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How to Negotiate Marketing Budget for Domain Lease Agreements

If you hang around the domain industry long enough, then you’ll likely discover most domain portfolios often sit priced unrealistically, and collecting more dust than inquiries and sales. And if researching and drumming up leads, inquiries, and sales for your domain portfolio is not within your wheelhouse, then things aren’t looking up for you, and […]
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When making an accusation, make sure you got the whole story

2017 has certainly been a very contentious year, there have been scandals, possible scandals where not enough info came to the surface, and there have been a number of accusations thrown around. While we all want to see those who are cheating and scams brought to light, we do need to be careful on how […]
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Protect your domain names

Two pieces of news I read prompted me to think that companies must carefully protect their domain names. The first one was actually a recruitment ad by American movie studio 20th Century Fox for a domain manager. The second one was about the domain name 864.com being stolen in China. The position of domain manager […]
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Would you distrust a business simply for operating on a non com?

I was having a three way conversation with two other domain investors about esports. The conversation was about esports but it turned to domain names when the prospect of finding a project name came up. I had mentioned that esports names were pretty well mined, with either outrageous premiums in new gtlds or taken in […]
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GoDaddy really needs to scrap these valuations

Anyone who has been in this business for just a solid year, knows that artificially generated valuations are crap 99% of the time. I had an interesting conversation about a week ago where someone asked me about the GoDaddy valuations. I said they are mostly for entertainment purposes but I do think they do harm […]
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Whether something is legal or not, optics matter

I think one thing that needs to be discussed internally at all the auction houses is, “How does this look?” Something can be legal, but the optics don’t look good. I will say point blank, if I ran an auction site, I would have in the TOS that you cannot bid on a family member […]
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Grab the popcorn

Sometimes you just grab some Sit back and just watch a thread become entertainment. Domains wanted thread started out like: Collecting 2 letter .com domains Can pm me   Only .com domains do not send anything   Budget 100$ to 999$ depends on...
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What do you think a single letter .com is worth?

Kudos to Elliot Silver on getting the full scoop on X.com being acquired by it’s original owner Elon Musk. Someone asked me, “where I thought the remaining 23 one letter .com would sell for in an auction environment, with no reserve?” Z.com is the only sale we have to go on currently. That domain sold […]
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