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The Sedo GreatDomains Paradox
Sedo’s monthly GreatDomains event used to be awesome. Great inventory priced to sell (good for buyers), bidding wars (good for sellers) and so on. I hope Sedo can manage to bring back the magic because unfortunately, things aren’t exactly rosy at this point and I don’t understand why. I mean it’s not like orga...
Domaining Tips - 14 hr 30 min ago
Smartphones Can Only Do So Much – Extended Version
I think I wrote the shortest post in “DomainingTips history” yesterday and the main reason was that, you guessed it: I wrote it on my smartphone. Today, I’ll elaborate a bit and explain why smartphones are (in my opinion, of course), utterly useless when it comes to real work. First of all, writing reasonably long b...
Domaining Tips - Monday, July 21, 2014 - 16:25
Smartphones Can Only Do So Much
Am I the only one who finds them utterly useless for *real* work?
Domaining Tips - Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:51
14 GoDaddy Discount Codes
GoDaddy has been very generous over the past couple of weeks and today, I’ll be sharing 14 coupons with you guys. Three of them should work worldwide (one of those even works for up to 3 domains, so not just one) and as far as the remaining 11 are concerned, I’m not sure. Didn’t use any
Domaining Tips - Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 16:13
Expediting the Transfer Process
In my opinion, this is a feature all registrars should have and as a domainer, I consider it quite desirable. Several companies already offer this and not having to wait that much for a transfer to finalize is a very nice perk. For those that don’t know what expediting a transfer means, it’s quite simple to
Domaining Tips - Friday, July 18, 2014 - 22:59
Mediocrity = Bad Idea
I think a lot of new gTLD registry operators rationalized their fears away by saying something along the lines of “ok, most strings won’t be smashing hits but we’ll still break even in a reasonable timeframe” instead of trying to come up with ways to innovate. The problem is this: even relatively soon in the g...
Domaining Tips - Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 16:46
Did You Register Any Dot Wien, Dot Rest, Dot Bar, Dot Capital, Dot Engineering, Dot Exchange or D...
Pretty active week on the new gTLD front but I for one didn’t get any. Dot Wien was very tempting but the terms I found attractive were taken. Also, there is one issue with it from a domaining perspective: the fact that the city is called “Wien” in German but “Vienna” in English, as opposed to
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 16:48
Offering “Domain + Development” Packages to End Users?
This is one of the things I’ve been thinking about lately. A lot of people consider the very concept of buying a premium domain strange but on the other hand, paying for website development is something they’re most likely used to. Even more so, certain end users are outraged after hearing the domain owner’s asking ...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 15:44
The New Normal?
At this point, it seems that (as strange as it may sound), people are starting to consider a new gTLD launch with 1000-ish domains decent. We had several instances when only a 3 figure number of domains were registered after should have been the big launch phase (sunrise + landrush or variations thereof + first
Domaining Tips - Monday, July 14, 2014 - 17:19
Want Me to Analyze Your Portfolio? Round 10
Someone emailed me to ask if I’m still offering portfolio reviews and I realized my previous post was written back in April. No time like the present to fix that, time for round 10! As usual, I won’t write a novel about the portfolio, I’ll simply share my 2 cents and let you know: 1) what
Domaining Tips - Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 15:57
38 GoDaddy Discount Codes
Great week for coupon enthusiasts, I’ll be sharing 38 discount codes with you guys today. 23 of them should work internationally (so not just for people from the US/Canada) and as far as the remaining ones are concerned, I’m not sure. Didn’t use any of them myself, so I can’t guarantee they’ll work. Some...
Domaining Tips - Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 17:38
A Bird in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush?
The domainer version of this question would be: should you try to seal the deal with the first end user who makes you a reasonable offer or wait for more generous end users to come along? At the end of the day, I think it’s all a matter of trying to assess the likelihood of receiving
Domaining Tips - Friday, July 11, 2014 - 15:29
Following Up – Pros and Cons
Sometimes, negotiations don’t go as planned and the end user you’ve been communicating with doesn’t get back to you. Should you follow up or wait for the other party’s reply? On the one hand, it may very well be possible that the end user in question didn’t read your previous email. Maybe it ended up in
Domaining Tips - Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 17:27
Do Domainers Practice What They Preach?
Yesterday, I wrote about the fact that it’s strange how certain end users aren’t even willing to pay a more than reasonable price for a great domain. Snoopy didn’t agree and said the following: “we moan about someone who will not pay our price yet we’d never pay a fraction of that price ourselves” Is th...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 9:39
Frustrating End User Mentality Issues
Leonard Britt posted a comment yesterday about how a production company refused to pay more than low $xxx for a domain which would have represented either the best possible choice for their project or if not, one of the best choices for sure. I think such mentality issues deserve to be addressed. Why? Because as a domainer, you
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 17:3
This Week’s New gTLD Launches
If I’m not mistaken, 4 new gTLDs will enter the General Availability phase tomorrow. Two of them tomorrow (so on the 8th of July) and the remaining two on Wednesday (in other words, on the 9th of July). Please note that since most new gTLDs are very poorly promoted, I may very well miss some. Do
Domaining Tips - Monday, July 7, 2014 - 8:35
New gTLD Case Study, Update #8: My First Profitable New gTLDs
At this point, I can say that two new gTLDs have been profitable for me: Dot XYZ and Dot Directory. As far as Dot XYZ is concerned, I sold 9 domains for a grand total of $595. As mentioned here, I listed 9 Dot XYZ domains over at CAX and one of them was sold
Domaining Tips - Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 8:42
19 GoDaddy Discount Codes
I’ll be sharing 19 coupons with you guys today. Three of them should work worldwide as opposed to just for customers from the US/Canada and as far as the remaining 16 are concerned, I’m not sure. Didn’t use any of them myself, so I can’t guarantee they’ll work. First of all, here are 4 coupons which shou...
Domaining Tips - Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 16:3
Don’t Take Things Personally!
Back when I started out, I used to worry about every little detail and take things personally. If something didn’t work out (a deal that fell through, for example), I’d spend lots and lots of time thinking about it. I’d get mad at the other party. And/or start blaming myself. Simply put, I treated each failure as so...
Domaining Tips - Friday, July 4, 2014 - 18:6
Quick Tip for Flippers
Being a flipper can be quite lucrative if you know what you’re doing but the number one risk is (in my opinion, at least) letting time go by without building your very own portfolio of “keepers” or in other words, not having any long-term domain investments whatsoever. Focusing on the present (making money today) is...
Domaining Tips - Friday, July 4, 2014 - 0:32

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