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What Type of Domainer Are You?

What Type of Domainer Are You?

The millions of domain names that are bought and sold every year have given rise to an industry of countless domain name investors.

Despite their vast numbers, however, most domainers fall into one of four types: Freshmen, Hustlers, Builders and Aristocrats.

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5 Things to Do Before You Buy a Domain Name

5 Things to Do Before You Buy a Domain Name

It’s easy to buy a domain name. What many people don’t realize is that just because you can buy a domain name doesn’t mean you should. In many cases, it can be risky.

Before purchasing (or even negotiating the price) of a domain name, you should check several key indicators to ensure that the risk of buying the domain name of interest is low.

How to Find The Perfect Domain Name for Your Business – with Brad Pineau

How to Find The Perfect Domain Name for Your Business – with Brad Pineau

If you have a new business, product or service that you need to name, most likely you will need a domain name to go with it. But with over 200 million domain names registered to date, the one you brainstormed in five minutes has most likely been reserved by someone else.

You’re in luck. Technologist Brad Pineau has recently launched a free domain name discovery service. DomainHole.com not only helps you determine if your domain name ideas are available, but will spin you some new names, generate some off-the-wall suggestions, and check recently expired or soon-to-expire domain names for a match.

Welcome to AllThings.tv

Welcome to AllThings.tv

Are you into anime? Ok, maybe it’s not anime per se, but the video below is an interesting promotional video including animation and related to the domain name industry. And it’s appreciated that Andrew Allemann’s interview on DomainSherpa.com was mentioned in the introduction. :) Related Articles That May Interest You How To Value Generic Domain […]

Complete Newbie Guide to Becoming a Domainer

Complete Newbie Guide to Becoming a Domainer

As a new domainer, there is an abundance of domain name industry information to soak in. Often times you may feel like you’re taking a drink of water from a fire hose. However, if you follow the right path, you can enjoy long-term success. This article will help you short-circuit the domain name learning process and get up-to-speed faster.


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DomainFest: PITCHfest Contest Summary & Winners!

DomainFest: PITCHfest Contest Summary & Winners!

This year, our PITCHfest session will give 10 finalists a rare chance to present their innovative product or idea to our audience of over 600 internet professionals. Each finalist will be given exactly 5 minutes to present. No follow-up questions, no critique. This will be a rapid-fire contest presenting the audience with as many innovative ideas as possible. Be sure to take notes so that you can vote for the People’s Choice winner at the end of the session. We’re sure you’ll discover products and ideas capable of helping your business grow and succeed.

Domaining Salary Survey

Domaining Salary Survey

DomainSherpa.com is conducting an anonymous survey of domainers. Although domainers are not typically employed and do not receive a “salary,” this research study will provide a comparison and analysis of income levels one can expect from becoming a domainer. It will also allow current domainers to compare their financial performance to others within the industry. […]

GroupTrip.CO or GrpTrp.COM: Split Testing a Domain Name

GroupTrip.CO or GrpTrp.COM: Split Testing a Domain Name

Bryan Marble is the founder of GroupTrip, a social web service that helps plan travel logistics with friends. His tech startup doesn’t have a lot of money to spend on branding, a domain name or marketing — they’re still in beta testing. But on the encouragement of a well-known talk-Internet host, he evaluated the use of a new top level domain for his website: .CO. This is the story of how split testing (also known as A/B testing) and data helped Mr. Marble decide whether to select the best .COM domain name he could afford or a better name but with a .CO extension.

Large Companies That Own Generic Domain Names

Large Companies That Own Generic Domain Names

Large companies realize that owning a generic domain name can provide enormous benefits, including: trust, authority, type-in traffic, branding, search engine ranking, cost savings on future marketing, and many more. Below are some large companies that own generic domain names. If you see any missing, be sure to suggest them in the comments. 1800Contacts – […]

How To Determine Monthly Domain Name Search Volume

How To Determine Monthly Domain Name Search Volume

When evaluating the purchase of a domain name — either from another person or as a newly registered domain name — it’s helpful to know if the domain name is receiving type-in traffic and/or type-in searches. Often times users will mistake the browser address bar for the Google search bar and vice versa. Why is this? Because many people set Google and their browser’s homepage and when Google.com loads the cursor is automatically placed in the search box, not the browser’s address bar. So knowing the magnitude of searches for a domain name is can be a useful statistic before buying a domain.

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