I’m Starting to Like the Domain Trading Concept I have to admit, I started warming up to the idea of domain trades over the last couple of years. I’m not saying your entire business model should revolve around them, I’m simply saying that in some cases, a domain trade makes sense for both parties involved.
In fact, I’ll be contacting someone with a domain
Domaining Tips - 17 hr 6 min ago
Good Investors Generally Avoid Making Predictions This goes for domainers as well as pretty much all investors.
I noticed something interesting and would like to invite all of you to try it as opposed to simply taking my word for it: find a random stock trading forum, a forum about precious metals or about pretty much anything you can invest in.
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 16:21
Do Negative/Different Opinions Make You Feel Angry? As a domainer or let’s say as an investor in general, if negative opinions make you feel angry… you’re doing it wrong.
Through this post, I’ll try to explain why.
I decided to write it because I’ve noticed that new gTLDs are starting to generate strong emotions on both sides of the fence.
On the one hand...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 16:31
Understanding the Link Bait/Click Bait Concept Almost everyone is talking about the Minds+Machines ad that said dot com is dead, without understanding that what they’re doing is marketing 101 and there’s nothing inherently wrong with that.
Their ad can be considered click bait and it also ended up being a good example of link bait. Let me explain.
The concept of click...
Domaining Tips - Monday, December 9, 2013 - 14:24
Hindsight Is 20/20 How many times have you heard this expression?
Probably a lot.
It’s one of those expressions that is repeated ad nauseam, so much in fact that most people consider it void of content. It’s not and especially as a domainer, you have to understand that.
Pretty much all domainers, at one point or another, ended up saying som...
Domaining Tips - Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 15:34
Five $1.99 GoDaddy Discount Codes I don’t have a lot of coupons for you guys this week but the good news is that all of them should work internationally as opposed to only for people from the US or Canada.
If I’m not mistaken, all of them should bring the price down to $1.99 and all of them should work for
Domaining Tips - Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 15:21
Thank You! As promised last month, all of the revenue generated from new DomainingServers.com shared hosting customers between November 11 and the end of November have been donated to the Philippine Red Cross to help the victims of Supertyphoon Yolanda (HAIYAN).
The amount isn’t as high as I would have wanted it to be but I hope it
Domaining Tips - Friday, December 6, 2013 - 12:23
Start Leveraging Your Experience! Domainers have all sorts of interesting backgrounds. Some have been involved in the IT industry in one way or another, some used to be lawyers, some used to be real estate agents, some used to be stock investors and the list could go on and on.
I’m sure that for everyone who is reading this post,
Domaining Tips - Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 16:7
Why GoDaddy Would Like to See New gTLDs.com Succeed You probably noticed that GoDaddy is promoting new gTLDs pretty aggressively and you probably also noticed that in the past, they’ve shown somewhat of an affinity towards alternative TLDs.
A good example would be the two superbowl ads everyone saw not so long after dot co went live: one was the GoDaddy ad we were all
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 23:59
Are You Willing to Change Your Opinion? One of the biggest differences between domainers (or I’d say investors in general) who do well and domainers who don’t is the fact that those who do well are willing to change their opinion when they come across facts which prove that they were wrong.
They swallow their pride, admit they were wrong and change/calibrate th...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 17:11
Hourly Cyber Monday Deals at NameCheap Pretty interesting Cyber Monday deals over at NameCheap, thought you guys would find some of them useful. Basically, they have a different deal each hour. Some of them such as registrations at $0.98 or transfers at $0.98 are great, some of them (such as a 50% ssl certificate discount) are interesting and others not so
Domaining Tips - Monday, December 2, 2013 - 14:20
Domain Negotiations and the Culture Factor I don’t think I read a post about this specific topic so far, so I thought I’d go ahead and publish one today. As a domainer, you will communicate with resellers and/or end users from all over the world.
Therefore, understanding that you have to calibrate your approach based on the cultural particularities of the person
Domaining Tips - Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 17:52
Can You Make More by Selling for Less? As strange as it may sound yes, you can.
Last year, I started offering brokerage services for short domains such as LLL dot coms in exchange for a 3% commission but I only accept domains which are priced for a quick sale.
That way, obtaining a sale is easier for me and in return, you can take
Domaining Tips - Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 16:52
12 GoDaddy Discount Codes – Black Friday Edition The thing is, there’s absolutely nothing special about this list since for you guys, it’s Black Friday once a week (as you know, I publish a post like this one once a week and pretty much always manage to find coupons similar to the ones I’m posting today).
Through the discount code lists I publish
Domaining Tips - Friday, November 29, 2013 - 15:44
Leasing Domains – My Opinion I have to admit, receiving a healthy payment each month *and* getting to keep your asset sounds great but to be perfectly honest, I have mixed feelings about the potential of leasing domains.
Let me explain why.
First of all, let’s try to see things from the perspective of the person you’d be reaching an agreement with.
Domaining Tips - Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 17:55
Investment Grade Short Domains – Pros and/or Cons? First of all, I’m referring to investment grade short domains as in quad premium LLLL dot coms at the very least (so quad premiums, CVCVs, LLLs, NNNs etc.).
Personally, I wouldn’t buy anything less valuable than a quad premium and I explained why at the beginning of November.
Anyway, let’s start with the pros.
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 16:25
How Much Are You Paying Yourself? A lot of domainers are extremely satisfied with their ROI when buying a domain for a low price or even hand registering it, then contacting a bunch of potential end users and ultimately selling for mid-high 3 figs to low 4 figs.
In most cases, they shouldn’t be all that satisfied because after crunching the numbers
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 15:40
Reseller Market Recovery vs. Stock Market Recovery? End user sales are doing ok but the reseller (domainer to domainer) market hasn’t picked up as spectacularly as the stock market, for example. In my opinion, that might actually be a good thing and I will try to explain why.
First of all, it’s important to understand one fundamental difference between the reseller market ...
Domaining Tips - Monday, November 25, 2013 - 17:9
33 GoDaddy Discount Codes … yep, 33!
Most if not all of them worked for other people recently but since I didn’t use them myself, I can’t make any guarantees.
Also, I’m not sure which coupons work worldwide and which ones only work for the US and Canada. If you’re from the US or Canada, I’m confident more than half should
Domaining Tips - Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 15:58
It’s True, Domains Have Lost Their Glitter Sorry guys but the Forbes article is spot on, you should just let all of your domains expire and stop wasting your time/money.
But you know what, since I want to do you a favor and help you out, I’d be willing to take all of the domains you paid $xxxx+ for off your hands and
Domaining Tips - Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 10:21