The Seven Dirty Words of #Domaining

Domain investors come together from a variety of cultural, social and economical backgrounds. Thousands, if not millions of domainers around the world, share a common passion: the registration, development and sale of domain names. Big or small, rich or barely making a dime, established or hiding in obscurity, domain name investors pursue a common dream: […]

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Instructions on how NOT to sell #domain names to other #domainers

Selling domain names to other investors directly, is part of the industry’s mechanics, and we’ve all done it at some point. From early on, domain flippers intend to present and sell their “merchandise” to their peers. Even later on, at large domain conferences, most domain auctions are attended by other domain investors, looking for an […]

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Got a lowball offer for your #domain name? Here’s how to respond internationally

There are many ways to respond to a lowball offer, when it arrives in the form of single or double digits. Even higher price ranges are considered lowball, when the amount offered in no way matches the quality of the domain, such as LLL .com domains or generics. A common approach would be to lash […]

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Sticky cookies : How to empty the #domains from your #Afternic cart after #WHOIS

If you WHOIS domains using the domain industry’s standard tool, DomainTools, you will notice that many domains are linked for sale to external marketplaces. Checking that green link to see where the domain is listed, and for how much, can be simply a matter of curiosity. When that domain is listed at Afternic, however, that […]

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First lowball #domain offer of 2018 has arrived

It was early in the morning of January 1st, 2018, when the Uniregistry app dinged. Still basking in the afterglow of a night full of amazing meals, heavy drinking and assorted debauchery, I checked my phone. There was an offer sitting there, for $20,000 dollars for one of my domains, and roughly $2k above the […]

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Rick Schwartz’s #crypto #Christmas : A #Bitcoin story

An ominous, frozen wind was blowing down hard on the small town of Boca, making even the 45ft yachts at the bay sway like marionettes; their bells chiming in a random pattern with religious overtones. Awaken by the commotion, Rick Schwartz sat up in his bed, rubbed his eyes and looked outside the window. On […]

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End-users : Is your dream domain taken?

If you have a dream domain, the odds of it been taken already, are quite high. Most .com domains that are words existing in a formal English dictionary are long gone, and so are two word .com composites with a positive, brandable meaning. That leaves non-domainers, often known as “end users,” with a difficult task […]

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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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