So is there anything left after the drop, anything at all worth registering. I think so. Welcome to After the Drop.
Each day ill show you what i think are some reasonable speculations. Did you shoot too low and not get into auctions for great names? Are you sure you going to get outbid? Did you crash early last night and just look and names with bids already. Do you have a full time job and cant do domaining during the day.
Ill post at 4.30 CST each day some prospects that made it thru the drop. Registrar wherever you … Read the rest
The cruelest April Food Day Joke of them all.
Kind of a lemon today. So far ive picked up some Domain Gang, stories, but always hard to tell onr a regular day if they aren’t spoofs.
NamePros.com has a couple of threads, I guess they were worried about people thinking they were real so theres a screen overlay.
NameCheap has always been a major marketer and they have re-branded today as NameExpensive.com
See anymore, add to our comments below or on twitter.
Stay tuned for some retro April Fools Day Gags.
And here a few from around the web.… Read the rest
So I’m not opposed to investing on other tlds. Its no secret i have a lot and work with .LA for city domain names for business in and around Los Angeles. I also use .ws as the best tld for emoji domains, and I’m a long time .TV fan.
But here is the registration date on my new favorite, any guesses? It could be a new tlds, existing tld or cctld. 50 Topcoin to the first one who gets the answer.
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Godaddy Available Domain Names now show $99 a Year. Brilliant!
(Note this doesn’t happen all the time, but it did twice this morning for me)
So when you search for a single domain name, Godaddy will now show its available, and only $99 a year. Includes website and email. Brilliant. This is what people want.
They get a fully protected domain name, email and a website. Boom, done!!
I think it will take about 30 days for everyone else to jump on board. This takes all the hard decision making out of the equation. Domain names have always … 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
Managing your domain name. First in a series.
Do you know the key dates and time periods in owning your domain name?
Here is the domain name governing body ICANN’s chart to show you some key times.
So here we go from Left to Right..
Availability. Domain names aren’t like addresses, or phone numbers or store merchandise, where a list of them is made available for sale. Or as with the post office, numbers are approved and assigned to properties. Any combination of 63 numbers and letters and (-)’s – for some a dash, for some a hyphen; can be … Read the rest
Anyone else getting pinged hundred of times a day. So whats the best strategy” Go private, put a fake number?
So with my cell phone, if im on a call, especially a skype call, any incoming call puts me on hold. Sure i can probably fix that, but what about these calls.
I’m getting repeated spam calls to build a website. Not a big deal if you just registered one site, but if your a domain name investor and buy 100’s per month, thats a lot of calls. Same robo dialer, one after an other. Think you can answer it … Read the rest