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Why I haven’t even thought about domain monetization for years

The other day I got an email from someone who said they watched my interview on Domain Sherpa and were inspired by my interest in monetization. Yikes, I thought – that was true then but it sure isn’t true now. This is why I always say that most advice has an expiration date, that’s true […]

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5 steps to successful sales for a new domain investor

Today: How to build a portfolio of 100 decent .com domains / Parked Pages Using SSL / BtcFutures.com sold for $5,157 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Looking for Portfolios – Budget up to $450,000 PER Portfolio – Be sure to check your portfolios to see […]

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94 Domain Discoveries for August 28th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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Bill Hartzer : #SEO specialist dissects Donald Trump’s tweet on alleged #Google bias

SEO specialist and domain investor, Bill Hartzer, was on television news today, weighing in on a presidential tweet. The Texas-based professional was interviewed by CBS, in response to a statement by Donald Trump: Google search results for “Trump News” shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for […]

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One Critical Action to Take Before Starting a Blog

While settling down and preparing for the next day, I took a quick break to visit Domaining.com to discover any breaking domain industry news. If you’re not familiar with Domaining.com, it’s a curation of publishers and bloggers that produce newsworthy content in regards to the domain industry news. In fact, you’ll likely find a few […]

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IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, August 28th

Domain Sherpa must have been out of people to interview, or maybe everyone is on vacation, 🙂 but Tess called me last week and asked if I could do a show with Drew on expired and other aftermarket domains. I think it went well but I also think I could spend 10 or maybe 20 […]

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Uniregistry Has 2 Job Openings

I want to share two Uniregistry job openings I learned about that might be of interest to someone with domain industry experience. Domain industry experience is not a requirement for either job opening, but it is listed as a “nice to have.” The two positions will be based out of the company’s Grand Cayman headquarters. […]

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Sedo weekly sales led by FXT.com

Sedo released their weekly sales and FXT.com led the way at $150,000. iLa.com followed at $125,000. Slow week overall 39 .com sales 5 cctld sales 6 other tld sales Admirer.com looked like a good buy for $4,388.       Domain name Price Currency .COMs fxt.com 150,000 USD ila.com 125,000 USD finx.com 40,000 USD accc.com […]

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More consolidation? Endurance said to be up for sale

Endurance International Group is reportedly up for sale, perhaps the next piece of consolidation or privatization in a rapidly changing domain name market. Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, reports today that EIG is “is considering strategic options, including a possible sale”. EIG owns domain brands Domain.com, BigRock, BuyDomains and ResellerClub, along with a bunch of hosting […]

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Sedo to hold crypto domain name auction

Auction will show the investor appetite for crypto domains. Sedo announced that it will hold an auction September 13-20 that will exclusively feature cryptocurrency and blockchain-related domain names. It’s a bit surprising that no other major marketplace has held a similar auction given that this market has driven the domain market over the past year. […]

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Microsoft Monday: Xbox All Access Announced, 6 Domains Seized From Russian Hackers, Bing Spotlight

The sites involved in last week’s order fit this description.” While there has not been any evidence that these domain names have been used for tampering, it serves as a reminder of the broader proble…

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WIPO Updates GDPR Guidance for UDRP

Three months after implementation of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center has expanded and updated its already helpful web page with important questions and answers about how the GDPR is impacting the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). WIPO’s updated GDPR […]

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There a new Domaining blog in town – welcome NZ Domainer!

It’s not all that often that we get a new blogger joining the domain blogging scene, but when it happens, I definitely get excited about it. The blogs that I enjoy the most are always those written by people who are interested in sharing their journey and that’s exactly what NZ Domainer is planning on […]

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Ila.com sold for $125,000

Today: How to liquidate domain names in bulk lots / “A” Prefix Domains – Showcase and or Sales / Big day and week for new gTLD extensions / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying .com for eSports / gaming news site – Be sure to […]

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125 Domain Discoveries for August 27th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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Integrated Robotics : Disgruntled former employee shuts off company’s #domain access

Integrated Robotics is a company that was formed in 2012 to help customers solve real world data acquisition issues with leading edge integrated platforms and payload system solutions. According to their web site at Integrated-Robotics.com: In 2015, Integrated Robotics evolved into a commercial drone services company with mission capable payload sensors to capture data for […]

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Facebook, China, and Domains

He married a Chinese woman. He learned Chinese. And he connects with young Chinese. Mark Zuckerberg has made a lot of efforts to win friendship in China, including giving a talk completely in Mandarin at a top-notch Chinese university. Yet, Facebook is not in the Middle Kingdom. Well, it actually was in China – only […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 26, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 26, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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.tokyo has reached 100,000 domain name registrations

GMO Registry announced that .tokyo (https://hello.tokyo/en), the Top Level Domain (hereafter “TLD”) representing Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, reached 100,000 domain names. This milestone comes just over 4 years since .tokyo opened for business in July 2014. Since its debut, .tokyo has attracted both individuals and businesses with affinity to the City of Tokyo. […]

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Domain Buying Tip: Make a Realistic Offer

It’s 2018, and virtually all domain names that have substantial value have been registered for many years. The best way to buy these domain names is either via broker or through private acquisitions. If you want to achieve greater success acquiring exceptional domain names, you need to make realistic offers commensurate with their values. People […]

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When it comes to auction sites the Domain Kings says “they all suck”

So I posted a poll here and on Namepros to see what readers, users, domain investors think about auction marketplaces. The poll focused on the big 4, places like Sedo and Flippa don’t handle expiry auctions and don’t do the volume. Rick Schwartz weighed in on our auction marketplace thread, safe to say Rick does […]

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Two Strategies for Buying Aftermarket Domains – with Josh Eisenhower & Drew Rosener

Got strategy? Two experts walk us through their very different strategies for choosing which aftermarket domains to bid on, and how much to bid. We check out live auctions and discuss real scenarios. All buyers who are in need of a strategy or revamping their strategy will benefit from today’s show.

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Afilias sues India to block $12 million Neustar back-end deal

Afilias has sued the Indian government to prevent it awarding the .in ccTLD back-end registry contract to fierce rival Neustar. The news emerged in local reports over the weekend and appears to be corroborated by published court documents. According to Moneycontrol, the National Internet Exchange of India plans to award the technical service provider contract […]

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Larry.Page coming soon as Google launches .Page domain names

Larry.Page and other domains ending in .page are coming soon. Google released the .Page top level domain name today in Sunrise, meaning trademark owners who have registered their marks with the Trademark Clearinghouse can register domains ending in .page. And no, Google didn’t select .page because it’s the surname of its co-founder Larry Page. On […]

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The right way to pick a domain name

Today: Sharing personal experience in selling domains / The current state of the market for .TAXI and .LIMO / X65.com sold for $5,346 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying starter websites with some traffic – Be sure to check your portfolio for one of […]

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How early should domain name registrars auto renew domains?

My domain registrars auto-renew anywhere from the expiration time to 60 days in advance. It’s smart for domain name registrants to place their domain names on auto-renew. This means your domain name r…

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The .PAGE Sunrise Period starts

It takes long but the Charleston Road Registry, wholly owned by Google, is launching another of its Top-Level Domains. When: START: Monday, 27 August, 2018; END: Monday, 1 October, 2018. Purpose of the gTLD: Extracted from the application, the proposed gTLD will provide Google with direct association to the term ʺpage.” The mission of this gTLD, .page, […]

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This guy wrote an article about why nobody is using Internationalized domains

Over a decade ago ICANN started making it possible to register Internationalized domains, i.e. domain names in a language-specific script. For those who are picky about definitions, here’s what Wikipedia says: An internationalized domain name (IDN) is an Internetdomain name that contains at least one label that is displayed in software applications, in whole or in part, in a […]

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What Do We Have In Common?

Today: Investing in nGTLDs as a beginner / Hangtime.com sold for $13,000 / The bulk “same name multiple extensions” strategy / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying a strategy + “word” + .com for strategy consulting – Be sure to check your portfolio for one […]

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146 Domain Discoveries for August 26th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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