Let’s Talk About “Trophy Domains” In my opinion, this topic isn’t receiving the attention it deserves despite the fact that a lot of domainers frequently make the mistake of exuberantly and recklessly bidding on trophy domains.
What are trophy domains?
As the name suggests, they are amazing domains which make you feel proud and which make fellow domainers feel ...
Domaining Tips - Monday, February 17, 2014 - 14:57
DomainingTips.com Is 6 Years Old! Time sure does fly!
On the 31st of January 2008, the previous owner of DomainingTips published the first post and approximately 18 months later, I bought the blog from him and embarked on a journey I was very excited about. The rest, as they say, is history
I’ve been blogging for about 4 and a
Domaining Tips - Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 13:44
4 GoDaddy Discount Codes I’ll be sharing 4 GoDaddy coupons with you guys today, two of them should work internationally (so not just for customers from the US or Canada) and as far as the other two are concerned, I’m not sure. They might work internationally as well but I’m not as sure as with the first two.
Domaining Tips - Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 13:47
How Many Domainers Actually Know How to Negotiate? Ask yourself the following question and be honest when answering:
When an end user contacts you or when you’re negotiating with another domainer, do you act based on pretty much nothing more than your intuition/gut feeling or do you use strategies that have efficiency-related research behind them in a consistent manner?
Domaining Tips - Friday, February 14, 2014 - 15:29
Dot Coms vs. New gTLDs – The Main Advantage + Disadvantage in Each Case Today, I’d like to refer to what I consider the main advantage/disadvantage of dot coms as well as to the main advantage/disadvantage of new gTLDs. Again, this is just an opinion, nothing more.
The “dot coms vs new gTLDs” comparison is extremely complex and there are a lot of variables involved, I will try to
Domaining Tips - Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 16:12
Get Rid of the “If Only I Would Have” Mentality If only I would have invested in domains back in 1996.
If only I would have bought some xyz stocks when they were 50x cheaper.
If only I would have… you get the point.
This way of thinking is simply toxic and a surefire way to lose your sanity. Each day, lots and lots of opportunities appear as
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 15:51
Staying in Shape – Avoiding a Vicious Circle Think this topic doesn’t belong on a domaining blog?
This is something that affects all of you because what most domainers don’t understand is that from a health perspective, what we do for a living is quite dangerous. It may sound weird since, after all, it’s not like we’re involved in extreme sp...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 16:21
Psychological Pricing for Reseller Market Sales? When selling to end users, I agree that psychological pricing makes sense. Lots of studies have proven that if you price something at for example $1.99 as opposed to $2, consumers will perceive the price as being closer to $1 despite the fact that it’s actually just a cent away from the 2 dollar value.
Domaining Tips - Monday, February 10, 2014 - 15:29
Reseller Market ROI vs. End User ROI If you’re selling a domain on the reseller market and double your money, you did well. Yet as strange as it may seem, the same thing cannot be said if your business model revolves around passive end user sales.
Why? I’ll try to explain.
Reseller market sales are for the most part either a way to generate
Domaining Tips - Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 14:14
5 GoDaddy Discount Codes I’ll be sharing 5 GoDaddy coupons with you guys today, two of them only work for customers from the US or Canada but the remaining three should work worldwide.
Didn’t use any of them myself, so I can’t make any guarantees unfortunately.
4 out of 5 should work for transfers as well as new registrations and as
Domaining Tips - Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 17:4
Important: A Fellow Domainer’s Family Needs Your Help Paul, the brother of Bob Olea (one of the nicest guys in our industry, as anyone who knows him either personally or only online can confirm), passed away after fighting a ruthless disease which left his family financially devastated and his family needs our help.
Bob started a FundRazr campaign through which you can make donation,
Domaining Tips - Friday, February 7, 2014 - 22:57
Should GoDaddy Stop Asking for Our Customer Number? [Guest Post] I know it seems like I have it in for GoDaddy but they’re the only registrar I (and probably you) use for the reasons outlined in my last couple of posts.
Why is the first question the rep on the phone always asks “What is your customer number?”
Nobody knows their account number! You should ask
Domaining Tips - Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 16:19
How Tech Savvy Is a New gTLD’s Target Audience? This issue doesn’t receive a lot of exposure despite the fact that especially at the beginning of the Internet’s new gTLD journey, it’s reasonably important/relevant.
To start, let me just give you two random examples of new gTLDs which cater to the needs of an audience which is *not* tech savvy: dot seniors and dot...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 16:4
Is Traffic Leakage a Threat for New gTLDs? In my opinion yes but the same thing can be said about a lower quality dot com.
Let’s assume you want to launch a website about furniture. Furniture.com would obviously be the best possible domain but most companies (the overwhelming majority) definitely can’t afford it.
Therefore, they have to make a decision.
In most c...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 10:1
A Few Thoughts About Renewal Fee Transparency and Predictability As a domainer, I firmly believe that new gTLD operators would have a lot to gain by being as transparent as possible when it comes to the renewal fees and predictability is equally important in my opinion.
Let me explain why.
If you only register a domain or two, the renewal fees won’t be all that important.
Domaining Tips - Monday, February 3, 2014 - 13:35
Dear GoDaddy, Please Change Your Homepage Image For the love of God and all that is holy, please (pretty please?) change your homepage image! This is probably the shortest post I’ve ever written on DomainingTips but their homepage speaks for itself, what more could I possibly add?
Domaining Tips - Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 14:30
7 GoDaddy Discount Codes For the first time (I think) since I’ve been blogging about GoDaddy coupons, it seems that all of the discount codes I managed to find this time should work internationally (in other words not just for the US or Canada). This is a pretty rare situation, since quite a few coupons usually only work for
Domaining Tips - Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 14:24
GoDaddy Promo Codes + PayPal? [Guest Post] One thing I can’t stand is when corporations don’t do right by their customers. GoDaddy will not allow you to use PayPal as your payment method when you use a promo code. If PayPal is your only option, you’re shut out from getting the best discounts at the world’s largest registrar.
GoDaddy customer service sa...
Domaining Tips - Friday, January 31, 2014 - 15:33
Should Domainers Invest in New gTLDs? Morgan wrote a post about a very important topic earlier today and explained that in his opinion, domainers should stay away from new gTLDs. While I understand and respect his arguments, I disagree and through this post, will try to explain why.
First and foremost, I don’t think domainers should embrace or dismiss new gTLDs bas...
Domaining Tips - Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 15:6
Love It or Hate It, the New gTLD Introduction Is Historically Relevant There’s no doubt in my mind that the events we are witnessing and will be witnessing will be highlighted in the Internet’s history book. Now sure, we had gTLD introductions in the past as well but comparing those situations to ours doesn’t make sense.
Due to the sheer volume of extensions that are being released, it...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 15:36