My picks for this week’s Squeal-of-a-Deal and Dog-of-a-Domain awards!
Plus my usual musings on brandable domains that sold between $20 and $200 in the expired auctions this week at DropCatch, Dynadot and GoDaddy.(more…)
New Podcast Format!
A quick review of about a dozen brandable domains that sold in the aftermarket this week. Sale prices range from $17 to $275 (see list below).
If you have a domain you’d like me to review you can submit it in the comment section below. I’ll try to include some or all of the submissions as part of a future podcast.
Thanks for listening!(more…)
Learn. Help. Support. Smile.
That’s the motto for Michael Cyger’s, soon-to-be legendary, Domain Social event. On this week’s edition, of the best virtual-happy-hour on the planet, Michael reminded me of how long it’s been since I’ve written on DNGeek.
So here I am guilt writing, and sharing, a quick list of my recent domaining discoveries.
Develop a good business plan and make sure you have a secondary source of income because full time or even part time domaining could take a while. — Tia Wood, Domainer, Web Consultant
Every year one of the highlights of NamesCon is the presentation by GoDaddy. It’s always well organized, with good visuals and lots of data based information.(more…)
“The bottom line is you have to work way smarter and harder now. Don’t fool yourself into thinking you can go out and buy a few domains and that’s it.”
— Tia Wood, Domainer and web consultant
The brandable domaining landscape is always in flux. It’s an evolving business environment in a slow, but constant, state of change. New technologies and cultural shifts create and destroy consumer habits, interests, fads, emerging markets and brandable domaining sales trends.(more…)
A great domain name has to ripen. Like planting a fruit tree. In TIME it may bear fruit. I don’t think about selling. Never do. For some Domainers business is a sprint and always running. For others it’s a marathon. I am on the marathon side. Turtle always wins.
– Rick Schwartz, The Domain King
My final entry for this three part series is an exploration of the Buy and Hold style of domaining. Traditionally it’s a long term, passive style of domain investment wherein domains are held for years despite regular, albeit sub-par, offers. Trends and fluctuations in the domain markets don’t affect the Buy and Hold domainer who possesses a deep sense of conviction and unwavering faith in his/her asset’s value and their strong potential for very lucrative paydays.(more…)
“In my years of scanning expiring domain name lists I’ve found that only 7% – 12% of all names, that expire, mean anything to more than one person”
– Frank Schilling , founder of Uniregistry
There are many resources for acquiring brandable domains such as hand registration, a fellow domainer, or “the drops”. But one of the most popular methods is trolling the vast pool of domains that expire daily.
Aside from the expiring domain auctions at places like GoDaddy and SnapNames many domainers look for gems in the GoDaddy Closeouts. This is a precarious task since all the domains that reach the Closeout marketplace have already been examined by dozens of other domain investors and been deemed unworthy of a bid at auction.
Therefore to be a successful Closeout domain buyer one needs an eye keen enough to see treasure where others saw trash.(more…)