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This time last week I was in route to League City, Texas with much anticipation for a bit of shop talk, and engaging new relationships at the DNHouston Meetup.

Domain Party Aboard HoustonPartyBoats.com

And what a time we had aboard a HoustonPartyBoats.com barge sharing with one another as well as hearing some insight thoughts about search marketing and domain industries. Continue reading

It has been said that a “picture is worth a thousands words”.

You don’t have to look to far these days to guarantee that statement.

And from the looks of it, it appears that we as a society are moving more and more towards pictures telling the stories of our lives.

Or maybe we’re coming full circle with the use of modernized pictures from our primitive years.

Nevertheless, we’re not talking about just any ole’ pictures.  We’re talking about EMOJIS! Emojis can do now wrong and are on at this very moment, being used by all walks of life.

They’re the 💣, and have hit the 🎰  for sure this year!

Don’t believe me?  Just ask Forbes…  Continue reading

You’re likely a bit perplexed by the title, right?

No worries, because you’re not the only one perplexed by finding out that emoji domain names are a reality. 😮

Yes, the silly 😄, 😂, 😜 and other icons, also known as emojis, you send via text, email and across social networks daily.

They are even included in Google search results! Yes, Google has fallen in ❤️❤️❤️ with emojis, and started having mixed emoji results.

Google emoji search engine results

Per Fortune, even GoDaddy is getting in on the act to win over millennials with an emoji search engine for available emoji domains (more on this in a minute).

And if that’s not enough, emojis are set to hit the big screen August 2017 🎥. Continue reading

I often field emails and phone calls from persons wanting to break into the vast world of domain investing.

Some think it’s a business where they’ll be the ones to purchase a domain on Monday for pennies on the dollar and then flip it for thousands or millions by Friday.

I call this person the simpleton domain loser. Yes, I was once this person.

Without adequate understanding and comprehension of the various domain niches, they think it is just as simple as hand registering domains or bidding up expired domain auctions.

If you want to lose money quickly, then domain investing is one of many ways to lose your job, shirt, house and car.

Domain investing is a precise game of patience and thorough understanding of supply and demand economics.

So, where did I go wrong? Continue reading

Over the last few weeks, Rick Schwartz has fallen beyond head over heels in love with Twitter. While his blog has long been silent without new posts, there is no commentary shortage via his @DomainKing Twitter account.

Of course, I follow Rick’s antics, thoughts, spats and other rare dispositions as they relate to business and domaining. The following tweet captured my attention and spawned this very post.

As I delve into the commentary of replies and rebuttals from Rick’s statement, I came across an intriguing back-and-forth between Rick and Elliot Silver (@DInvesting / DomainInvesting.com).

Elliot’s question got me thinking about what it would be like to have no domain investing experience and start from ground zero today.

After all, all the good domains are taken, right? I mean, is it really possible to purchase domains at hand-registration or up to $2,500, and sell the domains for $100K+?

The short answers are “No” and “Yes” respectively. It is very possible to purchase domains at hand-registration or up to $2,500 TODAY, and sell the domains for $100K+ DECADES later.  But how?  Well, that’s what we’re here to debate. Continue reading

About 5-6 years ago, I agreed to work with a gentleman here in Austin to develop a website. For my time in developing the website and since he owned the domain, we agreed to split the advertising revenue.

At the end of our 2-year agreement, the same gentleman had a fallen out with mutual business partners about another website we operated. It was a pretty bad fallen out too, involving legal and lawsuits.

Allegedly, this gentleman had possession of a domain that was personally not his. He forced the company to purchase another domain name because he held the old name ransom.

Well, some time passed and cooler heads prevailed. The old domain was transferred to the company after some tough negotiations.

Not too long after this, I approached the gentleman with an offer about buying the domain that I had developed a website for years prior.

The domain was no longer being used, so I thought I had a decent shot at getting the domain at a reasonable price. Continue reading

There are investing lessons to be had with no shortage in the number to go around.

This statement can be broadly and precisely applied when speaking in terms of domain investing with credit cards.

For those of us with our eyes on the domaining prize of fame, fortune, and success in short order, one can’t help but ask the question:

Can I profit windfalls of cash via credit card domain investing?

A simple question to ask at surface level, yet quite often multifaceted in how one chooses to answer and respond based on life experience. Continue reading



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