As of Today, Comments Are No Longer Moderated Up until this point, all comments had to be approved manually before appearing on DomainingTips but as of today, I’m going to try an experiment and disable comment moderation altogether. That way, your comment *should* appear instantly, assuming of course that it isn’t caught by a filter (for example, if your comment cont...
Domaining Tips - 23 hr 48 min ago
Would You Pay 100 Bucks for Dating.info? On Tuesday, I exchanged thoughts with some readers and tried to explain that despite the fact that let’s say .info is considered a failure by most domainers, certain domains definitely have reseller market value.
To do that, I asked one of my readers whether or not he would pay 100 bucks for Dating.info. He understood my
Domaining Tips - Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 11:49
5 GoDaddy Discount Codes I’ll be sharing 5 GoDaddy coupons with you guys this week. One of them is a United Kingdom discount code but it might work for other countries as well and as far as the remaining 4 are concerned, I’m not sure if they work worldwide or only for customers from the US/Canada.
Didn’t use any myself,
Domaining Tips - Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 14:57
Domaining Industry Fallacies – False Dilemma Today, I’ll be analyzing the “false dilemma” fallacy (logical error) from the perspective of a domainer. As the name suggests, we’re dealing with such a fallacy whenever someone tries to make it seem that the two options which are being presented are the only possible situations despite the fact that there are...
Domaining Tips - Friday, March 7, 2014 - 14:51
High Returns vs. High Inventory Turnover A lot of people are excited about the fact that when selling to end users, the returns are often *very* high. A lot of people frequently turn registration fee purchases into let’s say 4 figure sales, so again, the returns can be impressive.
But (unfortunately, there’s a “but” involved) if we also analyze the i...
Domaining Tips - Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 15:20
What Is a Reseller Market? After reading some of the comments that have been posted yesterday (when I asked for which new gTLDs there will be reseller market demand), it’s clear to me that this topic deserves our attention.
Some domainers think that we only have a reseller market for an extension if there is a lot of liquidity. I disagree.
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 8:37
For Which New gTLDs Will There Be Reseller Market Demand? Realistically speaking, it’s highly unlikely that *all* new gTLDs will end up being liquid on the reseller market. Therefore, the following question arises: for which new gTLDs will there be reseller market demand?
I wish I could simply provide a list but unfortunately, things are a lot more complicated than that and the truth ...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 15:27
Will “Dot Com End User Pricing” Strategies Work for New gTLDs? In my opinion, the answer is no.
As far as great investment grade dot coms are concerned at the moment of writing, the strategy is simple: good dot coms are expensive, so your strategy is basically something along the lines of “buy high, sell higher” and it can actually work rather well.
As far as new gTLDs
Domaining Tips - Monday, March 3, 2014 - 11:47
Domaining Industry Fallacies – Straw Man The principle behind the straw man fallacy (a logical error) is simple: instead of attacking someone’s position, you present a distorted version of that position (one that is easier to attack) and start attacking that one instead of referring to that person’s actual position.
Is this fallacy common in the domaining indust...
Domaining Tips - Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 14:16
8 GoDaddy Discount Codes Managed to find 8 GoDaddy coupons for you guys this week, 4 which bring the price down to $1.99 and 4 which bring the price down to $2.95. A few of these seemed to have worked for some people outside the US/Canada, while for others they didn’t.
No idea why and since I didn’t use any
Domaining Tips - Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 16:22
Domaining Industry Fallacies – Red Herring One of the most important debates when it comes to new gTLDs is without a doubt the “Will consumers accept them?” one and I’ve noticed that today’s fallacy (logical error) is quite common when it comes to this specific debate.
What’s the “red herring” fallacy all about?
Simply put, we’r...
Domaining Tips - Friday, February 28, 2014 - 16:14
Could New gTLDs Survive Exclusively Through Domainer Registrations? A few days ago, I explained that without domainers, new gTLDs would/will most likely fail. Today, I’d like to take things one step further by trying to figure out whether or not the new gTLDs could be supported *just* via domainer registrations.
Let’s assume that only domainers will register new gTLDs over the next x year...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 8:59
Domaining Industry Fallacies – Ad Hominem This is a fallacy (a logical error) that we will most likely be seeing more and more of unfortunately. What is the ad hominem fallacy all about? Simply put, it means rejecting an argument by pointing out various negative aspects about the person making it. In other words, instead of analyzing the argument, you’re analyzing the
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 15:37
The Biggest New gTLD Mistake On DomainingTips, I do everything humanly possible to present a fair and balanced perspective when it comes to gTLDs or anything else for that matter. There are definitely positive aspects associated with the new extensions, I’ve referred to them through some of my previous posts and will continue to do so. The same principle i...
Domaining Tips - Monday, February 24, 2014 - 17:25
Without Domainers, New gTLDs Would/Will Most Likely Fail In my opinion, domainers represent a *considerably* more important variable in the new gTLD game than most people think and through this post, I will try to explain why and what the implications are.
First of all, we need to see things from the perspective of the companies behind the new extensions. Lots of people make
Domaining Tips - Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 15:18
10 GoDaddy Discount Codes Found 10 coupons for you guys this week, 3 of them should work worldwide (so not just for customers from the US or Canada) and as far as the remaining 8 are concerned, I’m not sure.
Didn’t test them myself, so I can’t guarantee they’ll work unfortunately.
Let’s start with the coupons which should work in...
Domaining Tips - Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 14:54
There’s Not Enough Trading Going On [Guest Post] There’s not enough trading going on in domaining to get domain names into the right hands. Many domainers out there are just concerned about making the most out of each sale and hang on to domains until they receive an offer they can’t refuse. What if it never comes? Many domainers are sitting on cool brands alongside
Domaining Tips - Friday, February 21, 2014 - 16:0
Domaining Industry Fallacies – Non Sequitur This might be the most common fallacy (as explained yesterday, a fallacy is basically a logical error) I’ve come across in the domaining industry and I’m glad I’ll be able to address it today.
In latin, “non sequitur” means “it does not follow” and as the name suggests, this logical error occ...
Domaining Tips - Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 16:34
Domaining Industry Fallacies – Appeal to Authority As of today, I’ll analyze some of the most common fallacies we come across in the domaining industry.
What’s a fallacy? It’s basically an argument that isn’t backed by sound logic or a logical error/mistake, if you will.
Today, I’ll put the “appeal to authority” fallacy under the microscope....
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 14:25
Will New gTLDs Have Reseller Market Potential? Well, it depends.
You see, there will be lots of extensions and since there’s only so much reseller market liquidity, figuring out which domains have reseller market potential won’t be easy.
Through this post, I’ll try to offer some general guidelines.
In my opinion, we will be able to group new gTLDs in tiers based...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 16:1