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The state of domain name brokers

I have been really worried lately with the current state of domain name brokers. You may have read how “I don’t like brokers”. The problem is that most of the brokers know very little about domain names when they enter the business and most leave the b...
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Only buy what (domains) you need

I got inspired to write this post by a tweet made by Peter Sunde, founder of Njalla (and Pirate Bay), a privacy domain name registration service, about black Friday purchases: This Friday it’s “black friday”. At @njal_la we’re d...
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Post your 3 best domain names!

Please post in the comments your 3 best (or 3 of your best) domain names. I will start with mine. Please don’t post more than 3 domain names and also don’t post prices. Domains don’t have to be available for sale anyway… Here are 3 of my best domain names: rebels.com functionality.com digital.gr Digital.gr is …

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This is insulting and a new low for Uniregistry domain name brokers!

This seems like a new low for Uniregistry domain name brokers and it is really insulting to domain buyers. I inquired about a domain name in July 2016 and 21 emails later (yes they don’t give up) I received this email from a Uniregistry broker yesterday: “Our payment plans do not accumulate interest. When someone …

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Is the domain name price really ridiculous?

I got a reply from an interested buyer of one of my domain names saying that the price I quoted was ridiculous. Is the quoted domain name price really ridiculous? How does the buyer know? Does he/she know more than the domain name owner? Unless you the buyer is working with domain names everyday then …

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Is 50% of the domaining industry about to be washed away? Probably…

Is 50% of the domaining industry about to be washed away? Rick Schwartz certainly thinks so. And I agree too. But this has started a year ago. Many of the opportunistic people are long gone by now. But will domaining go back at the 2013-2014 level or above that or below that? If it goes …

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Mike Mann: “What is a super premium domain name?”

Mike Mann talked again on Facebook about his new crowd appraisal system that he is rolling out soon. Here is what he said: “What is a Super Premium Domain Name? One that appraises over $10,000, by taking the average appraisal of 3 long time top expert domain dealers at once. It’s too complex and spreads …

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Neustar has destroyed the .BIZ and .US domain name whois service

Neustar, Inc. has decided to destroy whois for .biz and .us domain names without even an announcement. That is probably because what they did is against ICANN rules. Domain name whois at port 43 is a service free to all and be accessed using almost any computer with an internet connection. There are of course …

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A fundamental mistake in domain name investing

This is a fundamental mistake in domain name investing and even experienced domainers do this mistake even without realizing it. Some people think that the simple the fact of owning many domain names will sooner or later produce enough AND big domain name sales. Not really! Owning domain names is the easiest thing in the …

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