Sunday Domain Thoughts and Updates
Since moving out of New York City, I come back to visit a few times a year. It’s always fun visiting the City, but I sometimes miss living here. There are so many more food options, always things to do, and there’s a buzz that I don’t find elsewhere. There’s something to be said about living in the suburbs though.
Here are some thoughts and updates. I invite you to share your own thoughts, updates, and comments if you have any.
A domain focused forum was launched last week at Digital.Link. I think it’s good to have different industry discussion options. It’s actually at least the second domain name forum operating on a .Link domain name, with gTLD.Link being the other one I know about.
If you’re in Boston on Tuesday, a small group of us are meeting up for the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl at 1pm. I am not sure how many people will be there or what the scene will be like, but I am hoping it will be a good chance to meet up with some friends and colleagues at a fun event that benefits Dana-Farber Cancer Institute!
One of the most difficult challenges of my business is regularly adding to my domain name portfolio (which can cost significant amounts of $$) while driving revenue from domain sales, but at the same time, not underselling domain names.
Always keep aftermarket listings accurate. One of the big reasons I don’t list many domain names at various marketplaces is because it can become a burden to keep my listings accurate. I have this fear that someone will buy a name I have listed that I previously sold or let expire, and it will become an issue for me. It would be great if these platforms regularly checked listings to make sure the names are owned by entity that listed them for sale and send an update if Whois ownership changes. This might be too cumbersome though.
I think it was impressive that Uniregistry could handle so many registrations in such a short amount of time (press release).
It will be interesting to hear it anyone makes profitable sales from their penny domain registrations. I suspect a big winner will be the UDRP forums.
I just watched my friend make a cup of coffee using a contraption called a Coffee Siphon. Very cool if you’re into coffee although my cup was gritty. I like using the Chemex coffee maker, but it was neat to watch the Coffee Siphon.
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