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GTLDs – Email Security: number 1 reason to buy the dot com and I will show you why.

Posted on 24 July 2017 by Graham Haynes

As a business owner and a domainer, I have never been a fan of the new GTLDs because of the headache it gives me when I think about actually using them as a URL in the real world. Explaining them to people you meet in the normal course of a business day. The leakage of traffic when advertising and marketing. Just the whole confusion they create when explaining or navigating to the URL. However, that pales into insignificance when you take into account the business disruption and security risk of not receiving emails by them going to the dot com version.
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Why Can’t Brokers Simply Aim Higher?

Posted on 16 March 2017 by Andrei

As a broker, I’ve noticed that those who submit domains along with prices for consideration frequently say something along the lines of “let’s just start by aiming higher and then we’ll see” and from their perspective, it seems logical. After all, sellers want to extract as much money as possible but there are two more parties involved: the broker and the buyer.
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If You Like LLL Dot Nets…

Posted on 03 March 2017 by Andrei

… then you should keep a close eye on NameJet for the remainder of the week. Lots of LLL dot nets are being sold, with a batch of auctions ending within 24 hours, another batch in a day and 17 hours, another in 2 days and 17 hours and another in 3 days and 17 hours.
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Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 41

Posted on 08 May 2016 by Andrei

I’m literally in firesale mode right now and today’s newsletter has it all: -edited: the domains have been removed-. Something on today’s list for everyone.

Here’s the full text of the newsletter and as always, the domains will be removed within 48-ish hours so as not to get indexed:

“I’ve never offered these domains at such low prices before, motivated to move inventory!

Let’s get right down to business:

-edited: the domains have been removed-

Payment via Escrow.com (buyer pays fee) or PayPal (add 3% if you cannot pay via masspay or “send to friend”).

To let me know which domain(s) you want, reply to this email or send a message to andrei@domainingtips.com.

Take care,
Andrei”

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Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 38

Posted on 22 April 2016 by Andrei

I’ve never sold chips via Sedo yet here I am, now selling my top 3 LLLLs through them at no reserve as an experiment: DFBF.com, MTRR.com and JJRQ.com.
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Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 13

Posted on 10 November 2015 by Andrei

Wasn’t able to send the newsletter yesterday, so I’m sending it today instead, with some very juicy inventory to make up for it. 73 LLLL dot coms are being sold and from now on, the newsletter will focus on short domains pretty much exclusively because that’s where the money is and that’s where I need to be.
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Can’t Wait to *Finally* Make It to a Conference

Posted on 30 October 2015 by Andrei

The price of a NamesCon ticket will go up from $399 to $599 on the 1st of November and I have to say, I really wish I could go. It’s reasonably priced and I’ve heard nothing but great things about it.
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Is Meaningful End User Awareness Something Money Can Buy?

Posted on 17 August 2015 by Andrei

… in my opinion, the answer is closer to “no” than to “yes” and I will try to explain why. It’s easy to place all of the burden on registries and assume they have to buy their way towards end user awareness (billboards, TV ads, radio ads, online advertising of course and so on)… realistically speaking, that’s not going to happen. Why? Simply because they’d have to throw ridiculous amounts of money to obtain even a ridiculously small fraction of the results that dot com for example obtains effortlessly.

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The Results of My Dot Berlin Case Study

Posted on 10 August 2015 by Andrei

As some of you remember, I tried a little experiment back when Dot Berlin offered 100 free domains. I did a bit of research, found out what the most widely used letters in Germany are and hand registered 100 LLL Dot Berlin domains. Next, I pointed them to a very simple “domain for sale” page with a message in English and one in German (my German is a bit rusty but decent nonetheless) and waited until renewal time came along. On each “domain for sale” page, I displayed a very low Buy It Now price: 295 EUR.

Here we are, one year later and it’s time for some conclusions.

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Did You Register Any .Investments, .Fund, .Tax, .Cash or .Haus Domains?

Posted on 20 August 2014 by Andrei

Only Dot Investments caught my attention but the registry has chosen a registration fee that’s let’s say on the high side (you can get a dot com for 10 years at that price) and as a domainer, I for one don’t see enough upside.

For this reason, I didn’t register any domains today.

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