Never negotiate with the IT guy about domain acquisitions
Many incoming inquiries seem to arrive from a company’s IT guy, and they are outright the least qualified to negotiate with. An I...
Acro - 21 hr 26 min ago
Beware of inquiries from sources using previously existing company domains
These days, inquiries that seek to profit from the good name of a previously existing company’s domain are on the rise. Here̵...
Acro - Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 17:30
Domains versus fancy pants, and a fashionable .COM upgrade to a .IO
A recent domain inquiry arrived from a party that operates their own clothes boutique, from an upscale area no less. The introduction i...
Acro - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 17:53
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Why won’t Tucows disclose their resellers services?
Recently, I had to confirm whether a particular, UK-based registrar is ICANN-accredited. Transferring domains to non-accredited domain ...
Acro - Monday, February 6, 2017 - 19:13
Just how fast can Escrow.com verify your account?
The ongoing account verification process at Escrow.com generated some arguments about its efficiency, recently. As an Escrow.com user s...
Acro - Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 13:53
Domain inquiries : And the improvisation award goes to …
When dealing with domain name inquiries, there is a certain threshold that once crossed, blurs the line that separates real and surreal...
Acro - Monday, January 30, 2017 - 15:10
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Ten things I brought home from NamesCon 2017
Late last year, I was not sure if I’d be attending NamesCon 2017, but I’m glad I did. As we grow older, family obligations ...
Acro - Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 15:21
Domain offers : The “school project” commentary is getting old
Plenty of domain inquiries that arrive at the Uniregistry Market come from sketchy accounts. Some use proxies, incomplete or made-up na...
Acro - Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 14:37
Just how hard is it to “blog” about the domain industry?
When I started this blog on Acro.net in February 2008, it was meant to be a personal repository of “rants and raves” with a...
Acro - Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 10:32
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Start-up branding advice : Don’t waste money on an unfit domain
Technology start-ups tend to follow trends, as they are often peers to other companies. The addition of geographic proximity, such as c...
Acro - Monday, January 9, 2017 - 16:57
Quick survival guide for NamesCon 2017
When Richard Lau launched NamesCon in late 2013, it arrived at the right time. The January 2014 domain conference proved to be a cataly...
Acro - Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 14:38
Greek domainers : It’s time for Vegas and NamesCon 2017
It’s been almost a full year since the last NamesCon conference took place, and if you thought that it was a huge event, just wai...
Acro - Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 18:27
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Sedo : Maybe the domain seller *is* on vacation
At Uniregistry Market, an ongoing joke is about brokers asking the other party – typically, the buyer – whether they are on...
Acro - Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 13:42
Domain intelligence : Missing info on Uniregistry Market a glitch or a feature?
Happy New Year. We’re getting closer to NamesCon 2017; during the domain conference, Uniregistry will be announcing its Uniregist...
Acro - Monday, January 2, 2017 - 17:5
Domain registrars revisited : The good, the bad and the ugly
Two years ago I wrote about how domain registrars fall in three categories: the good, the bad and the ugly. With the expansion of the I...
Acro - Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 14:51
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