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Have you renewed your .CO domains?

Seems that .CO domains need to be renewed AT LEAST 39 days before expiry, unlike other extensions. Which means if you have a landrush regs NOW would be the time to renew them to prevent expiry. Though it might be possible to renew them closer to expiry…

My 9000 Domains – Part 2

In a previous posting, I pondered What To Do With My 9000 Domain Names?. It has been 6 months since I wrote that, so I though I would give my readers an update: 1. Yesterday I sold a package of 4000 of my domains for $1.3 million. These domains were al…

Dear Afternic

You are still emailing me lost passwords in plaintext. This just isn’t acceptable.
I contacted you, worked my way through your support team until the manager I spoke to who was supposed to be connected to the dev team asked me what email client I used…

24,000 Domains Article Postmortem: Traffic, Revenue, Business Models

I published a post listing 24,000 available brandable domain names that anyone could register a couple days ago.
It was far more successful than I ever imagined receiving over 17,000 page views. Ranking 3rd on HackerNews frontpage and 2nd in a major…

The Other 24,000 Available Brandables .COM Domains – Full List

This is a continuation from this article.
My pickups were:
Hipeo.com
Docey.com
Blisu.com
Bliro.com
Releq.com
MuteU.com
Ocane.com
Smizi.com
There is a lot Japanese sounding names in there which I liked but didn’t take. Enjoy!
Update 7:09 pm: Request for…

Open Sourcing DomainToad.com Domain Name News Aggregator

If 500 people subscribe to the DomainToad newsletter by April 1, 2011.
Oh look, a catch! Shocking!
Why would I do that? Because I spent a fair amount of time and some money to create the website and I would like to see that people at least try it. …

Domain Names Podcast Episode 23 with Andrew Knibbe from Flippa.com

Flippa.com Todays podcast is with the marketing manager of Flippa.com, Andrew Knibbe. Its a very short podcast at approx 20 mins compared to my usual 45 – 60 min ones. If you have not herd of Flippa.com yet then come out of your cave and have a liste…

Domain Names Podcast Episode 22 with Frank Schilling from NAmedia.com

Frank Schilling – NAMedia.com I am happy to say that my podcast with Frank Schilling from NAMedia.com & DomainNameSales.com has been finished and is now live!! I had some issues with my emails not getting through to Frank which delayed the process,…

Tis The Season: Frank Schilling Bets $90K To Make Hay Where The Sun Shines

Frank Schilling’s NAMedia is the new owner of BlackFridaySales.com in direct competition with his pal Kevin Ham’s Black Friday.com. I know that I got both moguls attention the past two years with posts challenging them to move towards customer capture …

Meister Brau, Braniff and 148 Other Trademarks to Be Sold at Auction

Brands USA Holdings Putting Its Collection of Classic Brands on the Block CHICAGO (AdAge.com) — More than 100 trademarks that span 13 categories ranging from toys to personal-care products will be auctioned off next month in New York….

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…

JustGloves.com, JustLamps.com, JustPillows.com, JustSheets.com… JUST STUPID.com

When I started in domains I was too late for the generic one-worders so I moved to what I thought would be the “second best names.” I bought up a bunch of department names (the only one of which I kept being ShoeDepartment.com, one of the few categorie…

I Should Ask For $5 Thousand – My Favorite Domain Story Ever

John Reese photo by Ralph Zuranski
Unfortunately I don’t know which podcast this clip came from. There’s no intro or outro, it’s from an interview I stumbled upon through a search for John Reese after I heard about the $million dollar launch of …

DOMAINfest 2010 NYC Results $1.8M in Sales – updated

Thanks to Frank at DomainNameNews here are the Official Results for DOMAINfest 2010 NYC, which show 17 domains sold for a total of $1,801,900.
Names not sold in the live auction are now being offered in an extended silent auction which ends Wednesday,…

Domain Names I Recently Sold – August 2010 Update

Here are some domain names I recently sold:
BuyBirdhouses.com – $5,000
SkinWrinkles.com – $5,000
DatingService.net – $7,000
CheapFlightsNow.com – $1,000
GetGlasses.com – $4,000
Thugsta.com – $750
LivePayments.com – $1,000
Audioaddicts.com…

EXCLUSIVE: Demand Media Lost dotTV Franchise; That's Why Names Are Dropping Like Flies

For the longest time Demand Media had the exclusive right to sell premium domains. Now you can buy these names from Name.com and others. Perhaps that’s why there was an omission in the Demand Media S-1 disclosure- that is the bullishness on their dotTV…

MediaOptions Brokers Pizza.net Sale

The original registrant of Pizza.net (registered since 1995) has parted with the one word gem.  We won’t know the size of the sale as it will remain private under NDA.  Brokering company, MediaOptions feels that the sale may be one of the top fiv…

Domain Names Podcast Episode 21 with Simon Johnson from DomainerIncome.com

Simon Johnson – DomainerIncome.com In this episode of Domain Names Podcast I talk with Simon Johnson from DomainerIncome.com Domainer Income Simon has a huge amount of experience in the domain industry and has been flying low under the radar so far, bu…

DomainExpert.com Sells for $15k+

I noticed this morning in my Domain Closing Auctions report that DomainExpert.com was up for auction via SEDO…..
After checking out the auction listing, I decided that it would be worth $2k to purchase DomainExpert.com; the auction was to end around …

Domain Names Podcast Episode 20 with David Lye, Netfleet.com.au

Today I interviewed David Lye, CEO of Netfleet.com.au Australia’s largest domain name aftermarket with over 30,000 domains up for sale on its website.
I believe that the .AU market has huge potential and with the help of sites like Netfleet.com.au…