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Want Media Attention? Mention Playboy Mansion and Sick Visitors In Same Sentence

February 12th, 2011 Comments off

It sounds like something from an episode of CSI: Hollywood Hills. Enter a group of young professionals partying it up at a fund-rasier at the famous Playboy Mansion.  Cut ahead 24-hours, and one of the “guests” is writhing in pain, sweating feverishly in his hotel room (and he’s not on his computer chasing after a Namejet auction).  Wait, cancel that scene, make it dozens of guests from around the world.  Seriously, who’s working on the script for this right now. . .  Law and Order? House? CSI ? Bones ? Maybe Fringe ?  If you are reading this and you’re writing in an evil character. He/she needs to be named Halvarez to make it authentic. :)

So, while the story sounds straight out of Hollywood (because it is), it’s not a made for TV story,  though it’s sure one the media seem to be loving.  No direct signs from the investigation are pinning the mystery illnesses on anyone, including the Playboy Mansion, though the mainstream media are eating this story up, as sick domainers want to point the finger.  Sensational !

I talked to David Castello tonight who told me he had just finished an interview with Good Morning America, Fox, ABC, The LA Times, and KTLA.  Elliot Silver and Ron Jackson were interviewed on page 6 of the NYPost.  The Drudge Report picked that up and slapped it on the front page. The story has now been picked up by the AP, so it’s now circulating through other news outlets like NPR and the San Jose Mercury News and likely will be on the pages of your local paper Monday morning.

Not exactly the mainstream coverage the domain business was seeking. The Los Angeles County Health Department is on the case. I sincerely hope they get it straightened out and I hope everyone is feeling better soon. If you were at the event, regardless of being ill or not, please fill out the survey on the website

(c) 2011 (7)

DomainConvergence 2011, May 12-13, Montreal, Canada

Castello Brothers to Keynote at Domain Convergence

July 20th, 2009 Comments off

The Castello Brothers - Michael and David - of the Castello Cities Internet Network will be giving the keynote address and host a session at the Domain Convergence Conference in Toronto, Canada, August 13-14, 2009.

The duo have a unique success story that is inspirational to both domainers and entrepreneurs alike - morphing their careers from struggling musicians to domain millionaires thanks to their perseverance in registering domain names in 1995 and beyond.

Click here for a detailed account of their story in an article written by Ron Jackson of in 2006.

The Castello Brothers’ keynote address at Domain Convergence will be “The Future of Domaining - Building Your Brand”. They will also host a special interactive session where conference attendees can submit their development and monetization ideas for one-on-one review and feedback.

“David and I are looking forward to speaking at the 2009 Domain Convergence Conference,” said Michael Castello. “Some of the world’s most successful and innovative domainers are in Canada and we look forward to what will surely be a vibrant and creative conference.”

Domain Convergence will take place on August 13 and 14 at the Radisson Admiral Harbourfront Hotel in Toronto. The Early Bird special admission rate of $649 CDN (approx. $585 USD) expires on July 25. Visit to register today.

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Full Disclosure: Frank Michlick of DNN is also the Chairman of Domain Convergence.

(c) 2009

DomainConvergence | August 12-13, 2009 | Toronto, ON, Canada