Happy Domaining. Are You Ready for Black Friday Domain Deals?

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For Domainers, every day could be Christmas when a $20-$100 expired name auction asset sells for $3-5k.  For Domainers every day could be Singles Day, or Hanukkah, or New Years Day, or Boxing Day because we mostly have to wait for offers to come in, quote a price and collect the cash.  Every day is a holiday.  The work we do in Domaining, especially at the under $500 end is searching, and finding,.. and thats fun and enjoyable also.

On DN.BIZ, We highlight regular monthly deals, like the recently ended Name.com sale.  And many registers run specials all year long … Read the rest

.Com Registrations Surge to All Time Daily Records

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.Com Daily Registrations are Surging Higher

Driven by a few very specific terms, .com domain registrations have set all-time records multiple times in the past month.  Dropping name are also increasing as we covered yesterday.

We pulled up daily .com registration stats from provider DomainNameStat.com.

For the 30 days preceding November 13th, rolling 30 day and 7 day registrations were at their highest level ever… by a long shot.  Beginning in September, rolling 7 day daily registration totals have been 20-60% above prior year amounts almost every day.

In fact, of the top ten all time days, almost all have … Read the rest

By the Numbers – The Daily Drop

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Domain Statistics on Domain Deletions and .com Deletes.

Data, Data, Data.  In our “By the Numbers” posts we will try to show whats happening in the domain name business, and how that data can benefit you.  Here we go.

“Your Domain Name Doesn’t Matter” Takes a Hit

Those that say and report your domain name doesn’t matter are right, and also very very wrong.  Your domain name doesn’t matter if you don’t want to have a successful website, or business.  A huge percentage of domain name registrations in the past three years are being dropped.  If just registering any name … Read the rest

Wall Street Journal takes on Google Search.

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Finally some push back on Google and their search engine manipulations. The Wall Street Journal reports on their investigation of Google today.

The upshot. from the article relating to the “image” of google as helping us all with and non-biased independent search of  the internet.

“That message often clashes with what happens behind the scenes. Over time, Google has increasingly re-engineered and interfered with search results, including through blacklisting websites, pushing its preferred results and editing autofill responses, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation.”

See more here.  WSJ is trying a payment wall, you may not be able to … Read the rest

Name.com New gTLD Domain Deals from $1.99. Cheap Domain Hunting.

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Most of you probably never made it past “New Tlds”. For those who did lets see if we can make some money. I’ll tell you how I have used these discounts and why I keep doing it.

I usually highlight coupons and deals twice a month. This group from name.com expires November 20th so I’m showing early.  Note – This is an Affiliate link

Investing in New gTLDS

The reason I wade into these waters is:

  1. It helps me understand exactly what is going on in the market for New Tlds.
  2. It keeps me improving my processes for finding good
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Sold: Dangerous.com for $49

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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 Dangerous.com”, hit my email last week.  Oh no. I’ve just sold Dangerous.com for $49.  This was a reply to my for sale thread at Namepros.  So now someone thinks they have bought Dangerous.com 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

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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

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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

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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

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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