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Netflix Killed The DayTime Star: The End of Cable Network and the Rise of Subscription TV
While cable companies were greedily counting their gains and increasing prices year after year, technology leapfrogged the entire industry with
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Fox.sucks: How Fox News Became The Most Watched Cable Network
It’s official: Fox News was the most watched basic cable network in 2016. With an average of 2.43 million viewers
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Six Reasons Why Dating Sucks
Millennials are on their way to changing the world. They are the largest workforce ever, they’re more connected than any
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Why Your Dating Profile Sucks: How to Seem More Attractive Online
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner—a time when happy couples put on self-aggrandizing performances showcasing their perfect relationships and
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The Super Bowl.sucks: Why We Hate America’s Biggest Advertising Event of the Year
We have no beef with sports, promise. But the Super Bowl itself is as equivalent to sports as chalk is
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Beyond Trump.sucks: How a Culture of Understanding Will Set the Stage for 2020
Many of us are still reeling from the 2016 U.S. presidential election results, but that doesn't mean we need to
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The Glass Ceiling Sucks: 7 Women Killing It in Big Deal Jobs
With only 4% of women in Fortune 500 boardrooms, it's clear that we're still trapped under the glass ceiling. Then
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We give Samsung our “Bad Corporate Behavior” Award for October
When the first Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery exploded, it signaled more than a product failure, it set the stage
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dotSucks at Ad:Tech ’16
“This is cool. What is it?” That’s what we heard when Vox Populi Registry, the company behind dotSucks internet domain
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dotSucks is more about customer loyalty than crisis
Smartphones and washing machines that explode have driven their manufacturer, Samsung, to "reach out to customers through 'direct communications, customer
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Trust requires some risk
A primary value of the dotSucks platform is that the use of the word cuts through the incredible amount of
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Criticism is the shortest distance between business and innovation
Those of us at Vox Populi Registry have long said there is value in criticism. It can’t be dismissed as
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www.happybirthday.sucks
This week marks the first birthday of the general availability of dotSucks domain names. It has been a year notable
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The objective value of deploying on the dotSucks platform
Vox Populi Registry has gotten a lot of attention for its recent national outdoor and digital ad campaign. That’ll happen
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Making friends and (perhaps) influencing people
Vox Populi Registry is just back from INTA16, the annual meeting of the International Trademark Association. Held in Orlando, Florida,
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Field Report: Inefficiency.sucks
This interview with the people behind www.inefficiency.sucks first appeared in the blog hosted by Rebel, one of our registrar partners.
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New identity, same mission for Vox Populi Registry
dotSucks platform gets more digital look-and-feel in year two The analog word balloon logo of Vox Populi Registry, visible since
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U.S. Congressional Trademark Caucus Haggles Over Price
(This post first appeared at www.circleid.com) It was standing-room-only at the Congressional Trademark Caucus session in the Rayburn House Office
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Two-thirds of Harris Poll 100 registered in dotSucks
Each year, the Harris Poll ranks the reputations of the 100 most visible companies in the U.S. As with any
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Vox Populi adds it voice to the domain industry
Vox Populi Registry, the company bringing dotSucks names to the Internet, having spent its first year giving voice to consumers,
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Field Report: Logging.sucks
Being heard in a crowded field can be hard for any company or institution. When the National Parks Association of
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Majority of Fortune 100 registered in dotSucks
We are in the midst of celebrating the first anniversary of Vox Populi Registry and its dotSucks Internet domain names.
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Neustar is our best business partner for 2015
Vox Populi Registry, the company bringing dotSucks domain names to the Internet, has announced that its technology platform services provider,
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Keeping dotSucks Current
Last month, Vox Populi Registry implemented a new policy to keep the dotSucks platform current. Going forward, it is our
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Happy Birthday(s) to us
Just about a year ago (December 22, 2014, to be exact), Vox Populi Registry, signed its contract with the Internet
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Field Report: PDF.sucks
As part of our on-going series of conversations with .sucks registrants, I spoke recently with Aaron Osher, who, by day,
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Ad agencies know exactly what sucks
In this space we have occasionally noted how major corporations are incorporating what sucks into their marketing campaigns. Spurred, no
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Clarity of intent gives .sucks a leg up on social media
At Vox Populi Registry we often hear that there are so many places for customers to vent, there is no
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Cheeky brands can make dotSucks names work
In a recent interview, I was asked which companies might be best suited to engage the market with a dotSucks
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A recourse for political discourse
The platform for comment and criticism at Vox Populi Registry has always been aimed at giving passionate people a place
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Field Report: thismeeting.sucks
From time to time we visit with .sucks registrants to get a sense of their mission and progress. It is
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www.zuckerberg.sucks
In some small measure, Vox Populi Registry, or as we have begun to call ourselves, VPR, drew moral support from
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Words of encouragement
A recent call from a reporter reminded me of the strong currents Vox Populi Registry must navigate. Our desire not
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Look it up, don’t make it up
"You can look it up" is a phrase popularized either by the humorist James Thurber or the humorous Casey Stengel,
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Trailblazers welcome
There has been quite a bit said about the Consumer Advocate Subsidy program we want to see launched in the
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Never invited, but always present
Listening today to the U.S. Congress' House of Representatives Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on ICANN governance reminded me
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If it sucks, #makeitright
UK-based mobile network operator, Three (www.three.co.uk) launched in 2003, but it is only now that they seem to be willing
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The power of negative thinking
It is pretty clear that if you spend any time on the Internet, you will quickly discover that everybody doesn't
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