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September 25, 2017 13:18

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Uniregistry Marketplace continues to solidify itself as a top domain marketplace with close to $30M in sales so far this year

Well the numbers are in and they are damn impressive. Uniregistry, which quickly gained notoriety as the startup-friendly registrar, then opened a marketplace that is quickly becoming the go-to resource for startups acquiring domain names. And the numbers don’t lie, with close to $30M in sales so far this year it’s safe to say that […]

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Domains for Startups: Five names on NameJet that I think startups will dig

Hello, happy Sunday and welcome to my new weekly “Domains for Startups” post. Each week I’ll be sharing five domain names on the popular domain marketplace NameJet that I think would be a great fit for startups. If you’re not familiar with NameJet, let me break it down. There are a number of marketplaces out […]

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When it comes to flipping two-word .COMs, Logan Flatt is on a roll

I always laugh when people say that the only people who make money with domain names are the guys who got started in the early days. When I started in 2007 just about everyone told me I was too late, and another “late-comer” that is making waves lately is Logan Flatt, who has been flipping […]

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Want to buy expired domain names? You should know about these five sites

This weekend a friend who is starting to get into the world of domain names asked me where I go to buy expired domains. I shared some of my favorite sites for buying expired domains and was surprised that he had only heard of one of the five. After sharing my top five list with […]

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The one tip startup founders need to know about tracking down domain name owners

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You know exactly what you want to call your company and immediately go to register the .COM. Then you realize what you were probably expecting from the beginning…someone else owns the domain. The normal reaction at this point is to think to yourself, “stupid squatter!” and instantly become both […]

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I was surprised to see Apartment.in sell for almost $10,000

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a .IN domain sale making news, but today I read an article on Elliot’s Blog about a recent auction that Sedo ran focused on .IN domain names. For those who don’t know, .IN is not a new domain extension, it’s been around a while it just doesn’t […]

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It isn’t when you started in domains, it’s what domains you buy

I can’t take credit for the title of this post but I made this the title because it rings true now and has for many years. The title of this post is a tweet from Rick Schwartz and it rings true today, it rang through ten years ago when I started in this industry (note […]

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Was the $25k sale of Screensaver.com a great deal or a waste of money?

Yesterday the two-word .COM ScreenSaver.com sold for $25,099 on popular domain name marketplace NameJet. I’ll be honest, when I first saw this I thought, “wow, that’s a steal of a deal for such a solid domain.” Then I took a minute to think about it. Who uses screensavers? When I first started using computers back […]

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Beware of Escrow services that make you pay all the fees upfront

There are pros and cons to using an escrow service. In most cases the pros far outweigh the cons as escrow services add a huge amount of safety to buying and selling domain names. That being said, one of the downsides to some escrow services is that they charge the escrow fee upfront. While this is […]

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Two paths – big portfolio vs. small portfolio

I read an interesting article this week on DomainInvesting.com with Elliot’s thought on investing in hundreds of domain names vs. thousands of names. I think most people know Elliot, and know he has some very solid names – he’s focused on quality over quantity. However that’s just one of two paths, other investors like Mike Mann have […]

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