Most People Have Difficulties Accepting Different Opinions I’ve been blogging here on DomainingTips for almost 8 years and have come to the conclusion that I am without a doubt insane.
Let me explain.
Albert Einstein is credited with saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
The more I look back, the more I
Domaining Tips - Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 15:15
Can’t Wait to *Finally* Make It to a Conference The price of a NamesCon ticket will go up from $399 to $599 on the 1st of November and I have to say, I really wish I could go. It’s reasonably priced and I’ve heard nothing but great things about it.
Unfortunately, since I live on the other side of the globe and am not much
If You Could Recommend Just One Movie… … what would it be and why do you recommend it?
I’ve written a rather meaningful/serious post yesterday and today, I want to take a bit of a break and see which movies domainers like and why. This post may not seem to be all that related to investing in domains and maybe it isn’t but
Domaining Tips - Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 13:19
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 12:46
Have Any Of You Guys Done Well With YouTube Video Publishing? As some of you know, I’m an economist “by trade” and will be launching a YouTube channel soon-ish. I’ll start by publishing short and catchy economics-related animations through which I’ll be covering the basics. What inflation is, what deflation is, why financial calamities exist and so on.
Do any of y...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 14:30
Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 11 As someone who runs a domain sales newsletter, I ended up figuring out the golden rule: I have to be where the money is. It never ceases to amaze me how much liquidity there is with short domains compared to other types of inventory. Last week, I received an email from a buyer in less
Domaining Tips - Monday, October 26, 2015 - 13:45
7 Things Beginners Should Know About Domaining Here on DomainingTips, I frequently say things that aren’t exactly in my best interest.
As a domaining blogger, you’re tempted to see the industry through rose-colored glasses, as if it’s somehow the best thing since sliced bread. Now don’t get me wrong, domaining is without a doubt awesome and in my case, it ...
Domaining Tips - Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 15:7
Have You Ever Bought/Sold Domains via Bitcoin? Over the past two days or so, I’ve been in touch with two people who want to buy short domains (LLLL dot coms) with bitcoins. Personally, I never sold domains for bitcoins before, curious if any of you guys has any experience with it.
The main problem I see for domain traders is the fact that
Domaining Tips - Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 13:27
Do You Pay Attention to Forum Trader Ratings? NamePros as well as DNForum have systems through which buyers and sellers can exchange feedback. I have to admit that I for one frequently forget to give and/or request trader ratings and I think lots of people feel the same way. Don’t get me wrong, I consider the feature genuinely useful but still, I frequently
Domaining Tips - Friday, October 23, 2015 - 17:27
Sedo GreatDomains October Ending Tomorrow This month’s Sedo GreatDomains event will end in a little under 23 hours, some really interesting inventory in my opinion, including the two-letter beauty EZ.com (+ other really good short domains) as well as possibly the best blog domains I’ve seen in a loooooong time (including blog.de and blog.co.uk).
To take a look at thei...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 13:24
I’m Very Happy for 101Domain.com as Well as Afilias The sale of 101Domain.com to Affilias is a win-win situation IMO, I’d like to congratulate both parties and wish them all the best.
101Domain has been a DomainingTips advertiser for many years and I’ve personally used them successfully for exotic registrations such as ccTLDs and new gTLDs. They’ve carved a nice nic...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 13:54
Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 10 If there’s one thing I’ve learned (or ok, I already knew it but my belief was strongly reinforced) since starting this newsletter, it’s that in terms of liquidity, there are two worlds: short domains and everything else. If you own a short domain, selling to other domainers it is extremely easy. If not, things tend
Domaining Tips - Monday, October 19, 2015 - 14:25
End User Research Before Quoting a Price? Some domainers do at least a little bit of research (as in a few Google searches) on the end user who is inquiring about a domain before quoting a price, whereas others quote the same price whenever someone inquires.
Today, it’s time for some brainstorming, I want to see which category you guys fit in before
Domaining Tips - Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 13:23
Sedo GreatDomains October Underway Some very juicy short domains (including the two-letter gem EZ.com) as well as possibly the best blog domains I’ve seen in a loooooong time (including blog.de and blog.co.uk) at this month’s Sedo GreatDomains event.
Very good names this month in my opinion.
All of the auctions will end next week, approximately 4 days and...
Domaining Tips - Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 13:23
A Few Practical Tips for Negotiating with People From China As I’m sure all of you have realized by now, there are more and more instances in which you end up negotiating with someone from China. There’s lots and lots of money in China these days and therefore, from a business perspective, it makes perfect sense to be prepared to negotiate with those from China.
Domaining Tips - Friday, October 16, 2015 - 22:1
Are You a LLLL Dot Com Buyer/Seller? I’m thinking about eventually creating a Skype group for short domain investors in which only people with “skin in the game” share ideas, buy/sell domains and so on. In other words, a group with a very good signal to noise ratio.
For now, I’m limiting myself to getting in touch with LLLL dot com investors.
Domaining Tips - Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 17:10
The Dynadot Issue Has Been Resolved Very Quickly Shortly after yesterday’s post has been published, the dynadot support staff managed to help me get things sorted out.
First of all, I’d like to thank you guys for the emails and dynadot also deserves credit for reaching out to me directly after the post.
I’d also like to point out that getting in touch with someon...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 13:57
Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 9 Yet another balanced list and nowadays, my number one goal is no longer having as much inventory as possible. The idea of selling hundreds of domains through a newsletter may seem tempting but if it makes you accept inventory which either isn’t good enough or isn’t priced properly doesn’t make sense.
At the end of t...
Domaining Tips - Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 23:39
One of My Top Goals for 2016: Learn Chinese I’ve been thinking about this more and more lately, 2016 will most likely be the year in which I learn Chinese.
Well, I think most people don’t yet realize just how much Chinese investors and capital will shape our industry in the future.
I’ve always been reasonably talented at learning foreign languages.
Domaining Tips - Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 13:16
Are Domainers Interested in Economics-Related Stuff? As some of you know, I’m an economist “by trade” and in my opinion, all domainers should at the very least know the basics when it comes to economics.
What inflation is, what deflation is, what a central bank is (… as well as how central banking policies affect you) and so on.
These may seem like
Domaining Tips - Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 13:38
Seems Efty.com Is Doing Well, Congrats Mike! I’ve exchanged emails with a domainer today and for the first time, I’ve noticed him using Efty.com for his portfolio site.
As some of you know, Mike Cyger announced his involvement in Efty not so long ago, he’s done a lot for the industry and I really hope he will do well with this venture.
Domaining Tips - Friday, October 9, 2015 - 15:0
Even Selling Decent New gTLDs for 25 Bucks Is Hard As someone who runs a domain sales newsletter, observing the discrepancy between selling new gTLDs and selling dot coms is truly fascinating.
People are, for example, crazy about LLLL dot coms at this point. Extremely easy to sell, ridiculously easy. If someone contacts me via email and asks me to sell some LLLLs at the current
Domaining Tips - Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 14:30
Saying “Thanks” Really Helps I’m really happy to see that people are replying to the emails with the portfolio reviews that I sent yesterday and saying thanks.
Contrary to popular belief, bloggers aren’t robots
Blogging, for the most part, isn’t an amazingly lucrative endeavor.
People see the ads on DomainingTips and assume I’m doing ve...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 13:6
All of the Remaining Portfolio Reviews Have Been Sent (I Think) As promised, I’ve sent all of the remaining portfolio reviews via email to those who requested them.
If you haven’t received yours, I must have missed it, please send me an email (email@example.com) with the domain(s) you’d like me to take a look at and I’ll get back to you asap.
It wasn’t easy bu...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 12:5
Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 8 This week’s newsletter is quite balanced in my opinion.
My newsletters are usually dominated by one domain category (LLLL.coms, keyword domains, one worders and so on) but this week, there’s something on the list for everyone. I have LLLL dot coms, I have one word dot coms at further reduced prices, then some other domain...