Archive | July, 2015

Unhealthy Habits Domain Investors Need to Get Rid Of

Posted on 31 July 2015 by Andrei

Certain habits inhibit your progress as a domainer and if you don’t identify them in order to address the issues you are dealing with, you will end up being disappointed by your results and worst of all, won’t know where to start in order to fix things.

Today, I would like to refer to some of the most dangerous habits you should get rid of, so let’s not waste any more time and get right down to business.

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Seven Types of Domain Investors

Posted on 30 July 2015 by Andrei

I thought it would be fun to write about some of the particularities and patterns I’ve noticed over the years. Now, of course, this list is by no means definitive, feel free to contribute. Nor is it meant to make anyone feel bad or embarrassed.

Here they are:
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Dragon Dictation Is Awesome

Posted on 29 July 2015 by Andrei

To promote the book I will be launching soon, I will be writing lots and lots of guest posts on websites which are not related to investing in domains. I already have 30 to 40 guest posts and more than half of them have been written using the Dragon Dictation iPhone app.

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Should I Try Selling Stocks.XYZ to End Users via Outbound Marketing?

Posted on 28 July 2015 by Andrei

As I’ve mentioned yesterday as well, while I am not excited about the idea of investing in new gTLDs (which is why I only own a few), I do believe the “best of the best” have potential. I got Stocks.XYZ with the intention of developing it for my case study, as I consider it a very good domain, “stocks” is without a doubt a monster term. However, with the upcoming launch of my book, I doubt I’ll have time to touch it anytime soon.

This brings me to the question I’d like to ask today: should I try contacting end users about Stocks.XYZ?

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What I Agree and Disagree with Mike Berkens on

Posted on 27 July 2015 by Andrei

Mike Berkens wrote an interesting post yesterday through which he analyzed a comment Frank Schilling made on another post of his. Mike shared a few opinions and to make things easier, I will use numbers:

1) Ultra premium dot coms will continue to go up in value

2) Longer dot coms will have a considerably harder time due to exponentially increasing supply (ie more and more new gTLDs alternatives)

3) The best of the best new gTLDs (domains like Skin.Care) are worth a lot of money

4) The best of the best new gTLDs (again, domains like Skin.Care) will be worth 10-20% of the corresponding dot com ( for our example) as opposed to the 5-10% “dot net/org vs. dot com” principle which has been popular among domainers for many years

5) New gTLDs which are good but not the best of the best won’t be worth 10-20% of the corresponding dot com but will still fetch $xxx – $x,xxx

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Five GoDaddy Discount Codes

Posted on 26 July 2015 by Andrei

Time to start sharing GoDaddy coupons again!

Slim pickings this week, managed to find five discount codes. Three of them should bring the price down to $0.99, one of them should bring the price down to $1.49 and one to $1.99. The coupons should work for new registrations as well as transfers, they won’t work for renewals. If you’ve recently used another discount code, please share it by commenting. Also, whenever you come across similar promotions by other registrars and want to share them with others, shoot me an email at and I’ll gladly give credit where credit is due.

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Yes, Mike Mann Turned $157.5 into $32,500 but…

Posted on 25 July 2015 by Andrei

… things are a bit more complicated than that and domainers have to understand the anatomy of Mike’s portfolio. First of all, I definitely agree that yes, the numbers don’t lie and the headline is awesome. Mike Mann generated $32,500 in liquidity through 3 sales of domains he spent $157.5 acquiring. However, he owns 267,516 domains at the moment of writing according to DomainTools and this is the most important variable that gets overlooked, especially by beginners.

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Time to (Finally) End My Blogging Hiatus!

Posted on 24 July 2015 by Andrei

I’ve spent the first half of 2015 away from DomainingTips so as to finish the book I’ve been working on for the past two years. It’s finally finished, waiting for voice-over artist to send me the last chapter and for my better half to finish proofreading the book (it has been proofread by yours truly and two editors thus far but the book still needs her magic touch, she’s been considerably more thorough than the two editors up until this point) and we’re good to go.

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