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Did You Get Any .Toys, .University, .Town or .Reisen Domains?
4 new gTLDs entered the General Availability phase today: Dot Toys Dot University Dot Town Dot Reisen (Reisen = “trips” in German) My favorite is Dot Toys but I only got one: Safest.Toys More and more parents are concerned about the safety issues associated with toys (where they’re made, whether or not the company making the to...
Domaining Tips - 9 hr 37 min ago
Using Email Templates When Replying to End Users
Some end users don’t understand the concept of buying a premium domain, so you will occasionally have to educate them. Sometimes, they don’t even know how the transfer process works, so it will once again be time to help them and so on. You will without a doubt deal with certain situations more than once, so
Domaining Tips - 22 hr 55 min ago
A Few Thoughts About End User Research
If a random person and Bill Gates go to the supermarket, they will both pay the exact amount of money for let’s say bottled water. In other words, it’s not a “You’re Bill Gates and have a lot of money, so you have to pay more” situation. Domains are different and I’ll try to explain why. First
Domaining Tips - Monday, July 28, 2014 - 15:21
Next Week’s New gTLD Launches
If I’m not mistaken, 4 new gTLDs will enter the General Availability phase next week and the Early Access Program will start for another 4 extensions. As always, please take everything I say with a grain of salt because since most new gTLDs are extremely poorly promoted, I might have missed some. I do my best
Domaining Tips - Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 16:42
22 GoDaddy Discount Codes
Yet another good week for GoDaddy coupon enthusiasts! I’ll be sharing 22 discount codes with you guys today: 6 of them *should* work worldwide as opposed to only for customers from the US/Canada and as far as the remaining ones are concerned, I’m not sure. Didn’t use any of them myself, so I can’t guarantee th...
Domaining Tips - Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 15:37
New gTLD Scarcity Perspectives
I asked you guys how many end user offers you’ve received for your new gTLDs thus far yesterday and Frank Schilling posted an interesting comment: “This is a lot like that time in the early to mid 1990’s when many good names were gone but the com zone file was quite small. You would approach sellers
Domaining Tips - Friday, July 25, 2014 - 16:47
How Many New gTLD End User Offers Have You Received Thus Far?
In my case, there is absolutely nothing to report when it comes to end user offers but then again, my new gTLD portfolio is quite small. Therefore, I’m hoping those of you with larger portfolios can chime in and let us know how things stand up until this point. If possible, let us know how many
Domaining Tips - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 18:18
Reserved/Premium Domains – How Much Is Too Much?
It’s been a while since I registered a new gTLD domain and it’s not because I didn’t like the extensions but rather because quite frankly, there was nothing much left for me to get. Therefore, the following question arises: how much is too much? As a domainer, I try to be rational and keep an open mind. I’m
Domaining Tips - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 0:59
The Sedo GreatDomains Paradox
Sedo’s monthly GreatDomains event used to be awesome. Great inventory priced to sell (good for buyers), bidding wars (good for sellers) and so on. I hope Sedo can manage to bring back the magic because unfortunately, things aren’t exactly rosy at this point and I don’t understand why. I mean it’s not like orga...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 19:7
Smartphones Can Only Do So Much – Extended Version
I think I wrote the shortest post in “DomainingTips history” yesterday and the main reason was that, you guessed it: I wrote it on my smartphone. Today, I’ll elaborate a bit and explain why smartphones are (in my opinion, of course), utterly useless when it comes to real work. First of all, writing reasonably long b...
Domaining Tips - Monday, July 21, 2014 - 16:25
Smartphones Can Only Do So Much
Am I the only one who finds them utterly useless for *real* work?
Domaining Tips - Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:51
14 GoDaddy Discount Codes
GoDaddy has been very generous over the past couple of weeks and today, I’ll be sharing 14 coupons with you guys. Three of them should work worldwide (one of those even works for up to 3 domains, so not just one) and as far as the remaining 11 are concerned, I’m not sure. Didn’t use any
Domaining Tips - Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 16:13
Expediting the Transfer Process
In my opinion, this is a feature all registrars should have and as a domainer, I consider it quite desirable. Several companies already offer this and not having to wait that much for a transfer to finalize is a very nice perk. For those that don’t know what expediting a transfer means, it’s quite simple to
Domaining Tips - Friday, July 18, 2014 - 22:59
Mediocrity = Bad Idea
I think a lot of new gTLD registry operators rationalized their fears away by saying something along the lines of “ok, most strings won’t be smashing hits but we’ll still break even in a reasonable timeframe” instead of trying to come up with ways to innovate. The problem is this: even relatively soon in the g...
Domaining Tips - Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 16:46
Did You Register Any Dot Wien, Dot Rest, Dot Bar, Dot Capital, Dot Engineering, Dot Exchange or D...
Pretty active week on the new gTLD front but I for one didn’t get any. Dot Wien was very tempting but the terms I found attractive were taken. Also, there is one issue with it from a domaining perspective: the fact that the city is called “Wien” in German but “Vienna” in English, as opposed to
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 16:48
Offering “Domain + Development” Packages to End Users?
This is one of the things I’ve been thinking about lately. A lot of people consider the very concept of buying a premium domain strange but on the other hand, paying for website development is something they’re most likely used to. Even more so, certain end users are outraged after hearing the domain owner’s asking ...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 15:44
The New Normal?
At this point, it seems that (as strange as it may sound), people are starting to consider a new gTLD launch with 1000-ish domains decent. We had several instances when only a 3 figure number of domains were registered after should have been the big launch phase (sunrise + landrush or variations thereof + first
Domaining Tips - Monday, July 14, 2014 - 17:19
Want Me to Analyze Your Portfolio? Round 10
Someone emailed me to ask if I’m still offering portfolio reviews and I realized my previous post was written back in April. No time like the present to fix that, time for round 10! As usual, I won’t write a novel about the portfolio, I’ll simply share my 2 cents and let you know: 1) what
Domaining Tips - Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 15:57
38 GoDaddy Discount Codes
Great week for coupon enthusiasts, I’ll be sharing 38 discount codes with you guys today. 23 of them should work internationally (so not just for people from the US/Canada) and as far as the remaining ones are concerned, I’m not sure. Didn’t use any of them myself, so I can’t guarantee they’ll work. Some...
Domaining Tips - Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 17:38
A Bird in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush?
The domainer version of this question would be: should you try to seal the deal with the first end user who makes you a reasonable offer or wait for more generous end users to come along? At the end of the day, I think it’s all a matter of trying to assess the likelihood of receiving
Domaining Tips - Friday, July 11, 2014 - 15:29

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