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NamePros New gTLD Marketplace Section Added
I wrote a post entitled “Should Domain Forums Have a Marketplace Section for New gTLDs?” on Monday and the following day, a reader noticed that such a section was just added over at NamePros. Here’s a link to that section (Marketplace – Domain Names – New gTLD). I got a chance to take a look and it
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 17:33
The “Too Many Similar Extensions” Situation
To give you an example, there will be 4 law-related extensions initially: Dot Attorney, Dot Law, Dot Lawyer and Dot Legal. Since we also have singular/plural-related issues such as Dot Accountant vs. Dot Accountants, I’m reasonably confident that in the future, we’ll also have a Dot Attorneys new gTLD as well as a Dot Law...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 7:44
Should Domain Forums Have a Marketplace Section for New gTLDs?
I’m quite surprised that at this point, domain forums don’t have a marketplace section for new gTLDs. It would be an important step towards generating reseller market activity, so the fact that there’s no such thing yet is definitely not good at all for the new extensions. For example, DNForum as well as NamePros ha...
Domaining Tips - Monday, August 25, 2014 - 15:45
Next Week’s New gTLD Launches
I think we’ll be dealing with the busiest week in terms of launches since I started covering new gTLDs: 6 landrush phases, 4 Early Access Program phases and 7 General Availability phases. Tomorrow (August 25), there will be one landrush: Dot Desi (a new gTLD for the desi culture of the Indian sub-continent) On Tuesday, the 26th...
Domaining Tips - Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 17:1
16 GoDaddy Discount Codes
Good week for coupon enthusiasts, a decent number of discount codes (16) and to top it all off, all of them aside from four should work internationally, so not just for customers from the US/Canada. Didn’t use any of them myself, so I can’t guarantee they’ll work. Some people are reporting that certain coupons don’t work
Domaining Tips - Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 18:2
Domainers and Registry Operators, A Short-Term Paradox?
The Dot Investments new gTLD has 877 registrations after the first day of General Availability and while that number is not exactly impressive, the registry did reasonably well financially. Why? Because a .investments domain costs about 2x – 3x more than most new gTLDs. The cheapest price I found Dot Investments domains at was ...
Domaining Tips - Friday, August 22, 2014 - 16:48
High New gTLD Registration/Renwal Fees – Let’s Crunch Some Numbers
As mentioned yesterday, I liked the Dot Investments extension but at 80+ bucks a pop, I decided to pass because I just don’t see how there can be any money in it for domainers at these price levels. Let’s crunch some numbers and start with some basic considerations. First and foremost, the very best domains will not
Domaining Tips - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 19:10
Did You Register Any .Investments, .Fund, .Tax, .Cash or .Haus Domains?
Only Dot Investments caught my attention but the registry has chosen a registration fee that’s let’s say on the high side (you can get a dot com for 10 years at that price) and as a domainer, I for one don’t see enough upside. For this reason, I didn’t register any domains today. As far as
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 15:18
For How Many Years Are You Willing to Keep Renewing?
Yesterday, I posted about the fact that in the absence of end user new gTLD adoption and of course sales, domainers will not keep renewing inventory. An interesting comment to that post is worth reflecting on however: I think domainers tend to renew for several years before dropping. It is emotionally easier to pay a renewal
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 0:49
Where Are the End Users?
To be fair, now is *not* the time to start asking that question. This post’s objective is simply pointing out that the “it’s too early to ask that” argument can only work for so long. At this point yes, it works because it actually is quite early in the game but we will eventually have
Domaining Tips - Monday, August 18, 2014 - 14:19
Next Week’s New gTLD Launches
A very busy week for new gTLDs is ahead of us, with three days in the spotlight: tomorrow (August 18) with one General Availability phase, Wednesday (August 20) with five General Availability phases as well as four Early Access Program phases and Thursday (August 21) with one General Availability phase. Let’s take it one day at
Domaining Tips - Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 16:17
Should You Buy and Hold “Hot” Domains?
If you’re not sure what “hot” domains are, here’s a quick example: NNN dot coms or numerics in general, if you will. In other words, I’m referring to domain categories which have done remarkably well lately. Should you limit yourself to flipping in these cases or is “buy and hold” a viable st...
Domaining Tips - Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 18:48
8 GoDaddy Discount Codes
I won’t be sharing an impressive number of coupons with you guys this week but the good news is that all of them should work worldwide as opposed to only for people from the US/Canada. Didn’t use any of them myself, so I can’t guarantee they’ll work. Some people are reporting that certain coupons don’t work if
Domaining Tips - Friday, August 15, 2014 - 16:21
I Think Most New gTLDs Will Be Profitable
… but that in pretty much all cases, “barely profitable” will be the appropriate term and that’s not exactly a good thing given how high the expectations were. I’m reasonably confident a lot of registry operators were expecting a home run and based on what we’re seeing at this point, that’s n...
Domaining Tips - Friday, August 15, 2014 - 0:59
Did You Register Any .Care, .Clinic, .Dental or .Surgery Domains?
4 new gTLDs entered the General Availability phase today and while I was moderately interested in three of them (Dot Care, Dot Clinic and Dot Surgery), I ended up not registering anything. As far as Dot Care is concerned, the pool of domains I considered attractive wasn’t very large to begin with, so I knew right
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 16:17
Attacking Dot Com Is Not a Viable Marketing Strategy
I found out about the fact that Donuts published a post on their official blog with the title “The Importance of Semantics and Affinity, and the Meaninglessness of .COM” over at OnlineDomain a few moments ago. Quite frankly, this marketing strategy leaves me scratching my head and I’ll try to explain why. We’r...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 0:58
Domaining and Time Zone Issues
Those of you who live in the US probably don’t consider time zone issues a topic of great importance but in my case for example (and I’m sure I’m not the only one), the situation is quite different. I live in Europe (GMT+2) and since a *lot* of the people I keep in touch with
Domaining Tips - Monday, August 11, 2014 - 16:32
Next Week’s New gTLD Launches
Nine new gTLDs will be in the spotlight next week: four General Availability phases, four Early Access Program phases and one landrush. In 8 out of 9 cases, the big day is Wednesday, the 13th of August. First of all, here are the extensions for which the General Availability phase will start on the 13th: Dot Care Dot
Domaining Tips - Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 16:3
15 GoDaddy Discount Codes
I’ll be sharing 15 GoDaddy discount codes with you guys today, 5 of them should work worldwide as opposed to only for people from the US/Canada and as far as the remaining 10 are concerned, I’m not sure. Also, one of the codes should work for up to three domains, not just one. Didn’t use any
Domaining Tips - Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 17:18
A Few New gTLD Development Considerations
I’ll be developing a very strong one word new gTLD domain (Stocks.XYZ) soon as an experiment (I’ll turn it into a megasite with 100+ articles) and for the most part, there aren’t *huge* differences between developing a new gTLD and developing a dot com, a ccTLD or a legacy TLD domain. There are however a few
Domaining Tips - Friday, August 8, 2014 - 15:50

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