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Mike Mann’s crowdpricing domain appraisal system will have 4 appraisers

Mike Mann shared some details on how the upcoming DomainMarket.com appraisal system will work. He calls it a “crowdpricing domain appraisal system”. About 10 days ago he announced that the appraisal system would be using 3 appraisers, costing $88 per name, but now he is up to 4 appraisers with no known price. Here is …

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My domain name renewals and drops in January and February 2017

This is the review of the my domain name renewals and drops in the months of January and February 2017. I don’t liquidate my domains by selling them for $5 or $10. That takes too much time for me that simply it is not worth my time. I just drop them. But that is just …

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The Uniregistry disaster continues: registrar increases domain retail prices by 62% to 75%

The Uniregistry disaster continues as people are jumping ship as both registry AND now registrar domain name prices are increasing. Uniregistry registrar sent out an email last week to inform current owners of the New gTLD price increase but the email had another bad surprise. I tried to stay out of the Uniregistry mess on …

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Developed.NYC highlights the growing NYC domainscape

(This is a guest post from Matt Gill, owner of Developed.NYC.) When I first came to New York one thing I noticed was how people love to wear the name of their city on their heads, chests, behinds and even on their feet. To be clear I mean regular New Yorkers, not tourists. I just …

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Most paranoid reply to a domain quote!

I got an inquiry for a .com domain name and as usual I send my quote to the interested party from Ohio. What I received was the most paranoid reply and it was not because my price was too high or something like that. Here is the reply: “I decline all interest in such offers …

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Frank Schilling just killed the New gTLD domain name program (Warning!)

Frank Schilling, owner of Uniregistry, just nailed the first nail on the New gTLD coffin. I wonder how the other registries are feeling about this? Yes, I am angry once again even though this price hike does not affect my own New gTLD names. But this affects the whole ICANN New gTLD program. Did Frank …

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My favorite new domain extensions (562 domains in 82 extensions)

Many readers ask me what my favorite new extension is. There is not a definite answer as I strongly believe in good left-right combinations and not so much in individual extensions although it is clear as to what the winning extensions are so far. And no, I don’t judge by registration numbers alone. Some of …

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Rick Schwartz: “Underwater domain investors FORCED to sell cheap.”

Rick Schwartz is not a big fan of New gTLDs as I guess you might have heard over the past few years. He had been very critical on new extensions on his blog but then he stopped blogging. His last blog post was in June 2014. He has only made 1 post (in 3 parts) …

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