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June 21, 2018 18:04

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Two Australian domain name companies were just hit with close to $2M AUD in fines

ZDNet published a story yesterday about two Australian domain registrars that were hit with close to $2M AUD in fines for scamming their customers. It’s one of the reasons why you should always pay careful attention to any bill you get related to domain names because while sometimes mistakes do happen, scams happen all too […]

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Countdown to NamesCon 2018 – Three Sessions That Caught My Eye

NamesCon kicks off in Las Vegas in a few weeks and having been to every NamesCon so far I can tell you that this year looks like it’s going to be the best year ever. Okay, I know that’s cheesy to say, and yes I feel a bit like Chris Harrison from the Bachelor when […]

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What is a Domainer? And how many people think they are one when they really aren’t

I was talking with a friend yesterday, he only knows me as a startup founder, but the conversation moved to domain names and domain investing, he has no idea I have a blog or that I’ve been buying and selling domain names for the last ten years. His initial response was, “wait – so you’ve […]

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The domain industry divides again over Bitcoin – and it’s getting ugly

Well ever since Rick Schwartz brought up the link between domain names and Bitcoin a small battle has been waging on, and it’s still going. This has led to another discussion that has to do with what people should write about on “domain blogs” and if Bitcoin is fair game or not. I don’t write […]

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This Week In Domaining – Episode 1: A recap of the top domain name news stories from last week

Well I’ve decided, after years of staying out of the audio or video streaming world that it’s time to jump back in. For those who know me, you know that I have a lot of energy and sometimes that energy just doesn’t translate as well with writing alone. At the same time, my life is […]

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How I’m getting $1,500+ thanks to the NameJet audit

I’ll start by saying, no, I am not getting some kind of refund relating to bidding in an auction that was proven to have shill bidding taking place on it. While NameJet is doing an internal audit to determine if shill bidding has been impacting their auctions, it looks like they’re also uncovering some payments […]

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My thoughts on people bidding on their own NameJet auctions

As most of you probably know by now, I try to stay away from blogging about controversies in the domain name world. That being said, it’s hard for me to stay out of this one so I thought I would share my thoughts, and keep it short and sweet since in my humble opinion this […]

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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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Some people think you should be weary of putting “For Sale” pages on your domain names

I’ll start by saying, I don’t agree. Yes, I’ll go on record saying it, I think you are absolutely missing out on potential buyers and decreasing your chances of selling a domain if you choose not to put up a landing page that makes it clear that your domain name is for sale. So why am […]

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3 Key Domain Industry Trends I Saw At NameCon This Year

One of the things I really enjoy about going to a conference like NamesCon is getting a pulse on what other domain investors are seeing, doing, and most importantly, changing about their investment strategy. It’s the reason why I’ve said many times before that any blog post, book, video, or anything else you read about […]

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