If you’re like most business and personal brands, then you’ve likely heard and read numerous stories about the importance of securing a .com domain for your brand.
And while that is true, there have been a growing number of business and personal brands that have defied the “must be on .com to be successful” mantra to build successful and profitable companies. Continue reading
From idea to planning to operating to finding an audience, all personal and business brands have all likely struggled with one thing when considering their launch.
Whether a new service, product, solution or brand in general, finding the perfect domain can often times feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Thousands often base the name of their brand on the availability of a .com domain name. Continue reading
No sooner than a person is introduced to domain investing, affectionately known as “domaining” by domain investors as known as “domainers”, that they soon encounter the ramifications of legally transacting payment and agreement of domains.
Most new investors, a few old ones too, blindly play the payment roulette game when using PayPal or a non-secure payment method when transacting payment and agreement of domains.
Individuals soon come to find out they robbed themselves blind from receiving payment as well as losing their domain in the most horrific cases due to payment clawback, chargeback or disputed credit card payment by purchaser. Continue reading
Emoji domains burst onto the scene over a year or so ago with a handful of domain investors, speculators, and hobbyists registering nearly 21,000 .WS emoji domains and a few hundred .TO emoji domains.
While the emoji domain craze has subsided with just under 1,500 .WS domains registered (best guess) and mostly single-character, the market for emoji domains has started the journey towards emoji marketing education and usage. Continue reading
Whether a domain buyer or seller, one of the most challenging questions to answer realistically is how much a given domain is worth?
While one person could think their domain should be valued at 6-7 figures, another person would scoff at such a valuation, rendering the domain’s value as a few hundred dollars on the best day, or simply worthless. Continue reading
While there are only a few new top-level domain extensions that have captured my attention and a few investment dollars, there aren’t many likely to stand the test of time.
While there are thousands of new top-level domain extensions to choose from, there are only a handful of industry professionals I’d be willing to put my money on being and building a profitable success. Continue reading
The Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for .io was originally assigned to the British Indian Ocean Territory before tech world dubbed it “input/output” domain for the next great tech idea.
There have been and are many tech startups using a .io domain to brand their digital presence. Continue reading