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12 years ago it was very different

12 years ago this past Friday was one of the moments in my domaining career that changed things for me. I had registered domains starting back in 1997 but it was November 2005, when I started the .tv forum on Namepros. Today there are tons of niches and people who focus on a narrow category […]
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new gTLDs made up 16 percent of the 2016 cases at WIPO

Ip-Watch.org published an article on the WIPO annual report. In that article William New broke down some statistics related to domain disputes. 2016 showed an increase of 10% in domain cases. From the article: In 2016, the total number of WIPO cybersquatting cases rose 10 percent, with a record 3,036 cases brought by trademark owners, […]

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The future of all premium domain transactions?

There was an interesting conversation that took place on Twitter with Mike, Elliot Silver and Andrew Rosener. The topic dealt with financing purchases and also getting equity from certain deals. Andrew Rosener commented that he felt that this was the future of premium domain transactions. The conversation started with Elliot’s tweet: A domain name may […]

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How do you like your content?

I was reading the article Morgan Linton wrote about domain blogs and it kind of fit in with an article I started on over the weekend. How do you like your content? Morgan was specifically talking about a Twitter conversation about Bitcoin and Domaining, that was being had by Rick Schwartz and Konstantinos from OnlineDomain.com. […]

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One investor asks,”4L CHIPS: Wasn’t it the best example of pump and dump?

In 2015 the emergence of so called ugly 4L.com names started their rise. People started posting wanted threads on Namepros, “Looking for 4L.coms no a,e,i,o,u,v.” The prices started to pick up pretty rapidly, I owned two 4L.coms and the first one I auctioned on Namepros and it sold for $335. I auctioned the other on […]

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Behind The Keyword – Media

Welcome to Behind The Keyword, I will be taking a look at the most popular keywords that sell, get listed and get developed. Whether it be on big marketplaces like Sedo and Afternic or specialty sites like BrandBucket. Today we are looking at the keyword – Media Some Media related statistics: 9,350,000,000 results  results for […]

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Verisign trending keywords for September Irma,Pic and Lean

Verisign released their top trending keywords for September with Irma leading the .com trend. Really a random selection of generic words in September. Keywords like pic, lean and tile were at the top of the list.   .COM .NET irma base pic tile lean testing jerseys drain prices relief parks tickets disaster proofing aspen inspections […]
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Do you need to own Chinese domain names?

A large number of Chinese domain extensions have been released in the last few years, and you may have already come across some of them by chance. You may even wonder if you should acquire some Chinese domain names for your business. Today let’s look at this issue. First of all, what is a Chinese […]
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