Pet Peeves of Domaining

In no particular order: – Please justify your asking price! – Lowballers Galore ($100 for 50-200 domains, tyvm) – Self professed ‘top domainers’ selling spades to noobs. – Insider deals / not a level playing field. – People charging you to aggregate your content! – People quoting automated appraisals. – Domains that don’t make sense … Read more

Ethics 101 for Domain Investors

Came across a few excellent posts related to the ethical side of domaining on NamePros, some interesting questions were raised and some interesting viewpoints offered. http://www.namepros.com/358387-the-llll-com-sales-discussion-thread-789.html I’ll quote some interesting bits here, though I would recommend you read the original posts, they’re totally worth reading: Of course, in my opinion at least, approaching/offering to secure … Read more

The Different Types of Domainers

There are quite a few approaches to domains and domaining that domainers take. Its like the stock market or real estate market to a certain extent, everyone has their own strategy and most of them pay well for their proponents. I’ve pretty much seen most of the types and will try and enumerate them to … Read more

The LLLL.com Conundrum

I’ve been watching the LLLL.com or four letter .com scenario, fairly closely, for the longest of times. I started using DomainTools (or whois.sc as it was known then) to harvest these lists for a while in 2006. In fact, thats what got me interested in domaining in the first place. Well that and the fact … Read more

The Great American Snowe Job

A new bill currently seeking passage in the US senate is trying to surreptitiously change the face of the domain industry and extend American ‘ownership’ on the web. You and me stand to lose any domain we own, developed, undeveloped, tm-ed, non-tm-ed, geo and generic… I kid you not. Be prepared to protect or lose … Read more

Domaining is not cybersquatting!

I read an article in a major newspaper a few days back – the new form of cybersquatting – domaining. Hogwash! Its as much a legal business, if done right, as any other business. While booking someone’s name or brand is generally unacceptable, there is another type of domain investment that’ll shock your socks off. … Read more