Valentine’s Day Thoughts and Updates
It’s not only Valentine’s Day today, but we also celebrated Oliver’s first birthday with friends and family this morning. Next up for the day is Disney on Ice in Boston. Hope you have a nice Valentine’s Day on this holiday weekend (here in the US).
Here are some thoughts and updates. I welcome you to share yours in the comment section:
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Amazon announced Lumberyard, a new “video game engine,” but they did not seem to acquire the matching Lumberyard.com domain name. Lumberyard.com is owned by Anything.com, and I would imagine their pricing is very high. I noticed that Amazon is buying other Lumberyard domain names (like Lumberyard.Club, Lumberyard.xyz, Lumberyard.top, and others). I wonder if the price has gone up since the news was announced, especially if traffic (and revenue) jumped on Lumberyard.com as a result of the news.
During the last couple of weeks, I have not really been buying many domain names. I have had a few decent sales, but I am reluctant to buy right now until I find out my total tax burden for last year. I am buying opportunistically but not sending as many acquisition emails as usual for a week or two.
I am always buying very good .com keyword domain names. I love names like Exclaim.com, Embrace.com, Graceful.com…etc. If you have great keyword .com domain names, want to raise capital, and are willing to sell for a fair wholesale price, send me the names. I am only buying good .com domain names. If you need to tell me what the word means, I have no interest in discussing.
When I am doing a deal with someone I don’t know, I like to put a limit on the time it takes for the buyer to transfer the domain name or submit payment, and I have the option to cancel the deal if it goes beyond that time. I don’t want someone to shop around a deal while it is in escrow, nor do I want them to take their time with the transfer. Having a time limit ensures the deal gets done quickly or I can cancel without penalty.
Ali Zandi just started blogging recently, and it’s a blog you should consider adding to your domain industry reading list. You can find his blog at Zandibot.com.
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