Sold: for $49


Even after doing domain name investing for 20 years, I cant get hit with a new issue and thus learn something daily, even now.

“SOLD”, hit my email last week.  Oh no. I’ve just sold for $49.  This was a reply to my for sale thread at Namepros.  So now someone thinks they have bought and I’ve gotta explain my way out if it.   Did I list it wrong, did I forget a second word. How could this happen? I had listed a group of 300+ names on Namepros, a popular forum for domainers. Was my membership … Read the rest

Domain With Me – Godaddy Auctions Daily Plan


Reading Time: 5 minutes
Referenced Video from September: 15 Minutes

So each day I make my daily Godaddy Auctions plan in the morning.  Try to do these things each morning or night before to help you be ready, in a balanced way, to get the names you want, and have less regret.  Be intentional.  Today’s notes and video are more for lower priced names. Next week I will do a similar post for big name hunters.

Also, Knowing I will do this each day means I don’t have to keep all this information in my head. Its my process that … Read the rest

Happy Halloween. To-Dos for Domain Name Investors


Each end of month day I’ll tell you what I’m paying attention to and my end of the month to-do list for domain investors and domain name owners and those in the Domain Industry.

Namescon Discount. Save 30%. Going to Namescon discount and missed the window for the early registration periods. You have today to take advantage of the Halloween Discount.

Enom move-out.

So Enom has been passed around a bit in the last 4-6 years. Many of us have “reseller” accounts that we used as far back as the club drop days.  Yes, we could create accounts for customers … Read the rest

Having Trouble in Domaining? – The Biggest Myths in Domaining

This series sponsored by
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The Biggest Myths in Domaining
Note: Longer Read – 10 Minutes

# 1 You Can Make Money by “Buying” Domain Names (i.e. Acquiring)

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!

So you wanted to feel good and have a sale, you kept buying up until

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4100 of My Names Didn’t Sell Today


As much as we all remember our sales, the truth that also jumps up at most domainers is almost all of our names don’t sell on a given, day week or even year. And we are tempted to deny that there is anything wrong with that. I do the same, to my detriment.

The actual returns from selling each name in Domain name investing are incredible. But do we use the 90-99% margin on hand registrations and low bid auction bidding to justify probably holding many times more names than we should.  In the premium namespace, sales of 2-50x and … Read the rest

ADD Available Names 10/16/19

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Happy Hunting

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Speculating on New TLD’s – Promos

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Fortunate for me right in the middle of hunting for some new tlds (see prior posts); comes out with a new group of FIRST year discounts on a group of new TLDS.  I’ve put in bold those I am looking so far.

$0.99 domains
.club, .space

$1.99 domains
.email, .life, .live, .software, .today, .us

$2.99 domains
.agency, .biz, .co, .guru, .media, .moda, .news, .plus, .style

$3.99 domains
.tech, .center, .codes, .digital, .energy

$4.99 domains

$8.99 domains

For me, its a penny arcade that lets me pay a small “option” fee for the … 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

Using Domain Names Registrations to Pick the Democratic Nominee?

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Political Domain Names

In the US the news and online advertising is already ramping up for the 2020 Presidential Election.  Each Monday morning on this blog I’ll play around with Verisign’s DomainScope©  and see if we can learn anything from domain registration trends.

DomainScope© shows you keyword trends in domain registrations. For some basics on how to use see our prior post.

So first off can we predict who will be the Democratic nominee from domain name data? I put in the top five candidates, and chose 30 days of data.

Liz Warren for 2020

So Liz Warren … Read the rest

New TLD Treasure Hunting

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Now lets keep going and domain with me and see what I found.  In the prior post  I talked about the possibility of duplicating the success of the investors who bought flipped and had purchased from them and  The value was created in the buy, the fortune and luck brought the sale.  So can you buy some new TLD’s and get lucky yourself?

Part II – What I Found

Most of the available words were taken or premium priced. No surprise.  (I was searching those words taken in the most extensions). Some were available at premium high renewal … Read the rest