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Should You Renew Domains for Longer Periods?
As a domainer, not accidentally letting domains expire is definitely one of the top five rules you should follow. But does this mean you should renew all of your domains for longer periods, maybe even 10 years each? Let’s crunch some numbers and find out. For the sake of this discussion, let’s assume you own 1,000 domains
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 16:6
New gTLD “Epic Fail” Moments
I didn’t register that many new gTLDs but still, I ended up being the “victim” of three “epic fail” moments thus far. Ok, the term might be a bit harsh for one of them but for the other two, I don’t think it is. 1) I pre-registered some domains and when you do that, you expect
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 16:44
Some “End Users” Just Want to Pick a Fight
Unfortunately, not all end users are reasonable. Quite frankly, some of them will be the exact opposite and if you’re not careful, you’ll end up wasting time/energy with them that could/should have been spent more wisely. Yes, some “end users” just want to pick a fight. I used brackets because they’re n...
Domaining Tips - Monday, June 30, 2014 - 17:20
Next Week’s New gTLD General Availability Phases
If I’m not mistaken, the General Availability period for 4 new gTLDs will start next week: Dot Fish Dot Services Dot Vision Dot Report … the date will be July 02 in all cases. As a blogger, covering these launches is very frustrating for two reasons: 1) in a lot of places, the dates are inaccurate 2) most new gTLDs have a...
Domaining Tips - Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 15:43
22 GoDaddy Discount Codes
Good week for coupon enthusiasts, I’ll be sharing 22 discount codes with you guys today. One of them should bring the price down to $0.99, six of them should bring the price down to $1.99, two of them should bring the price down to $2.49, one should bring the price down to $3 with free
Domaining Tips - Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 17:52
Anyone Else Notice an Increase in Offer Volumes for Short Domains?
If you own short domains, you’ve probably received your share of lowball offers and it’s a known fact that such domains receive more offers than other domain categories but over the past let’s say 6 months or so, the frequency seems to have gone up quite a bit. I can tell that most of the offers
Domaining Tips - Friday, June 27, 2014 - 16:15
A Few Thoughts About Boosting End User Sales
I’ve been thinking about a few very simple changes that might be worth implementing so as to boost end user sales and decided to run them by you guys. This is more of a brainstorming attempt, here it goes: 1) Change contact details from “FirstName LastName” to something like “Domain For Sale” (”Dom...
Domaining Tips - Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 18:1
New gTLD Case Study, Update #8: Dot Tools and Dot Parts
Five new gTLDs entered the General availability phase today: Dot Tools Dot Parts Dot Supply Dot Supplies Dot Industries Did some research but ended up only buying two domains: Cheapest.Tools Cheapest.Parts I will point them to “this domain is for sale” landing pages and price them at $1,880 each. The dot com equivalents (...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 17:10
Are Domain Names Antifragile?
Back in December 2013, I wrote a post about Nassim Taleb’s Black Swan Theory, which refers to the fact that certain extreme events can end up proving that everything we thought we knew about something was wrong. Through his latest book, he takes things one step further by explaining what the “antifragile” concept is all a...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 15:42
What’s Your Main Strength and Weakness as a Domainer?
Just like you have strengths and weaknesses in other areas of your life, they’re present when it comes to your domaining journey as well, so identifying the #1 strength/weakness would be a decent starting point in my opinion. I’ll go first: My #1 strength: the fact that I’m very good at buying the right domains at t...
Domaining Tips - Monday, June 23, 2014 - 17:25
6 New gTLDs Entering the General Availability Period Next Week
The General Availability period for Dot Ink will start tomorrow (June 23) and for the other five new gTLDs, it will start on the 25th. Here are the 5 new gTLDs in question: Dot Tools Dot Supply Dot Supplies Dot Parts Dot Industries The company behind Dot Ink is Top Level Design, LLC and they also applied for 8 other new
Domaining Tips - Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 15:48
12 GoDaddy Discount Codes
Pretty decent week for coupon enthusiasts, I’ll be sharing 12 discount codes with you guys today. Two of them should work worldwide and as far as the remaining ten are concerned, I’m not sure whether they work internationally or only for people from the US/Canada. Haven’t used any myself, so I can’t guarantee ...
Domaining Tips - Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 13:36
New gTLD Case Study, Update #7: My First New gTLD Sale
I listed 9 .XYZ domains at 95 bucks each over at CAX yesterday: Surveys.xyz (sold), Parenting.xyz, Skateboards.xyz, Programming.xyz, Stress.xyz, Reputation.xyz, Publishing.xyz, Instruments.xyz and Productivity.xyz. One of them (Surveys.xyz) was sold and I’m drawing the following conclusion: yes, there seems to be reseller marke...
Domaining Tips - Friday, June 20, 2014 - 13:51
New gTLD Case Study, Update #6: My First Reseller Market Experiment
Francois is encouraging people to sell their .XYZ domains via CAX today, so I decided to list mine at 95 bucks a pop as an experiment: Surveys.xyz, Parenting.xyz, Skateboards.xyz, Programming.xyz, Stress.xyz, Reputation.xyz, Publishing.xyz, Instruments.xyz and Productivity.xyz. Why? To see how things stand in terms of reseller market...
Domaining Tips - Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:37
New gTLD Case Study, Update #5: 100 Dot Berlin Domains
Got an email about the fact that 101Domain is offering up to 100 free Dot Berlin domain, so I thought it would be an interesting experience to register 100, point them to “this domain is for sale” landing pages and see what happens. Today, I’ll be sharing those domains as well as a few details about
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 11:3
Great Term + Unproven Extension or Considerably Weaker Term + Dot Com?
Leonard Britt has posted several interesting comments on DomainingTips about the fact that even dot coms are hard to sell to end users and this observation leads us to an important question: what does this mean as far as new gTLDs are concerned? In my opinion, limiting ourselves to analyzing what’s at the right of the
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 16:41
Quick New gTLD Tip: Pre-Register With Several Registrars
In my opinion, the best approach for those who want to secure a new gTLD domain or several new gTLD domains is pre-registering with more than one company. I don’t own many new gTLDs and my data is therefore inconclusive at this point, so I won’t say which company/companies performed better for me thus far
Domaining Tips - Monday, June 16, 2014 - 22:51
Three New gTLDs Will Be Entering the General Availability Phase Next Week
There won’t be all that much activity in the new gTLD space next week, only three new gTLDs will enter the General Availability phase. Tomorrow, Dot Archi will go live, a niche gTLD for architects. The gTLD operator is startingdot. It’s their first gTLD launch, they also operate Dot Bio and Dot Ski. On the 18th, two
Domaining Tips - Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 15:38
13 GoDaddy Discount Codes
Last week pretty bad in terms of coupons but fortunately, things are considerably better this week. I’ll be sharing 13 GoDaddy discount codes today. One of them should work internationally as opposed to only for people from the US/Canada and as far as the other ones are concerned, I’m not sure. Didn’t test any of th...
Domaining Tips - Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 17:15
The Reseller Market Might (Probably Will) Experience Short-Term Difficulties
Before I start, I just want to make it clear that this opinion refers exclusively to the reseller (domainer to domainer) market. Through this post, I’ll try to explain why I think the reseller market will experience short-term difficulties. In other words, why I think there will be liquidity problems and all in all, why the
Domaining Tips - Friday, June 13, 2014 - 15:19

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