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December 17, 2018 14:11

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Where do you go to buy expired domain names?

So as humans we are creatures of habit. I’ve found that for myself, especially when it comes to buying expired domains. For years now I’ve been buying at essentially two places – Go Daddy Auction and Park.io. The other day I was thinking to myself, why do I keep using the same services? Of course, […]

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Forbes breaks down what makes a “good” domain name

Forbes had an interesting article today that talked about the importance of having a good domain name to compliment a good business idea. Along with reinforcing the importance of domains in general, they put together a list of qualifications for a good domain: Make It Foolproof Typos happen. While you can’t control the occasional fat-finger […]

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Offers are getting into the six-figure range in pre-bidding for the NamesCon live auction

In a few weeks domain name investors from around the world will converge in Las Vegas for NamesCon, the largest event in the domain industry. One of the highlights of the conference is the live domain auction hosted by ROTD and pre-bidding has already started on NameJet, and like the title says, there are already […]

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Someone bought domains to donate to a Madison Mayor Candidate, then decided to charge $30k for them

Well this is a strange one. Someone who claims to be a supporter of Paul Soglin, a Democratic Madison Mayor candidate, purchased a couple of domains with Soglin’s name in it saying he would donate them to the campaign. Then, it seems he had a change of heart and moved the price from free, to, […]

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.GG has become a go-to domain extension for eSports

A relatively unknown ccTLD, .GG has become a go-to domain name extension in the eSports world. Why you ask? Well in the gaming world “GG” is one of the most used abbreviations and it stands for “Good Game.” As eSports has grown dramatically over the last few years, so has interest in .GG which honestly […]

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CNBC Covers Popularity of Bitcoin-related Domain Names

An hour ago CNBC released a story about the popularity of Bitcoin-related domain names. While I can’t actually seem to play the video itself right now, my guess is we’ll see it pop up on You Tube or somewhere else soon. What I think is so interesting to see here is the incredible media interest […]

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If you invest in domain names, a recent UDRP decision should scare you

As someone who has been investing in domain names for over ten years now, I have tried to keep a close eye on UDRP decisions. Many people liken the domain name world to the Wild West but it’s important to remember that there are defined rules and regulations which, uh, the Wild West didn’t exactly […]

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Yes, a domain name can actually make or break your business

I was really happy to see an article that went live on Forbes.com on Monday about a subject near and dear to my (and many of my readers) heart – the real impact a domain name can have on your business. Sometimes when I get lowball offers on my domains, the prospective buyer says something […]

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With Bitcoin as high as $17,000 are cryptocurrency-related domain names now more valuable?

There has been a lot of controversy lately over domain name bloggers starting to talk about Bitcoin. I wrote two posts about this topic, both which had a very lively comment stream which can help you understand the great debate better, and is pretty entertaining thanks to some particularly vocal readers of mine! Do Domain […]

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Did you know you could buy a domain name for $1M and not be able to legally use it?

  It might sound crazy, but it’s true. You can buy a domain name for a million dollars (or more) and not be able to use the domain, or even worse, lose the domain because you are infringing on someone’s trademark. It’s something that many startups don’t think about until it’s too late, but the […]

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