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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…