Building value in a domain

Posted on 19 July 2017

Many blogs discuss how to buy and sell domains pure play domaining. I want to blog about something different as a domainer how to set up a business on a great domain and sell it for £100million.

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What Would It Take to Call Dot Web Successful?

Posted on 12 April 2017

Two days ago, I’ve explained why in my opinion, Dot Net is actually better than Dot Web in terms of “meaningfulness” of the term on the right of the dot. Both are superior to Dot Com in that respect but, well… that doesn’t matter 🙂
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Dot Web vs. Dot Net

Posted on 10 April 2017

Some people actually think Dot Web could eventually end up being a threat to Dot Com, using “Everyone knows what Web is, what’s a *Com*?” as the main argument or if you will, the fact that “Web” is a more meaningful term on the right of the dot than “Com”.
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New gTLDs = Amateur Hour

Posted on 07 April 2017

A NamePros user shared his story about how a .Loan domain he registered six MONTHS (not minutes, hours or even days but M-O-N-T-H-S) ago was clawed back by the registry. I’m sorry but this is yet another reason why the entire new gTLD “phenomenon” is starting to look more and more like amateur hour.
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Update: Existing Domains Won’t Be Affected by Uniregistry’s Price Increase

Posted on 06 April 2017

At the beginning of March, Uniregistry decided to hike the prices on some of its poorest performers by as much as 3,000% and naturally, a huge backlash followed which culminated with GoDaddy’s decision of dropping all Uniregistry strings (not just those affected by price hikes).
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Letting Failed Extensions… Well, Fail

Posted on 02 April 2017

Three days ago, I’ve mentioned that I for one see three options when it comes to new gTLDs: being rescued by ICANN, being bought by another company or simply letting them fail.

Since the first two options have already been covered, it’s time to think about whether or not it might be a good idea to just let the extensions that are not economically viable fail.
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Breaking: Rick Schwartz Sells to Microsoft for $2.88M!

Posted on 01 April 2017

Update: yep, April Fools 🙂

Literally two minutes ago, Rick Schwartz announced the following on twitter:

“I would like to announce the sale of http://SMARTGLASSES.COM to MICROSOFT in biggest domain sale since 2015. $2.88MM. I Paid $3280 #Domains”
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Selling Failed New gTLDs to Other Registries?

Posted on 31 March 2017

Two days ago, I asked you guys if you thought new gTLDs are worth saving and have provided three options. Yesterday, I’ve covered option #1, being rescued by ICANN.
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Should ICANN Permanently Rescue Failed New gTLDs?

Posted on 30 March 2017

Yesterday, I’ve put three options on the table so as to try a bit of a collective brainstorming experiment. Today, I’d like to analyze the first option in more detail, which is having ICANN bail out the failed extensions.
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Can (and Should) Failed New gTLDs Be Saved?

Posted on 29 March 2017

After three or so years, it’s blatantly obvious that for a lot of extensions, there just isn’t enough demand. Realistically speaking, registries made a mistake by being too lenient when it comes to choosing terms.
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