April 30, 2012 | DomainInvesting.com
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Investopedia Adds Article About Making Money With Domain Names


Investopedia LogoInvestopedia is a very popular financial website that is described as “a premiere resource for investing education, personal finance, market analysis and free trading simulators.” Based on some analytics I found, it likely gets over a million monthly visits. People visit Investopedia to learn about trading and investing strategies, market news, and for information about various types of investments.

I saw that Investopedia added a new article about domain names last week, and I think it’s pretty neat to see. The article, written by Justin Kuepper, is titled, “How To Make Money With Domain Names,” and it covers a few popular topics such as investing in various types of domain names, buying and selling names, and the risk of domain investments.

The article summary is quite succinct:

Like any investment, domain names come with their own set of risks. However, for diligent investors who consider the risks and returns thoroughly, domain names can become an investment that yields high returns, and a unique way to diversify his/her portfolio of investments.”

If you could add to the Investopedia article, what information do you think is essential that is missing? Personally, I think it’s a pretty solid write-up that covers investments, and I think it would be beneficial to add information about investing in alternative extensions and ccTLDs. Hopefully, they will turn this article into a series of articles on the topic of domain name investments. Perhaps they might benefit readers by adding links to popular resources, like domain forums, news outlets, and blogs.

Advertise in My Gutter to Help Ronald McDonald House


In the “gutter” space of my blog, I have a light background with a light graphic overlay. It’s more or less just extra background space that hasn’t been utilized. The width of the gutter varies from visitor to visitor, depending on the size of the person’s browser window.

I haven’t offered gutter advertising space before, and I have no idea what the value of the space is. I am going to do a special auction in this post on my blog to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House, an organization that helps children with cancer and their families.

I am willing to sell the gutter space of my blog for 48 hours to the highest bidder. The full amount of the winning bid will be donated to my Ronald McDonald House fundraising effort. The company with the highest bid can have their tiled logo or another graphic in the space with the gutter linking to their website. The graphic has to be a static .jpg, and there can’t be any sound.

I have no idea if the space is worth $200 or $2,000 for 48 hours, so I am willing to let the market decide the value. Please post your bid in the comment section, and the highest bid received by 5pm eastern on May 2 will get the space for 48 hours.┬áThere’s no sniping or anything like that, so the highest bid received will get the space.

The advertisement can be posted any time within the next 4 weeks, making it perfect if the winning bidder would like to coordinate it with a special offer, launch, or other campaign. I will also write a follow-up post to announce the winning bidder.

Thanks for helping me support a great organization that helps others.