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Just a short roundup to my english speaking friends – my german posting contains more details regarding two affiliate meetings I attended here in Germany right after returning from my US-trip.
During SES 2007 we had alot of fun at the Googleplex at Google Dance and Karaoke. The paid-links debate only proved that google does not care about paid links as long as they are on highly relevant pages and not about viagra, so: who cares?
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But much better than the overrated Google dance was certainly my appointment at Google a few days later. The Multiple-Choice-Salad ordering forms and healthy drinks are all I can talk about for now, as my digitally signed NDA does not allow me to say much more. The result of that meeting will soon be online at gulli.com…

The days after were completely different – at Burning Man in the nevada desert I met nerds, freaks and lots of other friendly guys, because half the bay area meets in the desert for music, fun and much much more… I had a blast!

As we’re Registerfly customers ourself and we’re not able to get our Domains out of their account I wanted to share a quick find for a quick laugh on the current Registerfly-case: In some published court documents you find this gem:

Defendant [Kevin Medina] has wasted UNI’s assets by, among others: (a) wiring $9,000 in UNI funds on three seperate occasions to pay for the company of Defendant’s personal escort, (b) using UNI funds to pay the $10,000 monthly rent on Defendant’s personal penthouse residence in Miami Beach, FLorida; (c) spending tens of thousands of dollars from UNI’s accounts to pay for Defendant’s personal credit card bills; (d) spending approximately $6,000 of UNI’ money for liposuction; and (e) unaccountably withdrawing tens of thousands of dollars in cash from UNI’s accounts for Defendant’s personal spending.

Hey – how simply can’t run a business properly, if you spend all your time spending money! 😉
If you haven’t got the whole story: Read this at the excellent customer-blog Registerflies or here. BTW: Registerfly isn’t that big as they appear – 63% of their domains are actually .info domains that were given away heavily discounted or even for free.
The real reason for all the chaos and the court actions seems to be a non-working 50/50 partnership between John Naruszewicz and Kevin Medina. Now John is trying to squeeze Kevin out of their company by publishing all this dirt – the whole document is a real how-to-NOT business documentary…