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Monthly Archives: January 2011

DN Journal Newsletter – January 2011

The
total dollar volume of all sales reported to us in 2010
rose 10.6% from the previous year, jumping from $102
million in 2009 to $112.8 million in 2010. That
was…

Letting 300 domain names drop « Domaining Mojo

I don’t regret buying the domain names. It’s like buying 100 lottery tickets, and winning back your money on 5 tickets. You can look at domaining as a gamble, but I consider it to be a strategy. I made back several times my investment on resume dom…

alllowercase.google.urls/CamelCaseHere

Google recently announced that all domains in search ad display URLs would appear in alllowercase. “For example, if your display URL is Subdomain.Example.com/Subdirectory, it will appear as subdomain.example.com/Subdirectory.”Fellow URL-aholics know th…

Google AdWords Lower Cases Display URLs

Shared by JohnH

I don’t see how this can be in Google’s best interest. HatTip to DomainSherpa.com
As expected Google has started to roll out their new policy of requiring the domain portion of the display URLs in the AdWords ad to be lowercase.If yo…

A Little This & That From DotWeekly

~ I have pulled the majority of my domain names off “For Sale Pages”. This was a pretty big let down for me as I truly feel strong about the process! My domains were ranking much better in search engines, but my “offers in” were really low! The second …

Sample Craig’s List Ad that Produced a Sale in New York City

The following advertisement that was placed in Manhattan found a buyer, which visited the domain on Sedo to purchase the domain. Since then, I made some adjustments on my sales approach to refer buyers to a third part domain sales platform. The sales p…

How to Sell Domain Names on Craig’s List « Domaining Mojo

Most web users are familiar with Craig’s List because they sell items they don’t need to another that may want them. Do you know that buyers also comb the ads to find business opportunities? I believe domain names are considered a business. One can…

Results of Physical End User Letters :( : Teen Domainer

Well in short they were not great. I sent out 13 letters and not one name has sold. I had one small offer on one name and am still talking with another person about a name but it seems to be going nowhere.
Although it’s not great news that the letters …

This Month’s GreatDomains Event Ended a Few Moments Ago

Some great domains (obviously haha) have been auctioned this month and the two final auctions I was monitoring ended a few moments ago, here are the $5,000+ sales I have spotted (if you guys noticed some additional $5k+ sales, feel free to comment and …

Go Daddy’s new billion-dollar business? | DomainIncite.com – Domain Name News & Opinion

The problem with DNSSEC is that it’s massively complex and quite hard work to manage, requiring frequent key generation and rollover.
Go Daddy users can already manage their own DNSSEC records if they choose, but that’s only really an option if yo…

Coveted v. Coveted: When to Throw the Facebook At Brand Infringement | Electronics, Phones & Tech News @Signature9

The first step to protecting the name you’ve built online, or are planning to build, is to be vocal about it. Siminski suggests even a simple statement on the homepage of  your website can “put the public on notice that you’re claiming rights to…

Firms prefer .co.uk to .com ( – Networking )

Research by the domain name marketplace revealed that nearly two thirds (63 percent) of small businesses register a relevant .co.uk website address compared to 53 percent that have registered the .com version of the same domain name.
Furthermore, .net …

How To Push a Domain Name at GoDaddy.com

However, if you transfer a domain name from one account to another account at the same registrar — often called a “domain push” or simply “push,” the 60 day domain name transfer lock rule does not apply. For this reason, you can purchase a d…

28 Free Places to List Your Domains For Sale

There are lots of great marketplaces available today to feature your domain names for sale. However, some marketplaces and auction houses require listing fees or membership subscriptions. These fees may end up causing you to lose money if your domain …

All of my Minisites Make Money : Teen Domainer

At the start of last year, I had 15 minisites up and running and 14 of them paid their own renewal fees last year. Some of the best performing ones made hundreds of dollars and the average site made around $53. While it’s not huge money from one site…

2010 Crunchies Awards Winners – Domain Names Edition | DomainNoob.com

Exact match company name, dot com, and Twitter handle scores an A.
Bonus (+) factors:
Short, easy to spell, clever in a way that remains brandable but didn’t cost you an arm and a leg (Hipmunk.com is currently my favorite example.)
Score a penalty fo…

Wikia Owned Wikileaks.com Domain; Assange Ignored Attempts To Hand It Over | Techdirt

Technically, the Wikia company has until this week legally owned domain names including wikileaks.net, wikileaks.com and wikileaks.us.

“We transferred the domains to them but they never completed the technical part,” said Mr Wales. “All they needed to…

’The Music Bay’ planned as a surprise for the music industry: TPB – National Technology | Examiner.com

For years, The Pirate Bay has sat on a domain name, http://themusicbay.org. It's done nothing with it, although it originally planned to; right not it just directs users to The Pirate Bay. That may be changing soon, according to TorrentFreak, whi…

Why I Rarely Hand Register “Trend” Domain Names | Elliot's Blog

I personally don’t usually register many trend domain names because it’s easy to get caught in the hype. One minute you have a couple and the next you find 25 similar unregistered names that you have to own. Soon enough, you become one of those peo…

6 Ways to Recover a Domain Name from an Infringing Cybersquatter

Shared by JohnH

DomainSherpa.com coming on very strong lately.
2. Send a cease-and-desist letter on your letterhead

One way to begin legal action against an infringer is to send the infringer what is known as a “cease and desist” letter. This i…