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The Effect of Isolationism on the Internet?

Posted on 19 January 2017 by Andrei

The UK Brexit vote, the election of Trump in the US are just two examples which make it clear that more and more people have adopted an isolationist attitude. The same principle is valid elsewhere in the world as well. In Europe, isolationist candidates are at record-breaking popularity levels in a lot of places and again, all of this is taking place in a democratic framework.
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Will Bitcoin Eventually Be Used for End User Transactions?

Posted on 17 January 2017 by Andrei

I had a very interesting exchange of comments with a reader who is a bitcoin enthusiast a few days ago. While I’m not a bitcoin/crypto pro, I am reasonably knowledgeable and since I’m a domainer as well, I can’t help but wonder whether bitcoin will eventually become mainstream enough to be used for end user transactions.
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What Pays the Bills?

Posted on 07 January 2017 by Andrei

As much as domainers like to talk about “potential” and dream big, bills have to be paid and bellies have to be filled.

One of the most important questions you have to answer will always be this: what ultimately pays the bills and puts food on the table?
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Is Verisign’s Dot Web Purchase the Final Nail in the New gTLD Coffin?

Posted on 03 August 2016 by Andrei

Will .Web end up being the most successful new gTLD? Perhaps, perhaps not. It all depends on how we define “successful” I guess. I can tell you right now that if we choose to see things from a “which new G has the most registrations?” perspective, it definitely won’t be #1. Not by a long shot. If instead we see things from a “which new G made the most money?” angle (and I for one consider this approach a lot more reasonable) then perhaps Dot Web will indeed end up being the best.
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Can we fight against non-linear terrorism using linear thinking?

Posted on 15 July 2016 by Andrei

Like all of you, I’m shocked by the increasing frequency of terrorist attacks, the most recent one being in Nice. We humans are problem solvers and, naturally, once you get over the shock of the news, you cannot help but ask yourself: what can be done?
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Want My Honest Opinion About Your Domaining Strategy?

Posted on 06 July 2016 by Andrei

I’ve offered to analyze people’s portfolios every now and then on DomainingTips but I’ve never analyzed the domaining strategy of my readers. In other words, I’ve never had readers tell me about what they currently do or intend to do to make money via domaining, then share my two cents.
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I’ll Give You Blogging.Services for Free

Posted on 14 June 2016 by Andrei

It’s no secret that I for one am not a fan of new gTLDs, so I don’t plan on keeping any.

I tried selling Blogging.Services on my newsletter for peanuts in the past and failed, so I decided to give it to someone. The first person who comments on this post with the text “ME” gets it. I’ll simply push it to your GoDaddy account and you have no obligations towards me whatsoever. My only request is that you consider donating something to charity, even if it’s just 10 bucks or so.
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Are You Paying Attention to the Brexit Situation?

Posted on 13 June 2016 by Andrei

Don’t really like the idea of writing about politics-related stuff on a domaining blog but the fact that this month (on the 23rd), the United Kingdom will decide if they stay in the European Union or leave is a big deal. As in literally a huge deal, especially with the polls indicating no clear winner.
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Want My Honest Opinion About Your Portfolio?

Posted on 10 June 2016 by Andrei

It’s been a looooooooong time since I’ve done this on DomainingTips, so why not?

If you’d like me to provide an honest opinion about your domain portfolio, send me an email at and include the domains you want me to take a look at. I’ll reply with my honest opinion and will charge $0 for this, under two conditions:
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Reseller Market Demand for Generics?

Posted on 04 May 2016 by Andrei

Bill Sweetman wrote a very interesting piece about what end users want and one worders for example are at the top of his list. Generics in general are leading the way, with 68% based on his data.
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