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The Seven Dirty Words of #Domaining

Domain investors come together from a variety of cultural, social and economical backgrounds. Thousands, if not millions of domainers around the world, share a common passion: the registration, development and sale of domain names. Big or small, rich or barely making a dime, established or hiding in obscurity, domain name investors pursue a common dream: […]

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End-users : Is your dream domain taken?

If you have a dream domain, the odds of it been taken already, are quite high. Most .com domains that are words existing in a formal English dictionary are long gone, and so are two word .com composites with a positive, brandable meaning. That leaves non-domainers, often known as “end users,” with a difficult task […]

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DomainsBot : The secret to when to register on-hold domain names

Between 1997 and 2004, DomainsBot provided a domain expiration list service, to paid subscribers. That service was indispensable, and it contained additional information about domain investing, in the form of newsletters. We’ve been covering such past issues of the DomainsBot newsletter, and here is a blast from the past, titled: “The Secret to When to […]

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Complete guide to the EPP domain codes used by Registrars and Registries

What are EPP codes? Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) domain status codes, also called domain name status codes, indicate the status of a domain name’s registration. There is at least one active status code at any time for a particular domain, but there can also be more than one. EPP status codes come in two flavors, […]

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Got a viral meme domain? Sell it as fast as you can!

If you were lucky enough to grab a domain name inspired by a popular meme or viral statement, sell it as soon as you can! Sitting on such viral domains is a death sentence for most of them. Once the steam dissipates, the domain’s value is gone down the drain. The Internet crowds retain a […]

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Did you know : You can still transfer out expired domain names

Domain names that have expired at their current registrar, can still be transferred out. It’s not too late – as long as it’s done no later than 30 days after expiration – to move out domains from GoDaddy, for example, to Uniregistry. Expired domains don’t get locked down with a “renew or else” ransom note, […]

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DomainsBot : Eight domain name predictions from 2001

In its previous incarnation, DomainsBot was a domain investment resource, providing tutorials and daily droplists. While the current version seems to focus on the same issues, it’s not related to DomainsBot as it was prior to 2004. We’ve already presented a newsletter from 2000 about how to profit from domain name investments; today’s resource is […]

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DomainsBot : How-to make profits from domains

The original DomainsBot provided a subscription service, sharing lists containing thousands of expired domain names. Between 1997 and 2004, the service was indispensable for domain investors, and it contained newsletters with information about domain investing. We’re unleashing this beauty from the past and our personal archives, with a newsletter from 11/26/2000, titled: How-to make profits […]

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Going rogue : Interview with a “Black Ops” domain broker

Domain investing can be a cutthroat business, and many domain brokers operate in questionable ways to benefit their clients. Acquiring domain names “under the radar” is one thing; getting a domain owner to sell a domain at a bargain price requires particular skills. We interviewed a “black ops” domain broker, who ensures his buyers pay […]

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ReaganBabe : Interview with political commentator Megan Barth, on domain rebranding after a UDRP loss

In February, we covered the loss of the domain ReaganBaby.com via the UDRP process. Megan Barth, a nationally recognized political commentator, lost her domain of 10 years, which she had built into an active brand, to The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. Ms. Barth did not respond to the UDRP, in a case that […]

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