10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sir Richard Branson

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Business, Social Media

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When you think of the word entrepreneur, you think of Sir Richard Branson. Branson has re-written the book on diversification. You’d be hardpressed to find a field that Branson doesn’t have his hand in, or hasn’t explored at some point. There’s certainly a lot that can be learned from this visionary man. Astounde did some research and compiled a list of some unknown facts about the Virgin megastar.

December Domain Name Sales Report

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Business, Domains, Technology


Our apologies for the delay in the monthly sales report for December. There were clearly way too many sweet sales to corral in a timely manner.

Overall, December was an incredible month for domain name sales. We saw one of the biggest sales of all time in Investing.com, along with countless five and six figure deals. So without further adieu, here’s the best of the best and the jest.

In All-Time Largest Sports Domain Name Sale, Rockies.com Sells For $1.2 Million

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Business, Domains, Sports


Astounde had the privilege to speak to Rockies owner Dick Monfort in mid-2012, and we asked Mr. Monfort why the Rockies were one of only five MLB team that didn’t own the .com of their team name.

Mr. Monfort informed us that it wasn’t up to him, that Major League Baseball owned all of the league’s internet properties, including ColoradoRockies.com, and it would be up to them to acquire it. Now, six months later, they finally have.

Tornado Power: The Newest Renewable Energy Source

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Business, Science, Technology


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Wind, Water, Solar; what sound like the powers necessary to summon Captain Planet are what we thought to be mankind’s greatest hope for a clean, green future.

During the first twelve years of the 21st century though, more green energy heroes have begun to emerge.

We’ve already seen gravity power in action, and now it’s looking likely that tornado power could be next.