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Domain negotiations : Don’t compete against yourself

Quite often, domain inquiries kick-start the negotiation process, when the price quoted isn’t within the buyer’s budget. One thing to remember, after that initial price quote, is this: Do not compete against your own quote. The practice is common: the other party indicates the price quoted for a domain isn’t what they had in mind. […]
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Internet Reboot report : Domainers want something for nothing

Domainers want something for nothing, a new study shows. Expert analysis of the expectations shared by domain investors produced some interesting data, according to the Internet Reboot Institute : “We’ve come to the conclusion that domainers are a group of professionals with some of the highest expectations, when it comes down to calculating the work […]

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – DNW Podcast #131

One market for domain names is very strong but the other is lackluster This week we chat with domain name broker Andrew Rosener of Media Options about the domain name market. He says it’s a very bifurcated market, with different results in the end user and investor markets. Andrew also discusses the challenge of premium […]

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Domain Memes : Where did you get those flowers from?

Our Domain Memes series depict short, fun snapshots of events related to the domain industry, whether about funny or more serious incidents. Today’s domain meme is about the Queen.com debacle, and the apparent chutzpah of a Danish florist company to challenge the ownership of the aged, generic domain via the UDRP process. As Rick Schwartz […]

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Teaching domain name investing to the world

Sedo went out of its traditional comfort zone to discuss domain investing. Last week I wrote about how Sedo was exhibiting at the Annual Investor Meeting in Dubai this week. This is an unusual conference for a domain name company. The audience knows next to nothing about domain names as an investment, which is precisely […]

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Proxy domain inquiries on the increase in 2017

Domain inquiries that utilize proxy third parties, are on the increase this year. Seemingly innocent queries attempt to approach domain owners, on behalf of larger entities. By using proxy domain buyers, a company can save thousands, sometimes millions of dollars. Whether these inquiries arrive from professional domain brokers, or other disassociated parties, one thing is […]
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Domain investments : Hold long, for maximum ROI

My most recent five figure domain sale started as an acquisition on DNForum, around this time in 2005. The domain was part of a fire sale by the late investor, Igal Lichtman, whose “Mrs. Jello LLC” sales threads were legendary. I spent $1,000 buying two LLL .net domains, and a two word .com. Igal’s words […]
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Domains versus fancy pants, and a fashionable .COM upgrade to a .IO

A recent domain inquiry arrived from a party that operates their own clothes boutique, from an upscale area no less. The introduction included the disclaimer that they did not possess great financial resources for the domain. Nevertheless, it was a direct, polite inquiry that arrived via the Uniregistry Market, and I ran the obligatory background […]
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