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Sometimes, rules are meant to be broken
I’m all for playing by the rules, but sometimes there’s a higher calling. I was running late for lunch today, and on top of that I missed an exit, forcing me to drive to the next light. The line on the left was shorter, so naturally I took that, not noticing a guy who was […]
Acro - 11 hr 35 min ago
The world does not revolve around domainers
As much as I hold the partial title of a ‘domainer’, it’s more for an inner city reference than for public identification outside of that circle. The world, in fact, retains very little respect for domain investors, that are often labeled with ‘squatter’ or ‘opportunist’ and other such negati...
Acro - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:25
What is at stake after the Sedo intrusion incident
On Saturday, I reported a potential glitch at Sedo that might have generated emails sent to existing users, asking them to confirm their accounts. Today, Sedo announced in an email, that the welcome email was the result of an intruder to the Sedo web site. The notification email from Sedo reads in part: We wish […]
Acro - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 14:12
Did Sedo mass-email old accounts due to a glitch?
Having been a Sedo account holder for a decade, I still use their services to acquire domain names listed on the Sedo marketplace. That being said, I am no longer selling domains on Sedo, due to a strategic decision to move my domains over to Domain Name Sales. Today, I received an email from Sedo […]
Acro - Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:40
Time to invest in Greece: My second five figure domain sale with DNS
It’s not a secret that I’ve absolutely been raving about Frank Schilling’s Domain Name Sales platform, ever since I moved my domain portfolio there from Sedo in late 2012. Last November, I announced the completion of my first five figure sale with Domain Name Sales, that of a four letter domain. Back then, my concer...
Acro - Friday, April 4, 2014 - 12:6
Domain blogs I follow daily
Blogging is a practice dependent on its creator’s ability and willingness to share content publicly. It also depends on their availability to deliver and share such content, so it’s not necessarily an activity that occurs daily. I began blogging in 2005 on subjects unrelated to domains, as a practice of maintaining my con...
Acro - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 11:4
If at first you don’t succeed, have a relative inquire
Whenever I receive inquiries for domains, the price quoted is custom-tailored to the person that inquires. They also come with a 7-day commitment to that price, anything past that, I cannot honor. An inquiry that I received ten days ago, ended with the understanding that the person would look elsewhere, as their budget didn’t ...
Acro - Monday, March 24, 2014 - 18:51
How to handle customer rudeness in the domain marketplace
The customer is always right, an old saying goes. While this might hold water in the retail service business with the customer physically standing in front of you, it means very little in electronic commerce. Rudeness is not only unnecessary, but a deal breaker, as far as I’m concerned. I’ve heard some horror stories rela...
Acro - Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 11:1
Sweet Captcha: Solve this little puzzle, spambot!
If you’ve had it with comment spam, you’re not alone. A couple of years ago I recommended a particular WordPress plugin that did its job silently – until its creator ended all support and actually downgraded its features, to promote a better, but paid version. When trying to determine whether a comment comes from a ...
Acro - Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 11:20
Is your domain Registrar receiving private emails meant for you?
The way WHOIS information is presented these days, differs from a year ago. Queries now display information that places emphasis and priority on the Registrar of the domain, including their contact email address for abuse. While this change appears to be subtle, it can have an impact on your privacy and business. When someone uses [&...
Acro - Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 12:17
Dutch brand specialist claims domain reselling constitutes ‘theft’
My tolerance for unsavory commentary is relatively high – unless it involves unfounded accusations that are borderline libelous. Then, I would snap; this is part one of an ongoing exchange with a ‘buyer’ over at Domain Name Sales. The Dutch lady “N.V.” is a brand specialist for a company in Rotterdam, an...
Acro - Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 11:2
No .domains for me
Dot .domains enters general availability in two days. I have not registered any domains in that gTLD and won’t be doing so. The reason is simple: unless your business name ends in “domains”, or you are in the direct domain brokerage business, this particular gTLD is more of an “inner circle” badge. Surel...
Acro - Monday, March 10, 2014 - 10:20
Elliot’s domain broker listings: A good source of domains for sale
Elliot Silver‘s blog, as a rebranded portal about domain investing information and advice, is one of several domain industry publications that I read daily. I have to admit, that I still type in Elliot puts a lot of effort in his publication daily, and his weekly listing of domains being bro...
Acro - Friday, March 7, 2014 - 13:8
Educating other domainers about domain pricing
For years, I’ve stated the single most important methodology in successful domain selling: if you don’t ask, you don’t get. Pricing your domains right is an important element of a transaction, and while you engage in negotiations with another party, there is usually room to achieve a higher sale – simply by as...
Acro - Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 15:34
Great business connections are built on mutual honesty
Not every domain inquiry leads to a sale, and not every sale leads to a long-term connection or other business relationship. But some non-sales can lead to a great connection, establishing the foundation for the convergence of minds, particularly when the same or similar fields are shared. While many connections are reinforced ...
Acro - Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 15:51
Domain industry polarization over gTLD expansion
The polarization among domain investors on the subject of gTLDs is a fact that demands further analysis. The public display of such opposing sides started as a fun part of TRAFFIC last year, with Team Schwartz and Team Schilling debating the validity of the ICANN-mandated expansion. While that debate established the fact that most ol...
Acro - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 12:38
Dot .Sexy domains: What you need to know
The definition of “sexy” is more or less global: something or someone attractive, due to their looks, appearance or behavior. It’s a term that’s deep-rooted into the human psyche, and it just so happens to be a new gTLD from Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry. I won’t ponder why dot .Sexy was chosen ...
Acro - Monday, March 3, 2014 - 14:42
Domain strategies: Pricing your domain assets for end-user buyers
A lot of newcomers to the domain industry believe that it’s a “free for all” playground, a promised land, if you may, with quick returns and very little risk. This dangerous approach could not be further from the truth. Every single sale requires careful planning and a well-defined strategy in order to maximize its ...
Acro - Monday, March 3, 2014 - 12:30
Oscar night: gTLDs are like chick flicks
Oscar night tonight, and while the event isn’t always spectacular, there are plenty of movies worth reviewing. I’ve gone through the list of nominees, and I will provide my favorites, based on movies that I personally watched. The world of movie preferences varies, in the same way that some like this or the other domain, ...
Acro - Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 19:1
SnapNames under management: What will change is a technology incubator based in Jacksonville, Florida – a city with a huge sprawl and a lively metro, that I enjoyed living in. As a personal parenthesis, I’ve great memories from Jax, some of which I shared in this documentary about stolen domain names; at some point, I even owned, which I […]
Acro - Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 22:1

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