Archive | March, 2017

Selling Failed New gTLDs to Other Registries?

Posted on 31 March 2017 by Andrei

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 by Andrei

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 by Andrei

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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We’re All Brilliant Traders in a Strong Uptrend

Posted on 28 March 2017 by Andrei

I’ve read a post on TheDomains about Dominic, a short domain investor who shared his story on NamePros and first of all, I think he deserves our respect for having the courage it takes to share his numbers in an upfront manner.
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Does a Trigger-Happy Industry Deserve Good Leaders?

Posted on 27 March 2017 by Andrei

Over the years, I’ve seen beginners get scammed time and time again. By people who sell them dreams, by registries which release fake sales (even before the new gTLD craze!), by those who sell picks&shovels despite knowing there’s no gold out there and so on. My first instinct has always been feeling sorry for them and it still is… but with a twist.
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The $201,250 Casino.Online Sale Is Great… but Not for Domainers :)

Posted on 26 March 2017 by Andrei

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I have to ask: how much money did domainers make after the $201,250 Casino.Online sale? The answer is obvious: a big fat $0, because the domain was sold by the registry to an end user, NOT by a domainer.
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The Comfort of Reliability and Lack Thereof

Posted on 25 March 2017 by Andrei

I have to admit there are days during which I envy those who have the comfort of 9 to 5 jobs. Even if it’s a fake sense of comfort and the idea of job safety is somewhat of a joke, it must be relieving not to feel any kind of “I wonder how much money I’ll make next month”-type pressure.
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Let’s Talk About “Blockbuster” Sales

Posted on 24 March 2017 by Andrei

First and foremost, I want to make it clear that this post is written by someone who has been domaining for quite a few years but never had a “blockbuster” sale that tops the charts.

Realistically speaking, most of those who are reading this won’t have a blockbuster sale either but let me ask you: so what?
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For Sale: Studio.Com, Bath.Com, 25.Com, IH.Com, AX.Com, LLL.Coms And More!

Posted on 23 March 2017 by Andrei

Together with James Booth from, DomainingTips is proud to present a list of gems you don’t exactly come across every day!

If you want to buy one of today’s domains and/or have questions, simply send a message to

Payments via with the escrow fee covered by the buyer, unless otherwise negotiated. 

Let’s get right down to business and start with a priced as well as two LL.coms for which we’re requesting offers: – $2.7M – Offers Wanted – Offers Wanted

Next, we have eight two-character dot coms: + – $250k (currently has a $200k offer) – $55k – $80k – $100k – $125k – $110k – $115k – $150k

… followed by a selection of LLL.coms: – $35k – $38k – $42k

… and the following NNNN.coms: – $1.4M – $16k – $35k – $43k – $52k

… and the following hot VR-related LLL.nets at $2.5k each:

To end the short domain part of our email, we also have for which offers are requested.

Fortunately, we haven’t forgotten about one word dot com enthusiasts either and I’ll let the domains speak for themselves: – Offers Wanted – Offers Wanted – Offers Wanted – Offers Wanted – Offers Wanted – $40k – $50k – $60k – $60k – $100k – $150k – $150k – $150k – $150k – $200k – $200k – $250k – $250k – $250k – $250k – $350k – $400k – $400k

That’s it for today guys!

To let me know which domain(s) you’re interested in or ask a question, send a message to

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Back Up Your Data TODAY!

Posted on 23 March 2017 by Andrei

Once a year, I try to remind DomainingTips readers to back up their data. As someone who has a little bit of experience in the hosting industry, let me just say words can’t begin to describe how many problems/headaches can be avoided by simply backing up your data and doing it frequently enough.

My request for you guys is this: back up your data today, right after reading this post if possible.
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