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April 6, 2020 03:18

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Alpha.vc sold for $1,210 two days ago, now it’s listed for sale for $500,000

I was bidding on alpha.vc last week, my thought was I’d get it for around $400 – $500 but I was prepared to go up to about $1,000. As the auction went on the price went above $500, and for a little bit I was in the lead in the mid-$600’s, then it shot up […]

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How affiliate marketing helped this blogger make over $100,000/month

As someone who has been writing a daily blog for twelve years now I’ve always been interested in how other bloggers do what they do. In particular, I’ve always been fascinated by people who can turn their blog into a full time income source, and in some cases, a seven-figure one. One of the most […]

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Some good examples of successful startups branding on .IO domains

(Image source – 101Domain) I received inbound interest in one of the .IO domains I owned and came across a question I actually haven’t seen before. The person who reached out was trying to convince their boss that they should use a .IO domain, but their boss had never heard of .IO and didn’t know […]

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A few fun facts about the domain name market in Korea, home of .kr and .co.kr

Hello, happy Tuesday (or Monday depending on where you are) and hello from Seoul South Korea. We’ll be in South Korea for the next two weeks, starting in Seoul then heading to PyeongChang where the 2018 Olympics held their alpine skiing events. Then we’ll be back in Seoul for New Years. We’ve been traveling somewhere […]

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.CO is putting together some pretty awesome micro-documentaries for Global Entrepreneurship Week 🌏

In case you missed the memo, last week was Global Entrepreneurship week, the largest celebration of Entrepreneurship in the world. To give you an idea of what a big event this is globally, over 35,000 unique events were scheduled last week with over 10M entrepreneurs worldwide participating in them. Since .CO has been a go-to […]

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Domain leasing vs. lease-to-own vs. payment plans explained

There has been some good discussions on Twitter over the last couple of days about leasing domain names. The conversation kicked off after popular domain name blog Domain Name Wire published an article about a company called “Kit” that lost use of the .COM after they were sold, here’s the skinny: Kit, a service that […]

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New Domain Investor gives unconventional advice for other new investors on Twitter last week

I’ve covered a new domain investor Johan (who goes by @DoseBuy on Twitter) quite a bit because the guy isn’t afraid to speak his mind and he’s definitely gone quite a bit against the grain. While I don’t agree with everything DoseBuy says I do think it’s important as an industry for us to welcome […]

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Video – How use of new domain extensions can spur growth

There were a lot of really interesting talks at NamesCon Europe and one that I found particularly interesting was titled – Dark Horses & Long Shot Opportunities: Where to Invest in Today’s nTLD Market. Now first things first. I don’t personally invest in new TLDs and I don’t recommend it to other investors. After watching […]

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Cryptocurrencies may be Cold but Blockchain is on Fire

If anyone was crazy enough to day trade crypto over the last eight month, your life has likely become a nightmare world. Every major crypto-currency is well off its December highs and it doesn’t look like a turn-around is coming very soon. As many of you know, I am bullish on cryptocurrencies in the long […]

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Flippa confirms their focus has shifted from domains to online businesses, but I’m concerned about some of the scammy businesses I found on the site

Last week I wrote a post about how Flippa really fell off the map when it comes to domain names. I was happy to see that someone from Flippa actually read the post and commented. In their comment they confirmed my observations around their shift in focus but also corrected some confusion around irregular bidding […]

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