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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Who Owns ChrisFarley.com And Other Celebrity Ghost Sites? – Hollywood Reporter

For cybersquatters, dead celebrities make good targets. They remain famous enough to attract web traffic. And until the zombie apocalypse happens, deceased celebs are unlikely to attack. 

However, now that the estates of celebrities are finding sta…

Domain Tools That Are Worth Your Money

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Great list. Wish DRT had a Mac version.
DomainTools.com Site Profile
Do a whois search for any domain name, but then click the Site Profile tab as it’s a quick, easy and free way to check if a domain may be getting some traffic. DT…

Here’s How I Make Money With My Sites | Domain Shane

6.  I make more money that most on my sites because I know what I’m talking about (about plants).  I do it every day.  I see and touch these things.  I have been in the industry my entire life and live and breathe this daily.  I could sit down …

Take the risk out of domaining and boost your sales! | SullysBlog.com

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Something new!
Once I realized that, I decided to take a bold step.  I decided to offer him a risk free transaction.  I put in writing that if he was not satisfied with the name 90 days from the date of the transaction, I would pur…

Guest Post: Google Adsense for Parked Domain Names Enhances Landing Pages | Elliot's Blog

Google now has a tighter window with color backgrounds and photos as well as a banner ad that is visible in the initial window.
There are 24 images to choose from within Google Adsense for domains.
The reality is my revenue has gone up and I will cove…

What do people type in the address bar?

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This article will have some domainers salivating.
The website that appears to benefit the most from users mistyping a legitimate URL is faceboook.com (count the o’s). It’s a scammy website set up to make you think that you have been …

talsafran/domainr – GitHub

Domainr CLI

If you’re like me, you love the website Domai.nr. You type in a name you have in mind for a domain and it spits back as many clever domain possibilities as it can find, including domain hacks. That’s badass.

Now if you’re really like me, …

Sample Email I Contact End Users With

“Hello Rich,
My name is Jamie Zoch and I own the domain name FoamCore.com and have decided to offer the domain name for sale. I have lowered the price from $3,880 USD to $2,880 USD Buy It Now as of today.
The domain also already gets natural traffic to…

What You Didn't Know About .LY, .TV, .SY And Other Foreign Domain Names

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So are these companies just assuming the public doesn’t know enough about TLDs to make the connection to what’s going on in Libya and Syria? How cute is that .sy now? That’s your brand we’re talking about.
Bit.ly, the url-shortening …

How To Display Your Sedo Domain Name Portfolio

Sedo.com is likely the most popular service for listing domain names for sale and since they have double digit Millions of domain names listed, I thought I would share how to obtain a link to send people to the domain name YOU have listed for sale! One…

Unique Content and Category Killer Domain Names – with Michael Castello

n this interview, Castello walks us through how he purchased PalmSprings.com; how he and his brother run their company, Castello Cities Internet Network; and how you too can build an advertising-based destination website. Many secrets to their success,…

Development Will Result in Fewer Offers | Elliot's Blog

I believe having a clear “for sale” message does help drive offers. In fact, I’ve heard that the bright orange stripe on the top of many Internet Traffic and Name Administration domain names is helping to increase offers. It should also be note…

MarkMonitor & Verisign Expect 1,000 – 1,500 New gTLD Applications In 1st Round With Brands Making up 66% | The Domains

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If that estimate is correct, things are going to get interesting!
According to Mr. Corwin, both Fred and Pat said based on confidential feedback, they expected 1,000-1,500 applications for new gTLDs in the first round next year, and …

How to Test Your Startup Name – Alexis Madrigal – Technology – The Atlantic

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I like that, the “cringe test”!
I like the word Twitch, but I felt really bad about it. I didn’t feel bad about Twitter at all. I wrote it down a bunch of times. I drew it out. It just felt great. I knew that if I felt great about it…

A VC: Finding And Buying A Domain Name

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Sage advice from Fred Wilson.
– Be prepared to pay up for a good domain. It is very unlikely that you’ll find a great domain name these days for less than $10k. And it could cost a lot more.
– Think about rent to own. My friend Jamie…

Does Paying Top Dollar For Domains Still Make Sense In The Age Of Apps? | Fast Company

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Fast Company! Superior content.
A friend of mine received an anonymous offer for $120, via GoDaddy, for a domain he had owned for years called FuzzWire.com. He did not know the nature of the offer–that is, whether it was from a well…

Clash of the coupons: Aussie brothers cash in again after blocking US giant Groupon

The opportunistic move to snap up Groupon’s Australian trademark and domain name forced Groupon to launch in Australia under a different brand, Stardeals.

Last year Groupon took the Leibovich brothers to court, filing cases in the US, New …

A Harvard Law School Professor Publishes A Study Of UDRP Decisions Involving “Fair Use” & Finds Cases Turn On Nationality | The Domains

“Specifically, respondents from the United States are more likely than those from other countries to succeed on a fair use defense.”
“Additionally, arbitrators from the United States are more likely than those from other countries to find that a …

Sedo Strikes Oil With Sadara.com to Take Top Spot on DN Journal’s Weekly Domain Sales Chart

Sedo claimed the pole position on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Domain Sales Chart with Sadara.com. The buyer appears to be the Saudi Arabian Oil Company who filed for a trademark on the term “Sadara” in March . Five ccTLDs and three non .com …

Google Buys Illegal +.com Domain Name on Domain Aftermarket | Bill Hartzer

Google, in an effort to protect their interests in their new Google+ Plus social network, has recently acquired the International Domain Name (IDN) +.com, also known as xn--dra.com. The problem here is that xn--dra.com (+.com) is an illegal domain name…