When starting a business these days, one quickly encounters how challenging it is to reconcile a business name and the available matching .com domain that passes the radio test.
A little over five years ago, I accidentally stumbled upon something that forever altered my domain development experience: geo service domains.
Sometimes categorized as exact-match or partial-match domains, I encountered a geo service domain via GoDaddy’s expired domain buy-it-now/closeout auctions for a suburb of the greater Austin, Texas metro.
Although Google had issued an exact-match domain update that devalued and slightly lessen the ranking of exact-match domains, I decided to take a chance on developing my newly discovered geo service domain.
Little did I realize my development and SEO prowess would produce a page one ranking geo service domain website.
Years later, and many new and existing domain investors still question whether or not geo service domains are worth investing in. That’s the question will attempt to answer in today’s podcast. Continue reading
Welcome back! I’ve been quite busy writing and producing a number of NEW written articles, podcasts, and videos — soon to be released!
Nevertheless, it’s been a month or so since our last domain interview, and fortunately, that all changes today. 😉
If you’re a college or college-bound student, or know folks who are in this phase of life, then you’ll want to read and share today’s interview. Continue reading
Not much has changed with the domain name search experience since the early days of the internet.
The process in and of itself is timeless in general. I mean, a person either has a dream or idea about launching a website of some sort, and they visit a domain registrar of their choice to verify domain availability.
If the .com domain is taken (which is highly likely these days), then searchers likely append or prepend words or letters, in some cases they add hyphens or dashes, or get cute with adding or removing an assortment of letters to create a brandable domain.
Nevertheless, searchers spend quite a bit of time searching and hoping their domain of choice is available while using a less than stellar domain name search user experience.
While attending NamesCon 2018, I attended a Tools Talk (Why Searching For A Domain Name Sucks) given by Tony Kim, Chief Marketing Officer of Hexonet, that outlined Hexonet’s three-pronged strategy for transforming the future of the domain name search experience.
What an opportunity attending NamesCon offered myself and others this year to meet and make new relationships as well as reconnect with existing relationships.
Although there’s quite a bit of content made available across varying breakout sessions, panels, and workshops, I’m sharing my thoughts about one the of workshops that caught my eye was the Optimizing Domain Management Tools Talk. Continue reading
It’s the top of another fast moving day. To get this day started off, I discovered an opportunity to save money on your next emoji domain purchase.
So, if you so desire to own a .TO emoji domain, then today’s offer could be just the opportunity to secure a single or combo emoji domain. Continue reading
Well, the City of Philadelphia is certainly feeling brotherly and lovely a day after handing the New England Patriots a loss in Super Bowl LII, 41-33.
Most folks questioned whether I was for the Eagles or Patriots. My answer: I hope they both lose! 🤣
I’m a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan, quoting loudly the following each and every season: Continue reading