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January 17, 2018 04:50

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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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Domains for Startups – Nov 17th, 2017: Five names up for auction that I think startups will dig

There have been some truly stellar domain sales with both one and two-word .COMs taking the cake when it comes to value. It’s also pretty well known that many of the top sales you read about on places like DNJournal, often started as a smart buy some time ago. While people often say “all the […]

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Domains for Startups – Oct 13th, 2017: Five names up for auction that I think startups will dig

Hello, happy Friday and welcome to my new weekly column – domains for startups. Each week I will be going through domain names that are up for auction on popular domain marketplace NameJet. These domains are up for auction so in many cases will end up in the hands of the highest bidder, enjoy! SecureBit.com […]

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Yes, two-word .COMs can bring in price tags of over $1M in 2017

For anyone that thought only the best one-word .COMs sold for a million dollars, thinks again. Today one of the top domain sales of 2017 was announced, and it’s a two-word .COM brokered by veteran domain investors (and one of my favorite ppl on the domain industry) Larry Fisher. The domain is MyWorld.com and it […]

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I just discovered BrandAftermarket, a new place for startups to buy domains for under $500

Brandable domain names have taken over as a very viably options for startups looking to built their brand online, but not looking to spend a fortune. For years BrandBucket.com has been a go-to resource for brandable domain names crossing the $1M profit mark in 2016. BrandBucket has a unique model, domain owners can list their […]

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Domains for Startups: Five names on NameJet that I think startups will dig

Hello, happy Sunday and welcome to my new weekly “Domains for Startups” post. Each week I’ll be sharing five domain names on the popular domain marketplace NameJet that I think would be a great fit for startups. If you’re not familiar with NameJet, let me break it down. There are a number of marketplaces out […]

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The one tip startup founders need to know about tracking down domain name owners

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You know exactly what you want to call your company and immediately go to register the .COM. Then you realize what you were probably expecting from the beginning…someone else owns the domain. The normal reaction at this point is to think to yourself, “stupid squatter!” and instantly become both […]

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A must-read for startup founders trying to understand how domain names impact SEO

Earlier today, domain industry veteran Andrew Rosner wrote a great post about how domain names impact SEO. There is has been a lot of confusion about what role domain names play when it comes to ranking well in search engines. While it would be great if buying a good domain name would instantly improve your SEO but […]

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Domains for Startups #2: Pay for a domain over time using a domain name escrow service

One of the roadblocks that I’ve seen many startup founders struggle with is how to get together the funds for a domain name they really want, but can’t quite afford at their current stage. A few months ago a founder that I know reached-out to me about a domain name they wanted to buy, they budget was […]

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3 tips for startup founders negotiating their own domain name deals

Today I was talking to a startup founder who was trying to figure out the best way to negotiate a deal for a domain name she wanted to buy. She was in a situation that I think many founders find themselves in, they know they want a specific domain, but don’t know the best way […]

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