Simple question – Are you planning to still do business with NameJet

Obviously the biggest story in domaining this week was NameJet. There was some shady behavior uncovered, there were some that jumped to conclusions that may have proven to be premature or wrong. I tend to agree with Shane Cultra when he said the industry needs NameJet. Now some called for a blackballing of those dealing […]

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Rick Schwartz : A domain middle man is not a broker

Rick Schwartz raised an interesting point about who is fit to sell his premium domains, and active brokering is not what he’s after. Responding to a tweet about commissions on a potential brokerage sale, the Domain King responded: “No. A middle man isnt out there selling. He has CONNECTIONS!! He puts worlds together. He does […]

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Some Domain Acquisitions in the First Half of 2017

I mentioned that my acquisitions were slow in the 2nd half of 2016, but that I had some leads on some potential buys. Thankfully, a couple of them came through, and I’m happy with many of the acquisitions below. However, my pipeline is completely empty right now, so I need to get back to work…..

Some of the acquisitions, in alphabetical order:

  • BugShield.com – The domain had a site which was selling a door screen for the flying / crawling types of bugs. I think it’s more likely that a future use will pertain to electronic bugs/viruses. For example, I like it much more than BugSplat.com, which Frank Schilling sold for $6,500 last year, and is built out. I saw this one on Josh’s list, in his BIN section which is always worth a look.
  • Cuddle.com – The domain had been pimped around through brokers and brokerage houses more than I’d like, but I really like the name and am willing to sit on it for awhile (years) if needed.
  • Detailer.com – Lots of auto detailers, and detailing products.
  • Immediate.com – Andrew Rosener liked it in this Domain Sherpa review, while Frank Schilling thought it’s tough to spell.
  • Instigate.com – Action verbs are hard to find.
  • Reputations.com – Online & offline reputation management is big business. I’d prefer the singular, but it’s developed and has over $85 million in funding; that may negatively impact the value of the plural, although I’d try to buy the plural if I were Reputation.com. The domain was most recently used by a reputations management company, with a screenshot below.
  • Sentiment.com – In a somewhat similar vein as Reputations.com, there are lots of firms that specialize in managing companies’ online brand sentiment. Also, lots of stock traders make decisions based on market sentiment. I acquired this domain with the help of Escrow.com’s domain concierge service, which put the seller’s mind at ease.
  • Sustainable.com – It’s a heck of a popular and trendy term these days, and I believe it has long-term staying power.

Yesterday, I wrote about my 2017 sales thus far, and was pleased that those sales funded all of the acquisitions listed above, up until Sustainable.com, which was the most recent of the purchases. This is part of the continuing evolution of my portfolio, to (a) focus on quality over quantity, and (b) shift profits from liquid domains into 1-2 word brandable .com domains. This certainly isn’t the best or only approach for everyone, but it’s the right one for me at this time.

You’re welcome to share your recent acquisitions, or offer up constructive comments on those above. Or, drop me a line if you have similar names you’re willing to sell for fair, but reseller, pricing.

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‘Not the Best Time’ for Proposed Russia-U.S. Cyber Unit, Says NSA Chief

CircleID CircleID: NSA chief, Mike Rogers during the annual Aspen Security Forum on Saturday, shunned the proposed Russia-U.S. cyber unit, stating "I would argue now is probably not the best time to be doing this." From a report in Reuters: "National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers on Saturday rebuffed the prospect for a U.S.-Russia cyber unit, a proposal which has been greeted with incredulity by several senior U.S. lawmakers and which President Donald Trump himself appeared to back down from after initially indicating interest. ... Trump said earlier this month that he had discussed the idea of creating such a group with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg."
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El regular ascenso de los dominios .shop

Blog Dominios Blog Dominios: Fuente de la imagen: RegistarStats.com. La curva de ascenso en los registros de los dominios .shop, es una de las que pueden generar mayor seguridad, para los inversionistas de dominios que saben leer los indicadores de la estabilidad. Somos dados a hablar de máximas antiguas: “Easy come, easy go”, lo que fácil llega, fácil se va, es un dicho puede aplicarse a los casos en los que una “rush” o fiebre repentina (o una agresiva campaña de ventas) puede generar compras masivas de un tipo específico de dominio, para luego caer estrepitosamente en picada… No es el caso de los dominios .shop, en poder y gestión de la empresa japonesa GMO Registry. Los .shop, después de una empinada curva de registros, la cual duró hasta Octubre del año 2016, han seguido un ascenso moderado, agradablemente estable y constante, justo por todo el camino medio que transitaría un caballo percherón, muy bien plantado. La representación de una robusta empresa en el mundo occidental. Ya informaba Blogdominios, en Enero del año pasado, la saludable venta por 41,5 millones de dólares, al dueño japonés (ver nota). El hecho de que en la subasta correspondiente, hayan pujado compradores tan potentes como Amazon y Google, [...]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 22, 2017

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 22, 2017. 

If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where the price was when the auction ended, but the name may not have sold if a reserve was in place.

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Top 10 Namejet sales for yesterday as listed on Namebio.

crok.com $2,555
kmpm.com $1,019
xzjs.com $970
wrgh.com $942
slyw.com $910
coolspeed.com $808
foodfellas.com $701
powerspark.com $690
48722.com $672
airbrokers.com $659

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