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September 25, 2017 13:33

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.HK and .COM.HK are king in Hong Kong and IDNs are nowhere to be found

It has been twelve years since I have been to Hong Kong. In my early twenties I opened up distribution for Sonos in Hong Kong and used to be here all the time so it has been pretty exciting to see back and to see what’s changed and what has stayed the same. As usual […]

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This Week In Domaining – Episode 2: First.com sells for $200k, companies abusing the UDRP system learn the hard way, and more

Last week I debuted This Week in Domaining on my blog and on iTunes and it looks like people enjoyed it so let’s keep it going. This week I’ll share the story of a six-figure one-word .COM domain that was sold for a 0% ROI after 11 years, a new liquid domain report that shows […]

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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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Do you look at dollar amount or ROI when pricing your domains (or neither)

When I first started selling domains I had all these weird rules for myself. I told myself things like, “I’ll never sell a domain name for under $1,500 because someone out there can definitely afford at least $1,500, and heck that money isn’t going to change my life in any way.” After a while, I […]

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GoDaddy glitches continue to annoy domain investors

GoDaddy has been having a less than stellar month, with issues stemming from its API and app changes. Earlier in June, GoDaddy began making changes to its API, along with the continuation of the investor app. The main GoDaddy app is being updated to utilize newer technology, but issues continue. On June 16th, GoDaddy log […]

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Divyank Turakhia : Are your domain names safe in the USA ?

Divyank Turakhia, Co-Founder and President of the Directi Group, participated as speaker during TRAFFIC East in Orlando, Florida, almost ten years ago. In a video spanning about 10 minutes, Divyank Turakhia discusses whether or not you should move your domains offshore, or is it safe to keep them in the United States. TRAFFIC 2008 East […]

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Reddit user calls someone a squatter for listing a domain name for sale for $3,495

It never ceases to amaze me when people call a domain name owner a squatter just because they own a domain name. Here’s the title of the post on reddit.com/r/Domains: ‘Telepathy.com’ is squatting on a domain I’d like. Any advice on how to try to deal with them, without getting ripped off or over-paying? (it’s […]

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TRAFFIC 2008 – Rick Schwartz’s best 20 minute video interview ever!

Rick Schwartz gave his best video interview ever in 2008, right at the end of TRAFFIC East in Orlando, FL. The event, which was attended by yours truly, presented the opportunity to domain investors and company representatives to network and forge new business relationships. More than $2.5 million dollars‘ worth of domain names were sold […]

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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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Where do you go to get realistic domain investing advice?

Let’s face it – there’s a lot of bad advice out there. IMO there are two kinds of bad advice: Bad advice coming from people who just want to make money off of you (usually by selling a product or service) Bad advice coming from people who have no idea what they’re talking about and […]

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