Your own circumstances probably don’t align with the most successful domain name investors. This isn’t an article picking on domain name investor Rick Schwartz. I’m just going to use him as an example. Rick has made a lot of money investing in domain names. He got in early, kept the faith, and has a negotiating… Read more You’re not Rick Schwartz. So don’t try to emulate him.
Here are some interesting observations about the .art top level domain. The .art top level domain name launched in general availability a week ago on Wednesday. I downloaded the zone file today to get a better understanding of how it’s doing and what types of domains are being registered. The backdrop to this is that… Read more A look at .Art after one week
Cut down on spam calls and texts with a free service. You register a domain name. The next day you get inundated with texts for logo services and annoying calls about website development services. You can thank services that sell Whois data for cheap for these annoying calls and texts. One way to cut down… Read more Use Google Voice to stop those annoying robocalls and texts
Meet a guy who has sold a half million worth of ccTLDs last year. Is it too late to get into domain investing? Nope. This week’s guest is another example of someone who got in late and found a successful niche. Mike Carson sold about a half million dollars worth of domains last year. Combined… Read more Making money with ccTLDs – DNW Podcast #136
A 41-character .com domain was key to bringing down a malware campaign. A ransomware attack based on an NSA tool spread like wildfire yesterday…until a researcher spent ten bucks to register a domain name. A malware researcher discovered an unregistered domain name in the code of the malware and registered the domain name. Malware frequently… Read more Domain registration halts spread of WannaCry malware…for now
Six figure domain sale leads NameJet list. NameJet reported 136 domain name sales of $ 2,000 or higher for last month, totaling $ 845k. Here are ten sales that I found noteworthy. Kohl.com $ 144,500 – It’s just one letter off from a valuable retailer. The owner should be careful about parking this domain. ClinicalStudies.com… Read more 10 noteworthy NameJet sales from April
Oxley hasn’t slowed down after selling hosting business. When HostGator founder Brent Oxley sold his company to Endurance International Group in 2012, he did what a lot of entrepreneurs in Texas do after selling a business: he bought a ranch. Oxley found his new home in an 18,000+ acre ranch about two hours west of… Read more HostGator founder Brent Oxley loves great domain names. And driving tanks.
What’s that expired domain name worth? GoDaddy has a good idea…and is about to let domain name investors know. GoDaddy (NASDAQ: GDDY) is rolling out its new valuation system to a much wider audience: bidders on expired domain auctions at GoDaddy Auctions. The company started using the valuation tool internally and in auction highlight emails… Read more GoDaddy will display new valuations on GoDaddy Auctions
Crazy premium name strategy is too much for most consumers…and GoDaddy. I first wrote about .Art’s premium name strategy, which includes 3.5 million premium domain names, a couple weeks ago. As I wrote then, I’m scratching my head about this strategy. Yesterday, .Art launched in general availability. According to nTLDStats, 1,636 .art domains were added… Read more .Art’s 3.5 million premium domains…you won’t find them on GoDaddy
Sedo set a new record for a “buy now” domain on its SedoMLS system. There’s a lot of debate about setting fixed prices for your domain names. A reason to set fixed prices, especially when promoting through a distribution service like SedoMLS, is that it removes friction from the buying process and leads to more… Read more Sedo made a $200,000 “Buy Now” sale through SedoMLS