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Sedo and Afternic Weekly Sales Report Led by led all sales this week at $200,002, the domain was sold in the Great Domains auction. There were some good cc tld sales this week with being the best at $17,650. at $9,375 had a few .tv domainers wondering aloud. Sedo sold $1.3 million in domains for the week. Go Daddy/Afternic sold [More] - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 4:22 covers 28 Happy Exact Match Domain Owners
By: Raymond Hackney Edwin Hayward wrote a good post today on the power of exact match domains and what they have meant to website owners who own one. Summary: an exact match domain name is not an essential part of doing business, but having one can catapult you to the next level, and bring an [More] - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 18:33
LifeHacker: What Do I Do When Someone Has a Domain Name I Want?
By: Raymond Hackney Lifehacker did a question an answer piece for a reader who cannot get the domain they want. Dear Lifehacker, I’d really like to register the domain name for my last name, but it’s already taken. The frustrating part is that the person who owns the domain name doesn’t seem to be doing [More] - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 4:38
Sedo and Afternic Weekly Sales Charts Led by
By: Raymond Hackney led all sales this week selling for $35,000.  Northwestern Medicine is the buyer. is the number two sale for the week at 20,000 Euros ($27,652).Sedo sold $1.7 million in domains for the week. Afternic/Go Daddy sold $1,904,435 in domains for the week. Sedo Sales .COMs 25,000 USD - Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 23:29
Having the Right Marketing Mix
By: Raymond Hackney Once you have built your website and it is to your liking, you are ready to start the marketing machine. You want to try as best you can to have a mix of techniques and not just get stuck with one method such as paid advertising or social media. Meridian Chiles put [More] - Monday, March 24, 2014 - 17:46
Neustar to Acquire .CO Internet S.A.S
By: Raymond Hackney After the close today Neustar (NSR) announced the acquisition of .CO Internet S.A.S. the company behind the .CO extension. Congrats to Juan and Lori Anne and the rest of the team. Press release below: STERLING, Va., Mar 20, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Neustar, Inc. NSR -1.01% , a trusted, neutral provider of [Mor... - Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 16:31
Best Practices for Landing Page Design
By: Raymond Hackney Having a clean landing page that sticks to the message and increases conversions is what its all about with your eCommerce site. Brand Populace put together an infographic for best practice standards. One of the key takeaways was that 48 % of brands do not do any A/B testing with their landing [More] - Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 18:49
Social Media Trends and Stats 2014
By: Raymond Hackney TechInfographics put together this look at stats and trends in social media. Facebook of course leads the pack, followed by LinkedIn, Twitter and Google +. There certainly seems to be an increase by those older users especially on Google + with an increase of 56 % by those 45 to 54. The [More] - Friday, March 14, 2014 - 16:43
As the Web Turns 25 A Look Back at 25 Popular Sites When They First Launched
By: Raymond Hackney The World Wide Web turned 25 yesterday and eConsultancy took a look at what some of the biggest sites on the web looked liked back in their early years. Pizza Hut in 1995 CNN back at the beginning apparently sold CD-Roms The BBC in 1994 Check out the whole article on eConsultancy [More] - Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 15:47
Interview with Jeff Behrendt – Aviva Directory
By: Raymond Hackney Aviva Directory did a redesign and I wanted to ask site owner, Jeff Behrendt  how things were going since they made the changes ? Aviva Directory has seen an increase in traffic as it has made some changes to the look of their site,  I also asked him why would anyone pay [More] - Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:29
Juan Diego Calle on 5 Smart Things Entrepreneurs Did at SXSWi
By: Raymond Hackney Juan Diego Calle from .CO Registry wrote an article for The Next Web about what smart brands were doing at SXSWi in Austin, Texas. From the article: Take off your branded sunnies and pack up all your swag – SXSW Interactive has wrapped for another year. This was my fourth year at SXSW with [More] - Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 2:7
Google Looks To Define Their Role in the Age of Apps
By: Raymond Hackney Rolfe Winkler wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal taking a look at Google and their role in the age of apps. The piece takes a look at how the user experience is so much different on a mobile phone than a pc. The author points out that Google has a [More] - Monday, March 10, 2014 - 17:55
The Future is Now 10 Futuristic Tech Predictions That Came True
By: Raymond Hackney Investing in future trends can both be risky and profitable for those who get in early. The infographic below is a look at how sometimes movies predict these future trends. AV Concepts took a look back at 10 motion pictures that had their futuristic visions come to life. (click to enlarge) - Monday, March 10, 2014 - 4:11
SEM Stats From the Previous Holiday Season That Every E-Commerce Marketer Should Know
By: Raymond Hackney Jordan Elkind wrote a piece today on Search Engine Land that took a look at ecommerce trends from the past holiday season. Santa’s elves weren’t the only ones busy this past holiday season. Paid search was also working overtime to make sure shoppers ended up with perfect holiday gifts. The share of [More] - Friday, March 7, 2014 - 18:44
Sedo and Afternic Weekly Sales Charts Led by
By: Raymond Hackney led all sales this week at 25,000 Euros. The French football site is already up and running. was the top country code sale at $22,600. For the numeric fans out there sold for $4,888, this is a popular New York zip code and not just a random sale. [More] - Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 1:19
Bitcoin Domain Registrations Remained Brisk in February
By: Raymond Hackney February was a turbulent month for BitCoin, from the ddos attacks to the shutting down and bankruptcy of Japanese exchange Mt. Gox. January saw a flurry of Bitcoin related domain names registered and that continued in February. In January there were 3,776 .com and .net Bitcoin related domain names registered. Bitc... - Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 20:20
Sedo and Afternic Weekly Sales Charts Led by and tied for the top spot this week. There were not many 5 figure sales this week. The .org extension had a strong week led by a couple strong sales. Sedo sold $1million in domains for the week. Go Daddy/Afternic sold $1,848,381 in domains for the week. Sedo Sales .COMs 20000 [More] - Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 16:39
Second Market to Create A Stand Alone Bitcoin Exchange
By: Raymond Hackney Dan Primack reported for Fortune  a story that SecondMarket will create a separate company that will include a New York based exchange.  Second Market is known for the buying and selling of illiquid assets, many quoted Second Market for a price on Facebook while it was still private and waiting to go [More] - Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 12:50
Ecommerce Marketing Roadmap
By: Raymond Hackney This is a cool little guide that you can bookmark and refer back to as an easy reference. The roadmap should be helpful for those new to starting an ecommerce site and checking off each step. Of course you need to do a lot more research but this is a handy checklist [More] - Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 17:55
Confusion,Hypocrisy and Opportunity
By: Raymond Hackney The new gtlds are a complex animal, there is opportunity, hypocrisy and a lot of noise to wade through to find the real info and the real gems. I liked Jason Thompson’s post about the newgltds. There has been a lot of good posts lately on the new gtlds imo, Some echoed [More] - Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 15:10

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