Archive | April, 2011

Fortunately, Martin Zwilling from Business Insider Does NOT Think We’re All “Squatters”

Posted on 08 April 2011 by Andrei

UPDATE: 30 minutes after this post was published, Martin edited his article and wrote a very reasonable/professional comment on DomainingTips.com. Thank you Martin, the Internet would be a far better place if everyone were as open minded as you have proven to be!

Ron Jackson, who covered the Business Insider article I’ll be dissecting today, is one of the most polite online journalists out there and we’re fortunate to have him as an industry leader IMO. On the other hand, I’m not as polite and for this reason, am writing an open letter to Martin Zwilling (as a gesture of respect, I will also email him a link to this post) in order to explain that even though his article is decent, one remark is just plain insulting.

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World Health Day Post – Health/Fitness and Domaining?

Posted on 07 April 2011 by Andrei

In case you didn’t know, April 07 = World Health Day (I found out a few minutes ago tbh, I knew we had one but had no idea it was today). I’m 99.9% sure none of my readers climb mountains for a living and it’s fairly safe to assume that given the nature of our occupation, most of us spend a LOT of time on a chair in front of a computer screen. What do you guys do to stay in shape and what kind of an impact does what you do for a living have on your health?

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Do You Reply to Lowball Offers?

Posted on 06 April 2011 by Andrei

Some domainers consider that replying to lowball offers is a waste of time, what do you guys think? As far as I’m concerned, my gut feeling has free reign. If the lowball offer has a “clueless end user worth educating” vibe, then I copy/paste a short “domain values 101” template I put together a long time ago but on the other hand, if the email comes from let’s say “highschoolscotty1993@yahoo.com” and contains a $10 offer, replying would obviously be a waste of time.

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Auctionpus.com Switching to Bi-Monthly Auctions

Posted on 04 April 2011 by Andrei

Yep, only 2 sets (8 auctions/set) per month as of today, top dollar domains priced to sell exclusively (Intentions.com, Transistors.net, N.pe, IIO.net, Forum.im, BusinessWeblog.com, PingPong.mx and WeddingArbors.com). Why?

Simply because there’s no way I would have been able to put ~250 top dollar domains priced to sell on the table each month at 8 auctions per day but can definitely do just that with only 16 spots available each month (2 batches of 8 auctions per month, the first set of 8 auctions will end on the first Monday of each month at 2 PM EST from now on and the second one will end on the third Monday of each month at 2 PM EST – for example, the 8 auctions featured on Auctionpus.com at the moment of writing will end on the 18th of April at 2 PM EST).

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Terminating a Business Relationship Because the CEO Killed an Elephant? Seriously?

Posted on 03 April 2011 by Andrei

Now I’m obviously not surprised that PETA closed their GoDaddy account but I can’t believe how many domainers are willing to follow their example (some of the people who commented on blogs/forums were just trolling but most of them were actually serious) and as a person who values logic/common sense, I want to make it clear that in my opinion, such an approach is just plain childish. Why? Let me explain:

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Why Domainers Should Be Grateful That Facebook Exists

Posted on 02 April 2011 by Andrei

To be perfectly honest, I just don’t understand why lots of people see Facebook and social media in general as something bad for our industry. As mentioned on DomainingTips.com two days ago, Google’s response to Facebook’s “Like” button makes it clear that they don’t label social media as just some fad and in my opinion, neither should we as domainers.

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