Series – 10 Things to Do – Step 1 Organize Your Names

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Before you even start, sell a name right now.

Ok so this step may sound easy because it doesn’t involve contacting the public, its detailed oriented and it lets you go over your lists and see all the cool domain names you own. After about 5 minutes you will be so convinced you are a gazillionaire, you’ll never do steps 2-10.

So if your serious about selling, even before you do step 1, look at your soon to delete names, those in grace period that are about to go. Find one and type it into Twitter, Google  and Facebook and … Read the rest

My New Favorite TLD

So I’m not opposed to investing on other tlds. Its no secret i have a lot and work with .LA for city domain names for business in and around Los Angeles. I also use .ws as the best tld for emoji domains, and I’m a long time .TV fan.

But here is the registration date on my new favorite, any guesses? It could be a new tlds, existing tld or cctld.  50 Topcoin to the first one who gets the answer.

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Gamechanger – Domains Now Show $99 a Year at Godaddy … Brilliant!

Godaddy Available Domain Names now show $99 a Year. Brilliant!

Brilliant !

(Note this doesn’t happen all the time, but it did twice this morning for me)

So when you search for a single domain name, Godaddy will now show its available, and only $99 a year. Includes website and email.  Brilliant. This is what people want.

They get a fully protected domain name, email and a website. Boom, done!!

I think it will take about 30 days for everyone else to jump on board.  This takes all the hard decision making out of the equation. Domain names have always … Read the rest

Welcome to the DN.BIZ Blog

So why another industry blog and why am I writing again.  Well you will see more than just a blog on DN.BIZ, i’ll be producing content in quite a few formats, but as to the blog, thanks for coming in. Why.. you ask?

I think we under-serve the general public on information about domain names, maybe on purpose.

Because I think we can do a better job maximizing the value of domain names for the whole industry.

Because of the generally nice feedback and appreciation I receive at shows and in messages and phone calls about my time on Domain … Read the rest

Domain Name Life Cycle – Availability

Managing your domain name. First in a series.

Do you know the key dates and time periods in owning your domain name?

Here is the domain name governing body ICANN’s chart to show you some key times.

So here we go from Left to Right..

Availability.  Domain names aren’t like addresses, or phone numbers or store merchandise, where a list of them is made available for sale. Or as with the post office, numbers are approved and assigned to properties.   Any combination of 63 numbers and letters and (-)’s – for some a dash, for some a hyphen; can be … Read the rest

10 Things to do Right Now to Sell More Domain Names

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If you haven’t read the precursor to this article, read on here
  Thats my challenge to myself and to you. Do something for 2 hours a week your not doing now. Here are 10 things you can do to increase your sales velocity.

1. Organize your names and listings.

Are you on Afternic and Sedo marketplaces? Do you know the rules about expiration dates, holds, approvals. Do you know which tlds are accepted and when you need or can list on afternic, or godaddy auctions.

2. Get Your Landers right.
Are you after revenue or sales.  Do you have parking
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Intro to 10 Things – The Biggest Myth in Domaining

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The Biggest Myth in Domaning

You Can Make Money by “Buying” Domain Names

So I’ve fallen prey to this many times, so its time to get real. I’ve said it before, domaining is 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!

But you make money buying and selling domain names, and hopefully selling for more than you paid to buy, both in the case of each name

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I just bought a 34 Character Dictionary Word .Net; Am I Wrong?

Its a Saturday night and ain’t got nobody, i got some money cause i just got paid…..
Cat Stevens

So i’m scrolling around doing some research on domain names and decided i wanted a one word domain name, now we know all the ones in .com are taken so i tried .net and .org, and limited myself to something taken in a bunch of other extensions.

So I searched through all the names that have ever been registered in .net and came up with a word known by almost every US and England kid over 30….but it goes against the … Read the rest