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Why I Think the NameJet Changes Actually *Are* Good News

Posted on 24 November 2016 by Andrei

First of all, let me just say that sure, I understand why some of you think it’s funny that an email about a 2.5% fee being added starts with the text ‘We have some exciting news to share!’ :)

But leaving that aspect aside, the changes actually do represent great news for a lot of domainers.
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What Trump’s Win Means for Domaining

Posted on 09 November 2016 by Andrei

Let’s not discuss politics anymore, the US has chosen Trump as its president and it’s their right to do that at the end of the day.

Instead, let’s focus on what interests us more (domaining) and try to figure out what effect Trump’s win will have on the value of our assets.
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Let’s Assume I Want to Invest in .Blog Domains…

Posted on 07 November 2016 by Andrei

As Konstantinos pointed out earlier today, those who want to buy good .blog domains don’t just have to cough up a huge upfront fee, they have to pay the fee in question each and every year.

Yaaaaaay! /sarcasm
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Will the US Election Outcome Affect Domain Values?

Posted on 03 November 2016 by Andrei

First and foremost, I don’t want this to be a political post, I’m writing it as an economist who’s analyzing an asset class (domain names). Also, I want to make it clear that I don’t live in the US, so even if I wanted to, I can’t vote.
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Two (Almost) Parallel Worlds

Posted on 31 October 2016 by Andrei

The industry has changed and if you’re expecting the “good old days” back, you will in my opinion be disappointed.
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Everyone Wants to Consume Domaining-Related Content

Posted on 16 October 2016 by Andrei

… but how many domainers are genuinely willing to support the content producer?

How would you define good domaining content? Well, I’d say it would need to have the following three characteristics at the same time:
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$40-$50 Renewals? Seriously?

Posted on 20 July 2016 by Andrei

I don’t want to be a “perma-naysayer” when it comes to new gTLDs but a lot of things about them leave me scratching my head… to put it mildly.

Here on DomainingTips, the #1 question I want to answer is not “Are new gTLDs a good option?” but rather “Are new gTLDs a good option FOR DOMAINERS?”
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Why Risk Your Money When the Odds Are Stacked Against You?!?

Posted on 13 July 2016 by Andrei

Look, I don’t mind taking risks. In fact, as an entrepreneur and investor, you could say I take calculated risks for a living.

But when it comes to new gTLDs, I just don’t understand the equation. Why on Earth do people invest in them when there are lots and lots of more attractive investment options out there?
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The Short Domain Situation Is What It Is

Posted on 03 July 2016 by Andrei

Whenever there’s as much money on the table as with short domains, a lot of people try to manipulate you. Through blog comments, when posting on forums and so on.

The easiest way to identify someone who is trying to manipulate, at this point, is seeing him or her say things such as “short domains are hot” or “ is hot” when the reality is quite different.
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The First New gTLD I’ve Seen “In The Wild” In My Country :)

Posted on 16 June 2016 by Andrei

For the first time since new gTLDs have been released, I’ve actually seen a local business use one in my little Eastern European corner of the world. I was driving and noticed the site being advertised on a red transportation car. Of course, I took a picture (well, my wife took it), for your viewing pleasure:
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