Steyer Buys Trump Slogan KeepAmericaGreat.com Domain Name

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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.

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Have Data or Ideas on Internet Governance? $3.5 Million in Grants Waiting.

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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.

Good luck.

Knight Foundation invests $3.5 million in research to inform the national debate on internet governance and policy

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Big Name Review. Page’s Picks at BuyDomains.com

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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

Part II The Biggest Myth in Domaining

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Part II Of My Introduction to the Biggest Myth in Domaining.

Read Part I here

Oh No!!! I need to sell. 😱😱😱.

The 10 steps start after this post. First a little on the mental and emotional side of domaining, if your not meeting your goals. If things are going great you can skip to the steps.

So back to buying because its the only thing you can actively do, and it makes you feel good.   Your feeling good, you found a nice 2 word category killer, outbid some others and paid $110, and your sure an end user will … Read the rest

Valuable .ETH Names Lost – Perils of the Blockchain Space

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Coindesk is reporting 16 names were lost due to a glitch in a recent .ETH domain auction.  And, because its a distributed environment, there is no way to undo or fix the transaction.

OpenSea, which was running the auction, is trying to fix the problem, at a cost. They are offering a 25% reward for the return. (See link below) My guess is its money well spent for the publicity it will bring from people asking what are .ETH names anyway.

Unless they give the name to the winning bidder, I also predict it will sell for 2-3x the prior … Read the rest

Domain Name Auction Bidding Strategies

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Domain Name Auction Bidding Strategies

Bid Soon, or Wait Til Last Minute?

Show Strength, or Be the Water Torture than Frustrates the Proxy Bidder?

On Extended Auctions, Overbid Fast, or Wait til Last Minute.

These are some of the questions I ask myself and I thought I’d share my journey, some thoughts and then some tips to help you be a better bidder.  For an overview of some basic strategies, these articles set the stage nicely.

AuctionMasters.com Bidding Strategies

Read it if you can spare the 3 minutes. A couple of ideas I use quite often, Here is one.

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The Joy of Domaining – The Sale

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Editors Note: We have an affiliate relationship with Sedo, and make seek advertising relationships with companies mentioned in this post.

Are you receiving these messages below. Look at your past year and see how often your selling names. Once a month, once a week.  There is a number out there for how many names you should sell, 1%. You should be selling 1% of your portfolio.  I say baloney, do better. The 1% lets you make excuses for the 99% of your names that don’t sell.  Read our prior post here.

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Domain Investing Trends – A Special Five Part Series

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Domain Investing in Trends

In the stock market investors can sometimes be grouped as growth investors and value investors.  Ill look at these two types of investing; and then apply some of the elements of each that I think apply to domain investing. Ill take you through a history lesson on earlier days of domain investing leading up to an analysis and opinions on trends and some tips for trend and theme investing.  So first off  I will cover growth or go with the trend investing.

Growth investors are investing in those companies growing earnings.   Now everyone likes earnings. Analyst … Read the rest

Domain Registration Trends Crypto & Cannabis

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This post covers daily domain registrations in CryptoCurrency and Cannabis, some popular trendy keywords. Later we walk you through the last 100 domain registration in the Cannabis space to see what the public can still register.

So those of us that didn’t register names in 1994 when our brothers nephews cousin worked at MIT have to try to catch some new trends to find premium names to buy and sell.

Crypto Domain Names

So of the current trends I thought I’d look at daily registrations of some trendy keywords.

So the green is coin which has the highest daily registrations … Read the rest

Having Trouble with the Bots and Auto-bidding on Godaddy Auctions

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Read time about 5-10 minutes, not a quickie.

Frustrated with big players using bots and data to win all the good auctions, walk with me as I go through what you may be feeling, and some steps you can take to be a better domain name investor.

First off, No one said it would be easy. So buck up, stay in the game. There are still very few businesses with the potential of domaining.

Sure, we’d love to be the only bidder at an auction, and have the platform offer great inventory, and have a low minimum bid, and be … Read the rest