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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Understanding the Domain Life Cycle, How Domains Drop – CEO of Guest Post |

First of all, the registrar has already paid for the renewal because the domain registration auto-renews at the registry.  So, for all intents and purposes, your registrar is now the owner and for a brief period they often do what they want with the…

The Rick Schwartz Domain and Traffic Blog…Home of the "Domain King": Rick's 36 Tip Checklist to Help you Start Successfully Domaining TODAY!!

12. You FIRST purchases are VERY important so you MUST get these right or you are off course and out of the game until then and by that time you will likely be broke and confused and frustrated and angry.
13. Pick a category. Any category.
14. Make sur…

Check Recent Domain Name Sales Before Accepting An Offer

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Great tip and a tool I didn’t know about.
Using Sales History function, I simply typed into the search box playgroundequipment and clicked search. This resulted in 5 records displayed:

There is very important informa…

The Rick Schwartz Domain and Traffic Blog…Home of the "Domain King": How to Sell a Domain Name Part two. 20 Ways to do Better RIGHT NOW!

1.     DO NOT set a price right away
2.     Don’t answer questions
3.     Ask Questions
4.     Ask more questions
5.     Answer the questions they pose with a question
6.     Buy time
7.     Don’t commit, think about it

Domain Magnate » My $2.5k Gambling Site Flip With Details and Full Disclosure

The second part of the story takes place in April 2008, a year and a half after purchasing the site when I received this email:
Hi there ,
If you are interested in selling ‘blackjack fiesta dot net’, please respond to this mail so that we can discu…

The Bank – Week 5

Starting Bankroll: $191.38
PHP Programming for Shrnkr.Com – $20
PLR Software Sales: + $32
Adsense Revenue + $6.75
Fiverr.Com Revenue + $4
Ending Balance: $214.13

eNom Names Won on NameJet Subject to 42 Day Auction Lock

As a domain seller, the quicker I can move inventory, (usually) the better. When I win an auction at NameJet, I try to find an end user or domain investor buyer as quickly as possible. I’ve never encountered an issue with this until last week.
I rece…

EFF: New Domain Takedown Bill Would Break the Internet

EFF calls bill “misguided gift to a shortsighted industry”.
Electronic Frontier Foundation is weighing in on the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, and it doesn’t like what it sees.
In an analysis EFF posted online, the group s…

Private Equity Firm Acquires Internet Brands In $640 Million Deal

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HatTip to Elliot

Internet media company Internet Brands this morning announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of private equity investment firm Hellman & Friedm… Prince of Domain Names… For a Week was the top selling domain name in the week to 22 August according to the Domain Name Journal list of top reported sales, selling for $235,000 through MediaOptions. It was the only six-figure sale for the week with the second biggest sale of…

Domain Magnate » How I Flipped A Site for $16k

Here is a story about one of my web adventures that might be  interesting to my readers. Along with domains I also buy/sell and maintain many websites, some of these are adsense sites with unique content, seo traffic and stable history. I purchased ma…

The Get Rich Never Plan: AKA Putting Up a Junk, Template Looking Sites in Mass | Domain Shane

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Shane is really becoming the ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ (early in the morning of a long day of work) guy for domainers.
The Online world is growing more savvy every day.  There is a reason why parking doesn’t pay.  Visitors a…

Federal Court Finds “6 Hour Power” Does Not Infringe on “5 Hour Energy” Trademark | The Domains

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Great post. Thank you MB.
Trademarks are generally categorized as fanciful, arbitrary, suggestive or descriptive. A “fanciful” mark is a combination of letters or other symbols signifying nothing other than the product or serv… – Traffic Increased By More Than 500% |

Mike:  Has has owning the domain impacted your business?
Peder:  It has had a significant impact on the growth of the business as we came out of stealth mode.  For one, having a top level domain brings instant traffic, awareness and, in ma…

How Much Do I Make Domaining? I’ll Share | Domain Shane

So there you go, $4350 in revenue for this part time domainer so far this month.   I figured I made about $2550 in profits unless the IRS is reading and then I’m pretty sure I lost money.  It makes me glad I don’t have to make a living doing thi…

Godaddy Privacy Coupon | Domain names, news and opinions

If you are looking to renew or register domain names with privacy with Godaddy you are looking at paying a minimum of $6 for the privacy itself – unless you have a coupon that is.
Using the coupon code gdbba1550 you can now get private registration f…

My Rule Is Something You Can Spell

Jason Calacanis & Steve Huffman
Steve Huffman, co-founder of Reddit and Hipmonk was recently the guest on This Week In Startups with Jason Calacanis. In this audio clip, Steve and Jason share their frustration with acquiring good dot coms and discu…

Five Ways I’ve Changed My Strategy in 2010

Now that we’re well-into the second half of 2010 I thought it would be an excellent time to write a post about how my strategy has changed this year. By strategy I mean the way in which I generate revenue for my business. I think tha…

Our Picks From The Domain Name Auction From The Epik Development Conference will be holding a live domain name auction from the Epik Development Conference tomorrow September 16, Thursday at 4:30pm ET / 1:30pm PT.
Remote bidding will be available on and actually pre-bidding on the auc…

Israel buys @israel Twitter account from porn site owner | Technology | News & Comment | The First Post

When he checked the account he was astonished to find a message from the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, proposing a sale of the username for a reported six-figure sum.

A spokesperson for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Yigal Palmor, conf…