Definitions

The Maker Fakers: As Etsy Scales, the Definition of ‘Handmade’ Gets Slippery

Mr. Stinchcomb. (Photo: Flickr.com/generated a.k.a. Jared)

Around this time last year, I developed a nervous twitch around my right eye that made me look like a Bond villain. Instead of getting more sleep or drinking less coffee, I decided to buy an eye patch—but, like, a cool eye patch. My eye patch should be unique and stylish in addition to being functional, I decided, and reflect that I am quirky and confident.

There are some things you can really only buy on Etsy. Read More

Domains to Master

Etsy Is Upsetsy! Files Complaint Over EtsySucks.com, EtsySucks.biz, EtsySucks.org, EtsySucks.net and EtsySucks.info

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Yesterday Etsy filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum, which handles domain name disputes for ICANN, over five “EtsySucks” domains: .com, .biz, .info, .org and .net. (EtsySucks.co is still free!) The domains appear to be owned by the former editor of the now-defunct “Unofficial Etsy News Blog” previously at etsynews.com, Domain Name Wire reports. Read More