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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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My Moniker Account was Breached – Security Flaws Persist

I woke up on September 1st, Labor Day, to an email alert that one of my domains had been transferred out of my account at Moniker without my authorization. I soon learned that my account had been hacked, the account email had been changed, a new user had been created, and five domains had been […]
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Dot Net Multiplier Myth Debunked

We’ve all heard of the dot net multiplier in the domain space. The commonly accepted rule of thumb is that a dot net is worth approximately 10% of its dot com counterpart. I thought it would be interesting to put this rule to the test because I’ve never seen any hard evidence to back it […]
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Place Your Back Orders for Expired Domains at Pheenix

I first heard about Pheenix.com in September of last year when they had a major coup and beat out the biggest players in the drop catching space to grab PetSitters.com. The domain had hundreds of back orders across NameJet, SnapNames and Pool so you know these services were really gunning for it. The domain ended […]
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Liberty.com reportedly sold last year for over a million dollars

The previous owner of Liberty.com confirmed that he sold the domain last year for a “seven figures” sum.  The sale is covered by an NDA so he couldn’t disclose the actual price. The new owner is Liberty Global, the $35 billion market cap international cable company.  Liberty.com changed hands in April 2013. In 2011, Liberty.com […]
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BulkAvailability.com Adds Domain Typo Generator

Typos of generic domain names are a great way to generate traffic and earn parking or affiliate revenue.  For example, someone looking for insurance might attempt to type Insurance.com into their browser, but instead they might swap one of the letters and type Insurnace.com instead.  If you own that domain name you can monetize that […]
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