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How Much Time Do You Actually Spend Working?
This question isn’t only relevant for domainers and/or entrepreneurs, it’s just as relevant for employees, freelancers and pretty much everyone else. I’ve noticed (and I’m sure most of you will agree) that people spend *so* much time on completely unproductive things (videos, random articles, you name it) when...
Domaining Tips - Monday, March 31, 2014 - 16:1
What If the Internet Would Cease to Exist?
I highly doubt that something like this could happen but as a professional domain investor, you owe it to yourself to at least think about such scenarios. What if the Internet would cease to exist altogether as of next month? What if the Internet would cease to exist in its current form as of next
Domaining Tips - Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 17:10
5 GoDaddy Discount Codes
Only managed to find 5 coupons for you guys this week, two times less than last week but the good news is that all of them *should* work internationally. It’s the first time this happened since I’ve been publishing this weekly column. Usually, a lot of coupons only work for customers from the US or Canada
Domaining Tips - Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 16:3
Should You Be a “Contrarian” Domain Investor?
Simply put, a contrarian is a person who doesn’t mind investing in things that most people stay away from. In other words, what the “crowd” says doesn’t influence contrarians all that much or actually, it might somewhat influence them but not like you’d expect: the more people stay away from certain type...
Domaining Tips - Friday, March 28, 2014 - 17:30
Will New gTLD Renewal Fees Go Down in 2015 and Beyond?
Right now, the high(er) registration/renewal fees make sense because the extensions in question are just being launched and consequently, a lot of the best domains of each new gTLD will be available on a first come, first served basis. So sure, some people will be more than willing to pay a fee that’s 2-3x times higher
Domaining Tips - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 18:1
Losing Sales vs. Leaving Money on the Tabe
Yesterday, I tried to explain that in my opinion, it might not be a good idea to reply to end user inquiries right away so as not to appear eager or even desperate to sell. Some readers disagreed and pointed out that you might lose sales that way. That’s a fair argument, which is why I’ve
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 18:14
Resist the Urge to Reply to End User Inquiries Right Away
I admit, I’m always tempted to reply right away whenever I receive an end user inquiry and I’m sure a lot of you guys feel the same way. There’s nothing fundamentally wrong with having that urge because our brain basically identifies a potential revenue source and urges us to take action right away. It is important
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 18:19
Will Type-In Traffic Disappear?
Let’s be honest: how many people do you know who still type in random keywords because they expect a relevant website to appear? I for one don’t know anyone who fits this description and I’m sure you guys will have a hard time thinking of someone as well but does this mean type-in traffic will
Domaining Tips - Monday, March 24, 2014 - 16:54
Will Registrars Promote New gTLDs Aggressively?
The strategy registrars are or will be adopting is extremely important when it comes to raising end user awareness about new gTLDs. Imagine you’re Joe the End User and visit your registrar’s website because you have to renew an existing domain. If you see new gTLDs promoted aggressively on the homepage, you might find out
Domaining Tips - Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 16:58
10 GoDaddy Discount Codes
Pretty decent week for GoDaddy coupons, managed to find 10 for you guys out of which 6 *should* work worldwide. One only works for people from the US and as far as the remaining 3 are concerned, I’m not sure. Haven’t used any of these myself, so I can’t guarantee they’ll work. Let’s start with the ones
Domaining Tips - Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 16:38
Domaining Industry Fallacies – Middle Ground
As the name suggests, the “middle ground” fallacy (logical error) is basically the assumption that the truth is *always* in the middle or that a compromise *always* represents the best solution. Since it makes you sound “reasonable” rather than a person with extreme views, this fallacy is unfortunately widely ...
Domaining Tips - Friday, March 21, 2014 - 16:31
Dot Co Is a Perfect Case Study
The launch, the marketing campaign, the exit/sale that was announced today. Very well executed and the team behind dot co deserves credit for creating the perfect case study for new gTLD operators who want to play it by the book. The number one lesson to be learned, in my opinion at least, is that it
Domaining Tips - Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 17:34
Dot Berlin – The Best New gTLD Launch By Far
… at least up until this point. The numbers are impressive: 31,486 .berlin registrations in just one day according to RegistrarStats.com. In other words, dot berlin is the #2 new gTLD (dot guru is the #1 new gTLD at the moment of writing, with 44,519 registrations) after just one day. This might seem surprising to some
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 7:51
The Euro Is a NIGHTMARE for International Businesses at the Current Exchange Rate
I’m sure other European domainers can confirm that for example selling domains for dollars and buying goods in euros is a nightmare at the current exchange rate of almost 1.4. Now if you earn money in EUR, you probably like the current situation but let’s face it, most European domainers work with dollars because… w...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 16:52
2014 Domainer’s Choice Awards Nominations
I submitted my nominations a few moments ago and encourage you guys to submit yours as well as soon as possible because submissions will only be accepted until the 22nd of this month. In my opinion, it’s important to thank the people who helped us in one way or another through their domaining-related work and by
Domaining Tips - Monday, March 17, 2014 - 18:26
Noticed an Increase in Short Domain Inquiries Recently?
Maybe it’s just me but it seems short domain inquiries went up recently and it seems that buyers from Asia are responsible for the increased demand. Now of course, there has been quite a bit of demand for short domains for a fairly long time (especially from Asia) but it seems that recently, we’re dealing
Domaining Tips - Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 16:45
9 GoDaddy Discount Codes
Managed to find 9 coupons for you guys this week. 3 of them *should* work internationally (so not just for customers from the US or Canada) and as far as the remaining 6 are concerned, I’m not sure. Didn’t use any of them myself, so I can’t guarantee they will work. Let’s start with the 3
Domaining Tips - Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 8:15
Sometimes, End Users Walk Away Unexpectedly
As a lot of domainers can confirm, end users can sometimes behave in an unpredictable manner and seemingly straightforward negotiations can end abruptly. For example, maybe you’re involved in a negotiation and everything goes well initially. You quote a price, the other party gets back to you with a counter offer, you reply wi...
Domaining Tips - Friday, March 14, 2014 - 17:13
Domains Are *Not* Commodities
The Internet Domain Name Index (IDNX) is an interesting idea (Sedo as well as the person behind it, Thies Lindenthal, definitely deserve credit) but as a domainer, it’s important to know how to interpret it. If you treat it as a tool that gives you an overview of let’s say the domain transaction situation as
Domaining Tips - Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 17:9
Domaining Industry Fallacies – Cherry Picking
The name of today’s fallacy (logical error) speaks for itself. When you’re cherry picking, you are only referring to the data points that confirm the message you’re trying to get across, while “conveniently” overlooking other data points which are just as relevant but that contradict whatever it is you&#...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 17:41

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