Sep 28, 2015
Jason Thompson

My Latest Coding Project

A week ago I was inspired to develop a tool which features gTLD Websites. The goal was to make it very easy to navigate. You can think of it as a gTLD Website Randomizer. The main goal is to bring positive exposure to the new gTLD program. I did not see anything like it out there, so I decided to create it.

My weapon of choice is PHP. It took me a few hours to complete, but now I can actually share it with you. You can view it at When you click the refresh button in your browser, the script randomly selects a gTLD Website to load. Although I created this tool, I’m finding it a little addicting!

On another note, I only have about 26 gTLD Websites added to the tool. I am obviously going to add more, but I thought it would be fun to have some of you submit your creations.

Feel free to contact me, if you would like to have your site added. Also, if you are a domain registry or registrar I am open to partnerships. Enjoy!

Sep 27, 2015
Jason Thompson

VetsinTech LA Mixer On September 29th


I meant to post this event yesterday, but I was busy taking engagement photos at the Lone Wolf cigar lounge in West LA. A friend of mine who is currently in the Navy asked if I could spread the word about this event. If you haven’t heard about VetsinTech you can learn more about them here. For those of you who clicked the link, you’ll probably notice the familiar extension that they are using.

Here is a little more information about the organization, taken directly from the website:

VetsinTech supports our current and returning veterans with re-integration services, and by connecting them to the national technology ecosystem. ViT is committed to bringing together a tech-specific network, resources, and programs for our veterans interested in Education, Entrepreneurship, and Employment – the 3E’s!

The event itself will be a mixer and it will also include a VIP Panel. The VetsinTech LA event will be held at H.O.M.E – House Of Music & Entertainment. For a small ticket fee of $10 you will be supporting a great organization. To buy tickets to the event, you can purchase them here.

Here’s a little more information about the event:

Join @VetsinTech LA chapter for a very special event hosted by H.O.M.E. Restuarant and owner – Navy vet – Kyle Cox! We have an amazing panel lined up and will discuss the 3E’s of VetsinTech – Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship. Our VIP panel will discuss their own experiences as well as current programs available thru VetsinTech.

6pm Networking – 6:30 program – 7:15 – more networking!!
Entrepreneurship – Kelly Perdew – Co-Founder & CEO – TargetClose, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Mentor, and Winner of 2nd Season of The Apprentice!!
Employment – Chris Galy – Vice President, Talent at
Education – Katherine Webster – Founder, VetsinTech

H.O.M.E. will be providing appetizers and we can eat, drink, and network before and after the panel discussion!!

Hopefully I’ll see you there!

Sep 22, 2015
Jason Thompson

Tuesday’s New gTLD Spotlight: BestDeals.Today


Lately, I have have been researching websites that have been built on new Global TLDs. Although there is a lot of junk out there, I have managed to find a number of gems that I felt were buzz worthy. Tuesday will now be the New gTLD Spotlight Day! Every Tuesday a new site will be featured. If you have a site that you spent a good amount of time developing, feel free to contact me to have it featured!

Today’s spotlight is shined on BestDeals.Today. Can you say affiliate site gone wild? When I first viewed this site, that is exactly what came to my mind. As of right now there are 25,350,030 deals included on this website. The site is easy to navigate and you can filter your searches by price range.

According to Alexa it has a Global Rank of 35,120. That’s not bad! It looks like the owners of the site also redirect traffic from Best-Deals.Today to the site as well. Whatever they are doing it is working as it certainly has climbed the ranks in a short period of time. The average visitor probably doesn’t realize that each product featured on the site includes an affiliate link. The site is certainly coded well and I can tell the UI was well thought out. It is simple to use, yet effective and that’s why it is gaining traction.

I might actually use the site a little later today. :-)

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