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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Godaddy Starts Affiliate Program @ 20% For All Customers On All Products

Go sent out a press release today announcing the broad opening of an an Affiliate program that pays commissions of  20% to any Godaddy customer that has a “shopper account”.

An affiliate, can choose from more than 100 Go Daddy banner…

Buying And Selling Domain Names 101: How To Buy And Sell Domain Names For Fun And Profits (Paperback) tagged “domains” 2 times

Buying And Selling Domain Names 101: How To Buy And Sell Domain Names For Fun And Profits

Buying And Selling Domain Names 101: How To Buy And Sell Domain Names For Fun And Profits (Paperback)
By Zach Wilson

17 “Feel Good” Moments In Domaining

These are the moments in domaining we all have when something goes well.  It’s a little mushy and not something guys sit around and chat about,  but every once in a while I like to remind myself why I do something. The great moments that make you want to keep investing and buying more domains.  […]

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Domain Name Registration Now 192 Million Worldwide

New domain name registrations in the fourth quarter of 2009 reached 3.7 million domain name registrations per month totaling close to 11 million new domain name registrations across all of the Top-Level Domains (TLDs) in the last quarter of 2009, according the latest Domain Name Industry Brief by VeriSign. “The base of country code Top-Level Domain Names (ccTLDs) rose to 78.6 million domain names, a three percent increase quarter over quarter and a 10 percent increase year over year. In terms of total registrations, .com continues to have the highest base followed by .cn (China), .de (Germany), .net and .uk (United Kingdom).”

Monitor Domain Names

For quite some time, when you did a Whois lookup using DomainTools, you had the ability to click a little flag icon to monitor the domain name you were looking up. You could monitor for Whois changes, Nameserver changes, Registration changes, and maybe…

What Domains Have You Bought Recently?

It’s always fun to share new acquisitions and new registrations. Below are some newly acquired domain names I have made in the last couple of weeks, both in the aftermarket and newly registered names. Feel free to share yours in the comment section.

Namejet: A Beehive of Trademark Violations

In my very early days as a domainer, not having much feedback or guidance from experienced professionals, I thought it was cool that I had registered the .com of an existing company that for some odd reason chose to use the .net
So nonchalantly, I did the obvious: contacted them and offered it for sale. The […]

2 Hours On The Panel Its Clear That The New gTLD’s Are Just About The Money | The Domains

I sat on a panel Friday at the Domainer Mardi Gras with Jeffrey Eckhaus from Demand Media, whose company is expected to apply for at least several new gTLD’s, Ken Hansen from Neustar whose company is trying to provide the back end for many of the new…

Photos & Highlights From the Closing Day (& Night) at Domainer Mardi Gras in New Orleans

The 2010 Domainer Mardi Gras conference closed last night in New Orleans (or to be more precise, in the wee hours of this morning). We have photos and highlights from all Saturday’s sessions and social events, including the farewell party on’s Bourbon Street balcony. and go live + An update on the Epik ecosystem

February is shaping up to be a productive month at Epik. In this post, I will briefly highlight two of our latest beta releases — and — and will then put these latest developments into the broader context of the emerging Epik ecosystem. goes beyond existing slide-sharing services. …

TechCrunch: Google Buys Social Networking Site Aardvark For $50 Million

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Wow! Wonder if they’ll continue to use the domain
According to a report in TechCrunch, Google has acquired Aardvark, a San Francisco start-up whose service melds Internet search and social networking for an estimated $50 mil…

Expanding Your Internet Business | Impulse Communications Corp.: Domain Names and Making Money Online: Domain Names and Making Money Online

I actually did try to do something like this back in the early 2000s with ecommerce sites. I was making around $2000/month from, which was good but not enough to change my company much, so I decided to open 15-20 new online stores (cand…

Generic & Keyword Auction – Domains Up To $36.65 A Click!

Just awhile ago I just received an email from the guys at Oversee regarding the Snapnames auction at Domainer Mardi Gras.
At first I thought….I’m already overloaded with conferences and auctions … do I really have the time to look at this? Honest…

Domain Name Wire » News » Success Story: Octane360 Takes Domain Monetization Beyond PPC – The Domain Industry's News Source

Company brings multiple revenue streams to domain names.
In December I wrote about Octane360, a startup that promises to bring new monetization options to domain names. I’m happy to report that the company is delivering on its promise.
The company…


Final Note: I have about 202 domains which made nothing at PS’s now making me about $70-$100 a month in revenue at WhyPark. I have about 3200 domains split at three other PS’s, and only one of the PS’s can triple that amount… and that’s with …

Buy Domains: With No Money Down | Elliot's Blog

One of the best things about buying domain names from NameMedia’s Buy Domains is that I can use my American Express card to make the purchase instead of having to pay with a wire transfer or ACH. Even better is that they don’t charge anything ex…

Domain Name Lawyers

Whether or not you’ve ever been involved in a lawsuit, had a UDRP filed against one or more of your domain names, received a cease and desist letter, or had another domain dispute situation, knowing a good attorney that is familiar with domain names … Brakes At #1 on This Week’s Domain Sales Chart – South African ccTLD Takes #2

The new Weekly domain sales report is out at raced to the top of our all extension leader board with the biggest South African ccTLD sale ever reported taking the #2 spot.

Domain Name Wire » News » WIPO Hands City Geo Domain Name to Pool Company – The Domain Industry's News Source

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Check out the comments as well.
Hayward, California domain name given to pool company.
Here’s a domain name dispute that should make geo domain owners’ blood boil.
A three person World Intellectual Property Organization has award…

Importance of Due Diligence When Buying a Domain Name | Elliot's Blog

When you have secured a deal to purchase a domain name, especially one that has significant value, you need to do your due diligence. The most important research you need to do is to ensure the domain name is owned by the party that you think owns it, …