A few days ago, I shared with you about GoDaddy Domain Auctions disappearing before time expired as experienced by now retired, longtime domain investor Rick Schwartz.
Schwartz was figuratively robbed in broad daylight by GoDaddy’s Aftermarket platform as he actively bid on a expired domain that vanished from his viewing with less than 5 minutes this morning.
With no good explanation of what took place, Schwartz took to Twitter, and lit a fire under GoDaddy with endless questions, jabs and everything in between.
And where did this get him and us, the domaining community? Continue reading
If you haven’t heard by now, emoji domain names are on the up and up as each day passes, priming for their own market run much like that of bitcoin, ethereum and ripple runs.
Emoji domains have caused quite a stir this year, to say the least. And it doesn’t look like they’ll slow down anytime soon either. A growing population is speaking, texting, reading, singing, watching, and just doing about everything else imaginable using emoji.
Emoji domains are likely to disrupt and transform how businesses, small and large, market and advertise to a new generation of buyers with $200B+ buying power for years to come.
That said, many domain professionals, investors, and hobbyists are scouring forums, websites, social networks and more to get their hands on highly prized and valued emoji domain names. Continue reading
If you’re a domain investor, also known as a domainer, then today’s topic of choice is likely very trivial to you.
In fact, you may wonder why I would even take the time to write about such a trivial topic.
Whether you want to believe it or not, there are many professionals, business owners, and people in general that don’t know how to go about finding a domain owner and their contact information.
I receive a couple of emails a week from persons asking about how to find domain owner contact info. Continue reading
DNSeattle was everything it was billed to be and more.
The weather was perfect. The location and venue were great. There was a good selection of music, food, and beverage on hand.
And of course, there was not a shortage of domain hobbyists, investors, and professionals in attendance at Amazon’s campus (Terry Avenue) in downtown Seattle.
I receive a fair amount of weekly emails from people across the world attempting to sell me on their greatest gem of a domain and how it’ll change my life forever.
Not too often, one of these emails will be legit. Most recently, the email offers have been hyphenated, multi-word, wrong tense, wrong order if any order domains.
Case in point, the following emails just today and yesterday:
Most of these reach the spam bin if not already in there to begin with. But then there are a few legitimate domain sales emails that catch my eye.
The one I’m referencing today that caught my did for a number of reasons. Continue reading
It’s quite popular, but posting domains with prices on Twitter might not be the smartest move for domain investors.
If you’ve been keeping up and watching the flurry of activity around @DomainKing’s Twitter posts, then you’ve likely been seeing a trove of domain listings.
It’s been entertaining to watch and learn at the expense of others. There’s nothing like learning from someone else’s downfall as well as their upside. Continue reading