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January 21, 2018 02:45

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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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A nice start for .IO in 2018 as Matrix.io sells for $30,000

Well 2018 is already off to a pretty amazing start for .IO as Matrix.io took the cake as the top sale of the day on Monday selling for $30,000 on popular domain marketplace Park.io. The top sale of the day was Matrix.io which sold for $30,000 at Park.io. NameBio recorded 187 sales for a total of $131,750 with an […]

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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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Domain investing with Shane Cultra – DNW Podcast #164

Checking in with a domain investor to see how he’s playing this market. This week we check in with with Shane Cultra, aka Domain Shane, who runs the blog DSAD.com. Shane talks about his three favorite domain buys this year, what he’s investing in (and not) and more. It’s an informative show. Also: GoDaddy eats […]

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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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Registrations might just be biggest vanity metric when it comes to new gTLDs

.TOP has been the #1 new gTLD for a while this year, and even now they sit at the #2 spot when it comes to registrations…but their one-year chart tells a different story: Ouch. This doesn’t look like a chart that would make you think this is one of the top new gTLDs. Think about […]

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Frank Schilling’s domain investing advice from a year ago is worth listening to again

A year ago Frank recorded a twenty minute video on You Tube sharing domain investment tips. It’s had north of 6,000 views since then so I’m guessing that many of my readers saw it, that being said I’m sure there are plenty who haven’t. Either way it’s worth watching it, either for the first time […]

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One reason why Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great for Domainers

Years ago I was talking with a friend of mine who has a lot more domains than me and he mentioned that taking advantage of Black Friday/Cyber Monday had been a game-changer for his business. While this might seem painfully obvious (it was to me the second after I heard it) if a handful of […]

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What I learned from looking at inbound offers on my domains earlier this year

Below is a screenshot of the inbound offers I received on my domains parked at DomainNameSales.com for the month of May. I currently have my domains parked between DomainNameSales.com, Efty and Afternic. As most of my readers know, I don’t make millions with domain names, instead I sell between 0 – 2 domains a month. […]

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Domain investor content with slow pace of sales; wife strongly disagrees

Antonio Gimones is not concerned about the slow pace of his domain sales; the branding and marketing professional from Bogota, Colombia, says it’s all good. “I have a portfolio of 3200 domains, many premium, numeric and brandables. I sell two to four domains a month, and at this rate, I’ll be able to sell my […]

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