.AR General Availability
.AR is the country code for Argentina and recently they started a process to allow second level registrations. Meaning you can get GreatName.ar, instead of previously being limited to greatname.com.ar
I Spoke with Simon Penchansky, COO at Toweb, one of our sponsors, about .ar. Simon is based in South America. We use Toweb to manage registrations in global cctlds, especially those with complex registration requirements.
Simon shared the General Availability opens March 10th 2020, midnight local time which is GMT -3. That means it is March 9th, late night, for many North American investors, and various … Read the rest
One of our sponsors Toweb keeps an eye out for the news in cctlds. I use them for registrations in countries that have residency requirements and/or manual processes. I’ll review some cctld topics and .GG in todays post. Btw, I think the “cc” will soon be dropped and we may call all domains just TLD’s or Domains.
What are cctlds? These are the 2 Letter combinations used to identify local domain names for countries globally. They are usually owned and managed by the country, operate separate from ICANN from an authority point of view; but are inside the internet community … Read the rest
The Biggest Myth in Domaining
You Can Make Money by “Buying” Domain Names
Longer Read 9-15 minutes.
So I’ve fallen prey to this many times, so its time to get real. I’ve said it before, domaining can be a delusional business sometimes because you can buy a domain name, tell yourself you bought it at a discount to its true value, and go home that day booking mental profits, thinking you made money. Walking tall, feeling good. Your Up!
They Told Me I Would Sell 1-2% a Year
So you hear you will sell 1-2 % a year, so buy
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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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
Carteret.com $7500 Nj 23k Population
MoorHead.com $15000 Minnesota 43k… Read the rest