Archive | November, 2013

Nominet’s Dot Uk Approach Is *Not* Fair

Posted on 20 November 2013 by Andrei

Some people think that just because they let 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.

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Why I Almost Always Mention the Price Nowadays

Posted on 19 November 2013 by Andrei

Up until a certain point, I wasn’t willing to mention the price if an end user contacted me regarding one of my best domains and, instead, tried to convince the other party to make an offer.

Over the past couple of years though, I no longer employ that strategy.

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The Future of New gTLDs

Posted on 18 November 2013 by Andrei

In my opinion, the costs associated with new gTLDs will gradually be lower and lower. Therefore, running a profitable registry might end up being easier than you think.

Right now, the costs are definitely prohibitive (6 figs at the very least if you want to run the business on a shoestring budget and if not, 7 figs) but the main advantage is that well-funded companies can secure the best extensions.

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10 $1.99 GoDaddy Discount Codes

Posted on 17 November 2013 by Andrei

I found 10 GoDaddy coupons for you guys this week and for the first time (I think) since I’ve been publishing these weekly posts, all of the discount codes work worldwide.

Usually, a lot of the good ones only work for the US or Canada but this time, all of them should work internationally.

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Which New gTLDs Will Succeed and Which Will Fail?

Posted on 16 November 2013 by Andrei

It may sound like a tricky question but the truth is, it’s not hard to figure out which new gTLDs will make it and which won’t.

First of all, there are two important things you should start with:

1) the actual extension
2) the company behind it

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Do You Live in a Bubble?

Posted on 15 November 2013 by Andrei

Unfortunately, most people do for one simple reason: they’re only willing to listen to opinions which confirm their perceptions of reality.

For example, a person who thinks new gTLDs will succeed and only reads articles/posts written by authors who feel the same way. Or a person who thinks new gTLDs will fail and, the same way, only reads articles/posts written by authors who feel the same way.

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Are Domainers Investors or Speculators?

Posted on 14 November 2013 by Andrei

In my opinion, it doesn’t matter.

Some people call themselves investors because it has a more positive connotation than the term “speculator” but the truth is, everyone (domainers, entrepreneurs, employees, you name it) is speculating in one way or another, with our without knowing/acknowledging it.

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Letters on a Screen?

Posted on 13 November 2013 by Andrei

That’s the #1 mistake domainers and online entrepreneurs make in my opinion, they perceive the Internet as nothing more than letters on a screen.

They don’t understand that behind those sequences of letters, there are *real* people. The proverbial end user isn’t a computer program, he/she isn’t a figment of your imagination either. Each end user is a real person, with real needs and financial possibilities.

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New gTLDs Can Be Successful Without Being Successful

Posted on 12 November 2013 by Andrei

Ok, you probably think I’m crazy after reading the title.

Well, you’re right but leaving that aside, my statement makes perfect sense once you understand that it all depends on how you define “successful” and ultimately on the perspective you’re seeing things from.

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Important: The Philippines Needs Your Help!

Posted on 11 November 2013 by Andrei

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), one of the strongest storms ever recorded has killed thousands upon thousands of people. The survivors desperately need your help!

I donated to the Philippine Red Cross a few moments ago and if you can, please do the same.

Please note that when donating, you’ll be asked to type in an amount in Philippine pesos. One US Dollar is approximately 43.5 Philippine pesos, that’s the exchange rate at the moment of writing.

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