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 as this would increase the perceived value of the brand. Compare to, etc. As far as adding […]

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 | TheDomains

Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. EIGI, which bought Directi for $110 million ealier this year, has purchased the assets of 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 […]

Factors Affecting Pigeon — A 5,000 Page Case Study

2. Strong Domains Matter   Local businesses need to attach their brands to strong domains. While Google has not explicitly confirmed that there is a bias toward brands in their ranking algorithm, many SEO practitioners have suspected as such since 2008, when then-CEO Eric Schmidt famously said that large brands served as a signal of quality, trusted […]

Revealed: The Niches with the Highest Chance of Selling, and more! | Flippa Blog

How Starter Sites Get Sold We’ve found that Starter Sites bought through bids outnumber those bought through the Buy It Now option over 2:1. But surprisingly, most Starter Sites don’t get sold through bids nor the Buy It Now option… In fact,  57% of Starter Sites are sold after the auction ends. This is great news for Flippa […]

In Auction At Snap: & Is Moniker Pulling A Tucows?

There are two great bang on medical domain names in closed auctions at, & Obstetrician.comMore about the auctions in a few, but the history of the domain names may indicate that Moniker has gone the way of Tucows and is picking up expired domains for its own account and then selling them instead […]

Can Namecoin Obsolete ICANN and More? | The Ümlaut

Namecoin is a fascinating substitute for the domain name system because, like Bitcoin, it is completely decentralized and censorship-resistant. Proposed censorship measures like SOPA and PIPA simply could not apply to Namecoin because it is virtually impossible to reverse or interfere with name registrations, which are enforced with strong cryptography. New top-level-domains are added by […]

My Website Was Stolen By A Hacker. And I Got It Back. | Ramshackle Glam

SO WHY AM I STILL ANGRY? Of course I’m angry with the person or people who stole the site, but that’s out of my hands. The reason I’m writing this post is to let people know that this really can happen – to anyone – and to offer suggestions for how to minimize the chances […]

Rachel Aviv: The Scientist Who Took on a Leading Herbicide Manufacturer : The New Yorker

According to company e-mails, Syngenta was distressed by Hayes’s work. Its public-relations team compiled a database of more than a hundred “supportive third party stakeholders,” including twenty-five professors, who could defend atrazine or act as “spokespeople on Hayes.” The P.R. team suggested that the company “purchase ‘Tyrone Hayes’ as a search word on the internet, […]

Demand Media: Rise and Fall of a Content Farm | Variety

The idea with Demand was to marry two businesses: domain name registration and low-cost content production. The foundations were the acquisitions of, a provider of how-to tutorials, and eNom, a domain-name registration service provider. Early on, Demand used eNom’s 1 million generic domain names such as “3d-blurayplayers-com” to serve up relevant ads to people […]

List of most expensive domain names – Wikipedia

This is a list of the top 20 highest prices paid for domain names. $35 million in 2007 [1] $16 million in 2009 [2] for $14 million in October 2010[2][3] 2008 £9.99 million[2] 2007 $9.5 million[2] by Facebook for $8.5 million in November 2010[4] for $7.5 million in […]

Capitol Alert: Kamala Harris shutters 10 fake Covered California websites

“These websites fraudulently imitated Covered California in order to lure consumers away from plans that provide the benefits of the Affordable Care Act,” Harris said in a prepared statement. “My office will continue to investigate and shut down these kinds of sites. I urge Californians to avoid healthcare scams by visiting” Harris said her […]

I am a college student who is looking to start a simple…

I sold the domain name for $1500 to some woman claiming inexorably to want it for “just a personal homepage”. Ah well, I thought, I will probably never get around to building something for this particular domain anyway, might as well make a few bucks. A few weeks later, Mark Zuckerberg is on Web […]

The Secret of EMD: Exact Match Domains Revealed

Some people consider an exact-match domain (EMD) a thing of the past. Others think EMDs are still going strong. As for me, I always look at the data to the find the answers. In this comprehensive resource on EMDs, I show you that data and reveal everything you need to know about exact-match domain names. […] Sales report – First 6 months of 2013 report. |

Domain Sale Price $6,000 $15,000 $4,500 $4,000 $19,000 $75,000    $8,000    $5,000    $69,000    $3,000    $41,000    $4,000    $28,500    $6,500    $7,500    $60,000    $15,000      $25,000      $4,000    $5,000    $3,400      $3,300      $25,000    $8,800    $4,900      $8,050 […]