Shareware Beach

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Filed under: About Shareware Beach — Jan @ 14:48

As you might have guessed, my interest in the new .asia top-level domain was part of my plan to set up several new blogs. The first one, Regex Guru, uses a .info domain, to match with

My second new blog is I was the only applicant for this domain during the landrush. All .asia domains with only one application are now live. Newly registered domains are activated immediately, just like for .com domains. Landrush actions are still “coming soon” or whatever that means.

Anyway, if you’ve enjoyed reading my posts in the conferences, cyberspace, ergonomics, hardware & gadgets, Just Great Software, shareware industry and software development categories on this blog, then you should definitely subscribe to Essentially, that blog takes over the “shareware” part of “Shareware Beach”. My final new blog (coming soon) will take over the “beach” part.

The term Micro-ISV was coined around the time I started with Shareware Beach. Today, pretty much everybody prefers to speak of “Micro-ISVs” rather than “shareware companies”. Even the big players like Microsoft. And that’s a great thing. Because in 2004, whatever Microsoft liked to call Micro-ISVs at the time, simply wasn’t on their radar.

So if you want to know what’s cooking at a very small company on the world’s largest continent, head over to

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