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September 24, 2018 23:43

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“Your email address says a lot about your taste in domains.”

So what else is new? I got an inquiry from a clueless guy from Australia that wanted to buy my one word .us domain name. Of course this was an upgrade if you consider that domain name he is currently using. (See below.) I replied with a $10,000 price tag and I got this reply: […]

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GoDaddy domain auctions and payments – Let’s set the record straight…

Last week Dispute.com was auctioned at GoDaddy auctions for $65,000 but the winning bidder could not make payment in the time frame that GoDaddy requires. Eventually the domain went to the 6th bidder that paid $38,000 for it. So GoDaddy lost $27,000. This time frame is 3 days after the auction closes. Please note this […]

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People keep registering bad domains

Donuts offered some insights about their premium domain names. The only insight I got, and that comes as no surprise, is that people have been and are (always) registering bad domains. Donuts is generally characterizing anything greater than $33 wholesale per year as a premium domain name. Donuts offered some examples from the hundreds of […]

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6 years later…

It has been 6 years since I started this blog in 2012. What made me start was reading all the other blogs for a few years before 2012. I had also more or less left the forums so I guess I was looking for a way to express my opinions and a blog seemed like […]

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A look at .io domains through the lense of startups and the crypto market

Art Malkov takes a look at .io domains through the lense of startups and the crypto market: .Io history, who is using .io domains and why. After I spent years in the domain space, often through the lense of digital marketing, I started to get involved in exciting and promising blockchain and crypto space projects, […]

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Domain investor shares his 4 year .NYC experience

Matt Gill of Developed.nyc shared his experience selling .NYC domain names since October 2014. First of all I would like to say that .nyc has smaller investor competition as you can only register this New gTLD extension if you live in the New York area. Of course you also get a smaller target group, NYC […]

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New domainer of the day!

I vote for this guy to be new domainer of the day. Or maybe of the month! This summarizes all the misconceptions that people have about domain names and all the mistakes you can make when starting up. Not only does he know almost nothing about domains but he tries to teach other. For example […]

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Big spending continues: ICANN meetings 67, 68 & 69 will be at Mexico, Malaysia & Germany

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the locations for the 2020 ICANN Public Meetings. Cancun, Mexico, has been selected as the location in the Latin America and Caribbean region to host ICANN’s 67th Public Meeting, from 7–12 March 2020. The Community Forum will be held at the Cancun International Convention Center. Kuala […]

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What is your oldest domain name?

What is the oldest domain name you own? Mine is from 1994. Of course I only started domaining in July 2002, (almost 16 years back) but I have bought hundreds of domain names that have an original registration date that is before 2002. I actually have 2 domains from 1994, about 15 from 1995 and […]

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Mike Mann: “Every day there is at least one domain being deleted that is worth a million dollars.”

Mike Mann wtote on social media: “Every day there is at least one domain being deleted that is worth a million dollars. Not easy to find and get it first.” Andrew Rosener replied on twitter: “I would say 1 in every 10 days at best. $100k name very day yes. Unless you put an infinite […]

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