A New Season Begins

I like to think of life as a series of seasons. Like television shows, every year brings a new chance to reinvent yourself. After almost eight years with 101domain / Afilias, I am moving on to a new season in my career (still to be defined). So far, I’ve been fortunate to have worked with great companies like AT&T Wireless, CentralNic, 101domain, and Afilias.

I haven’t decided what to do next but if you see this and are looking for someone with a proven record in helping technology companies to grow, I would love to talk to you.

Joe Alagna
M: +1 951-313-7200
O: +1 909-606-9175
E: [email protected]
W: https://alagna.com

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NamesCon 2020!

NamesCon has been a great virtual event. I’ve really enjoyed catching up with so many good friends and colleagues.

NamesCon Online 2021 is bringing the world of domain names together once again, and I’m excited to be speaking! Join me Jan 27-29: let’s move the domain industry forward together.

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I’ve attended NamesCon ever since it began and look forward to it every year. I’m part of the panel discussing how domains are essential to Brand Based Marketing on Thursday.

Thursday, January 28th from 23:00 – 23:30 UTC

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Domains: Essential to Brand-based Marketing

Building a recognized and trusted brand is more important than ever. Your domain name is more than a web address; it can be a strategic and integral part of your brand and brand marketing. Find out from domain marketing experts what you’re communicating through your domain and how to leverage the right domain(s) to amplify your brand’s messaging. This will be an essential session for marketers, brand managers, and anyone who wants to understand the power of domains in marketing. 

It’s all virtual. I hope you can come!

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An Interview With Jean Nahum Constant (.HT)

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Internet Availability and Readiness by Country – Rankings

The Economist Intelligence Unit published a nice infographic demonstrating the Availability, Affordability, Relevance and Readiness of 100 countries around the world.

Read the story… | Source: The Economist | Date posted: 3/19/2020

The overall Index score based on the scores of the Availability, Affordability, Relevance and Readiness categories.


This category examines the quality and breadth of available infrastructure required for access and levels of Internet usage.


This category examines the cost of access relative to income and the level of competition in the Internet marketplace.


This category examines the existence and extent of local language content and relevant content.


This category examines the capacity to access the Internet, including skills, cultural acceptance, and supporting policy.

I hope you enjoy it!

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