Usability expert Bruce Tognazzini of Nielsen Norman Group reviews the new iPhone through usability perspective.
Some upcoming conferences and workshops that are worth checking out:
- Web Directions North, February 6th-10th, Vancouver, Canada
- Future of Web Apps, February 20th-21th, London, UK
- Web Design World 2007, March 26th-28th, San Francisco, CA
- An Event Apart Boston, March 26-27, 2007, Boston, MA
- Future of Web Design, April 18th, 2007 London, UK
- @Media 2007, May 24th-25th, San Francisco, CA
How much would you pay for a domain name that you really want?
Probably, few hundred dollars. How about $12 million or $7.5 million? That’s how much some of the best domain names cost. According to the article in Financial Times, there are many businesses out there that make millions out of registering and selling names that might be in demand in the future.
For example, business.com was sold for $7.5 million, wheras the actual cost of the domain is probably $10 a year. Let’s calculate the ROI for this domain name. Before we do that, we need to make some basic assumptions: yearly domain name registration is $10/year and that there are no other costs involved in maintaining this domain name. Business.com was first registered in 1998. Total cost up to now is $10*9 years = $90.
The formula I will use is ROI = [(Payback - Investment)/Investment)]*100.
ROI = [($7,500,000 - $90)/$90)]*100 = 8,333,233.33%
Wow. Not bad…There is something wrong with this ROI or it could be that you just made $7.5 million by spending only $90. Cha-ching!