Frustrating End User Mentality Issues Leonard Britt posted a comment yesterday about how a production company refused to pay more than low $xxx for a domain which would have represented either the best possible choice for their project or if not, one of the best choices for sure.
I think such mentality issues deserve to be addressed.
Because as a domainer, you
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 17:3
This Week’s New gTLD Launches If I’m not mistaken, 4 new gTLDs will enter the General Availability phase tomorrow. Two of them tomorrow (so on the 8th of July) and the remaining two on Wednesday (in other words, on the 9th of July).
Please note that since most new gTLDs are very poorly promoted, I may very well miss some. Do
Domaining Tips - Monday, July 7, 2014 - 8:35
New gTLD Case Study, Update #8: My First Profitable New gTLDs At this point, I can say that two new gTLDs have been profitable for me: Dot XYZ and Dot Directory.
As far as Dot XYZ is concerned, I sold 9 domains for a grand total of $595. As mentioned here, I listed 9 Dot XYZ domains over at CAX and one of them was sold
Domaining Tips - Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 8:42
19 GoDaddy Discount Codes I’ll be sharing 19 coupons with you guys today. Three of them should work worldwide as opposed to just for customers from the US/Canada and as far as the remaining 16 are concerned, I’m not sure.
Didn’t use any of them myself, so I can’t guarantee they’ll work.
First of all, here are 4 coupons which shou...
Domaining Tips - Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 16:3
Don’t Take Things Personally! Back when I started out, I used to worry about every little detail and take things personally. If something didn’t work out (a deal that fell through, for example), I’d spend lots and lots of time thinking about it.
I’d get mad at the other party.
And/or start blaming myself.
Simply put, I treated each failure as so...
Domaining Tips - Friday, July 4, 2014 - 18:6
Quick Tip for Flippers Being a flipper can be quite lucrative if you know what you’re doing but the number one risk is (in my opinion, at least) letting time go by without building your very own portfolio of “keepers” or in other words, not having any long-term domain investments whatsoever.
Focusing on the present (making money today) is...
Domaining Tips - Friday, July 4, 2014 - 0:32
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:
… 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:
Did some research but ended up only buying two domains:
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:
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.
To see how things stand in terms of reseller market...