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Monthly Archives: November 2014

New Research: Keyword domains still work, despite what Google says | CanIRank Blog

KEY FINDINGS Using each of these data points, we can put together a fairly nuanced picture of how keyword domains perform differently than non-keyword domains. Keyword domains rank on average 11% higher than brandable domains Brandable domains needed an average of 40,000 more links to hit #1, and 35,000 more links to reach the Top 10 […]

Seven Things To Think About Before You Register That New Domain

Customer trust — Consumers have grown used to the existing set of domains, and with that familiarity comes trust. The new domains are unknown and may cause potential customers to hesitate before establishing a relationship with a site with an unfamiliar gTLD. A recent study found that consumers are in fact wary of the new […]

Igor | How to Get a Great Dotcom Name: Tesla Leads the Way

I think the general public are now domain-aware enough to recognize that the reason you don’t have your exact-match domain is  because you couldn’t afford it. I do think Tesla would be better served owning Tesla.com as this would increase the perceived value of the brand. Compare to GM.com, Ford.com etc. As far as adding […]

Working With Domain Brokers | DomainInvesting.com

Another thing that popped into my head after reading Elliot’s posting was that out of the few dozen sales I have made through brokers, two were to buyers who had previously bought domains from me. One of these two repeat sales was for over $1 million and the other was for around $20,000. In both […]

The dark side of .io: How the U.K. is making web domain profits from a shady Cold War land deal — Tech News and Analysis

In other words, a cut from the sale of every .io domain goes to the British government for the administration of a territory whose original inhabitants should arguably be getting that money, and whose only current inhabitants are 5,000 U.S. troops and spooks, their civilian contractors, and a handful of British personnel who are there […]

BuyDomains and the economics of large domain portfolios | Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views

If BuyDomains negotiated like Frank Schilling, it would sell a lot fewer domains per year. But would it make as much money, and not have to worry so much about replenishing its inventory?You could take it to the extreme on a much smaller portfolio, like that of Rick Schwartz. In Rick’s case, he hits the […]

Endurance International EIGI Acquires The Assets of BuyDomains.com | TheDomains

Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. EIGI, which bought Directi for $110 million ealier this year, has purchased the assets of BuyDomains.com according to its financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014. Endurance also owns a number of domain name registrars and hosting companies. Under “Third Quarter Operating Highlights” the company announced they […]