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All The Cool Domains Under One Roof? [Guest Post]

Posted on 05 May 2014 by Andrei

So many domainers just sit on a variety of different types of domains waiting for offers. A lot of times they’ll also try seeking out potential end users (usually in vain). The secret is to focus and put all of your domains in a niche under one roof. Drive potential buyers in that niche to your stable of domains. Then you’re not relying on that rare type-in from a buyer who thought up the name on their own or lost in a sea of a million domain names at one of the three biggies.

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There’s Not Enough Trading Going On [Guest Post]

Posted on 21 February 2014 by Andrei

There’s not enough trading going on in domaining to get domain names into the right hands. Many domainers out there are just concerned about making the most out of each sale and hang on to domains until they receive an offer they can’t refuse.

What if it never comes?

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Should GoDaddy Stop Asking for Our Customer Number? [Guest Post]

Posted on 06 February 2014 by Andrei

I know it seems like I have it in for GoDaddy but they’re the only registrar I (and probably you) use for the reasons outlined in my last couple of posts.

Why is the first question the rep on the phone always asks “What is your customer number?”

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GoDaddy Promo Codes + PayPal = BS? [Guest Post]

Posted on 31 January 2014 by Andrei

One thing I can’t stand is when corporations don’t do right by their customers. GoDaddy will not allow you to use PayPal as your payment method when you use a promo code. If PayPal is your only option, you’re shut out from getting the best discounts at the world’s largest registrar.

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Collusion in the Industry? [Guest Post]

Posted on 06 January 2014 by Andrei

One of the best-kept secrets in domaining is Go Daddy’s code promotion for $0.99 transfers. You save a ton, get an extra year added on your domain and GoDaddy then makes up the discount when you renew for future years.

But why don’t any other registrars have frequent codes to transfer domains to them for anywhere near that price? NameCheap has the lowest permanent transfer deal out there right now at $8.67 but that’s the same as GD renewals using a code. There are a few other companies that occasionally offer deals like the $0.99 GoDaddy transfers but nobody comes close to doing it as frequently.

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“Fixed Price” vs. “Make Offer” [Guest Post]

Posted on 07 August 2013 by Andrei

The first decision you have to make when listing your domains at a brokerage is whether to set prices for them or not. Many will just set all their domains to “Make Offer” and be done with it.

I decided to go the fixed price route with most of my domains. The way I see it, you stand to get a lot of offers from domainers bottom-fishing for cheap domains when you don’t set a price.

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5 More Hidden Domaining Gems [Guest Post]

Posted on 16 July 2013 by Andrei

Here are some more underrated tools for domaining and development (if you didn’t read the previous guest post, here it is):

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6 Hidden Domaining Gems [Guest Post]

Posted on 09 July 2013 by Andrei

Here are some of my favorite tools that I think don’t get the pub they deserve in the world of domaining:

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Parking vs. “Domain for Sale” Pages [Guest Post]

Posted on 08 July 2013 by Andrei

Many domainers want the best of both worlds. They want to park their domains for PPC revenue and also hope end users will see that their domain is for sale. Unfortunately, potential end users who aren’t familiar with the domain industry will often overlook the small notices that a domain is for sale on a parking page.

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