NamesCon Pre-Show Day – Chilly, Optimism, Austin Shows Well and China Flu

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So my takeaways from the arrival day at NamesCon are Austin looks like a worthy host, a little nod toward China Flu concerns, and optimism coming from better results in early 2020. Arrival day is a great chance to see old friends, like a college reunion.

With a central US location, I think more attendees can take a morning flight on Day 1, so the old Sunday arrival day feel isn’t here this year…. missed.

Austin is a growing, popular and internationally welcoming city.  It is a little chilly (like Vegas has been) but the popular downtown scene, many hotel … Read the rest

24 Trends and Words I Like in Domain Names. Updating Your Pricing and Searching Over Time, What Happened to 3DTV?

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If your trying to flip domains or jump on trends as a domain name investor, have you updated your search lists lately?

Its always been a tough adjustment to admit a trend I really liked, didn’t pan out or take off. Or, was I just too early?  I’ve probably bought over 30,000 domains over time and I’ve made mistakes. In some cases I’ve picked the wrong trend. I did a lot of names with 20 at the end. I was lucky to have one buyer who grabbed 4-6 over the years. But overall I clearly admit I overinvested.  Now I … Read the rest

Will Pettifogging be the New Covfefe? Impeachment Word of the Day

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In last nights late, late, late closing of the first day of the US Impeachment Trial of President Trump, a squabble ensued between the two groups of counsels.  The presiding officer, John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court – in his only real insertion into any of the days events beyond process – reminded both groups of counsels to “remember where you are”.

Decorum is to be upheld in the Senate, meaning at its core, respectful behavior towards to and in between Senators, Witnesses, Council and Staff. The guideline is Senators avoid speaking in a manner, and using language … Read the rest

Domain Investing on the Margin. Available doesn’t mean flip-able.

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How to know if the name you’ve picked is best name available. Registered Does Not Mean Valuable, And Available Doesn’t Mean Flip-able.

How does a customer tell what the best name available is for their website. How do investors decide what they can buy and flip. Right now you have to guess. As an investor or a business or website owner, you simply can guess a good name, and see if its available. That can lead to some wrong conclusions.

As an investor, we are up over 150,000,000 domain names but the domain name market is not a perfect market, … Read the rest

Page Howe’s Exclusive, In-Depth and Please Stop Laughing Guide to Namescon Prep. Wheres the Poker Game?

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Counting down the names to Namescon and here is my prep work I’m doing right now to be ready.

Hotel – Don’t tell anyone but there is some room at the Omni, and at friendlier price than the $450 a night you may see at other times.  Checkout the main site.  Tuesday and Wednesday are the tough nights. Thursday Friday possibly better. Good luck.

Hotel (Bonus) – Looks like you can do some conditional space available upgrades. Don’t hate me if I try to save a few bucks, (to buy some more domains) and grab some Club Floor Love for … Read the rest

Domain Deals for October $6.99 Com $5.99 .Net and more

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So its halfway through the month and there are some nice deals out there from different registrars. Some of these links are affiliate codes.

We’ll lead off with Dynadot.com

From January 2, 2020 email.

Happy New Year! Our $6.99 .COM registration sale has returned. No coupon needed; add your domain names to your shopping cart and checkout. Redeem until 1/31/20 23:59 EST.

Plus these coupons from a more recent email.

We also have $8.20 .COM transfers to kick off the New Year. Offer is valid until 1/31/20 23:59 PST. Transfer your domains using the code below!  JANCOM20

More from Dynadot.com… Read the rest

Zelle, Godaddy Logo, Misc Domain Notes from Page Howe

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Zelle is the Paypal/Bitcoin killer.

For the past 4 years I’ve watched as improvements have been made to the ACH payment system.   Transfers from Paypal moved to 1 day in the few years, a great improvement. So one of the benefits of Paypal and Bitcoin are the fast transfer (well not so much with BTC anymore). But you knew the banks would have an answer. The answer is Zelle.  I’ve used it for personal transfers where I knew the other side of a domain transaction… now I use it with my business account.

And, like Paypal at the start, there … Read the rest

2002 Vint Cerf “The Internet is for Everyone” RFC 1372

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” let us also seek to stimulate regulatory policies that take advantage of the power of competition to reduce costs. ”  Vint Cerf RFC 3271 2002

In 2002 Vert Cerf, the leading proponent of the Internet Society money grab on .org. was singing a different tune.

From RFC 3271 in 2002.
“The Internet is for everyone – but it won’t be if it isn’t affordable by all that wish to partake of its services, so we must dedicate ourselves to making the Internet as affordable as other infrastructures so critical to our well-being. While we follow Moore’s Law to reduce
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Big Name Hunting – City Domain Names

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Some investors apply the term GEO domains to anything with a city name in it. For me pure Geodomains are the names of states, cities and counties and places.

Here is some work we have done recently on the Pure US City Domain Names you can buy right now.

We limit this to buy it now names, make offer doesn’t really help because a buyer has no idea if the price is $1000 or $1 Million.

Info from sources deemed reliable. Subject to change and reporting errors.

 

Happy Hunting

Uniregistry

Carteret.com $7500 Nj 23k Population
MoorHead.com $15000 Minnesota 43k… Read the rest

Big Name Hunting – Dictionary Word Domain Names You Can Buy Right Now

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I keep a list, one of many, of the top 10,000 English dictionary words.   I am usually using it to search some new gTLDs, or those gaining in popularity.  I also use it to pair with popular suffixes like blog and forum, or brandable endings like ily, ocity and ville.

But sometimes you want to do some BIG NAME HUNTING.  Everyone likes a good deal, but you can also make the most amount of money in domaining buying the best names.  And let them reach their high ultimate potential. And Maybe you have to pay up.

When I bought Guy.com, … Read the rest