It’s hard to believe a year has passed since MERGE! burst onto the scene in its inaugural debut.
Many attendees have converged to meet in Orlando, Florida this year at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs Area to pick up where we left off last year discussing an array of digital principles — Domains, Hosting, Digital Search, CMS, Cryptocurrency, IP, Blockchain, eCommerce and Security. Continue reading
If you’re new to the domain investing (even if you’re not), then you likely encounter a how cumbersome of a task it is to identify undervalued domains.
From NameJet to GoDaddy to Dynadot to SnapNames along with many more domain auction aftermarket platforms, identifying and narrowing in on undervalued domains — whether expired, public, private, or closeout — is a full time job in itself.
Thousands of domains expire in auction daily (as a subset of data is shown via DomainState.com chart below), and an unidentified number of those domains go on to be caught, or deleted and made available for hand registration (small percentage, but still happens).
The first time I met George Verdugo — a long-time domain investor and developer, and entrepreneur of dotMediaBrands.com, he was sharing an interesting story at MERGE! about how his course of action regarding the development of multilingual domains, specifically Spanish Domains. Continue reading
It’s been a while since I shared a domain sale experience. The reason I’m highlighting today’s story is based on my latest experience selling a domain to a buyer that’s likely a Chinese domain investor.
How do I know that the domain buyer is a Chinese domain investor? I don’t know with great certainty, but it’s highly likely based on what I’m about to share with you.
I’m glad to report a few months into 2018 that I’ve been blessed with an influx of favorable domain inquiries. In fact, most of my sales started last November.
However, this specific domain request arrived a few weeks ago and intrigued me because of the following reasons: Continue reading
NamesCon has concluded with yet another successful year as I type this recap of Day Three (more to come).
It’s the start of Day Three of NamesCon, the halfway point. In a city that never sleeps, I find myself a few steps slow. Continue reading
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
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