DomainsBot : The secret to when to register on-hold domain names

Between 1997 and 2004, DomainsBot provided a domain expiration list service, to paid subscribers. That service was indispensable, and it contained additional information about domain investing, in the form of newsletters. We’ve been covering such past issues of the DomainsBot newsletter, and here is a blast from the past, titled: “The Secret to When to […]

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Complete guide to the EPP domain codes used by Registrars and Registries

What are EPP codes? Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) domain status codes, also called domain name status codes, indicate the status of a domain name’s registration. There is at least one active status code at any time for a particular domain, but there can also be more than one. EPP status codes come in two flavors, […]

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Got a viral meme domain? Sell it as fast as you can!

If you were lucky enough to grab a domain name inspired by a popular meme or viral statement, sell it as soon as you can! Sitting on such viral domains is a death sentence for most of them. Once the steam dissipates, the domain’s value is gone down the drain. The Internet crowds retain a […]

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Did you know : You can still transfer out expired domain names

Domain names that have expired at their current registrar, can still be transferred out. It’s not too late – as long as it’s done no later than 30 days after expiration – to move out domains from GoDaddy, for example, to Uniregistry. Expired domains don’t get locked down with a “renew or else” ransom note, […]

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DomainsBot : Eight domain name predictions from 2001

In its previous incarnation, DomainsBot was a domain investment resource, providing tutorials and daily droplists. While the current version seems to focus on the same issues, it’s not related to DomainsBot as it was prior to 2004. We’ve already presented a newsletter from 2000 about how to profit from domain name investments; today’s resource is […]

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DomainsBot : How-to make profits from domains

The original DomainsBot provided a subscription service, sharing lists containing thousands of expired domain names. Between 1997 and 2004, the service was indispensable for domain investors, and it contained newsletters with information about domain investing. We’re unleashing this beauty from the past and our personal archives, with a newsletter from 11/26/2000, titled: How-to make profits […]

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

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 ops” domain broker, who ensures his buyers pay […]

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ReaganBabe : Interview with political commentator Megan Barth, on domain rebranding after a UDRP loss

In February, we covered the loss of the domain ReaganBaby.com via the UDRP process. Megan Barth, a nationally recognized political commentator, lost her domain of 10 years, which she had built into an active brand, to The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. Ms. Barth did not respond to the UDRP, in a case that […]

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The man who almost registered FUCK.com

In the early days of the commercial Internet, domain names were free. One had to ask, in order to get, however, and the process required manual labor, along with the ability to circumvent the bureaucratic process imposed by the domain manager’s operators, including Jon Postel. Up until the summer of 1995 that domain names became […]

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Domain Tips & Tricks #1 : Off the cuff advice for domain investors

Domainers dish out a lot of free advice on a variety of media; our new “Domain Tips & Tricks” series aims at giving solid, professional advice to domain investors worldwide. No longer a game of dollars and sense, domain investing requires a serious commitment – not just spending a few minutes here and there, pretending […]

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Domain front-running : Beating the “hot air” sellers that prey on expired domain auctions

Dave Neyland‘s adventures began when his premium domain, Emulate.com, was stolen last year. The technology innovator and consultant managed to get it back, and in the process he became more involved with the concept of domain investing. In recent weeks, Mr. Neyland was contacted by persons attempting to sell him a domain asset of interest, […]

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10 domain investing mistakes to avoid in 2017

How is it possible that 2016 is almost over? But, it is. Domain investors eager to achieve better sales and experience a better, financially sound new year might consider not repeating the same mistakes in 2017. By planning carefully for the new year ahead, you will get a better grasp of how to best leverage […]

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