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.
June 26, 2011 30
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.
May 29, 2011 16
Domainers – individually and collectively – have to start thinking more strategically.
Until now, domainers have essentially been a rag-tag group of speculators – some more successful than others – who are largely focused on the one-off, tactical sale. As long as that mindset continues, we will be collectively responsible for ensuring that: a) outsiders’ perception of us remains poor, b) partnerships with major corporations are rare, and c) these asset prices never reach fair value.
Sales professionals understand that the best way to close a sale is to anticipate the buyer’s objections and make the pitch accordingly. In other words, they present the buyer with the product’s value proposition. This article suggests – and asks for feedback – on a standard value proposition for the domain name industry.
May 8, 2011 10
Many domain investors are on-the-go and away from their computer for a good portion of every day. The problem is that domain name inspiration can strike at any time — watching TV, in transit, at a meal, or at the gym — and looking up availability, whois information, and alternatives is difficult without a computer. Fortunately, there are a number of domain name-related iPhone applications that you can take with you to accomplish these tasks.
These 10 essential iPhone apps will help you to determine the availability of your desired domain name, enter keywords to produce domain name suggestions, look up important information on existing domain names, and much more. These apps are available in the iTunes store, and most run on iOS 3.0 or higher and are under $2.00.
April 17, 2011 7
TechCrunch reporter Robin Wauters just landed an exclusive interview with the new owner of Sex.com. The owner paid $13 million for the domain name in October, 2010, when the former owner, Escom LLC, declared bankruptcy. Some interesting findings from the TechCrunch article and from DomainSherpa research: The owner (previously identified in bankruptcy documentation as Clover [...]
January 4, 2011 8
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