Archive | March, 2016

Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 33

Posted on 29 March 2016 by Andrei

I’m sure you’re surprised to see a case study post on a Tuesday but I thought I’d try an interesting experiment by selling a CHIP as well as a regular LLLL through no reserve NamePros auctions. I’ve sold regular LLLLs like this before but never chips. Not sure if this has ever been tried before to be honest but anyway, I’ve decided to give it a go.

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Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 32

Posted on 27 March 2016 by Andrei

This has to be the shortest newsletter I’ve ever sent and I’ve asked people to make me their best offer for a *really* good chip (- edited: the domain has been removed – ), with each person only getting one chance to make the offer in question (no negotiations). Should be interesting, people hate wasting time and by getting right down to business, I’m giving them what they want in my opinion.
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NOBODY Can Predict the Future

Posted on 22 March 2016 by Andrei

I love it how most people think the future can be predicted in an accurate and consistent manner, from Average Joes who consider themselves experts after reading a few articles on the Interwebs to PhDs who think their models are the best thing since sliced bread.
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Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 31

Posted on 21 March 2016 by Andrei

Really good deals today, final price reductions on 5 premium LLLL dot coms (- edited: the domains have been removed – ) and 4 regular LLLLs (- edited: the domains have been removed – ), I’m sure bargain hunters will be very happy with this week’s newsletter :)

As always, here’s the full text of the newsletter, the domains will be removed within 48-ish hours so as not to get indexed:
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You’re the ONLY One Responsible for Your Decisions

Posted on 20 March 2016 by Andrei

Shane wrote about some of the hate messages and even threats he’s been receiving lately and it makes me sick to my stomach. No matter how strongly you disagree with someone, resorting to hate comments and/or threats is low.

Seriously, wtf?
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It’s Hard to Be a Domaining Newbie in 2016

Posted on 18 March 2016 by Andrei

Short domains have been a blessing for our industry but from certain perspectives, also a curse.

They have helped companies such as Sedo which were on a clear downward slope as reseller market venues come back to life.
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Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 30

Posted on 14 March 2016 by Andrei

Selling 17 LLLLs today, very balanced list with -edited: the domains have been removed-.
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DN.com Not Re-Opening for the Time Being

Posted on 14 March 2016 by Andrei

According to a recent email they’ve sent, DN.com will be closed for a few more days. Their exact wording is “several days more” and “several” is pretty strong wording but since the people behind the escrow service are from China, it might just be a language barrier thing, perhaps they didn’t use “several” to indicate that we’ll be talking about a significant amount of time and simply should have used “a few” or “lighter” expressions.
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Anomaly Is the New Status Quo

Posted on 13 March 2016 by Andrei

At first, I have to admit I didn’t “get” short domains. Quite frankly, I still don’t get numerics for example from an end user perspective.

But as time passed, I realized it doesn’t matter what I “get” or what I “want”, it all boils down to what the market wants.
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Dear DN.com, WTF? Seriously, WTF?

Posted on 12 March 2016 by Andrei

As a lot of you have noticed by now, DN.com is down. Down as in literally down, “Can’t reach this page” message and all that good stuff. No “We are undergoing maintenance” template, no explanation page, nothing.

This is beyond ridiculous/unprofessional and it’s things like this which make it clear our industry is still in its infancy.
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