Like all of those in the industry, I like domain names, and really think website owners should own and operate websites away from social media and apps. Now hundreds of folks in a diverse group of new entrants are excited about domain names, and have bought thousands. And what I see in the reaction is they need to be throttled back.. why?
I know the first instinct from the domain community has been to encourage them to add balance, stop registering lower priced names etc etc. We all want others to learn from our mistakes, and not give the industry … Read the rest
Described as videos to help you get the most out of your domain traffic and pursue better traffic management, check some well-presented knowledge from an industry leader.
If you last thought about parking in 2006, or came to the industry post the “traffic is everything” days. here is a primer and some expert advice. Free.… Read the rest
TheDomainShow.com is always free for live viewing and 48 hour replays. Watch live, or in the first 48 hours for free. Signup now. But Page Howe and DN.BIZ are also sponsoring a small amount of Free Replays all year tickets, $99 Value.
Here some more of my thoughts about the show.
TheDomainShow.com is an online virtual conference with sessions including:
– Keynotes and Fireside Chat with Industry Leaders, Legends and Experts
– Panels on the Most timely Topics in the Industry
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Different days feature industry-wide talks and featurettes, and special sessions surrounding Premier … Read the rest
Looking at some recent domain registrations and trends.
I am of two minds about the “new normal” quarantine periods and social distancing, and domain name investments.
One one hand everything most domain investors and the domain industry have encouraged – online businesses, e-commerce, own your own online presence; is now mandatory. The new action could lead to more businesses, and setting up online initiatives should require more domain names.
But, dropping the GDP of the world 10-15% means spending will take a hit also.
So lets see whats being registered. I ran two sets of 5 names on DomainScope.
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One of our sponsors Toweb keeps an eye out for the news in cctlds. I use them for registrations in countries that have residency requirements and/or manual processes. I’ll review some cctld topics and .GG in todays post. Btw, I think the “cc” will soon be dropped and we may call all domains just TLD’s or Domains.
What are cctlds? These are the 2 Letter combinations used to identify local domain names for countries globally. They are usually owned and managed by the country, operate separate from ICANN from an authority point of view; but are inside the internet community … Read the rest
If your trying to flip domains or jump on trends as a domain name investor, have you updated your search lists lately?
Its always been a tough adjustment to admit a trend I really liked, didn’t pan out or take off. Or, was I just too early? I’ve probably bought over 30,000 domains over time and I’ve made mistakes. In some cases I’ve picked the wrong trend. I did a lot of names with 20 at the end. I was lucky to have one buyer who grabbed 4-6 over the years. But overall I clearly admit I overinvested. Now I … Read the rest
Our After The Drop series show you recently dropped and available domain names for investors and website owners.
Its colder weather in the northern hemisphere but you can feel like your on the beach with SevenMile.org or Hanalei.org, if your the first to nab.
In our best available names series, we present the best dropped names still available. See past issues here. Normally we are only .com but with .org in the news, we did a .org edition today.
So doubt, what lefts is never the best. Yes SevenMileBeach.com would be the best (and SevenMileBeach.org is available for hand reg). … Read the rest
Democratic Candidate Tom Steyer bought the domain name KeepAmericaGreat.com
As reported on FoxNews.com Billionaire Tom Steyer, polling above 5% in the race for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, now owns the domain name KeepAmericaGreat.com
The name was first registered as far back as 2004. Most recently ( 2015 Registration) it was site selling clothing, with a possible trademark. It was run by a self described “couple of guys”. I’m thinking Steyer made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. Not the Godfather kind, but the Randy Moss kind… straight cash.
We are just a couple of regular … Read the rest
Can you help “fill gaps in needed research” on Internet Governance? The Knight Foundation may have funds for you.
While it seems intended for social media research I can’t help but think some in our community can contribute to the discussion around ICANN self-dealing, and especially UDRP abuse, Whois changes and the .org giveaway.
Knight Foundation invests $3.5 million in research to inform the national debate on internet governance and policy
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Page Howe’s Curated List of Domains on BuyDomains.com – Part 1
Part II Below.
Sometimes you just want a good name. A good domain name can make a business. If you own the name, you control the business. There are millions of names for sale online. How can you find the better ones? If you look on the daily and weekly reports, you only see what has been sold – meaning you can’t buy, or a domain investor owns and it is going to cost you much much more.
But: you may not know whats available, to even start to … Read the rest