Every .com/.net Domain Name is Worth at Least $150.

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Bad News. The $150 is for Verisign,  not you.

And of course, for many of you your names are worth more than $150, but think of every name, every long unpronounceable name, every typo, every 10 number, every name being worth $150.

So $150 per name sounds great. But its for Verisign. That is how much each of your .com and .net domain names are worth to Verisign shareholders. And each stock of Verisign gets $4.00 per year benefit as the money is used to buy back shares. Since 2007 Verisign has used over $6.5 billion to buy back shares.Read the rest

Money.com SOLD You Can Always Pivot with a Great Domain Name

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Money.com and Money Magazine have changed hands for about $20 Million.

The New York Post is reported the sale of the Money.com domain name and business.

Seems like mostly a link farm now, but one that still commanded $20 Million, $10 Million above its asking price. That is quite a bit of a fall from the $500 Million it may have been worth at one time.

Certainly the Magazine existed before the domain name; but in todays market having the com gives the buyer power, prestige and as we see in this case, at least a chance of a positive … Read the rest

ccTLD Wednesdays – History and Updates

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The most well known top level domains, .com and .net and .org have made up an outside percentage of domain resales, and attention in the domain space.   The “new” top level domains (nGTLDS) continue to come online and draw attention; and grow and shrink; launch and fail.  There is another category of top level domains we cover at DN.BIZ, Country Code Top Level Domains (cctlds).

Making up 45% of total domain name registrations in the latest Verisign Quarterly report, cctlds might deserve a place on your holdings as a company or investor. Many of the global players in the … Read the rest

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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