Remove your domain acquisition from “for sale” venues
As a domain investor, I often acquire domains after a considerable amount of negotiation. My goal is to maintain the privacy of the terms and the associated price. Although a non-disclosure agreement can take care of the general terms of an exchange, there is a weak point that is not always controlled by me or […]
Acro - Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 14:18
Domain crime : Sometimes, the owner does not want to be found
Fifteen years ago, a Network Solutions flaw cost me a domain, albeit temporarily. That domain theft incident led me to research the proliferation of domain crime, and its processes. For the past dozen years I’ve been following, reporting, exposing and assisting with the return of domains that have been stolen. Many cases involv...
Acro - Monday, February 8, 2016 - 11:47
Domain inquiries: No, I’d rather not make a domain sale today
After 15 years of direct end-user domain sales, I’m very familiar with the lingo used by those who attempt to get a domain on the cheap. I’m not referring to the hordes of “poor students,” or the “single entrepreneur moms,” or even the occasional cash-strapped “non-profit.” Domain sales...
Acro - Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:54
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Not all Chinese domain investors are worth dealing with
There are plenty of domain professionals from China that are honest, up front and willing to engage in domain transactions with Westerners. They speak adequate English, and at any rate, better than my Mandarin. Whether you sell to the Chinese, or buy domains from them, you’re bound to come across some shady characters. I sold [...
Acro - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 18:4
Update: Domain Name Sales tackles remaining issues
Three issues I shared in a post about Domain Name Sales yesterday, were addressed with record speed. All three glitches most likely affected everyone’s domain portfolios, and while they were random in their occurrence they were also frustrating. It seems that a caching server exists between what one sees in the back-end, while ...
Acro - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 13:1
Three issues at Domain Name Sales while the Uniregistry Market is on its way
Ever since I saw Frank Schilling’s presentation of the Uniregistry Market and the presentation of the app during NamesCon, I’ve been patiently awaiting its upcoming launch. Uniregistry has been very consistent in improving its services, and the unification of the Domain Name Sales platform with the registrar services is e...
Acro - Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 19:12
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Domain portfolios : ’Friendly prices’ might not be the best you can get
To paraphrase an old saying: When offered a non-gift horse, by all means look it in the mouth. Domain portfolios are often paraded among peers, in exclusive emails or lists that are shared around. Quite often, the list is sent out on the pretext that prices quoted are “friendly prices.”
Acro - Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 12:36
Domain conferences are not solely for selling domains
Many domain investors that do not attend domain conferences actively, view them as a vehicle for selling domains from their inventory. When I attended TRAFFIC 2008 in Orlando, Florida, I too had aspired to sell domains during the auction. While that didn’t happen, it was a blessing in disguise, as some of my listings were [R...
Acro - Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:3
Domain auctions : Don’t rely on the seller’s disclaimer
Domain auctions on several venues, such as Sedo and Flippa, come with a detailed description by the seller. Typically, a domain listing’s description might contain information on the domain’s qualities. Such details could be age, marketability, comparable sales figures, or statistics about the metrics for the domain (traf...
Acro - Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 17:57
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Five reasons NamesCon 2016 was a turning point for the domain industry
NamesCon 2016 was a turning point, as far as domain conferences go; it is also a pivotal point for the domain industry. Its organizers have extensive data about attendance and other important metrics, and I’m certain that part of it will be released eventually. What matters right now, is the impact of such an event […]
Acro - Monday, January 18, 2016 - 10:58
Thoughts and recollections from attending NamesCon 2016
When I thanked Richard Lau and the NamesCon Team in advance, I had no doubt in my mind that they’d produce a stellar domain conference. Spending several days in Las Vegas can take its toll, particularly when one has to balance business with entertainment. My legs are still sore from being part of a quickly […]
Acro - Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 13:38
An early “thank you” to Richard Lau & Team for NamesCon
NamesCon 2016 is a few days away, and I’m excited to be arriving in Las Vegas this coming Saturday. This will be my 4th domain conference in Vegas since 2010, and the 3rd time attending Richard Lau‘s superb creation. I’m well aware of the fact that Richard did not magically create this ground-breaking get-together o...
Acro - Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 18:42
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The true meaning of Christmas
I was born and raised at a time and place, where Christmas is celebrated as the holiday for giving. The birth of Jesus can be taken literally – with religious overtones – or abstracted as the birth and personification of hope upon earth. Every calendar year ends a week later, all of a sudden we […]
Acro - Friday, December 25, 2015 - 17:32
Domain NDAs : Make sure they expire, eventually
If there’s one thing I regret about certain private domain sales, is that the NDA – non disclosure agreement – involved, does not expire. I’d love to share some notable domain sales, as I often do when the buyer has secured their business launch and/or other TLDs. In the case of domain sales tied to […]
Acro - Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:54
Domain Purgatory exists : Just ask Escrow.com, Fabulous and Verisign
I’m not a Catholic, so quick disclaimer: the reference to a “Purgatory” does not intend to offend, nor is intentionally religious. Going by the definition of Purgatory: “A place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven.” Very recently, I ...
Acro - Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 15:40
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Liquid domains : The best deal might not be the fastest
Domain liquidity is the ability to convert digital assets into currency, quickly and without much hassle. Whether this title applies to domains used as “coinage” for years, such as LLL .coms, brandables or dictionary domains, one thing really matters: getting the cash you need. Underselling one’s assets makes little...
Acro - Friday, November 20, 2015 - 12:53
Trader feedback : Important feature of domain marketplaces
One thing I miss from the days of using Sedo to sell domains, is their trader feedback indicators. While not perfect, the Sedo method of displaying a potential buyer’s activity status helped a lot determining their “worthiness.” To a degree, the Sedo system makes up for the lack of important intel related to the buy...
Acro - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 13:26
Had any LLLL .com domains? Prepare to be spammed for a long time
The good news: Long term holders of LLLL .com domains are seeing their investments appreciate, as throngs of – allegedly – Chinese domain investors are snapping up these assets. The bad news: Someone ran a WHOIS of all LLLL .com permutations, and has been sharing the database. What this means: Even if you sell, or […...
Acro - Monday, November 16, 2015 - 18:18
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Domain brokering: It’s a dog eat dog world
I’ve been following the proliferation of professional domain brokerage establishments for several years, and have arrived to the following conclusion: It’s a cut-throat business, and a ‘dog eat dog’ world. During the previous decade, the focus shifted from domain selling venues, to aggressive acquisitions and ...
Acro - Friday, November 13, 2015 - 12:26
Kudos to Sedo for their Chinese domain market awareness
Despite having moved all my domains out of Sedo three years ago, I still buy domains at their marketplace. Recently, I completed an acquisition of a generic domain via Sedo, from domains in their owned inventory. Curious about what other domains they are offering, I was able to locate several LLLL .com domains, one of […]
Acro - Monday, November 9, 2015 - 11:22

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