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.
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.
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.
Posted on 20 November 2013 by Andrei
Some people think that just because they let .co.uk registrants chose whether or not they want the .uk version before selling it to someone else, their approach is fair.
Sorry but in my opinion, it’s anything but fair.
Posted on 21 October 2013 by Andrei
I followed the auction through Vin’s twitter feed and DNN (here and here).
In my opinion, the results were decent and the most important thing is that we had a wide variety of domains, many of which were priced to sell.
Posted on 10 October 2013 by Andrei
Yesterday, I analyzed one of the most popular arguments among those who don’t believe in new gTLDs.
Today, I’ll analyze one of the most popular ones among those who do.
Posted on 18 August 2013 by Andrei
Managed to find 7 GoDaddy discount codes this week. Unfortunately, 5 of them only work for customers from the US or Canada and as far as the other two are concerned, I’m not sure whether or not they work worldwide.
Posted on 30 July 2013 by Andrei
… and in my opinion it sucks. Why do something ten times more slowly? This just reaffirms my belief that you cannot get real work done on a smartphone, thanks for reading
Posted on 03 July 2013 by Andrei
Dot me is an extension that’s doing reasonably well in my opinion and since promos for .me domains are pretty rare, I decided to share this one. Namecheap is offering up to 10 .me domains at $0.98 each.
The promotion is only valid for new registration, it doesn’t work for transfers or renewals. It would have been better if it worked for transfers as well but still, it’s great if you’ve been meaning to register some .me domains.
Posted on 19 June 2013 by Andrei
As you know, I blog about coupons, great deals and so on a lot on DomainingTips.com.
But even the industry’s self-proclaimed cheap bastard misses deals every now and then, can’t win ‘em all.