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Never negotiate with the IT guy about domain acquisitions

Many incoming inquiries seem to arrive from a company’s IT guy, and they are outright the least qualified to negotiate with. An IT professional, whether middle manager or lower, is not able to make decisions that involve marketing functions and associated budgeting. While technically a domain name is a digital asset managed by the IT […]
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Domains versus fancy pants, and a fashionable .COM upgrade to a .IO

A recent domain inquiry arrived from a party that operates their own clothes boutique, from an upscale area no less. The introduction included the disclaimer that they did not possess great financial resources for the domain. Nevertheless, it was a direct, polite inquiry that arrived via the Uniregistry Market, and I ran the obligatory background […]
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Why won’t Tucows disclose their resellers’ services?

Recently, I had to confirm whether a particular, UK-based registrar is ICANN-accredited. Transferring domains to non-accredited domain registrars is important to know; one must be aware of which ICANN-accredited registrar they resell for. The registrar identified itself as a reseller of OpenSRS/Tucows. But I had to confirm it, so I contacted Tucows. My communication with […]
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