a regional community - an opportunity waiting to be realized
One of the most clearly defined "regions" in the US. Collectively, we carry
more influence than any single state, politically, socially and economically.
Our shared interests include those effecting our lives on a daily basis,
from sports to news, travel to weather. We are a region rich in respected
institutions such as higher education, medical and technical. We share
a rich history. New Englanders have more in common with each other than
any other region in the country, it is an extended community like no other.
6 states, 15,000,000 people.
more information from areas that effect their daily lives. Local news and
classifieds, local real estate, blogs & chat about issues affecting
their lives. This is what New England Domains will be all about. This is
the void we seek to fill. With this in mind, we have gradually and selectively
acquired a group of New England related domain names that would be instrumental
in developing a comprehensive regional internet portal.
With old time
media stuggling for survival, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity
to create a regionally significant online neighborhood. While a group of
domain names does not in itself bring us to the end of the journey, it
is a key ingredient to success. Those who dont get the power of domain
names or the internet should be reading print instead. A paper read on
Sunday that was printed on Saturday providing you news about Friday.
are endless. From the reach of a regional classified network to the street
level news coverage of the local weeklies. From social & commercial
networking between 15,000,000 of your neighbors, to local school cancellations
due to the snow. Barely 100 miles separates each New England state from
any of the other 5. The longest straight-line distance from one end of
Texas to another is 801 miles. The leading New England area portal is the
"Boston" Dot com, owned by the Boston paper, which is owned by the famous
New York newspaper company. Boston has 650,000+- residents, New England
has 15,000,000+. The New England community
deserves more, the New England market deserves more.
combining citizen journalism from those who know their individual communities,
to professional journalism by enlisting the many fine journalists who have
lost their jobs as newspapers go the way of the dinosaur. Local input,
knowledge, local ideas. We dont need the Boston paper to tell us about
our cities and towns, nor do we need a global search engine. The resources
we require are within our own community.
As we build
up our New England websites we realize that an aggressive venture like
this requires talent, investment and manpower. The opportunity is unique,
the window is not limitless, yet we are in a unique period in time and
of technology where we can make lightning strike. The payoff would be substantial.
There are individual "city" geo domains/websites that generate over $1,000,000
a year in revenues for home page advertising alone. We are talking about
a community of 15 million, with thousands of pages. We are talking history
and the future at the same time.