Huge List of Thoughts After My Honeymoon Haven’t posted over the past month or so due to the fact that someone was crazy enough to sign up for a lifetime of me
After planning/organizing the wedding, getting married and enjoying our honeymoon (got back in town yesterday night), it’s time for a huge list of thoughts about the industry, about my
What Were They Called? End Users? Seeing the term “end users” written on my WordPress dashboard as I am typing this seems… well, just a tad bit strange. I actually took a moment and thought about whether or not I should use a hyphen between “end” and “users”, I kid you not
Over the past year or so, this term was
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 11:41
Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 41 I’m literally in firesale mode right now and today’s newsletter has it all: repeating letter CHIPs without LNPQR (DWWF.com and WCWD.com) at $1,399, Fanboys.com at $5,777, Instability.com at $2,888 and so on. Something on today’s list for everyone.
Here’s the full text of the newsletter and as always, the domai...
Domaining Tips - Monday, May 9, 2016 - 0:12
Come On GoDaddy, Fix Your WHOIS Thingy Already! Maybe if we say it frequently enough, they’ll actually do it
It’s frustrating that whenever I buy a domain from someone and transfer it to GoDaddy, it retains the contact info of the seller.
I mean come on, would it be so hard to simply use the default contact info of the GoDaddy account?
OneMinuteEconomics.com Case Study – Part 9 I’m trying to increase my video publishing frequency and today, it’s time for a new case study update, this time about my one-minute dot com bubble explanation. In my opinion, you just *have* to publish a video about the dot com bubble on an economics channel. Everyone’s talking about the great depression and the gr...
Domaining Tips - Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 15:32
Most Chinese Investors Are Beginners Reading buyout threads has been quite frustrating because most of them have something in common: due to the fact that China has been the main “engine” of those buyouts, a lot of people use illogical arguments such as “the Chinese are buying, they must be on to something” or “do you actually think the buy...
Domaining Tips - Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 6:22
Reseller Market Demand for Generics? Bill Sweetman wrote a very interesting piece about what end users want and one worders for example are at the top of his list. Generics in general are leading the way, with 68% based on his data.
But what about the reseller market?
Well, things aren’t as rosy I’m afraid.
Compared to short domains, there’s ridiculou...
Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 40 With names like WCWD.com at $1,499 and LLLLs at $249 a pop, I expect these to go quickly. My favorite moments as someone who is running a domain sales newsletter is seeing domains sold within minutes after an email has been sent. Can’t put a price on that
Here’s the full newsletter and as always,
Domaining Tips - Monday, May 2, 2016 - 1:11
Sedo Auctions Aren’t Worth It IMO I’m sorry but they just aren’t in my opinion, definitely not at the 15% commission level.
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind paying 15% if the service is worth it. If I can only sell a domain for $1,000 and you can obtain $2,000 for it, I’d gladly pay you 15% because even after
Domaining Tips - Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 12:11
OneMinuteEconomics.com Case Study – Part 8 Time for video #9 of my OneMinuteEconomics case study, this one’s about the Great Depression of 1929. It’s a topic more and more people are curious about, did my best to help people understand what it was all about in one minute.
To check out the video, click here.
The next video will be about the Dot
Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 39 A very balanced list today, with a “the best of the best”-type Chinese premium domain (WCWD.com, this is what Chinese investors like the most in terms of chips, domains without PLNRQ and the repeating “W” is also a huge plus), a regular chip priced below the market value (RQSK.com) and 12 more LLLL dot coms.
Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 38 I’ve never sold chips via Sedo yet here I am, now selling my top 3 LLLLs through them at no reserve as an experiment: DFBF.com, MTRR.com and JJRQ.com.
I’m selling them at Sedo’s GreatDomains event, the auctions started yesterday and will end on Thursday, so in about 6 days.
All three domains are “no reserve...
Sedo GreatDomains April Just Started! Sedo has some very juicy short domains this month, several of them at no reserve. I’ll focus on the short domains since everyone’s paying attention to this category now. On the one hand, prices have dropped this year but on the other hand, something interesting happened yesterday, with huge price jumps across the board (o...
Domaining Tips - Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 12:1
Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 37 I’ve priced PDKD.com for a very quick sale this week, just $1,499 and am selling it on a “first come, first served” basis. This has got to be my shortest newsletter ever and this is a good thing in my opinion. I find myself getting straight to the point more and more often lately, saves
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 1:48
Will Domains Always Remain Risk Assets? As the 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis (aka The Great Recession) taught us, domains are currently risk assets. In other words, if the economy crashes, domains will crash too.
Will things always stay this way?
To answer this question, we need to understand some basic human psychology.
An economic crash such as the 07-08 one makes p...
To Which Extent Can Big Players Manipulate the Short Domain Market? There are definitely some *very* deep pocketed players in the short domain market and without a doubt, their actions can and do influence the entire short domain space… but to which extent?
The short domain market is ridiculously small compared to other asset classes so sure, it is considerably more prone to volatility. If some...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 5:59
eName Really (Really, Really) Sucks I will never ever understand why people keep domains there.
They’re slow to respond, they make moving domains out a hassle and last but certainly not least, they’re uncooperative when it comes to stolen domains, as documented on several occasions on various blogs/forums.
I honestly don’t get why people use this com...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 4:44
Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 36 If you’re a chip buyer, I have some ridiculous bargains for you today (DFBF.com and MTRR.com at $1,799 each, JJRQ.com at $1,599 each). I genuinely have no idea what will happen next with short domains, I avoid making predictions because I just don’t know. Nobody does. Maybe chips will go to $10,000 each. Maybe they’...
Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 35 Time for another NamePros no reserve auction experiment and this time, I listed a considerably better CHIP than the one I auctioned last week. I decided to auction a CHIP with repeating letters, FQRR.com, at no reserve.
The high bid is only $1,250 at the moment of writing and the auction will end once there are