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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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:
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.
Posted on 15 April 2016 by Andrei
As the 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis (aka The Great Recession) taught us, domains are currently risk assets. In other words, if the economy crashes, domains will crash too.
Will things always stay this way?
Posted on 13 April 2016 by Andrei
There are definitely some *very* deep pocketed players in the short domain market and without a doubt, their actions can and do influence the entire short domain space… but to which extent?
The short domain market is ridiculously small compared to other asset classes so sure, it is considerably more prone to volatility. If someone wants to buy let’s say 500 LLLL chips right away for example then needless to say, the price will shoot up aggressively. Supply and demand 101. The same way, of someone wants to sell 500 LLLL chips right away, the downward pressure on chip prices will be humongous.
Posted on 06 December 2015 by Andrei
It’s no secret that as a response to the 2007-2008 financial crisis, central banks have been pumping money into the economy like crazy, yet there haven’t been any real inflation problems up until this point. In the United States for example, base money went up about 4 times, from 800-ish billion to 3.2 TRILLION.