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Sedo’s Numeric Domain Auction Starting Tomorrow
I know some of you guys love numerics, so at least following the Sedo numeric domain auction that will start tomorrow might be a good idea. 264 domains are being auctioned and some of them are definitely amazing. However, those with a “lightweight” wallet need not apply, as the reserves are obviously very high. The “...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 11:14
This Week’s New gTLD Launches
Another busy week for new gTLDs: one landrush phase, four Early Access Program phases and nine General Availability phase. The days we should keep an eye on are Wednesday (September 03) and Friday (September 05). First of all, there will be one landrush on Wednesday: Dot Republican Next, the Early Access Program will start for the fo...
Domaining Tips - Monday, September 1, 2014 - 5:58
22 GoDaddy Discount Codes
I’ll be sharing 22 discount codes with you guys today, 10 of them should work worldwide (as opposed to only for customers from the US/Canada) and as far as the remaining 12 are concerned, I’m not sure. Didn’t use any of them myself, so I can’t guarantee they’ll work. Some people are reporting that certai...
Domaining Tips - Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 15:35
How Will Legacy TLDs Be Affected by New gTLDs?
Do I think legacy TLDs (Dot Info, Dot Biz and so on) will be affected by new gTLDs in a negative manner? Yes, I do. Do I think legacy TLDs will be affected by new gTLDs in a positive manner? Yes, I do. Now that everyone’s confused, it’s time to explain why my answer to both questions
Domaining Tips - Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 17:37
New gTLD Categories?
Yesterday, I wrote a post about the fact that in my opinion, geo new gTLD (especially city new gTLDs, as Christopher Hofman pointed out in a comment) are clearly outperforming niche new gTLDs (such as Dot Furniture) but wait a second… what’s a niche new gTLD? Ok, in some cases, it’s obvious that an extension can
Domaining Tips - Friday, August 29, 2014 - 5:21
Geo New gTLDs Are Clearly Outperforming
The first results for the newly launched Dot Hamburg (large German city) are in and after the first day of General Availability, there are 13,793 domains. Solid results and all in all, I can’t remember any geos about which you can say that they were a flop. In contrast, Dot Furniture for example only has 605
Domaining Tips - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 16:59
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

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