Archive | January, 2011

New Restrictions for Indian PayPal Users

Posted on 29 January 2011 by Andrei

Two Reserve Bank of India guidelines will unfortunately make the lives of Indian PayPal users (these changes have been brought to my attention by an Indian domainer) a lot more difficult as of March 2011: on the one hand, they will no longer be allowed to keep a PayPal balance and on the other hand, they will no longer be allowed to accept over $500/transaction.

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Which Domaining Conference Should I Attend?

Posted on 28 January 2011 by Andrei

Even though I ended up getting to know pretty much everyone who buys and sells domains for a living through, I’ve decided to fly across the ocean and attend one US domaining conference in 2011. Let’s hear some suggestions: which conference would you recommend and why?

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This Month’s GreatDomains Event Ended a Few Moments Ago

Posted on 27 January 2011 by Andrei

Some great domains (obviously haha) have been auctioned this month and the two final auctions I was monitoring ended a few moments ago, here are the $5,000+ sales I have spotted (if you guys noticed some additional $5k+ sales, feel free to comment and I’ll add them to my post):

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When’s the Last Time YOU Backed Up Your Data?

Posted on 23 January 2011 by Andrei

Even though this is a domaining blog, I’m sure most of you guys own at least one or two websites. Everyone knows that backups are important but how many people actually practice what they preach? I was actually just backing up data from a bunch of servers yesterday when I decided to ask this question on my blog, here it is again: when’s the last time you backed up your data?

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Will There Be a 7 Figure Sale at Domain Fest Global 2011?

Posted on 18 January 2011 by Andrei

If we were to analyze the auction pattern of the previous Domain Fest Global events, we’d notice that all of them had a blockbuster sale in the spotlight. What do you guys think about this year’s auction? Will there be a 7 figure sale and if so, which domain do you think will fetch over a million?

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The Main Problem with 3D Domains and Other Technology Domains

Posted on 16 January 2011 by Andrei

I know quite a few people have registered LOTS of 3D domains (and, of course, other technology domains) and in my opinion, it’s a losing proposition most of the time. While I understand that being a part of “the next big thing” is always tempting, we need to be realistic and here’s what I mean:

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The Importance of the RESELLER Market

Posted on 09 January 2011 by Andrei

Now all of us obviously prefer selling to well funded end users but what if you all of a sudden need to liquidate 500 domains? Emailing end users can work but scaling can be a royal pain in the you know what, so let’s face it: our industry NEEDS an active reseller market because without it, I’m not really sure we could call ourselves an industry and here’s why:

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2010 vs. 2011

Posted on 05 January 2011 by Andrei

I always like to start the year with a good brainstorming session and want to hear your honest opinions. How do you think things will stand in 2011 compared to 2010 when it comes to the most important industry “metrics”: high value ($100k+) domains sales, domain sales to end users in general, domainer to domainer sales and parking revenue?

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