Start-up founders: Stop calling #domain names “URLs”

For the love of Jesus: Domain names should not be called “URLs.” The domain investor community should be up in arms, as uneducated founders of start-ups, mid-level managers, and aged CEOs close to retirement perform this crucial faux pas very often. For example, domain broker extraordinaire, Bill Sweetman, who operates from the mega-brand NameNinja.com, asked […]

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Christmas Story: The Domain King’s good deed

Once upon a time, in a small town called Dotcomville, lived a young boy named Bobby. All Bobby wanted for Christmas was a shiny new domain name, but his parents just didn’t understand the importance of having a good online presence. One day, Bobby heard about the legendary Domain King, a mysterious figure who was […]

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How to be a domainer Grinch this Christmas!

You too can be a domainer Grinch this Christmas, using this simple method related to domain name renewals: let your domain names expire for the duration of the Holidays. Imagine the frustration of potential buyers who are eagerly waiting for an expired domain name to become available, only to have the original owner renew it […]

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Domain Christmas miracle: Million dollars given to charitable person, 30 years later

Tracie was boarding a plane from Budapest, headed for New York City, after a successful seminar on political science. She settled into her seat and prepared for the long flight ahead. As she looked around the cabin, she noticed two young men sitting nearby. They were clearly brothers, with the same dark blonde hair and […]

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Five important points that make a great domain name registrar

A domain registrar is a company that manages the registration of domain names on the internet. For generic TLDs, ICANN oversees the accreditation of domain registrars, as they must meet certain criteria and observe operational rules and regulations. When selecting a domain registrar, there are several factors to consider; here are 5 important points to […]

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Two things to do before you bid on that domain!

Domain investors often neglect the fundamental basics of transacting with domains: trademarks and prior litigation. If you’re about to bid on a domain name in an aftermarket auction, there are a couple of things to do. First and foremost, check for existing marks at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO.) You can also […]

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Got a #domain sale windfall? Safeguard your money!

If you got a domain sale windfall, congratulations. Now it’s the time to kick back and enjoy life: take a trip to the Bahamas, treat your friends to a luxury dinner, or jump off a cliff doing paragliding. Odds are that you are not going to do any of this, however, and you’ll end up […]

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#Domainer buys #Porsche with $2,500 dollar investment!

This is an almost true story, by Dale G. Joe Backlink, a seasoned domainer and SEO specialist from Seattle, took a gamble and purchased AutonomousZone.com. The following day, the protesters renamed the area to Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. Joe was out $2500 on his investment. Luckily he was able to grab CapitolHillAutonomousZone.com at reg fee. […]

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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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