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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Verisign Domain Report: Over 205 Million Domain Name Registrations & .Org is Catching up

Verisign just published its quarterly Domain Report for the quarter ending December 31, 2010 (pdf)
According to the report as of December 31, 2010 there are over 205 Million domains registered an increase of 1.7% from the 3rd quarter a…

VietNamNet – Is it really profitable to speculate on domain names? | Is it really profitable to speculate on domain names?

In Vietnam, people have also been trying to speculate domain names after they realized that the speculators in foreign countries can earn profit from speculation. However, not all speculators can succeed in the trade. According to Khai from raobantenmi…

DomainSherpa.Com: From A $60 Purchase To A $7,500 Sale: “I Want To Bring More People Into The Industry” | The Domains

“So I wound up selling this domain name I bought for $60 to the founder of  Banana Boat  for $7,500 and a case of sunscreen and I was hooked”
“So I started DomainSherpa.com to bring more and more people into the industry.”
“I started the si…

Update on My Store SpyPen.net : Teen Domainer

Like I said earlier I am going to work on the sites search engine optimization first and once the site is where I like it I will focus on sales. But, I have stocked a few different spy pens and a lock pick set. The margins on the products are very hig…

Internet Evolution – Seth Grimes – Domain Names Won't Matter in the iPhone/Watson Age

The hallmarks of this new age are touch/gestural interfaces via camera and voice input, search-based applications, synthesized answers, and geo-informed push services that seek to know what we want before we even utter a word. This confluence could ki…

Escrow.com Offering Domain Holding Services

Escrow.com is now offering a Domain Holding Service for names above $75,000. Basically the new feature allows buyers and sellers to spread payments out from six months minimum to three years maximum with a straight fee of $500/year plus the standard Es…

09: Protecting Your Domain (SAC044)

Opportunistic attackers will hijack your domain registration if they can, whether you’re an individual or a large enterprise. What can you do about it? SSAC Senior Security Technologist Dave Piscitello highlights answers found in a recent SSAC report.

What’s in A Name? | Los Angeles Business Journal

Oversee, which has 192 employees, is private; he would not disclose revenues, but did say that the majority of the company’s money comes from the 1 million domain names that it owns and monetizes through advertising on “parked” websites that don…

BacklinkChecker.com Domain Sells, Buyer Talks

I do not valuate domains like they do on Flippa.com and so on. Many buyers over there valuate domains as earnings per month x 12. I dont think that I would have a return of investment in 12 month , or I can almost be sure that i would not.
But that was…

Domain Acquisition Tip | Elliot's Blog

Here’s a tip for you when you’re in the process of buying domain names, no matter if you’re buying to re-sell, park, or develop. Don’t use an email address that alludes to the fact that you’re a domain name buyer.

How to Respond to a Domain Name Inquiry | DomainSherpa

Replying back with too much information, or even the wrong information can turn a sure sale into a dead deal.
An end-user may email or call when they have interest in the domain name and have performed a WHOIS lookup on your domain name. They will usua…

Comparing Parking Companies – Name Monetizer – Name Monetizer – making money with domain names

For the last few years we’ve been comparing domain parking companies at Parkquick.com and NameMonetizer. For the most part we've been manually moving domains from one company to another to see how they do.  We also look at the relative income we g…

How Bad Is Sedo.com’s Affiliate Program? REAL BAD

I have dabbled with just about every affiliate program in the domain name industry, and I can say that all the ones I have tried are mainly “crappy”. GoDaddy gets a lot of traffic from me, but sends me peanut shells back in revenue. The majority of tim…

A Few of My Recent Domain Purchases with Prices : Teen Domainer

WinterSleepingbag.com$12 A reviews site to add to my camping sites
GasCampingStove.com $15 Really like this one more reviews with amazon and ebay affiliate programs

Impact of Recent ICE Seizures on the Hosting and Domain Name Industries | WHIR Web Hosting Blog

It is clear that the U.S. government will not exercise “benign” authority over the Internet, but will use it to advance political goals on which there is substantial debate.  This exercise of authority is just what non-U.S. businesses have feared….

CinemaCity.com Gets A Reverse Hijacking UDRP Ruling | The Domains

“In this Panel’s view, these circumstances reflect an underlying concept that, even where a domain name corresponds to a complainant’s mark and even where it was registered and is used in the knowledge that it will interfere with that mark, it…

What Congress Can Learn from the Recent ICE Seizures | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Earlier this month, ICE seized another ten domain names as part of an apparent ongoing strategy connected to its Operation in Our Sites project. Needless to say, we and others have lots of questions about ICE’s alleged bases for this action, some of …

Best Tips & Strategies for Buying and Selling Domains

Provide a Ballpark Selling Price. If you want to sell your domain, the experts recommend starting with a buy it now price or at least start with some type of price point. This is more attractive for small and medium businesses in particular who are loo…

The history of th Dot TV extension – NamePros.com

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Great post from equity78 at NamePros
In the world of domain forums .tv was pretty much shunned, either considered to be too expensive or just commented on as .tv sucks. There was little to no information on the extension until Novemb…

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-02-11 | mwzd.com

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Great collection of recent domain-related Twitter/news links with intro comment from MWZD.com Check out the full list.
ICANN Considers Bringing Whois Escrow In House http://t.co/esgc4ud #domains #icann #whois #
WebSiteHosting.com Sel…