Verisign published their monthly domain report. AirBnB and Taylor Swift jumped out at me because I think in retrospect, – to quote those few of you who remember the I Love Lucy show – someone may have some “splaining to do”.
Now I think within fair use domains should be able to use TM words if they are not trying to confuse the public, or using under fair use. Very few domain name investors make use of their domain names so domainer WIPO cases may not be the best way to set a standard.… Read the rest
The latest acronym from the B2B, B2C line is now Direct to Consumer, or Direct to Customer (D2C). Its everything in the startup world with millennials.
To compare it with dating, assume your going on a date with your customer. Keep it between the two of you, Threes a Crowd.
You need to connect with your customers directly? To advertise, To deliver. To build a relationship. Your goal with your website strategy should be; Can you build the systems to attract, engage and deliver your own value proposition to clients and customers? And can you do it alone?
So right off, lets be clear, I am biased. I sell and write about premium domains. But I think a reasonable guideline is needed. I think operators and investors of internet or e-commerce businesses should spend up to 10% of one years sales, or if a startup at least 10% of your friends and family round, on a good domain name.
Why? Because you save so much money operating a online business, but now where will you spend the savings? If you apply the same saving money emphasis to your image, brand, internet address and first impression – you hamstring … Read the rest
They need to be loved, and given food and water.. and they love you back. They mean something. You care about them, you invest in them, sacrifice for them.
This is another small dog..it should not be left alone, it should be taken in, it should not be let out to face the world alone.. You should sacrifice for this dog. You should spend money on this dog. You should put the needs of this animal before your own. Let it become part of the family.
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 … Read the rest
Some Movie Clips that remind me of selling domain names.
So you might have thought i might show you some videos about how to sell a domain name, yes we have these, check out our series. But these are the videos and images i think of when explaining what selling domain names is like.
Ever tried to sell to a broker, or wholesale buyer. (Warning Profanity if in Office or Family)
and the key foundational video about selling domain names, liquidity and some of the buyers you will meet when you try outbound.
Part II – This continued post comes from the .Monster launch comments
I have been around the New Tld space since 1998 when if first saw the chatter about .web. I pre-registered some and thought what a great chance to own some brands in a non .com. Its hard to imagine with only tens of millions of names registered in .com at that time, it still seemed like everything was taken.
Well I never got my .web’s, maybe my pre-registrations are still good. Watching the process led me to start an application for .kids, and start a registry solutions company … Read the rest
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