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A Domain Name “Acquisition” Doesn’t Always Signify Something New

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A business friend emailed me the other day to let me know he spotted an interesting domain name “acquisition” that appeared to be made by a large company. It wasn’t all that interesting to me, but it would have been interesting to speculate about the plans for this new domain name.

One thing we all need to keep in mind is that a domain name “acquisition” isn’t always what it looks like. If a large company acquires a domain name with their brand in it, they might have done so to protect their brand. They might not have even paid for the domain name that they now own. Perhaps they sent the domain owner a cease and desist letter with a request or demand to transfer the domain name to them to prevent the owner from using it.

I monitor UDRP filings, and there are many that are filed because a → Read More


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Infographic: Sedo Market Study (1st Half of 2014)

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This morning, Sedo published its Market Study that includes domain name sales from the first half of 2014 that were completed via the company. Published below is the infographic that has quite a bit of good information from the study. Because of the size of Sedo, I believe this Market Study is a good indicator of the overall domain name marketplace.

Some of the highlights from the report include this information:

  • $35.9 million in sales volume ($70.5 reported all of 2013)
  • 55% of sales were .com
  • Highest new gTLD sale was more than $100k (NDA)
  • Mean sale price $2,214 vs. $1,893 in 2013 year end report

Check out the infographic for more information shared by the company: → Read More


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Weekly Domain Broker Listings – 7/30

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This week’s domain broker submitted listings are below. If you want to buy a domain name, contact the broker directly as I am not involved in any of these deals.

You may submit one domain name for sale in the comment section with a BIN price. Unpriced domain names or submissions with more than one name will be deleted. Please don’t comment on other people’s submissions and contact the domain owner directly to buy.

Always do your due diligence before buying, as I don’t validate any listings. You should also be sure to use an escrow service to transact securely!

On a separate note, I am riding in the 2014 Pan Mass Challenge on Sunday to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I set a personal goal to ride 47 miles and raise $5,000. I hope you can help me achieve this significant goal. 100 percent of your donation will go to cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. Any amount you can donate will be helpful! Click here to donate! THANKS!

Here are this week’s listings: → Read More


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Stephen Colbert Announces TheSarahPalinChannel.com

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Earlier this week, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced that she started a new online, subscription-based media venture called SarahPalinChannel.com. Not long after, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert announced that he was starting a new network on TheSarahPalinChannel.com. I thought his segment was funny, and I embedded it below for your enjoyment.


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3 Reasons I Am Not a Domain Broker

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Being a domain name broker seems like it could be lucrative, and for the best domain brokers, it is a great job. Domain brokers represent domain name owners who are trying to sell their valuable domain names and they make a commission on successful sales. Aside from their time and marketing expenses, brokers rarely have a financial stake in the domain names they are selling, but the potential reward on a large sale may be considerable.

I am not a domain broker, and I want to share the three primary reasons why I am not interested in becoming a broker or working with other domain owners to sell their domain names. → Read More


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My Business is Always Evolving

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I’ve been writing this blog for over seven years, and nearly 5,000 articles have been published in that time. Many of the articles would be considered “news” rather than opinion, but there is a large percentage of articles that would be considered personal opinion or advice. These articles are generally based on learnings from my own business and observations that I’ve noted.

During this time period, my business has evolved quite a bit. Some of the areas that I would note an evolution include the following: → Read More


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