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February 18, 2018 06:35

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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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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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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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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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Where can you sell domains and get paid in Bitcoin?

I recently wrote an article about Bitcoin getting close to crossing the $10,000 mark (which it did). This post spurred a good amount of comments, one of them which asked a question that I’m personally interested in that I’m sure many of my readers are too. Here’s the question from a MorganLinton.com reader named Anthony: […]

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5 Black Friday Deals For Anyone With Domains On The Brain

A couple of days ago I wrote about how over the years Black Friday/Cyber Monday has been my time to lock in great deals on domain renewals. On top of great renewal offers Black Friday is also a great time to register new names, start or renew hosting packages, get SSL certificates, and the list […]

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A (relatively) overlooked data point when looking at domain name sales

When I first started buying and selling domain names I used the current top domain sales as my inspiration. I saw some nice two-word .COMs that were selling in the five figure range and went to town. Of course I quickly learned that I had bought a bunch of junk, it wasn’t just all one-word […]

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When you buy a domain, how long do you think you’ll hang onto it before you sell?

It’s something many people don’t think of when they buy a domain, but more people should – when do you realistically expect to sell? This question is tied to an equally important question – what do you want to sell it for? If you look at some of the top Domain Investors, the people who […]

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Domains for Startups – Oct 13th, 2017: Five names up for auction that I think startups will dig

Hello, happy Friday and welcome to my new weekly column – domains for startups. Each week I will be going through domain names that are up for auction on popular domain marketplace NameJet. These domains are up for auction so in many cases will end up in the hands of the highest bidder, enjoy! SecureBit.com […]

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Yes, two-word .COMs can bring in price tags of over $1M in 2017

For anyone that thought only the best one-word .COMs sold for a million dollars, thinks again. Today one of the top domain sales of 2017 was announced, and it’s a two-word .COM brokered by veteran domain investors (and one of my favorite ppl on the domain industry) Larry Fisher. The domain is MyWorld.com and it […]

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