AirBnB and Taylor Swift – Famous Names and TM Make Top Domains List

This was a head-scratcher for me.

Verisign published their monthly domain report. AirBnB and Taylor Swift jumped out at me because I think in retrospect, – to quote those few of you who remember the I Love Lucy show – someone may have some “splaining to do”.

Now I think within fair use domains should be able to use TM words if they are not trying to confuse the public, or using under fair use.  Very few domain name investors make use of their domain names so domainer WIPO cases may not be the best way to set a standard.… Read the rest

Threes a Crowd. D2C and Domain Names.

The latest acronym from the B2B, B2C line is now Direct to Consumer, or Direct to Customer (D2C).  Its everything in the startup world with millennials.
To compare it with dating, assume your going on a date with your customer. Keep it between the two of you, Threes a Crowd.

You need to connect with your customers directly? To advertise, To deliver. To build a relationship.  Your goal with your website strategy should be; Can you build the systems to attract, engage and deliver your own value proposition to clients and customers? And can you do it alone?

DNS and

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Domain Registration Trends Crypto & Cannabis

This post covers daily domain registrations in CryptoCurrency and Cannabis, some popular trendy keywords. Later we walk you through the last 100 domain registration in the Cannabis space to see what the public can still register.

So those of us that didn’t register names in 1994 when our brothers nephews cousin worked at MIT have to try to catch some new trends to find premium names to buy and sell.

Crypto Domain Names

So of the current trends I thought I’d look at daily registrations of some trendy keywords.

So the green is coin which has the highest daily registrations … Read the rest

E-Commerce Tips – How Much to Spend on a Domain Name

So right off, lets be clear,  I am biased. I sell and write about premium domains. But I think a reasonable guideline is needed.   I think operators and investors of internet or e-commerce businesses should spend up to 10% of one years sales, or if a startup at least 10% of your friends and family round, on a good domain name.

Why? Because you save so much money operating a online business, but now where will you spend the savings? If you apply the same saving money emphasis to your image, brand, internet address and first impression – you hamstring … Read the rest

Domainers Portfolios after Passing Away

Deceased Domain Name Owner

So I know this isn’t the best topics to think about, but a recent sale of a premium name from a domainer who had passed away reminded me of my own estate planning for my names and issues around managing domains when the owner or contact passes away.  I thought I would share with you some background, and my thoughts and recommendations.

Ill do this article in three parts, for our three types of viewers and readers. First I’ll cover domain ownership issues for every domain owner, or manager. Then I’ll cover what i think would … Read the rest

Page’s Take on Names.Club

Are you a website operator or builder who wants to pay for a name while you operate the business? Are you a broker/investor who would like to take down and control a name with a 10% down payment and 5 year 0% interest financing? Check out my take on names.club.

I am a paid broker for Names.club. You save 5% when you use code MAKEMONEY. The great news is all the savings comes off your down payment.

So a $10,000 Name requires $1500 down, or only $1000 down with code MAKEMONEY. Then payments are $141 a month for 5 years. … Read the rest

Whats Being Registered

So as i do my runs of five popular words to see whats being registered, Domain Scope shows be some recent registrations.  I think this is a terrific data source to see what real people are picking up at registration fee.

I had put in five cities so you’ll see some registration and my notes below.

My takeaways, most of the established services like plumbing, hardware, jobs hotels have been gone for awhile.  But for investors, take a look at some of the new growing businesses, especially in the hemp,cbd space.

We wrote about these names last month in our … Read the rest

TLD Marketing Thank You Daniel Negari and .Monster

So isn’t it nice to see some marketing (besides registrar channel and price discounting)  for a New Tld. Even if it was an April Fools Day Launch, it shows what could be done. Congratulations.  Domain Gang says monster went over 2 million names. (sic) but every day is April Fools Day at Domain Gang. The truth is, its not so outlandish, it really might have possible  If it were a tld, I do think it will go over 5000 if they don’t discount pricing.

If I was buying some, I could at least say I was buying into a club … Read the rest

April Fools Day

The cruelest April Food Day Joke of them all.

Kind of a lemon today.  So far ive picked up some Domain Gang, stories, but always hard to tell onr a regular day if they aren’t spoofs.

NamePros.com has a couple of threads, I guess they were worried about people thinking they were real so theres a screen overlay.

https://www.namepros.com/threads/breaking-com-to-be-retired-as-tld.1130433/page-2#post-7175621

NameCheap has always been a major marketer and they have re-branded today as NameExpensive.com

See anymore, add to our comments below or on twitter.

Stay tuned for some retro April Fools Day Gags.

And here a few from around the web.Read the rest