Start Leveraging Your Experience! Domainers have all sorts of interesting backgrounds. Some have been involved in the IT industry in one way or another, some used to be lawyers, some used to be real estate agents, some used to be stock investors and the list could go on and on.
I’m sure that for everyone who is reading this post,
Domaining Tips - 12 hr 47 min ago
Why GoDaddy Would Like to See New gTLDs.com Succeed You probably noticed that GoDaddy is promoting new gTLDs pretty aggressively and you probably also noticed that in the past, they’ve shown somewhat of an affinity towards alternative TLDs.
A good example would be the two superbowl ads everyone saw not so long after dot co went live: one was the GoDaddy ad we were all
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 23:59
Are You Willing to Change Your Opinion? One of the biggest differences between domainers (or I’d say investors in general) who do well and domainers who don’t is the fact that those who do well are willing to change their opinion when they come across facts which prove that they were wrong.
They swallow their pride, admit they were wrong and change/calibrate th...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 17:11
Hourly Cyber Monday Deals at NameCheap Pretty interesting Cyber Monday deals over at NameCheap, thought you guys would find some of them useful. Basically, they have a different deal each hour. Some of them such as registrations at $0.98 or transfers at $0.98 are great, some of them (such as a 50% ssl certificate discount) are interesting and others not so
Domaining Tips - Monday, December 2, 2013 - 14:20
Domain Negotiations and the Culture Factor I don’t think I read a post about this specific topic so far, so I thought I’d go ahead and publish one today. As a domainer, you will communicate with resellers and/or end users from all over the world.
Therefore, understanding that you have to calibrate your approach based on the cultural particularities of the person
Domaining Tips - Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 17:52
Can You Make More by Selling for Less? As strange as it may sound yes, you can.
Last year, I started offering brokerage services for short domains such as LLL dot coms in exchange for a 3% commission but I only accept domains which are priced for a quick sale.
That way, obtaining a sale is easier for me and in return, you can take
Domaining Tips - Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 16:52
12 GoDaddy Discount Codes – Black Friday Edition The thing is, there’s absolutely nothing special about this list since for you guys, it’s Black Friday once a week (as you know, I publish a post like this one once a week and pretty much always manage to find coupons similar to the ones I’m posting today).
Through the discount code lists I publish
Domaining Tips - Friday, November 29, 2013 - 15:44
Leasing Domains – My Opinion I have to admit, receiving a healthy payment each month *and* getting to keep your asset sounds great but to be perfectly honest, I have mixed feelings about the potential of leasing domains.
Let me explain why.
First of all, let’s try to see things from the perspective of the person you’d be reaching an agreement with.
Domaining Tips - Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 17:55
Investment Grade Short Domains – Pros and/or Cons? First of all, I’m referring to investment grade short domains as in quad premium LLLL dot coms at the very least (so quad premiums, CVCVs, LLLs, NNNs etc.).
Personally, I wouldn’t buy anything less valuable than a quad premium and I explained why at the beginning of November.
Anyway, let’s start with the pros.
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 16:25
How Much Are You Paying Yourself? A lot of domainers are extremely satisfied with their ROI when buying a domain for a low price or even hand registering it, then contacting a bunch of potential end users and ultimately selling for mid-high 3 figs to low 4 figs.
In most cases, they shouldn’t be all that satisfied because after crunching the numbers
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 15:40
Reseller Market Recovery vs. Stock Market Recovery? End user sales are doing ok but the reseller (domainer to domainer) market hasn’t picked up as spectacularly as the stock market, for example. In my opinion, that might actually be a good thing and I will try to explain why.
First of all, it’s important to understand one fundamental difference between the reseller market ...
Domaining Tips - Monday, November 25, 2013 - 17:9
33 GoDaddy Discount Codes … yep, 33!
Most if not all of them worked for other people recently but since I didn’t use them myself, I can’t make any guarantees.
Also, I’m not sure which coupons work worldwide and which ones only work for the US and Canada. If you’re from the US or Canada, I’m confident more than half should
Domaining Tips - Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 15:58
It’s True, Domains Have Lost Their Glitter Sorry guys but the Forbes article is spot on, you should just let all of your domains expire and stop wasting your time/money.
But you know what, since I want to do you a favor and help you out, I’d be willing to take all of the domains you paid $xxxx+ for off your hands and
Domaining Tips - Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 10:21
Black Friday Mistakes vs. Domaining Mistakes Believe it or not, there are lots of similarities.
Back in October, I explained that one of Warren Buffett’s famous quotes (”It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price”) makes perfect sense when it comes to domains as well.
Today, I’ll take things one st...
Domaining Tips - Friday, November 22, 2013 - 15:41
“You’re Too Poor to Buy Cheap Domains” In my country and probably in other cultures as well, there is a popular saying, my grandfather used to tell me this frequently many years ago:
“I’m too poor to buy cheap things”
I didn’t understand it at first but as time passed, I ended up realizing that when you’re buying cheap things, it may *seem*
Domaining Tips - Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 15:26
Nominet’s Dot Uk Approach Is *Not* Fair Some people think that just because they let .co.uk registrants chose whether or not they want the .uk version before selling it to someone else, their approach is fair.
Sorry but in my opinion, it’s anything but fair.
Let me explain why.
If you only own one .co.uk domain or a couple, you probably don’t care all that
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 13:14
Why I Almost Always Mention the Price Nowadays Up until a certain point, I wasn’t willing to mention the price if an end user contacted me regarding one of my best domains and, instead, tried to convince the other party to make an offer.
Over the past couple of years though, I no longer employ that strategy.
Whenever an end user contacts me and asks
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 15:3
The Future of New gTLDs In my opinion, the costs associated with new gTLDs will gradually be lower and lower. Therefore, running a profitable registry might end up being easier than you think.
Right now, the costs are definitely prohibitive (6 figs at the very least if you want to run the business on a shoestring budget and if not, 7
Domaining Tips - Monday, November 18, 2013 - 15:38
10 $1.99 GoDaddy Discount Codes I found 10 GoDaddy coupons for you guys this week and for the first time (I think) since I’ve been publishing these weekly posts, all of the discount codes work worldwide.
Usually, a lot of the good ones only work for the US or Canada but this time, all of them should work internationally.
Didn’t try any
Domaining Tips - Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 15:27
Which New gTLDs Will Succeed and Which Will Fail? It may sound like a tricky question but the truth is, it’s not hard to figure out which new gTLDs will make it and which won’t.
First of all, there are two important things you should start with:
1) the actual extension
2) the company behind it
Think about it: a bad extension like .coolwebsite (too long, too confusing)
Domaining Tips - Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 14:44