Going rogue : Interview with a “Black Ops” domain broker

Going rogue : Interview with a “Black Ops” domain broker

May 22, 2017 · SPECIAL REPORT

Domain investing can be a cutthroat business, and many domain brokers operate in questionable ways to benefit their clients. Acquiring domain names “under the radar” is one thing; getting a domain owner to sell a domain at a bargain price requires particular skills. We interviewed a “black... [Read more]

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Internet Reboot Report : Dandruff, Cheeto crumbs main cause of PPC domain “fat-fingering”

Domain News: May 24, 2017 - 2:59 pmdomain-news

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Cut the UDRP cheese : Gorgonzola.CLUB in a safe place

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Gorgonzola.CLUB – UDRP denied. If you love Gorgonzola cheese, join the club. The Italians make it, and there is an official association in Italy, who filed a UDRP against the owners of the domain Gorgonzola.CLUB. Gorgonzola is a veined...

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Frank Schilling, Uniregistry founder. Frank Schilling‘s entrepreneurial acumen is put to good use, in an informative article about business decisions. Says Frank: “Too many young businesspeople become overly optimistic, bite...

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Bob Parsons : Grateful that elephant didn’t land on me!

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Bob Parsons has assumed legendary status in Africa. GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons, was ecstatic and grateful after a freaky accident involving an elephant hit the wire. “Back in the day when I went safari hunting sick elephants posing...

Domainers : Sedo rolls out escrow service for external domain transfers

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Sponsored by Sedo* Sedo has partnered with Escrow Domains, providing secure transfers of funds through an independent law firm. Aimed at domain investors and professionals closing deals outside of Sedo, the service will be useful by those...

Someone just paid $510 for the “weed.com” IDN domain

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