ccTLD Updates. .CA goes negative and .CO In Dispute
The .CA Authority has “gone negative” in their promotion to encourage registration of .CA names for Canadian residents and businesses. While the first set of ads encouraged patriotism and logic (Showing stats Canadians prefer .ca); now its full-on guilt and shaming. Using a term from Political campaigning where a candidate attacks their rivals, this is called “going negative”.
.CA’s recent advertising called .com registrants traitors and suggested they are similar to registered offenders. They were running commercials in Canada with police chasing .com registrants. Hey don’t hold back, tell me what … Read the rest
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:
The reason I started this blog is I’d … Read the rest
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
As I contemplate the trip to Austin for Namescon in a month, I wonder if anything has really changed in our Business in the past five years. I will be bringing some new insights on domain name investing and community in February. I want to know who else is disrupting. My conclusion is we have become pretty insular.
For me I still like buying and selling internet real estate and educating domain investors and the public on the domain name industry. I am a Domain “homer”. I still don’t make enough money on sales to buy everything I want…. maybe … Read the rest
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
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
Page’s Available Hand Registration Domain Investor Lists
This week I have listed 5 and 6 letter names, and coin/crypto and vanity names.
These are recently dropped names. Every other domain investor and bot passed.
I consider this like showing up at the swap meet late in the day. All the obvious bargains are gone, but you have some time to evaluate what you want, and you know if you like it, its buy and go. Your not wondering if you will get the back-order, or having to do a 3 day auction.
Also, I sometimes I find groups of names … Read the rest
There is no historic practice in a legacy gTLD to raise prices 10%, except yours.
If you search for anything related to the .org deal, you will find a paid spot at the top of search engine results for KeyPointsAbout.org. They have various taglines like
“We would never make dramatic price increases, as we know that would harm .ORG customers. Get the details about .ORG pricing and other information regarding the transaction.” (Source Google Search)
So from the start, only because of the sale to Ethos Capital, the .org registry, awarded to the non-profit Internet Society, is spending … 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 … Continue reading
Whats dropping? Any worth buying and what are others passing on?
Each week we bring you some of the best dropped names available for registration.
I’ll wait 24 hours before registering any myself.
ClinicalDepressionTreatments.com… Read the rest