I forgot to provide a link to the FAQ. It’s on the blog at: http://blog.icann.org/?p=85

Kieren

Graham
14 years ago ·

Gaaahhh. tough. The last one

“The $65 million battle for the most valuable word of the Internet age”

It gives us the core fact without the detail or the drama of the first one

“One domain, Two Men, Twelve Years and the $65 million battle for the Dubious Jewel in the Internet’s Crown.”

I think the winner is a hybrid of these two sans ‘dubious’.

One domain, Two Men, Twelve Years and the $65 million battle for the most valuable word of the Internet age

Hmmm? Now if you changed that to

“One domain, Two Men, Twelve Years and the $65 million battle for the world’s most valuable word”

Would it be factually wrong? Most valuable ‘word’ lacks punch. Maybe hottest property could nail all that. Lose the 12 years – could sound like a bit of a drag – keep the two men. Lose the domain? The domain clue’s in the title already.

“Two men and the brutal $65 million battle for the internet’s hottest property”

Hmmm. Dunno. You could use murder and sleaze in there somewhere too…. Sorry, rambling a bit here. Thinking out loud.

Whatever, Brutal = good. Dubious = bad.

Kieren
14 years ago ·

Randy,

Fuck you. You’re banned. Although you won’t be able to read this since I have blocked your IP address.

I just don’t understand why people think they can be rude, offensive, invade your space and then expect you to be nothing but pleasant back.

Kieren

Kieren
14 years ago ·

I’m following your thinking here Graham.

My publisher – who will probably read this – is trying to push the decision to tomorrow (Wed) morning. I strongly suspect because he has grown attached to the “One domain, two men…” line and doesn’t want it undermined by, er, public opinion.

I’m thinking just kill “dubious” and you have a fairly tight tag. Will sleep on it. I’m hoping inspiration will come…

How are you anyway Graham? I’ve been insanely busy – been following you through Twitter postings arriving on my mobile.

Kieren

Kieren
14 years ago ·

I should point out that this is not the first time Randy has appeared and chosen to ignore everyone’s considerations but his own. Some of his previous posts elsewhere have been deleted for reasons varying from abuse, to threats, to unreasonable and incorrect accusations.

Kieren

Ed
14 years ago ·

Please don’t listen to him – I enjoy reading your posts here on ICANN as well as the other topics you cover.

kieren
14 years ago ·

LOL. I love it. My own personal Godwin’s Law website.
Cheers, Randy.

Rachel
14 years ago ·

LMFAO
Oh Randy, Randy, Randy… someone’s got too much free time on their hands!
Can you say “overreaction”? Or do you actually think that someone banning you for being a tool is morally equivalent to murdering millions of people?

You suck at life.

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