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June 16, 2019 03:34

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Domain Domme : How Krista Gable tackles #domain investing in a male dominated industry

Krista Renee Gable is a former professional dominatrix, and a domain investor with a portfolio that focuses on technology, teledildonics, sex and cannabis. Krista operates her domain portfolio from Domain Domme – clearly in a male-dominated industry; she is not afraid to try out niche markets that some would find shocking. Krista is a dedicated […]

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How expired domains can lead to credit card theft

Well here’s something I never thought of – criminals are using expired domain names to steal credit card numbers. As a domain investor I see expired domains as potential investment, I’m less concerned with if there was or wasn’t a site on the domain in the past, I’m more interested in who might want to […]

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Battle of the new gTLDs: .XYZ back on top, as .TOP hits bottom

The fight for the gTLD roster continues, and dot .XYZ is back at the top spot, after losing it temporarily to China-heavy .TOP. Dot .XYZ went through its “cleansing” period, having lost the majority of its penny promo campaign a year later. During that time, it fell to spot #2 and .TOP rose to the […]

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Pseudo crypto : Bitcoin is not anonymous

Are domain investors jumping ship to Bitcoin instead of pouring money into domains? Highly unlikely, as the BTC cryptocurrency is very volatile and offers no protection or long term investment returns, unlike domain names. Any drop in online auction house participation volume is solely the result of current market conditions, and should resume by the […]

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Smart Monday : Domain “snap” went from $69 to $14,488 dollars

Logan Flatt invests in domains, knowing that he can only sell them once. With that in mind, he approaches every inquiry with an end-user buyer in mind, and quotes prices accordingly. In February of this year, Logan bid $69 dollars on SnapNames, for the expired domain SmartMonday.com. According to DomainTools – the ultimate domain tool […]

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Domain red alert : Would a nuclear war with North Korea affect domain investing?

An all-out, nuclear war with North Korea would disrupt most international trade. Traffic restrictions would have to be made, and stock market activity around the world would most certainly plummet. With all that in mind, we thought it be interesting to take the pulse of domain industry professionals, and seek their personal opinion about how […]

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Five myths and facts about the new gTLDs

Assumptions related to the new gTLDs can cost domain investors and entrepreneurs money. Rightside’s Name.com division put together a list of five myths about the new gTLDs, and their matching facts, to help dispel such misconceptions. Myth: Nobody knows that new domains exist Fact: End users are adopting and using new domains as primary website […]

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NamesCon poll results : Domain investors don’t like wearing pants!

A NamesCon 2017 poll’s results about wearing pants while working from home is in; the stats are quite staggering. 78% of large .com portfolio holders don’t wear pants or other lower garments. 11% “free-ball” at least 5 days a week, quite possibly on the weekends too. 10% wear pants or shorts, or Capris, jeans, khakis […]

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“Domain squatters” : The Verge article chastises domain investors with derogatory term

An article at The Verge about how a “hacker” redirected Donald Trump tweets by buying expired domain names, is not exactly friendly towards domain investors. In his article, titled “A Belgian hacker redirected the links in Trump’s old tweets,” Amar Toor, uses the following words to describe domainers: “Domain squatters typically buy up URLs for […]

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GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving defends domain investors

Domain sharks? Not so fast. GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving held a chat on Product Hunt Live this morning. A person asked him if domain resellers or “sharks” were a problem and what should be done about it. Here’s the exchange: Q: Bharath B Lohray Are domain resellers / sharks a serious problem? How do you […]

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