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In this article, we provide a handpicked list of some of the most popular, interesting, and helpful articles to have ever appeared on the NamePros Blog. If you're short on time, or if you're not sure where to start, then you may want to check out...
 
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information Top Topics: Sell without escrow? Dot .in untradeable, says NIXI; Dan lander issues; Domainer guilt; Big dogs to fight in court

Welcome to the latest Top Topics review here at NamePros! :)

Contract based domain sale without using an escrow; Trading .in domains banned; Dan.com issue with landing pages; Does anyone feel domainer guilt? Portfolio valuations by a...
 
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guide Get More from TLD-LIST

TLD-LIST is my go-to site for comparing registration, transfer and renewal prices at different registrars. While that is the main way TLD-LIST is used, the site can do much more.

Finding Lowest Prices

Before we look into what...
 
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information Top Topics: Worst investments; Google shutting down websites; SnapNames auction snafu; Domain reclassified as premium; Most you ever paid for a domain

It's Big Game Sunday and our review of Top Topics here at NamePros! ๐Ÿˆ

What are the worst domain investments you ended up losing money from? Google shutting down web sites; SnapNames at it once again; Domain name has been reclassified...
 
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strategy The Branding Power of Two: Duet, Gemini, Copilot and More

If you watched the 66th Grammy Awards ceremony on Feb. 4, 2024, odds are the duet by Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs is a lasting memory. Tracy Chapman made the song Fast Car a huge hit in 1988, while the 2023 Luke Combs rendition made the...
 
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information Top Topics: Are .ai domains expensive? Delete GoDaddy appraisals; Most powerful keywords; Domain tools you pay for; Domainers that started decades ago

Welcome to Sunday's review of Top Topics here at NamePros! :)

Why .ai domain registrations cost so much? How to delete GoDaddy appraisals; What's your most powerful keyword? Domain tools you pay for; Most successful domain investors...
 
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information Electrify Your Domain Name Portfolio

Electricity is pretty incredible. Think how easy it is to take the electricity provided by your utility company, and use it to cook your meals, power entertainment devices, operate an air conditioner or heat pump, charge devices, run motorized...
 
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information Top Topics: gTLDS hard to sell; Mistakes you made as a domainer; It.com domain worthiness; Recent .ai domain sales; The domain industry's maturity

Welcome to Sunday's review of Top Topics here at NamePros! :)

Are new TLDs hard to sell compared to .com domains? Mistakes you made as a domain investor; Worth renewing .it.com domains? Bison.ai and other sales on Namecheap; The...
 
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advice Domain Name Investment: Dos and Donโ€™ts

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information Top Topics: Buyer didn't pay after domain push; Queries and frontrunning; 7.io sold for $150k; State of the Industry 2024; Dot .desi TLD in danger

Welcome to Sunday's review of Top Topics here at NamePros! :)
Domain investor sold domain with content but buyer didn't pay; Clean your cookies to avoid frontrunning, says domainer; The domain 7.io sold for $150,000 dollars; The State...
 
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tools Getting More From ExpiredDomains.net

We are fortunate to have many tools and metrics to assist and guide domain investing, many that are either free or have a free version. Probably none is more vital to domain investing than ExpiredDomains.net.

Back in 2022, I provided an...
 
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information Top Topics: Domain verification on Sedo; Cemal from Turkey; Premium .tech domain pricing; Afternic verification woes; How hard is it to sell domains?

Welcome to Sunday's review of Top Topics here at NamePros! :)

Your preferred method of domain verification on Sedo; Meet Cemal from Turkey; Dot .tech domain carries a $3,000 dollar renewal feeโ€”why's that? Afternic wants you to prove...
 
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advice A Dozen Things To Consider As We Start 2024

The new year brings new domain name opportunities and challenges. Definitely 2023 saw a mix of both.

This article is not about resolutions, but it is about reflecting on the past year, and setting the stage for the new one. Reflection is a...
 
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information Top Topics: Incorrect WHOIS data; Weed vs. Pot; Rick Schwartz taps .AI; Stop faux listings at Afternic; GoDaddy Auctions & deadbeats

Welcome to the first review of Top Topics in 2024 at NamePros! :)

Can a domain be blocked due to incorrect WHOIS data? Using pot when weed is not available; Rick Schwartz invests in .ai domains; How to stop someone trying to list my...
 
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analysis 2023 Domain Name Market Down, But AI Propels Strong Country Code Results

This report is based on 145,100 domain name aftermarket sales recorded for 2023 on NameBio, with a total dollar volume of just over $139 million USD.

The domain name market, at least as reflected in the NameBio data, was...
 
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information Top Topics: John Berryhill's stellar record; PayPal hack leads to Dan purchase; Sell a domain right after registering it; Flippa domain bias; +1 topic

Welcome to the final review of Top Topics in 2023 at NamePros! ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿ˜

Roundup of John Berryhill's UDRP performance in 2023; Hacked PayPal account used to buy a domain on Dan.com; How to sell a domain name right after registering it...
 
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analysis The Top 100 Domain Name Sales in 2023

This article takes a look at the highest-value domain name sales from 2023, at least those reported on NameBio. I also compare the year with the preceding few years, to get a sense of the nature and health of the upper end of the domain...
 
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information Top Topics: Country names & UDRP; Keyword+ai .com vs keyword .ai; Outbound email marketing tips; I need to be rich; AI aftermarket popularity drops

Welcome to our weekly review of Top Topics here at NamePros! :smuggrin:

"AI" keyword popularity plunges, as far as Afternic searches are concerned; Share your process of performing outbound email marketing; Can the UDRP process be...
 
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news In Case You Missed It โ€“ What Happened in Domains in 2023

2023 was a particularly active year in the domain world. I wanted to overview many of the changes, to make sure you can take advantage of any important to you.

In this article I am not covering things like trends in popular extensions, such as...
 
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information Top Topics: Domainer got scammed; HealthRight.com sold for $210k; Crypto marketplace: Possible? Anonymous domain trading; Security fobs and registrars

Welcome to our weekly review of Top Topics here at NamePros! :xf.cool:

Domain investor got scammed while helping someone who earned his trust; HealthRight.com sold for $210k; Would you use a domain marketplace based on crypto...
 
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analysis Startup Names Through A Y-Combinator Filter

As domain investors, we are in the business of providing names that businesses and organizations will use. Succeeding at that can be a win-win-win situation. We do well, but startup owners are well served by many good name choices in efficient...
 
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information Top Topics: SedoMLS sale reversed; Eleven.io sold for $121k; GoDaddy takes domain away; Onlyfans.wtf: Any value? Investor's script beat Snapnames

Welcome to our weekly review of Top Topics here at NamePros! :xf.grin:

Sedo sale within a 60 day registration window; Eleven.io sold for $121k at Squadhelp; GoDaddy auction win ends in redemption; Is Onlyfans.wtf worth anything...
 
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news It Just Got Easier To Get .IO And .XYZ Domain Names Seen By Prospective Buyers

Successful domain investing is acquiring domain names that users will want, pricing them effectively, and getting the names noticed by those in a position to buy them.

That last step just got easier for .io and .xyz domain names with the...
 
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information Top Topics: Logo impact on sales; Afternic Fast Transfer nightmare; The Queen of TLDs; Dot .in and KYC; Broker change at Afternic

Welcome to our weekly review of Top Topics here at NamePros! :xf.cool:

The impact of a logo on the sale of domain names; Afternic: Fast Transfer nightmare; The futility of chasing the Queen of domain TLDs; Dot .in Registry requires...
 
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analysis When One or Two Words is Not Enough in a Domain Name

Most large businesses will brand on a single-word domain name, whether that is a dictionary word, a creative spelling, or a made-up word.

Still, it is true that there is a place for longer domain names. In this article I look at the sales...
 
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information Top Topics: Miri.com sold for $200k; Venting off as a domainer; GoDaddy Auctions beta a hot mess; Epik untrustworthy; Threads.app vs. Threads.net

Welcome to our weekly review of Top Topics here at NamePros! :xf.wink:

Miri.com was sold for almost $200k; Venting off while being impatient with domain investing; GoDaddy Auctions Beta are a hot mess; Epik.com are (still)...
 
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