100 Strings Taken in the Most Extensions

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I use in how many extensions a left of the dot string is taken to separate platinum from awesome from great from good domain names.  Its not a guarantee but helps me see what domain investors are taking in every possible extension.

Here are 100 of the top words or strings. I’ve culled this list from all domains with any TLD appended available in a pending delete name, a name listed at Uniregistry or Godaddy Auctions.  I’ll refine it again by year end to include other lists.

So far I’ve found almost 19,000 words or strings taken in over 100 … Read the rest

Godaddy Investor Pitch – It Ain’t That Easy Folks

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Godaddy has moved all in on investors and if you’ve been profiled as an investor, you see this login page.

If it were only that easy. I think it would be more accurately described BUY REPEAT MAYBE SELL.

BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY
get the point.. BUY BUY BUY BUY and maybe after 1000 names you will get a sale.

So for most investors its:

BUY
BUY
BUY
HOPE
PRAY
WHINE
COMPLAIN
BUY
BUY
BUY
DROP
DROP
BUY
SELLOUT
BUY
BUY
LEAVE

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Sell More? Domain Related Year-End and Tax Issues

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Year-end can be a great time to sell domain names. Revisit your clients in December with these thoughts in mind.

Year-end time does bring some “look back” thoughts. Picture your potential client thinking “what did I intend to do this year?”.  Most of us procrastinate and don’t meet our own goals. Engage them to let them make a big move at the end of the year. Catch them trying to knock off as many to-dos as possible, including acquiring a better domain name.

December can be a slower work time, so your CEO and Decision Maker clients may have some … Read the rest

Momentum Domain Name Investing Versus Collecting

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I’ve wrote previously about growth versus value domain name investors.  This might also be said momentum investors versus collectors. I’ll look at some principles I’ve learned, mostly by making mistakes.  Momentum investing first.

Growth and Momentum domain name investors are looking for whats moving now. You can buy whats working now and wait and get retail offers, or operate in whats working now in the wholesale space.

In the wholesale space your trading among other domain name investors. The more trading being done paints a picture of liquidity, which draws more investors. The thought is you can own the name … Read the rest

Five LLL.com ‘s under $10k now – Will they close above $10k?

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LLL.com Domain Names on Auction

I received an email last week about 10 LLL.com domain names for auction at 4.cn. Supposed to end on December 10th.

Maybe I’ve got the time zone wrong, but only 5 are now still active.  All non “Chip” names under $10k. The sole chip is at $11,385.  I’m not familiar with the terms at 4.cn so do your own research on escrow, buyers premium and bidding and other info.

Is the market for LLL.com now under $10k?  This may show the effect of the “CHIP” premium winding down. I think the old school and and … Read the rest

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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