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November 22, 2017 01:47

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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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How did a four-word .COM sell for $100,000?

I have to say I was pretty impressed with Uniregistry’s latest list of sales, with close to $30M in domain sales already this year it’s fair to say Uniregistry Market is on fire. A lot of the sales made perfect sense, one-word .COMs like Kombucha.com or Squeeze.com selling for six-figures is pretty darn normal. But […]

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Do city-specific domains like .BOSTON have any hope?

It’s no secret that a lot of the new gTLDs are struggling. At the same time some new gTLDs have found a solid path to success with extensions like .CLUB, .LOAN, and .ONLINE seeing real interest from end-users. I’ll be honest in saying that I thought .CITY domains were going to take off like a […]

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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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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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Boom! Media Options brokers the sale of X.com back to its original owner – Elon Musk

It’s not ever day that a one letter .COM sells period, and it’s almost never that the previous owner is the buyer (in fact this might be the first time it has happened). Couple this with the fact that that original owner is Elon Musk and it’s fair to say the sale of X.com which was […]

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Warning: BSH.com is a stolen domain name – do not buy

I received a notification last night that the domain name BSH.com was stolen out of a Go Daddy account. The owner and Go Daddy are working together to determine how this happened but it looks like someone is now trying to quickly sell the domain name to get rid of it. If see this domain […]

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It’s hard to miss these three domain companies at SXSW

Every year SXSW brings a lot of people and money in Austin. Last year over 70,000 people attended the conference and $325.3M was injected into the Austin economy – boom! The first part of SXSW (which is called South by Southwest BTW) is called “Interactive” (read more here) and it has become the go-to tech show […]

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