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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Digital Marketers Tell Sedo Owning the Right Domain Name is a Key Factor for Successful Marketing Campaigns + Yahoo Publisher Network Shutting Down

At last month’s Technology
for Marketing & Advertising Show
in London, Sedo
surveyed 100 of the digital marketers on hand to

Domain Dispute Attorneys: Protecting Domain Portfolio Assets In Trademark & Cybersquatting Matters

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Audio interview.
How to Respond to a UDRP Complaint

Do you know what to do if you feel your trademark rights are being violated by another party? What if you get a notice that someone else thinks you are infringing on their…

NoStrings.com & NoStringsAttached.com Sold $75K

Our good friend over at TheDomains.com / MostWantedDomains.com Michael Berkens has sold the domain names NoStrings.com and NoStringsAttached.com in partnership with Sedo for a combined total of $75,000 USD.
The domain names were reported sold at Sedo, but Michael’s domain portfolio site MostWantedDomains.com has been having a play in many domain interest contacts. Michael decided to […]

Successful End User Sale From Start to Finish | Elliot's Blog

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It’s all right there. No excuses! Check out the comments for further enlightenment.
As usual, I offered the domain name for sale to some of my clients, but there wasn’t interest. I was concerned that I possibly over paid for the 10…

How to Secure an Unused Twitter Account

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Cool! Note: if you want to find out how long a Twitter account has been registered simply type ‘WHOIS username’ into the update field on Twitter and you’ll get the information brought up on the screen like this:
How to Secure a…

Tweexchange Is The Ultimate Twitter Name Marketplace

Twitter handles are quickly becoming as desirable as domains and Tweexchange hopes to capitalize on this by providing a marketplace for Twitter members to exchange, buy or find Twitter usernames from other existing members. Tweexchange a…

Twitter Support : Name Squatting Policy

Name squatting is against the Twitter Rules.
Username squatting is prohibited by the Twitter Rules.If your report involves impersonation or trademark infringement, please consult those policies for instructions for reporting these accounts. Please note…

Opportunities… All around you :)

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HatTip to DNPimping.com
We setup the domain DressPants.net literally just two weeks ago and it’s already generated close to a dozen orders because it’s getting search engine traffic… Average price of an order? Around $140. We u…

DNPimping Domaining News, Tips, Tutorials, Videos

Ron emailed me on March 14 and I started working on a site for MiniHammock.com by March 15th!  I decided to utilize the same script I noticed running on some of the sites listed within the DomainStryker blog entry and I am glad I ended up doing so.  …

Shh! GoDaddy turns clients into bidders – NYPOST.com

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HatTip to, and Michael’s take at:http://www.thedomains.com/2010/03/28/ny-post-rips-godaddy-on-its-drop-auction-its-backorder-program/

GoDaddy, the No. 1 Web domain registration site, has lured people in with ads fe…

PriveCo & Vibrators.com Keep Buzzing Along

PriveCo purchased the domain name Vibrators.com in 2008 after leasing the domain name since around 2002. How much did PriveCo pay for the generic adult related toys domain name? A cool Million Dollars. Yes, $1,000,000.00
Not only is PriveCo excelling with the generic domain name Vibrators.com, sales have more than doubled from January 2009 to January […]

You Want to Make REAL Money With Your Domains? Sell a Product | Domain Shane

The reason most domainers don’t sell produts are the barriers to entry.  You have to buy the product, market it, and ship it.  You usually have to have a brick and mortar locations staffed with people.  This is expensive and time consuming.  It i…

You Want to Make REAL Money With Your Domains? Sell a Product

Shane, are you selling plants online? Do you drop ship ;–)
I have a couple of product domain names and have been researching, on and off, the efficacy of setting up the whole shebang- LLC, reseller license, importing from China, storing and shipping etc. It’s pretty daunting. I would buy the book that tells me how to do it.
Where I specifically end up on the fence is, calculating the profit margin- so many variables and so little experience. The 4 Hour Work Week has a couple of examples that help get me close, but basically it looks to like a physical product would need a price point of at least $50. to warrant the effort. And then still, it would need to be a tight enough niche that the eBay guys aren’t all over it.
I really like the BobbleHeads.com model, where value is added through personalization. I keep the hampsters up late trying to come up with a product niche /domain name combo that lends itself to that business model.
That said, I do have ONE product that comes to mind and your post has prompted me to move forward with a test.
Thanks,
JohnH

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Go Daddy Says China Refusal Is No PR Stunt | Epicenter | Wired.com

Go Daddy, the net’s largest domain registrar, is infamous for its Super Bowl ads featuring busty models testifying at a fake congressional hearings, but when the company’s top lawyer testified at a real hearing Wednesday about the company’s deci…

WIPO: Dope-Vaporizer Seller Not Bogarting Domain Names | Threat Level | Wired.com

The German producer of a popular device used to vaporize marijuana is claiming a North American dealer is bogarting its domain names.
But…

Domain vulture eBaying Alexander McQueen-related domain for half a mil

A domain reseller is trying to pawn off alexandermcqueenfashions.com on ebay for a starting bid of $500,000. Why would anyone pay half a mil for that unwieldy 14-character albatross of a domain? “[F]or business, or for memories of one of the greatest f…

Update on My Mini Site Revenue and Traffic Performance | Elliot's Blog

Ultimately, as you can see, some of the mini sites did better than others and some look better than others.  When the domain names do sell, all of them are indexed in Google, which may not have happened had I parked them. Also, keep in mind that altho…

GoDaddy.com plans to stop registering domain names in China – washingtonpost.com

GoDaddy.com Inc., the world’s largest domain name registration company, plans to tell lawmakers Wednesday that it will cease registering Web sites in China in response to intrusive new government rules that require applicants to provide extensive perso…

The Cost Difference Of A Plural Domain Sale, Vodka vs Vodkas DotWeekly.com Domain Name Blog

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Jamie does the math on another singular vs. plural domain name scenario. Great info. I’m still looking for a definitive answer on setting up a product or service site where you own both the singular and plural domain name. I’ve asked…

New Report: 1 NAF Panelist Out Of 141, Was Assigned To 10% of the Cases: What Is Going On? | The Domains

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Andrew’s post on the subject, http://domainnamewire.com/2010/03/22/study-shows-million-dollar-domain-arbitrators-and-udrp-bias/ Goes so far as to suggest,”So why does NAF select Johnson so often? Perhaps it’s because she ranks #3 i…