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What Were They Called? End Users?

Posted on 11 May 2016 by Andrei

Seeing the term “end users” written on my WordPress dashboard as I am typing this seems… well, just a tad bit strange. I actually took a moment and thought about whether or not I should use a hyphen between “end” and “users”, I kid you not :)
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Most Chinese Investors Are Beginners

Posted on 05 May 2016 by Andrei

Reading buyout threads has been quite frustrating because most of them have something in common: due to the fact that China has been the main “engine” of those buyouts, a lot of people use illogical arguments such as “the Chinese are buying, they must be on to something” or “do you actually think the buyout will stop and that all those Chinese investors will lose money?” as if “the Chinese” possess a crystal ball and can accurately predict the future.

They don’t. They can’t.
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Short Domains as a Hedge Against Currency Devaluation

Posted on 27 January 2016 by Andrei

I live in Europe where we actually have a DEFLATION problem rather than inflation concerns but in a lot of other countries, especially in Asia and South America, currency devaluation is a huge, huge threat. In my opinion, the idea of protection against currency devaluation has perhaps been the main driver of short domain prices.
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The Fed Rate Hike and… Domains?

Posted on 18 December 2015 by Andrei

Not sure how many of you guys are on top of financial news but something pretty significant happened: after 7 years of rates basically at zero as a response to the 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis, the Federal Reserve (the central bank of the United States) increased rates by 0.25%.
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A Strong Dollar = A Blessing for European Domainers

Posted on 10 December 2015 by Andrei

… and for domainers from other countries who get paid in dollars and who are seeing their local currency fall against the USD.
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Money Isn’t Everything or The Hidden Costs of Domaining

Posted on 08 December 2015 by Andrei

First of all, I’d like to congratulate Mike as well as GoDaddy on the sale, deals like this one are great for the industry IMO.

I’m happy Mike dramatically reduced his daily stress level and this brings me to one of the things people don’t talk about very often: the hidden costs of domaining or the toll domaining can and will take on your life.
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You Don’t Know. Deal With It.

Posted on 02 December 2015 by Andrei

If you’re following the various short domain-related discussions out there, you’ll notice most domainers think they have it all figured out.

Some say Chinese Premium LLLL.coms will hit $10k next year. Or $25k. Or more.

Others say they’ll go back down to $1,000. Or $100. Or regfee.
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Long-Term Guest Poster Wanted

Posted on 17 November 2015 by Andrei

Hi guys, I’m currently looking for someone who is interested in having a weekly or bi-monthly column on DomainingTips.com. Something along the lines of “Interesting Stuff That Happened This Week” but any other format/ideas will be taken into consideration.
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Domain Names and Stocks Might *Not* Be Affected By The Next Financial Crisis

Posted on 12 November 2015 by Andrei

… in fact, they might end up helping those who own them preserve or enhance their wealth.

Most people make the mistake of assuming that domains and stocks *have* to go down in value with every financial crisis but that’s just not true because it all depends on the nature of the crisis. If we’ll be dealing with an inflationary crisis as opposed to a deflationary one, the exact opposite will happen: assets will go up as a result of the crisis, not down.
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Do You *Have* To Understand What You’re Investing In?

Posted on 11 November 2015 by Andrei

A lot of times, when talking to domainers from Western countries, they tell me how they don’t understand the short domain phenomenon.

Domaining is changing, this much is certain.
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