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Popular Blog Articles

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 Share Your Local Perspective – I See Micromobility

Domainers should probably get out more. No, this is not an article about life-work balance, or maintaining a social network, or the virtues of exercise, although all of those are important. Nor is it a call to consider taking a break from...
 
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information Top Topics: Got a call from ICANN; Dynadot verification & super high appraisals; Registrars of choice in 2024; A case of Domain Binging!

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

Got a phone call from ICANN; Dynadot: Ownership verification & high appraisals questions; Good registrars to use in 2024; Domain binging has happened.


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analysis Analysis of NamePros Reported Domain Name Sales

For more than 19 years NamePros members have been reporting sales in the thread, started by @RJ, Report Completed Domain Name Sales Here.

In this article I look at sales data posted at NamePros so far in 2024. I went through the...
 
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information Top Topics: Looking for action-packed domaining; Open.Network Sold for $100K; Best option for LTO/Lease; Namecheap likely leaving Afternic network…

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

Looking for action-packed domaining; Open.Network Sold for $100,000 USD; Best option for LTO/Lease with recurring payments; CEO: Namecheap “Most Likely” to Exit...
 
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strategy Finding Domain Name Comparator Sales – Part 2

Last week I wrote about why comparator sales are important, how they might be used, and the basics of finding sales that contain a specific word in a certain position - see Finding Domain Name Comparator Sales - Part 1.

This week, I...
 
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information Top Topics: Afternic suspends user; ICANN layoffs; Moniker relaunches registrar; Bank fraud and domains; Swetha's latest big sale

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

Afternic suspends user's account; ICANN slashes staff; Moniker relaunches domain registrar; Bank fraud involving domain transactions; Swetha has sold the domain...
 
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strategy Finding Domain Name Comparator Sales – Part 1

An important skill is to find and evaluate relevant domain name comparator sales. This article uses NameBio to search for comparator sales information, along with a process to decide what is a strong comparator. I also consider how to...
 
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information Top Topics: Pose.com sold for $302k; GoDaddy doubles price of brokerage fee; Two fresh .AI sales; ChatGPT.com sale story; Jeff Gabriel's story at SAW

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

Pose.com sold for $302,670; GoDaddy doubles its brokerage service fee; A pair of great .AI sales; The story behind the sale of ChatGPT.com; Jeff Gabriel's story at...
 
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information How To Save Money On Domain Names

In terms of overall domain portfolio, a few dollars saved on a domain name may not make much difference. But if there are ways to stretch your money, why not consider them?

Of course the most significant savings are:
  • Don’t spend money on...
 
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information Top Topics: Newswire.com exit at $44m; Google & Squarespace woes; Afternic & Dan lander payments; Under Review at Afternic; Domain Capitalization idea

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

Newswire.com $44 million sale; Google-transferred domains to Squarespace face renewal issue; Afternic/Dan lander: Where does payment come from? Check your "Under...
 
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interviews Simon Higgs: Internet Pioneer, Polymath, and NamePros Member

Interested in technical innovations, the early days of domain extension planning, website development, a 7-figure domain name sale, or creative media applications? Then let me introduce you to Simon Higgs.

Simon Higgs, @Particle here on...
 
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information Top Topics: Epik nabs Wordchecker.com; Afternic switch from BIN to MO; Use a domain as a blog; Shotgun vs. Sniper; Huge premium renewal at GoDaddy

Welcome to the weekly Top Topics review here at NamePros! :)
Epik sold Wordchecker.com and didn't pay a member's Masterbucks balance; Afternic BIN change to Make Offer; Use a domain as a blog until it's sold? Shotgun vs. sniper...
 
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information 8 Ways Domain Name Investors Might Use Product Hunt And Similar Services

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information Top Topics: BabyAndBeyond.com $350k sale; GoDaddy backorder policy; Expiring copyright & domains; Outbound sales automation; AbdulBasit's April sales

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

BabyAndBeyond.com sold for $350k; GoDaddy and its backorder policy needs clarification; Hank Williams and expired copyright as domains; Can outbound sales be...
 
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analysis Corporate Naming Inspiration from Particle Physics

Since I started writing for NamePros Blog in 2019, I have been waiting for the right day to share an article about the Standard Model of particle physics. That day has arrived.

Recently SquadHelp rebranded to Atom, as discussed in the...
 
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information Top Topics: Inherited 2,500 domains; How endusers find names; Dispute tm domain or buy it? Buy the .com of a former biz; Outbound sales success rate

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Inherited 2,500 domains; How endusers find domain names? Trademarked domain; to dispute or not? Would you buy the .com of a former business? Domain outbound selling...
 
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information Everything You Wanted To Know About Domain Academy

I saw a post not long ago by @VivifyDomains that after a few recent small domain sales she was taking the money and investing in herself, and had started the Domain Academy course. I could relate, as I made a similar decision in December...
 
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information Top Topics: Big domainer won't transfer domain; Squadhelp is Atom; Google & hyphenated domains; Is Estibot accurate in valuations? Mixing DNS at Dan

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

High profile domainer refuses to transfer sold domain; Squadhelp is now Atom; Google and hyphened domains; How reliable is Estibot valuation? Mixed DNS servers for...
 
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analysis Recent Domain Name Sales Volume Trends in .NET, .COM, .AI, .IO and .XYZ

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information Top Topics: NamePros BIN landers; Afternic & Broker ethics; Bodis antivirus woes; Reversed sales via Fast Transfer; Galatea.com sale scores $275k

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

NamePros Parking adds BIN and more; Do Afternic brokers lowball listing owners? Bodis triggers antivirus alert; Failed sales at Afternic trigger domain transfers...
 
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strategy Process to Rate and Price a Domain Name Acquisition - Part 2

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information Top Topics: Printing.com sold for $2.27m; Earn a living as a domainer; GoDaddy transfer issue; Most valuable LLL combos; Dan & Afternic woes

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

Printing.com sold for $2.27 million dollars; Can you still earn a living selling domains? GoDaddy transfer issue; Most valuable LLL combinations; Managing Dan...
 
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strategy Process to Rate and Price a Domain Name Acquisition - Part 1

Domain name investing is hard. Typically only about 1% of names sell by the end of a full year. Many names will not sell for a very long time, or ever. Naming trends and popular niches may change.

Pricing is difficult. If you price too high, the...
 
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information Top Topics: Sedo theme auctions success; Outbound sales woes; Afternic vs Dan; Trademarks & UDRP; Where to sell domains faster: Sedo or Afternic?

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

How popular are Sedo themed auctions? You can lead an outbound sale horse to water; Afternic/GoDaddy versus Dan landers; Domains, trademarks, and UDRP...
 
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information NVIDIA – The Company and the Name

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