Most developers build a site, increase readership and then sell advertising space. Unless you own an ultra-premium geographic domain name like FrenchRiviera.com, in which case the brand alone is enough to set up meetings with some of the most exclusive potential advertisers in the region.
Toby Hardy bought FrenchRiviera.com in 2009 and, in partnership with Fred Mercaldo at CitiesPlanet.com, is turning it into the ultimate online destination for the rich and famous who visit cities such as Monte Carlo, Cannes and the like.
April 23, 2012
We all have a city that we are passionate about. Maybe you were born there, your favorite sports team plays there, or it’s your family’s annual vacation destination.
If you have a strong connection to a city, you may have thought about (or are now doing considering) purchasing the geographic domain name for that city.
This 20-minute tutorial by Internet entrepreneur Elliot Silver will guide you through the process of purchasing your first geo-domain. And Elliot is no stranger to geo-domains: he currently owns Burbank.com, Lowell.com and Newburyport.com.
April 19, 2011
Elliot Silver owns two companies and a lot of businesses, but he makes a majority of his revenue through domain name flipping. He constantly thinks of domain names to purchase and – when he decides he wants one – will almost always make an offer in his initial contact.
In this candid interview, Elliot shares a tremendous amount of information:
* How he discovers domains for purchase
* How he values domains
* Whether he “churns and burns” or tries to sell to an end-user
* How he finds end-users to contact
* How many domain name sales he focuses on at one time
* Why he uses both a written contract and escrow
* One $2,450 domain name investment gone bad and what he learned
And Elliot loves receiving reply emails from MAILER-DAEMON. Why? Opportunity. Listen to this interview to learn more.
April 12, 2011
There are a plethora of domain name tools and services available on the market. Most people who are interested in domain name investing have to learn the ins-and-outs of domaining by trial and error. However, with the right advice and the right tools you can get up-to-speed quickly, and be more productive in your domain name buying and selling.
March 27, 2011