Archive | March, 2014

Domaining Industry Fallacies – Middle Ground

Posted on 21 March 2014 by Andrei

As the name suggests, the “middle ground” fallacy (logical error) is basically the assumption that the truth is *always* in the middle or that a compromise *always* represents the best solution. Since it makes you sound “reasonable” rather than a person with extreme views, this fallacy is unfortunately widely used but just like the other ones, it’s a logical error that should be avoided.

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Dot Co Is a Perfect Case Study

Posted on 20 March 2014 by Andrei

The launch, the marketing campaign, the exit/sale that was announced today. Very well executed and the team behind dot co deserves credit for creating the perfect case study for new gTLD operators who want to play it by the book. The number one lesson to be learned, in my opinion at least, is that it takes money to make money.

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Dot Berlin – The Best New gTLD Launch By Far

Posted on 19 March 2014 by Andrei

… at least up until this point. The numbers are impressive: 31,486 .berlin registrations in just one day according to In other words, dot berlin is the #2 new gTLD (dot guru is the #1 new gTLD at the moment of writing, with 44,519 registrations) after just one day.

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The Euro Is a NIGHTMARE for International Businesses at the Current Exchange Rate

Posted on 18 March 2014 by Andrei

I’m sure other European domainers can confirm that for example selling domains for dollars and buying goods in euros is a nightmare at the current exchange rate of almost 1.4. Now if you earn money in EUR, you probably like the current situation but let’s face it, most European domainers work with dollars because… well, because everyone else uses dollars as well.

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2014 Domainer’s Choice Awards Nominations

Posted on 17 March 2014 by Andrei

I submitted my nominations a few moments ago and encourage you guys to submit yours as well as soon as possible because submissions will only be accepted until the 22nd of this month.

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Noticed an Increase in Short Domain Inquiries Recently?

Posted on 16 March 2014 by Andrei

Maybe it’s just me but it seems short domain inquiries went up recently and it seems that buyers from Asia are responsible for the increased demand. Now of course, there has been quite a bit of demand for short domains for a fairly long time (especially from Asia) but it seems that recently, we’re dealing with a pretty significant increase.

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9 GoDaddy Discount Codes

Posted on 15 March 2014 by Andrei

Managed to find 9 coupons for you guys this week. 3 of them *should* work internationally (so not just for customers from the US or Canada) and as far as the remaining 6 are concerned, I’m not sure.

Didn’t use any of them myself, so I can’t guarantee they will work.

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Sometimes, End Users Walk Away Unexpectedly

Posted on 14 March 2014 by Andrei

As a lot of domainers can confirm, end users can sometimes behave in an unpredictable manner and seemingly straightforward negotiations can end abruptly.

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Domains Are *Not* Commodities

Posted on 13 March 2014 by Andrei

The Internet Domain Name Index (IDNX) is an interesting idea (Sedo as well as the person behind it, Thies Lindenthal, definitely deserve credit) but as a domainer, it’s important to know how to interpret it.

If you treat it as a tool that gives you an overview of let’s say the domain transaction situation as a whole then yes, it can be and is quite useful. If however you are treating it as a tool that gives you specific information about one of your domains or about a portfolio, you are making a mistake in my opinion.

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Domaining Industry Fallacies – Cherry Picking

Posted on 12 March 2014 by Andrei

The name of today’s fallacy (logical error) speaks for itself. When you’re cherry picking, you are only referring to the data points that confirm the message you’re trying to get across, while “conveniently” overlooking other data points which are just as relevant but that contradict whatever it is you’re trying to say.

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