I Live in Colombia and Montenegro

I am a collector of fun internet domain names, and if a new top-level domain becomes available, and if I’m in a funky enough mood to grab it, I can stake a new claim of life in a country beyond the borders of the USA.  I recently purchased Boles.co and Boles.me as new pointers to my main Boles.com domain.  Bite.me was already registered.

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Welcome to the New Celebrity Semiotic!

We are delighted to announce this Celebrity Semiotic blog in the Boles Blog Network has moved from Microsoft Live Spaces to its new home here on Movable Type.

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Race Baiting the Microsoft Way

See the Black Man in the top image?  Ooops!  Now you don’t see him in the same image below.  Both images are Microsoft advertising.  The grinning “Black Man” is for the American market, while the goofy “White Faced Dude with the Black Hand” is for advertising market in Poland. 

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Obama Horse

Obama hasn’t been president a week yet and he’s already horse on the street:

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Dubya: How to Ruin an Initial

For most of my life I was known as “David Boles” or just “Boles” — because I would never answer to my first name alone because almost everyone I knew in school was also named “David.”  A few years ago, I decided to add my middle initial to separate myself from at least 13 other David Boles people in the world — and the “David W. Boles” was born.

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Grabbing and Pointing that Domain

Grabbing a good domain name is getting harder and harder as the pool of good .COM domain names thins in the raucous ether of everyone with an internet connection wanting a personalized website.

Not every domain name requires a website.  In fact, grabbing a domain and then pointing it to an existing website can be an effective means to propagate the idea of your brand beyond a single thought.

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Infringing on the Amazon Mark: Kindle Websites

Amazon has a winner in the Kindle e-book
and that kind of success demands imitators who want to make money off
the Kindle brand by creating source websites or fan pages by using some
form of a Kindle-ized URL.  Amazon is forced by these
pretend fans to fight them in legal letters and in a court of law, if
necessary, because to use the Kindle trademark without explicit
permission from Amazon is to infringe upon the innate rights of Amazon.

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