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New gTLD Scarcity Perspectives

Posted on 25 July 2014 by Andrei

I asked you guys how many end user offers you’ve received for your new gTLDs thus far yesterday and Frank Schilling posted an interesting comment:

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Reserved/Premium Domains – How Much Is Too Much?

Posted on 23 July 2014 by Andrei

It’s been a while since I registered a new gTLD domain and it’s not because I didn’t like the extensions but rather because quite frankly, there was nothing much left for me to get.

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The Sedo GreatDomains Paradox

Posted on 22 July 2014 by Andrei

Sedo’s monthly GreatDomains event used to be awesome. Great inventory priced to sell (good for buyers), bidding wars (good for sellers) and so on. I hope Sedo can manage to bring back the magic because unfortunately, things aren’t exactly rosy at this point and I don’t understand why.

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Expediting the Transfer Process

Posted on 18 July 2014 by Andrei

In my opinion, this is a feature all registrars should have and as a domainer, I consider it quite desirable. Several companies already offer this and not having to wait that much for a transfer to finalize is a very nice perk.

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Offering “Domain + Development” Packages to End Users?

Posted on 15 July 2014 by Andrei

This is one of the things I’ve been thinking about lately.

A lot of people consider the very concept of buying a premium domain strange but on the other hand, paying for website development is something they’re most likely used to.

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The New Normal?

Posted on 14 July 2014 by Andrei

At this point, it seems that (as strange as it may sound), people are starting to consider a new gTLD launch with 1000-ish domains decent. We had several instances when only a 3 figure number of domains were registered after should have been the big launch phase (sunrise + landrush or variations thereof + first day of general availability), so standards/expectations have been loosened quite a bit.

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A Bird in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush?

Posted on 11 July 2014 by Andrei

The domainer version of this question would be: should you try to seal the deal with the first end user who makes you a reasonable offer or wait for more generous end users to come along?

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Following Up – Pros and Cons

Posted on 10 July 2014 by Andrei

Sometimes, negotiations don’t go as planned and the end user you’ve been communicating with doesn’t get back to you. Should you follow up or wait for the other party’s reply?

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Do Domainers Practice What They Preach?

Posted on 09 July 2014 by Andrei

Yesterday, I wrote about the fact that it’s strange how certain end users aren’t even willing to pay a more than reasonable price for a great domain.

Snoopy didn’t agree and said the following:

“we moan about someone who will not pay our price yet we’d never pay a fraction of that price ourselves”

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Frustrating End User Mentality Issues

Posted on 08 July 2014 by Andrei

Leonard Britt posted a comment yesterday about how a production company refused to pay more than low $xxx for a domain which would have represented either the best possible choice for their project or if not, one of the best choices for sure.

I think such mentality issues deserve to be addressed.

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