Promising Start for Dot Link – 19,954 Registrations Yesterday Not bad! According to RegistrarStats.com, there were 19,954 dot link registrations yesterday. Dot photo also did well, with 5,196 registrations and the same thing can be said about dot gift (4,392 registrations yesterday). Dot pics didn’t do as well as dot photo but still, it got 2,210 registrations on the first day of general ...
Domaining Tips - 4 hr 2 min ago
New gTLDs Will Affect *All* Portfolio Owners Now sure, the “super premiums” probably won’t be affected but let’s be honest, not even the best domainers have portfolios that consist only of amazing domains. Pretty much everyone has “so-so” domains and it’s precisely those domains that will be affected by new gTLDs.
Let me explain why.
Domaining Tips - 11 hr 11 min ago
Which Domain(s) Should You Develop? When I announced the launch of MegaSites.com yesterday (the actual launch took place in 2013 but wasn’t public, I basically limited myself to a few pilot projects to test the concept), I made it clear that developing small websites is *not* a viable long-term business model in 2014 and beyond. As some of you who have been around for ...
Domaining Tips - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 16:57
Case Study #5: MegaSites.com (My New Development Project) As you know, I’ve done a case study about each newly launched project and MegaSites.com won’t represent an exception. Some of you might remember that for many years, I’ve stated on DomainingTips.com time and time again that building small websites is *not* a viable long-term business model because quite frankly, suc...
Domaining Tips - Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 17:22
4 GoDaddy Discount Codes GoDaddy hasn’t been very generous lately, barely managed to find 4 coupons for you guys this week. One of them should bring the price down to $1.99, two of them should bring the price down to $2.95 and one should bring the price down to $5.99 (the discount isn’t as good but it seems you
Domaining Tips - Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 17:3
Quick Friday Tip: Start Using Two Screens Your initial reaction might be something along the lines of “Why do I need *two* screens?” and it’s understandable, I had a similar one but after I started using two screens, I never looked back. Maybe you’re a domainer, maybe you’re an online entrepreneur, maybe both. It doesn’t matter, you’...
Domaining Tips - Friday, April 11, 2014 - 22:2
Economic Difficulties Despite Innovation? As domainers, we know perhaps more than almost anyone else just how important the appearance of the Internet is to humanity. I think it’s reasonable to compare the Internet to let’s say the car in terms of impact. The car eliminated a lot of physical boundaries by allowing us to travel much faster, whereas the
Domaining Tips - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 17:15
The Things We Take for Granted Nowadays, if you tell someone to be grateful for electricity or Internet access, you’ll probably get laughed at. Most people, especially tech savvy crowds like online entrepreneurs or domainers, tend to take these things for granted. But just stop for a moment and think about what would happen if you’d end up let’s ...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 15:52
4 Possible “Dot Com vs. New gTLDs” Scenarios – Which One Did You Choose? At the end of the day, I think the situation is relatively straightforward. There are 4 possible new gTLD scenarios or actually just three because one of them has two ramifications:
The Win-Win Scenario
In other words, dot com enthusiasts as well as new gTLD enthusiasts will be right. Dot coms will continue to go up in
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 16:43
It Takes Just as Much Effort to Close a Large Sale Domainers hear this statement from successful investors time and time again, yet I don’t think most of them give it too much thought. When you hear about a blockbuster domain sale, you’re tempted to say something along the lines of “sure but the seller is a veteran, I could have never pulled it off” as
Domaining Tips - Monday, April 7, 2014 - 15:46
Should You Buy Domains You Don’t Understand? Let me just give you one quick example: I don’t “understand” NNNN dot coms. To be honest, I don’t consider them all that memorable and for the most part, am reasonably confident that a lot of people (with notable exceptions such as individuals from China) would find your domain confusing should you choose to u...
Domaining Tips - Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 16:4
Only Two GoDaddy Coupons This Week Unfortunately, it seems the GoDaddy team wasn’t feeling very generous this week. Only managed to find two GoDaddy coupons for you guys: one that should bring the price down to $0.99 which (strangely enough) seems to only work *outside* the US and one which should bring the price down to $1.99 (as far as this
Domaining Tips - Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 16:52
Do You Check What End Users Do After Buying From You? Now sure, the “I wonder what this guy did with my domain?” temptation is definitely there but should you actually go through the trouble of checking what happened after the sale? I have mixed feelings about this because in my opinion, there are two “dimensions” we need to be aware of.
On the one hand, there
Domaining Tips - Friday, April 4, 2014 - 17:46
I Don’t Agree With Gary Vaynerchuk First of all, I’ve always enjoyed Gary Vaynerchuk’s appearances and he’s definitely a person worth listening to. If that weren’t the case, I wouldn’t have written this post in the first place. When it comes to his DOMAINfest keynote though, I think he’s fundamentally wrong and will try to explain w...
Domaining Tips - Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 16:39
End Users Frequently Lie Now of course, I’m not generalizing but I do want to make it clear that yes, end users frequently lie. You can call it distorting the truth, you can call it something else if you consider the term “lie” too strong but I for one do not.
The “student” who says he needs your domain for
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 16:53
Domaining Is *Not* a Zero Sum Game Some of you probably already know what a zero sum game is but in case you don’t, the principle is simple to understand. Let’s assume two people engage in a business transaction. A “zero sum game” situation occurs if in that transaction, for every unit (in our case money) gained by one person, the other
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 17:36
How Much Time Do You Actually Spend Working? This question isn’t only relevant for domainers and/or entrepreneurs, it’s just as relevant for employees, freelancers and pretty much everyone else. I’ve noticed (and I’m sure most of you will agree) that people spend *so* much time on completely unproductive things (videos, random articles, you name it) when...
Domaining Tips - Monday, March 31, 2014 - 16:1
What If the Internet Would Cease to Exist? I highly doubt that something like this could happen but as a professional domain investor, you owe it to yourself to at least think about such scenarios.
What if the Internet would cease to exist altogether as of next month?
What if the Internet would cease to exist in its current form as of next
Domaining Tips - Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 17:10
5 GoDaddy Discount Codes Only managed to find 5 coupons for you guys this week, two times less than last week but the good news is that all of them *should* work internationally. It’s the first time this happened since I’ve been publishing this weekly column.
Usually, a lot of coupons only work for customers from the US or Canada
Domaining Tips - Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 16:3
Should You Be a “Contrarian” Domain Investor? Simply put, a contrarian is a person who doesn’t mind investing in things that most people stay away from. In other words, what the “crowd” says doesn’t influence contrarians all that much or actually, it might somewhat influence them but not like you’d expect: the more people stay away from certain type...