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Was the $25k sale of Screensaver.com a great deal or a waste of money?

Morgan Linton Morgan Linton: Yesterday the two-word .COM ScreenSaver.com sold for $25,099 on popular domain name marketplace NameJet. I’ll be honest, when I first saw this I thought, “wow, that’s a steal of a deal for such a solid domain.” Then I took a minute to think about it. Who uses screensavers? When I first started using computers back […]

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A must-read for startup founders trying to understand how domain names impact SEO

Morgan Linton Morgan Linton: Earlier today, domain industry veteran Andrew Rosner wrote a great post about how domain names impact SEO. There is has been a lot of confusion about what role domain names play when it comes to ranking well in search engines. While it would be great if buying a good domain name would instantly improve your SEO but […]

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If all new domain name extensions failed, would the domain industry get smaller?

Morgan Linton Morgan Linton: So there has been a lot of talk lately about the challenges that the new domain extensions (new gTLDs as Domainers call them) have had when it comes to investment value. At the same time, hugely successful startups like Data.world and monster companies like Alphabet.xyz have decided to brand around a new domain extension. At […]

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Beware of Escrow services that make you pay all the fees upfront

Morgan Linton Morgan Linton: There are pros and cons to using an escrow service. In most cases the pros far outweigh the cons as escrow services add a huge amount of safety to buying and selling domain names. That being said, one of the downsides to some escrow services is that they charge the escrow fee upfront. While this is […]

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Someone’s dropping a ton of 3N .IO domains…and I’m not surprised

Morgan Linton Morgan Linton: I was bidding on some domains tonight on Park.io when I noticed that someone is dropping a ton of 3N .IO domain names. Like the title of this post said, I’m not surprised. I too tested the 3L .IO and 3N .IO path and found it to be a scary and desolate place, just you and your […]

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Some people think you should be weary of putting “For Sale” pages on your domain names

Morgan Linton Morgan Linton: I’ll start by saying, I don’t agree. Yes, I’ll go on record saying it, I think you are absolutely missing out on potential buyers and decreasing your chances of selling a domain if you choose not to put up a landing page that makes it clear that your domain name is for sale. So why am […]

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It’s time to change the background on my blog – what do you think?

Morgan Linton Morgan Linton: So I recently realized that I’ve had the same background rocking on my blog for over two years now, and it’s time for a change. Since I’m not a designer, and I also know I don’t have an amazing design eye, I’m probably not the best person to pick the background. Which is why I […]

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Two paths – big portfolio vs. small portfolio

Morgan Linton Morgan Linton: I read an interesting article this week on DomainInvesting.com with Elliot’s thought on investing in hundreds of domain names vs. thousands of names. I think most people know Elliot, and know he has some very solid names – he’s focused on quality over quantity. However that’s just one of two paths, other investors like Mike Mann have […]

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One of my most-read posts is still getting comments six years after I wrote it

Morgan Linton Morgan Linton: I’m always happy to see when posts from years ago continue to live on and bring active conversation and discussion. Every once and a while I write a post that somehow magically transforms into a discussion board of its own. One particular post that is still going strong I wrote back in 2011 and yesterday […]

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