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Domains you let go for nothing that you wish you had now

Posted on 20 April 2019 by NamePros Daily

Today: Creating social network accounts for domain assets / Selling Advice, Valuation, Brokering… / RatePoint.com sold for $5,100 / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Looking for Blockchain and Crypto related .com & .io – Budget: Up to $200.00 – Do you need some fast cash and have a crypto or blockchain related .io or .com domain name asset in your portfolio you would liquidate? Check out this buyer guideline.

Do you buy domains because of its backlinks profile? – There is a lot of talk still regarding domain assets with backlinks. Are you investing into backlink domains or do you even check?

What causes a “run” on bids for mediocre domains at auction? – What do you think causes buyers to go into a bidding war over a mediocre domain name asset in an auction? Check out what some investors think.

RatePoint.com sold for $5,100 – That’s not bad domain name sales report for a nine-letter, two-word, .com domain for a mid-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Creating social network accounts for domain assets – Is this a strategy that you practice? Does it help? Share your experience and check out what other investors have already said.

Selling Advice, Valuation, Brokering – What advice would you offer a new domain name investor? Check what some investors are saying and share some of your own experience.

Domains you let go for nothing that you wish you had now – What domain name assets did you sell in the past for a fraction of what it’s worth today and wish you never sold it? Take a look at the nice domains that once sold for way below market value today.

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Developed .ORG for-profit websites

Posted on 18 April 2019 by NamePros Daily

Today: How to get affordable premium domains / Domain Battle Round #14 – Thunderdome Contest / PmcaOnline.org sold for $12,500 / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Logo Design for an Oceanfront Hotel $50 – 3 Day Contest! – Hey! Do you have any design skills and want to take a crack at winning $50.00 to spoil yourself with in 3 days? Hurry up and submit your design entry to see if you can win.

Sell me your brandables (Read my criteria) – Budget: Up to $100.00 ea. – Be sure to check your portfolio for any brandables that meet this buyers criteria. If you have a few collecting dust and want to liquidate, this might be an opportunity.

Domain Parking, is it worth it? – Have you been parking domain name assets a while and have experience with with this revenue model? Share some tips and check out what other investors said.

How to get affordable premium domains – What strategy do you use to locate a premium domain asset for an affordable investment? Take a look at what some investors are saying works and compare notes.

PmcaOnline.org sold for $12,500 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a ten-letter, acronym + word .org domain for five-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Domain Battle Round #14 – Thunderdome Contest – If you haven’t been following the domain battle rounds, you’re missing out on the action. Check out the domains entering the arena this round and vote for your favorite one.

Developed .ORG for-profit websites – Have you ever come across any for-profit websites on a non-profit .org before? How did it or does it work out for them? Check out what other investors have said so far.

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Domains and Branding in an App World?!?

Posted on 13 April 2019 by Andrei

We’ve all heard the “apps = the death of domains” narrative. While most domainers probably don’t believe this, a seed of doubt has likely been planted in their minds.

Why?

Well, because domains are not the only game in town anymore.

Up until the social media frenzy started, you *needed* a domain if you wanted to share your message with the world but nowadays… not so much. From Instagram “influencers” to “sensations” on newer platforms like TikTok, there are tons of success stories which prove you can do your thing without even touching a domain name.

But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows in the world of apps.

Sooooo many apps come and go. Today’s hottest app might be tomorrow’s MySpace. Time and time again, people who bet it all on just one platform and built a career on it were not able to adapt. Remember all the people who got popular on a platform called Vine back in the day by publishing short funny videos?

After Vine died, some transitioned successfully to YouTube or other platforms… many others, however, were not able to do it properly. And yes, I was ready to use a corny pun and say their career died on the vine… sue me 🙂

Leaving humor aside though, it should be clear that the social media phenomenon can be a branding blessing (enabling you to reach millions or even billions of eyeballs) but ultimately a curse if you don’t manage to adapt. I could write a gazillion books about social media and in all of them, it would be hard not to mention perhaps the fatal flaw of social media: the lack of any real control over your brand.

Made a mistake? Banned.

Didn’t make a mistake but someone thought you did? Banned.

Appeal? Yeah right!

Only a complete amateur would treat this blatantly obvious threat mildly and I believe brands are already starting to realize this. Social media disrupted the Internet in a very meaningful to the point of being shocking way. While it might have seemed that social media was here to replace everything that has to do with “Web 1.0” and facilitate a glorious transition to a post-domain era… once the dust settled, individuals as well as businesses realized it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows.

Frankly, any marketer or entrepreneur worth his salt now understands two vital things about social media:

A) All these platforms are goldmines when it comes to (as Gary Vaynerchuk puts it) under-priced attention: whether we’re talking about a video of yours that went viral or a smart paid marketing campaign that leverages the (still) cheap traffic of various platforms, your brand can literally explode if you do things right

… however:

B) If you live by social media, you’ll probably die by social media and you can literally not afford to lose control over your brand. You just can’t. And when it comes to enabling you to do just that, those pesky Web 1.0 “relics” called domains are going to be vital!

Look, I want to make one thing perfectly clear: the #1 mistake domainers make when developing is assuming that an amazing domain will solve all their problems. It won’t. They spend all their money on a stellar name but only add mediocre development to the mix and are then surprised that they’re not making any money.

Therefore, no, the point of this post isn’t saying all you need is love… or in our case, a great domain.

I’m even willing to take things one step further and admit that as a percentage of your overall strategy, the importance of domains has diminished.

So what?!?

Yes, it’s a smaller percentage but a smaller percentage of a much bigger pie!

Please re-read the previous statement until it really sinks in: it’s unbelievable how much more money is on the table today when it comes to the Internet compared to let’s say 10 years ago. Just ridiculous! So even if domains are a smaller piece of that pie, the pie in question is huge enough (and getting bigger) for it not to matter.

Common sense is the operative word.

In 2019 and beyond, domainers cannot afford to embrace a domains-only view of the Internet. We need to get out of our little bubbles and acknowledge that the landscape is changing so that our strategies can be tweaked accordingly.

But if you think social media is here to kill domains… you couldn’t be more wrong! While social media is not here to help domains either, it does so indirectly (and I believe this will become more obvious as the dust continues to settle) by enabling this magnificently life-altering pie that is the Internet to become more and more important!

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.TV reported sales vs development

Posted on 12 April 2019 by NamePros Daily

Today: Historica.org sold for $16,794 / Top keyword list / Domain Battle Round # 7 – Thunderdome Contest / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Should domain investors have their own portfolio marketplace? – Yes or no? Good or bad idea? Would it help or hurt? There are a few different opinions so far with great explanations. Take a look.

What end-users do – Have you ever stopped to think about what an end-user would do from start to finish that didn’t know about the domain industry behind the scenes? Check out what’s been said so far.

Investing in domains starting with the prefix a and an – Are you investing in domain name assets with “A” or “An” in them? How are they doing for you? Take a peek at what some domain investors have shared about it so far.

Historica.org sold for $16,794 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a nine-letter word .org domain for five-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Domain Battle Round # 7 – Thunderdome Contest – If you haven’t been following the domain battle rounds, you might want to take a minute to check it out. Which one would you vote for?

Top keyword list – Do you invest in domain names based on popular keyword searches? If not, check out what domain investors are saying. If so, share a tip or too and compare notes.

.TV reported sales vs development – Are you following the .tv usage trends? How many do you think are developed, parked, or redirected after purchase? Check out what some domain investors are saying about it.

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Potential legal pitfalls for a US resident using a Canadian based domain name registrar

Posted on 06 April 2019 by NamePros Daily

Today: Share your green .com or .org domains / SportsBettingApps.com sold for $12,500 / For anyone thinking about hosting your own landing pages / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

The best months for selling domains – Have you been selling domain names for a while and think you have a grasp on when the busy inquiry months are? Share your thoughts and check out what other domain investors are saying the best months are.

Single letter .win sells for $22,500 – There’s an interesting single-letter .win new gTLD sales report. Did you think that a single-letter .win would be worth that much?

.horse SHOWCASE and DISCUSSION – Are you investing in any .horse domain names? Which ones are your favorite? Take a look at what some .horse investors own and compare notes.

SportsBettingApps.com sold for $12,500 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a seventeen-letter, three-word, .com domain for five-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Share your green .com or .org domains – Are you investing into any green related domain names? If so, which ones? Share some of your best green domain name assets and check out what other domain investors own.

For anyone thinking about hosting your own landing pages – Are you currently or thinking about building out your own domain name landing/sales pages? If so, this might be interesting to you.

Potential legal pitfalls for a US resident using a Canadian based domain name registrar – Are there any U.S. resident domain name investors reading this with experience using a Canadian registrar before? What was your experience? Take a look at what some domain investors are saying.

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How to contact potential buyers and create a client list

Posted on 04 April 2019 by NamePros Daily

Today: How to make an end-user buy, no matter what / Leasing websites may be a great business! / FIKU.com sold for $19,995 / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Buying ONE & TWO word .COM ONLY – Budget: Up t $100,000.00 – If you have any single or two-word .com’s in your portfolio you would sell for up to $100,000.00, be sure to check out this buyers specified guidelines to see if you have what they need.

Everything About Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) – If you are thinking about investing in any ccTLD’s, but have questions, this might be a great read for you.

Leasing websites may be a great business! – Have you ever leased a website before. successfully? Share your experience or check out what other domain investors have accomplished in leasing.

Monetizing a website with royalties-residuals – Are you developing any of your domain assets? Have you tried monetizing with royalties and residuals yet? If so, share some of your experience and compare notes with others. If not, check out what’s been said so far.

FIKU.com sold for $19,995 – That’s not a bad four-letter, pronounceable, brandable, .com sales report for five-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

How to make an end-user buy. no matter what – Do you think you are a good negotiator and closer? Can you sell any type of domain name without any problems? What advice would you offer others? Take a look at what some investors are saying.

How to contact potential buyers and create a client list – This is an interesting discussion about different ways to contact potential buyers and build a client list for re-targeting purposes later. What kind of tips can you add?

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“Go Big Or Stay In Bed” …..Coach Speak Investing

Posted on 02 April 2019 by NamePros Daily

Today: Short hacks versus .com – Questions and Answers / Forent.com sold for $7,108 / New New .BEST Domains for $2.75 / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Web design wanted – Budget: Up to $1,500.00 – Are you a website developer with the skill sets to build out an interactive domain industry related website within this buyers budget? Check out their guideline to find out more.

.baby now available for registrations – Yet another new gTLD to add to the mix. Are you going to register a .baby domain name asset? Which one would you choose?

Calling all .com owners, do you dabble? – Is your domain portfolio 99% .com and 1% new gTLD’s? Which new GTLD’s did you go for to break the .com cycle and why? Check out what some domain investors are saying.

Forent.com sold for $7,108 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a six-letter, brandable, .com domain for a high-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

New .BEST Domains for $2.75 – If you have been on the fence and thing about registering a .best new gTLD, this promotion might come in handy.

Short hacks versus .com – Questions and Answers – Are you investing into short hack domain names instead of the .come version due to the length of the domain? How do you determine the value difference?

“Go Big Or Stay In Bed” …..Coach Speak Investing – Are you investing in popular coach speak phrases? Do you think this is a niche that has some potential? Check out what some domain investors think about it.

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How to find a development partner for your domain

Posted on 27 March 2019 by NamePros Daily

Today: .CA To Be Released (TBR) Weekly Pick List / Zic.com sold for $28,001 / Urgent Buying Domain for medical training courses – Budget: Up to $500.00 ea. / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Cumberland.com Sold for $250k ..and some excellent advice – Wow! This domain sold for almost ten-times what some three-letter .com’s have been selling for. Take a look at the advice behind that sale.

Buying one word .org – Budget: Up to $200.00 – Are there any single-word .org’s in your portfolio that you would liquidate for some quick capital? If so, this might be an opportunity.

Insect or exotic/reptile type name – Budget: Up to $100.00 – Be sure to check your portfolio for one of these insect or exotic reptile domain names if you’re needing some fast cash. Take a look at this buyers guideline.

Urgent Buying Domain for medical training courses – Budget: Up to $500.00 ea. – Do you have any medical training course related domain name assets in your portfolio that meet this buyers specified criteria that you would sell for some fast cash?

.CA To Be Released (TBR) Weekly Pick List – Are you investing in .ca ccTLD’s and looking for a list of dropping domains? Check this list out to see if there is anything that interest you dropping soon.

Zic.com sold for $28,001 – That’s kind of a weal domain name sales report for a three-letter, pronounceable, brandable, .com domain for a low-five-figures. I would have guessed that one would sell for way more. How about you?

How to find a development partner for your domain – Have you ever thought about developing one of your domain names but don’t know how to do it? These domain investors are talking about how they found a partner. Check it out.

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The day I started domaining – Success in developing domains

Posted on 25 March 2019 by NamePros Daily

Today: LVBO.com sold for $10,249 / Tips learned by myself and a veteran domain investor / Buying Brandable & Pronouncable 4L.coms – Budget: Up to $3,000.00 / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Wanted! Two word .com – Budget: Up to $2,000.00 – Make sure that you are not holding one of these two-word .com domain name assets. This buyer is ready to invest if you have the right one.

Looking for domains that gets TONS OF TRAFFIC!!! – Budget: Up to $500.00 – Be sure to check your domain portfolio for any traffic generating domains that are not converting for you good enough. This buyer will take them off your hands if they meet their guideline.

Buying SquadHelp Listed Domains – Budget: Up to $50.00 each – Do you have any HelpSquad listed domain names that you would sell for up to $50.00 a pop? If so, check out this buyers specified criteria.

Buying Brandable & Pronouncable 4L.coms – Budget: Up to $3,000.00 – Be sure to check your portfolio for a pronounceable or brandable four-letter .com. This buyer is ready for a smooth transaction if you have the one they need.

Tips learned by myself and a veteran domain investor – What have you learned the hard way through trial and error versus what a seasoned investor taught you? Take a look at this investors story.

LVBO.com sold for $10,249 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a random four-letter .com domain for five-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

The day I started domaining – Success in developing domains – Have you ever thought about developing a domain name asset to build more value? If you want to hear a great story about a 6 year investor that made the choice to develop a few, here you go.

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Anyone can sell a domain name if I could sell…

Posted on 05 March 2019 by NamePros Daily

Today: Falling in love with your own domain names / 10678.com sold for $12,227 / Just Closed my First Outbound Sale – It works! / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Moouv.com – This is a pronounceable, five-letter, .com domain name that could work as a brand. Do you think that is enough to give value in today’s market though? Check out what other investors think.

Buying CC.org – Budget: Up to $1,500.00 – If you have any two-character .org domain names you would liquidate for some fast cash, take a peak at this buyers specified criteria.

Buying General Words .com domains – Budget: Up to $600.00 – Do you have any general word type domain names in your portfolio you would sell for up to $600.00? Take a look at this buyers guideline.

Just Closed my First Outbound Sale – It works! – Have you ever had any success with outbound sales? This domain investor tried it and made their first outbound sale today. Check it out.

Falling in love with your own domain names – Have you ever fell so deeply in love with one of your domain names that no amount of money would motivate you to sell it, so you develop it instead?

10678.com sold for $12,227 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a five-number .com domain for five-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Anyone can sell a domain name if I could sell… – Now thst’s an interesting domain name sales report. Do you think the domain they sold was rubbish or did it warrant the value the buyer saw in it?

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