Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 2
In part 1 of this case study, I shared some initial impressions about my “I should try brokering domains at a 5% commission through my newsletter” (longest name ever?) experiment. Today, after crunching some numbers, I can say that financially, the results have been ok-ish. I made mid 3 figs, $175 through a newsletter spo...
Domaining Tips - 12 hr 40 min ago
Sedo’s August GreatDomains Auctions Ending Today
Some ok-ish inventory this month, not bad but not spectacular either. On the one hand, there are good domains for sure but the inventory seems a bit on the thin side (only 46 domains). Several short domains, which makes sense because every auction house/broker loves selling what’s currently hot. The auctions will end today, app...
Domaining Tips - Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 1:18
How Do You Plan to Generate Cash Flow?
I’ve explained this on more than one occasion over the years: don’t make the mistake of assuming that those who currently own amazing domains and registered them back in the let’s say 90s used a simple buy-and-hold strategy. In other words, don’t assume they simply bought a bunch of domains, held on to them f...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 14:22
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What We Can Learn From Dot Co – Do’s and Don’ts
I’ve said it on more than one occasion here on DomainingTips: new gTLD registries have a lot to learn from what happened with Dot Co, as it basically represents a perfect case study of marketing done right in the domain space. At the beginning of the craze with new extensions, the first thing that surprised me
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 15:15
My First Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study
I’ve sent my first domain sales newsletter today and as promised, will be keeping you guys updated. The best way to do it, just like I’ve done many times before here on the blog, is through a case study. So, let’s not waste any time and get started. I will be sharing all of the domains
Domaining Tips - Monday, August 24, 2015 - 15:28
You Guys Are Awesome!
When I published the post about why I decided to start a domain sales newsletter yesterday and told you guys that you can submit domains for tomorrow’s test newsletter if you want to, my expectations weren’t high. After all, the newsletter hasn’t yet proven itself and I’m not even 100% sure I’ll make thi...
Domaining Tips - Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 13:29
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Thinking About Starting a Domain Sales Newsletter
As most of you know, I have a decent email list (1,800+ subscribers) that I’ve been pretty much ignoring thus far. About a week or so ago, I decided to do something about it and selling domains would be the most obvious approach. There are indeed a lot of domain sales newsletters out there but
Domaining Tips - Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 12:5
The Domain Is a Relatively Small Piece of the Development Puzzle
As a domain investors, we can safely say that we have a professional flaw: the fact that we tend to attribute far more importance to the domain as far as the development process is concerned that reason would dictate. Now don’t get me wrong, a domain can definitely represent an edge. Personally, I do my best
Domaining Tips - Friday, August 21, 2015 - 14:43
Why You Shouldn’t Trust Me
As the title suggests, today’s post will revolve around yours truly explaining why you shouldn’t trust me. It may sound weird but then again, I’m sure all regular DomainingTips readers are used to strange posts by now. I have decided to write this post because it doesn’t just apply to me. It’s just as re...
Domaining Tips - Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 14:47
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If You’ve Asked for My Opinion Regarding Your Portfolio This Month
I offer to share my opinion about the portfolios of those who are subscribed to my newsletter (details in the sidebar) and try to do it within 48 hours. However, I’ve been in the process of moving this month, so I haven’t been able to find the time to reply to portfolio analysis-related emails. Please accept
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 15:34
Not All Great Keywords Belong on the Right of the Dot
The Dot Online new gTLD will enter the Early Access Phase tomorrow and the General Availability period will start next Thursday. On the one hand, “online” is definitely an amazing word but on the other hand, I’m not sure it belongs on the right of the dot. For example, Online.Furniture sounds a lot better than Furni...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 13:4
Is Meaningful End User Awareness Something Money Can Buy?
… in my opinion, the answer is closer to “no” than to “yes” and I will try to explain why. It’s easy to place all of the burden on registries and assume they have to buy their way towards end user awareness (billboards, TV ads, radio ads, online advertising of course and so on)… realistically
Domaining Tips - Monday, August 17, 2015 - 15:23
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A Fellow Domainer Needs Our Help
In my upcoming book, I’ve written an entire subchapter about the fact that life unfortunately sucks sometimes. An illness for example (something I’ve personally been through and something the domainer I’m referring to is now dealing with) can bring a person who thought he was in good financial shape on the brink of ...
Domaining Tips - Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 12:24
Before Contacting a Broker…
Domain brokerage isn’t one of my main occupations but every now and then, I help domainers sell their short domains in exchange for a 3% commission. The only catch is that I only sell to other domainers, I don’t deal with end users. It shouldn’t be hard to understand why: since I only charge 3%,
Domaining Tips - Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 14:46
Let’s Not Get Carried Away
As the owner of Stocks.XYZ, I’d be very happy if .XYZ domains go up in value significantly and I think the Google Alphabet thing will have a noteworthy impact on .XYZ domain values but not due to mass adoption. Instead, I think that just like with Dot IO, the price jump will come from startup/tech
Domaining Tips - Friday, August 14, 2015 - 15:0
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A Great Plugin Created by a Great Person
Most domainers are familiar with WordPress-powered blogs, so I think there’s definitely demand for a plugin which makes selling domains through WordPress-based sites easier. Today, I’ll be blogging about a plugin which enables you to do just that and I’d like to start by writing about how I found out about it in the...
Domaining Tips - Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 15:27
Dot XYZ = The Next Dot IO?
Ironically, just two weeks after I asked you guys what you thought about the domain Stocks.XYZ, an announcement took the domain industry by storm: the fact that Google has purchased and will be using ABC.XYZ. I’m a pragmatic guy and as such, am not quick to jump to conclusions such as “wow, the average Joe
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 13:9
Eric Borgos Is Awesome
Seriously, this guy has to be one of the kindest and down-to-earth people on the Intertubes. Today, he decided to offer the book he has written about making money online (the book is based on his best posts) free of charge on his blog. It’s incredible how willing to share (in an honest “here’s what
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 14:44
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The Results of My Dot Berlin Case Study
As some of you remember, I tried a little experiment back when Dot Berlin offered 100 free domains. I did a bit of research, found out what the most widely used letters in Germany are and hand registered 100 LLL Dot Berlin domains. Next, I pointed them to a very simple “domain for sale” page
Domaining Tips - Monday, August 10, 2015 - 15:33
Ok, So the $0.99/$1.99/$2.95 GoDaddy Coupons Are Gone…
… let’s try to figure out what the next best thing is. For this, I need your help. As some of you have noticed, finding a $0.99 – $2.95 GoDaddy coupon that works is about as easy as finding a unicorn these days. As the domain industry’s self-proclaimed cheap bastard, it’s my moral obligation to help thos...
Domaining Tips - Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 10:16
Domain Investing Isn’t Fair
I’m sorry to have to say this but if you expect investing in domains to be fair, you are in for a bitter disappointment. A lot of the situations you will come across as a domain investor will make it clear that a lot of aspects related to our industry are 100% unfair. Today, I
Domaining Tips - Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 8:32
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The Anatomy of a Domain Sale
Today, I will put the domain name selling process under the microscope and refer to the most important aspects which pertain to the anatomy of a sale. First of all, I would like to highlight the most important dimensions: the parties involved in the sale, the negotiation tactic, the deal closure process and the post-deal
Domaining Tips - Friday, August 7, 2015 - 13:59
The Domaining Industry Will Never Be an Oasis
Domainers who are worried about what happened in Greece (closed banks, capital controls and so on) and even more importantly China (stock market correction, possible bumpy landing) might be tempted to consider domains an oasis. An asset class that is somehow immune to financial calamities. Unfortunately, while I love domains just as ...
Domaining Tips - Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 4:12
What Should I Do With Auctionpus.com?
Some of you might remember that Auctionpus used to be a reasonably popular domain auction site back in the day. In my opinion, the concept is great: an octopus which points to 8 auctions through its tentacles, it’s basically a “quality over quantity” approach which revolves around only eight auctions receiving expos...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 16:15
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Has Anyone Done OK on Flippa Recently?
Maybe I’m doing something wrong but I’m not exactly impressed with Flippa’s current performance. Have any of you guys sold anything over the let’s say past 2-3 months there? I’m especially interested in hearing input from people who have used Flippa a lot. To me, it seems there are waaaaaaaaay too many l...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 15:52

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