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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 Gaze At Domain Hacks With DomainGaze

A domain hack uses both sides of the dot to create a single word, for example pi.pe or ma.de. While some define domain hack more broadly, a definition that includes two related words, one on each side of the dot, we will use the...
 
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information Top Topics: The Best Domain Valuation Tools; Should We Avoid Parked Pages to Sell Domains?...

In this week's Top Topics, domain investors are voting for their favorite registrar after polls opened last week. Elsewhere, we look at products and services that the domain industry needs but doesn't have, and what are the best domain valuation...
 
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analysis Data Analytics from SquadHelp for Brandable Domain Names

Darpan Munjal of SquadHelp has been sharing great data insights on brandable domain names. I reached out to him for permission to summarize the data, and to get additional information.

As Darpan wrote in 2021,
Data and analytics...
 
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information Top Topics: Are Hyphen Domain Sales On the Rise?; Capitol.tv Sold for $4,999...

In this week's Top Topics, cryptocurrency exchange Banxa announces a multi-million dollar domain bundle sale, and we look at whether hyphenated domain name sales are on the rise. Elsewhere, there's a .TV sale and we find out more about the...
 
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tips Across The Dot Matches – Tips And Techniques

In the early years of domain names, the extension was meant to have meaning. For example, .com for commercial oriented businesses, .org for organizations, and country codes representing a site based in that country.

Over the years...
 
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information Top Topics: Have You Noticed a Large Increase in Sales?; Disney Uses Go.com, But for How Much Longer?...

In this week's Top Topics, we look at Disney's use of the Go.com domain name, and we discuss illiquidity in domain names during an economic downturn. Elsewhere, investors comment on a rebrand, and have you noticed a large increase in sales...
 
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strategy Scaling Up A Domain Name Portfolio

The long term goal for some domainers is to grow their portfolio so that domain names become a full time job, or at least a serious part time income stream.

In a survey conducted mid-2021, almost 20% of NamePros respondents indicated that...
 
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information Top Topics: Pen.xyz Sold for 6 Figures; Can You Park a Domain and Have Email?...

In this week's Top Topics, we have another six-figure .XYZ domain sale to profile, and we discuss a recent company rebrand to a one-word .COM. Elsewhere, there has been some development in the Eth.link domain name saga.


Pen.xyz Sold for 6...
 
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analysis Million Dollar Domain Name Sales

Many investors dream of one day making a million dollar domain name sale. The odds are against you, with only 156 sales at this price point recorded on NameBio over all time. I take a look at those sales, and how the names are being used...
 
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information Top Topics: AV.com Changed Hands for £3,013,000; Do You Think TrustPilot Affects Your Domain Sales?...

In this week's Top Topics, we take a look at a multi-million dollar, two-letter .COM sale that has been discovered. Elsewhere, domainers debate the presence of TrustPilot reviews on landing pages, and one investor shares why they are thinking of...
 
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strategy Conducting A Selective Portfolio Review

With industry domain name sell-through rates not much different than 1%, most domains sit in a portfolio for many years. Other than renewals, it seems natural to simply wait for an offer or sale. But is that really a sound strategy?

While a...
 
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information Top Topics: Super.com Rebrands to SuperGG.com; What’s the One Trend You Regret Buying Into?...

In this week's Top Topics, we take a look at a rebrand that involves a company moving away from a $1.2 million domain name. Elsewhere, domain marketplace Alter announces its closure, and can domain investors register their domain names as...
 
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tips Tips To Expand Domain Name Comparator Sales Pool

Whether prior to acquisition of a domain name, or to help with pricing, we often use comparator sales listed on NameBio.

But what do you do if a preliminary search does not yield any comparator sales for a particular domain name? With some...
 
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information Top Topics: My 2022 Acquisitions; Private vs Public Registration Spam Rates...

In this week's Top Topics, we take a look at one prominent domain investor's 2022 acquisitions to date. Elsewhere, a mining company buys a one-word .COM, and a domainer has some specific advice for new investors.


My 2022...
 
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analysis What Names Are Web3 Companies Using?

Web3 is a hot term these days, with many startups in the sphere, and existing companies reimagining themselves as Web3.

In this article, I take a look at the names of 156 top Web3 companies. I also study what extensions are popular, and the...
 
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information Top Topics: Connect.com Acquired for $10 Million; What Happened With .ORG and .CO?...

In this week's Top Topics, we feature the news of this year's second eight-figure sale, a domainer shares some analysis of domain names used by Y Combinator startups and do .ORG and .CO perform well for you?


Connect.com Acquired for $10...
 
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strategy Regrets? Here Are A Few

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information Top Topics: NFTs.com Reportedly Acquired for $15 Million; Who Controls ccTLDs?...

In this week's Top Topics, we discuss the reported multi-million dollar sale of NFTs.com, which was disclosed this week via a press release. Elsewhere, a domainer shares a one-word .TV sale, and who exactly owns and controls ccTLDs...
 
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strategy What Are The Odds? Applied Probability For Domain Investing

Many skills can help you make better decisions as a domain name investor. One of them is quantitative decision making. While probability can never firmly tell you what to do, it can help make better decisions in some cases.

Applied probability...
 
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information Top Topics: Do We Need a Domainer Portfolio Management Service?; ICANN Working Group Wants To Make It Easier To Hijack Domain Names...

In this week's Top Topics, one domain investor considers the possibility of a portfolio management service specifically for domain investors, and we hear about an ICANN working group that wants to make it easier to hijack domain names. Elsewhere...
 
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strategy Thinking Outside The Domain Name Box

When following domain name sales on NameBio, certain sales seem surprising. In some cases, the price was due to a strong link set. Also, now and then, it might be a domain name that was let to expire by mistake and the owner needs to bid to...
 
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information Top Topics: How Many Sales Have You Had?; A $129,888 .XYZ Sale is Announced...

In this week’s Top Topics, a featured poll asks how many domain sales you’ve had recently. Elsewhere, a six-figure .XYZ sale is reported, and an experienced domain name investor has some advice for new domainers.


How Many Sales Have You...
 
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information Astronomical Names – Part 2: Star And Constellation Names, Space Sectors

Last week I took a look at Astronomical Terms as Brand Names. We saw that terms like star, sun, moon and nova are each used in many tens of thousands of business names.

I extend the topic in this week’s article, looking in particular at...
 
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information Top Topics: I Sold This .TV Domain for $17,500; I Closed 2 Sales Today Like This...

In this week’s Top Topics, one domain investor announces a $17,500 .TV sale and another domainer secures two sales in a day thanks to following up with old leads. Elsewhere, an investor is done with domaining, and which company will be the next...
 
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information A Universe Of Possibilities: Astronomical Terms As Brand Names – Part 1

On July 12, 2022 the first full-color images were released from the James Webb Space Telescope. The public response to these striking images, and the stories they tell, is a reminder of the fascination with astronomical topics...
 
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