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World Domain Day – Dont Miss It
I don’t often talk about conferences, but when I found out about World Domain Day, I just had to get involved. Here’s the deal. If you are living in/around India, you just have to be there. In 4 days the Avasa Hotel in Hyderabad is going to be transformed. There are speakers on: Global markets; ... The post World Domain D...
Domainer Income - Monday, August 18, 2014 - 22:44
Why I Say No
As a long time Internet entrepreneur, I receive a lot of requests. Can we catch up for coffee, lunch, dinner? Can I pick your brain ? Can you help me with my website / store / domain ? Can you sell my domain names? Can you give me advice on buying a domain name? Can ... The post Why I Say No appeared first on Domaining - Whois Histor...
Domainer Income - Friday, August 8, 2014 - 20:45
DomainerIncome To Run Paid Advertising
Starting today, DomainerIncome will begin accepting submissions for paid advertisements. As long time readers will note, we have been ad-free for the good part of 7 years, but now its time to change. I believe there are a lot of good companies in the Internet industry who have great products and services. Many of those ... The post D...
Domainer Income - Monday, August 4, 2014 - 20:15
Be Wary Of New Domain Claims
Over the past few years I’ve noticed a worrying trend. New, pop-up web sites for domain name investors. It seems that every month I get at least 2 new emails, packed full of unsubstantiated marketing claims and hype. Just today I received an email from a new service that is going to publish new domain ... The post Be Wary Of Ne...
Domainer Income - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 21:19
5 Ways New gTLDs Can Reduce The Risk Of Failure
The information in this post, could be the difference between failure and and a hugely successful launch. Here are my top tips...
Domainer Income - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 21:50
Domain Sale #Fails
There is no substitute for experience. When I was starting out, there were no websites, wikis or blogs to read. Those words didn’t even exist. It came to a combination of hard work and trial and error. Here are just a few tips that have served me well over the years. 1. Ignore Low Ball ... The post Domain Sale #Fails appeared f...
Domainer Income - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 21:41
The Best Aftermarket Is ….
Over the next few weeks I’ll be testing and writing up my experiences with a range of aftermarkets including: DNS (Domain Name Sales) GoDaddy Auctions Namejet Sedo Flippa A few other surprises While my focus is on selling domains, I’ll also be looking at things like: Application process Quality of support Quality of other...
Domainer Income - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 20:5
How New gTLDs Can Increase Their Profits [Feedback]
Last week I wrote this article about new gTLD’s and how they could increase their profits. If you haven’t read it yet, go here now. Although it was a very niche article (only a handful of my readers are Registries), the number of page views rocketed past 100+ in a short period of time. Some people ... The post How New gTL...
Domainer Income - Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 22:10
5 Ways New gTLD Registries Can Increase Their Profit
This could be the most important blog post a Registry will ever read. So… you are a new gTLD Registry. You have set up all the systems, paid consultants fees, ICANN fees, its exciting times! All the people around you think you are onto the next biggest thing and you’re going to be rich! The ... The post 5 Ways New gTLD Re...
Domainer Income - Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 19:45
.au Availability Email Or Scam ?
I personally experienced this, so I thought I’d share it in the hope that others don’t fall victim. For the record, its extremely rare to experience this in such a highly regulated market. I was quite surprised to receive it. Scenario You own xyz.NET.AU and xyz.COM.AU is dropping that day. The email contact for xyz.NET.AU...
Domainer Income - Monday, July 14, 2014 - 1:0
Why I Believe In New gTLDs
Twenty one years ago I was sitting in a computer lab using Mosaic and Gopher to access information on the Internet. When people posted large files (of any kind), the screen would take a very long time to load. Back then I remember thinking that the infrastructure just wasn’t there and that it needed to ...
Domainer Income - Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 12:0
Automated Appraisals & Selling At A Loss
In the spirit of “telling it how it is”, I thought I’d bring your attention to a recent blog post by ...
Domainer Income - Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 21:29
How To Overcome “It’s Not For Sale”
Blogs, conferences and meetups are filled with positive, almost heroic stories about how domain investors buy low and sell high. The problem is, nobody talks about the failures or the journey it took them to get there. They don’t talk about the struggle, all the time and $$$ spent. I know readers of DomainerIncome love ... The ...
Domainer Income - Monday, June 30, 2014 - 21:15
Domain Name Forums – Gold Mine Or Waste Of Time?
This is a question I get asked a lot. It’s typically followed by “What’s the best forum?” or “What forums do you use?” I believe that forums are a great way to share information. It’s good to see small communities of like-minded people sharing ideas and tips on what has worked for them. I alw...
Domainer Income - Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 21:35
IKEAHackers Receives Cease and Desist
This is a textbook case of both reputational risk and trademark infringement. A classic case (on both sides) of how not to do something. Here is what happened. Jules, the owner of ikeahackers.net recently posted a story about her experience with IKEA. You see, Jules is a BIG IKEA fan and set up the site ... The post IKEAHackers Recei...
Domainer Income - Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 5:14
How Domain Investors Can Get Into The Market With Just $1
I know what you are thinking – “Is this true or has Simon lost the plot?” My regular readers will attest to the fact that I’d be the last person on the planet to turn into the 99% of sell-out bloggers and self proclaimed news sites. This is the real deal and its backed up ... The post How Domain Investors Can ...
Domainer Income - Monday, May 26, 2014 - 21:45
What You Missed On Google’s New gTLD Statement
Whenever Google employees say anything, the blogs go crazy and treat it as gospel. Here is what you missed....
Domainer Income - Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 1:47
Thanks To Our 12k+ Followers – 6 Years On Twitter
One of the things I’’m proud of is our "quality of quantity" approach to publishing. You only read something on DomainerIncome when we have something tangible, helpful and constructive to say.
Domainer Income - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 21:25
Domain Availability Notice Or Spam ?
Having been on the receiving end of many unsolicited emails over the years, you could say I have a finely tuned BS radar. The same cannot be said for newcomers to the domain name industry (or new Internet users), who fall victim to these scams. Here is one I received this morning: ————- Domain Availability ......
Domainer Income - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 20:52
New gTLD Study – How Many New gTLDS Rank In Google
I’m a data guy, so when I see some good work, I love to share it around, so everyone benefits. Earlier today I came across this post whereby MOZ (Pete Meyers) reviewed Page 1 Google results for 10,000 queries. The only context I’d add here is that it’s very early days in the nGTLD space. ... The post New gTLD Study ...
Domainer Income - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 3:27

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