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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: Black Friday domain deals; Where do your buyers go; Domains spotted in Qatar World Cup; Elie Eweka interview; Expired Fintech Domains

Hopefully you're done shopping for the Holidays! About time for this week's Top Topics column here at NamePros:

Black Friday deals involving domain services are still ongoing, so find out where to save money. Do you know the path your...
 
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reviews Review and Interview: Accidental Domain Investor by Elie Eweka

There are various domain name books. Some concentrate on branding and company naming, others on the nuts and bolts of domaining as a career. Some books are mainly hype, unrealistically portraying the selling of domain names.

This week, the book...
 
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information Top Topics: XMX.com expires, sells for $252k; False alarm by .TV Registry; Advice on buying websites; DAN/Afternic integrate; Domain Market Crash?

Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving? Time for this week's Top Topics here at NamePros:

XMX.com, a former crypto brand, was sold for $252,000 dollars at an expired domains auction at GoDaddy. People received messages the .TV Registry...
 
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information A Deeper Look At Domain Name Fast Transfer Sales Networks

What if your domain names would be seen at many different registrars? In addition, when a name sold through any of those registrars, the entire transfer process was automatic. You just wait to be paid.

That is the promise of the so-called fast...
 
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information Top Topics: Marketplaces bundling payments; $100 million company domain lost; Create logos for your brands; Dot .com king of corporate choice +1 ...

Happy Saturday folks—time for this week's Top Topics here at NamePros:

Do marketplaces bundle payments for concurrent sales? Dan and Sedo are compared. Somehow, a company valued at more than $100 million dollars let one of their domain...
 
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various Don’t Miss These Great Domain Name Articles By James Iles

This week it was announced that @James Iles, is stepping back from his weekly NamePros Blog article to concentrate on other things, including his own domain name information site at JamesNames.com.

James has made a huge...
 
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information Top Topics: Get drastic with asking prices; Sports.gg scores $96k; Compare Sedo vs. Afternic domain sales; Keep investing in Meta domains?

It's time for this week's Top Topics here at NamePros. In summary:

A drastic tweak of your domain asking prices might produce more sales. Get details about how Sports.gg sold for $96k. Read about how Sedo & Afternic fare in sales...
 
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strategy Making A List… And Updating It Often

The most successful domain investors have a system. That system may include many elements, but one of the most important is a method for acquiring quality names that businesses will want. As is said, “you make money on the buy.”

But there are so...
 
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information Top Topics: Reactive.com Sells for $168,450 at DropCatch; The Previous Owner Wants Their Domain Back. What’s the Standard Practice?...

In this week's Top Topics, we look at two six-figure domain sales, one of which sold at DropCatch after former owner Accenture let the domain expire. Elsewhere, we ask which companies you trust in the domain industry.


Reactive.com Sells...
 
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information The Original Domain Name System Plan

The domain name system (DNS) has robustly served the Internet well for more than three decades. That is a testament to the expertise and foresightedness of those who developed the concepts and specifications.

Now extensions like .com...
 
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information Top Topics: Bull.xyz Sells for $199,888; How Do You Handle Renewals?...

In this week's Top Topics, we take a look at two six-figure .XYZ sales that recently happened. We also feature a question about outbound domain sales, and how do you handle domain renewals?


Bull.xyz Sells for $199,888

Domain...
 
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other What The Domain World Needs: Part 2

Last week, in part one of What The Domain World Needs, the following were covered:
  • Registrar-based single-source marketplace listings.
  • Retail Buy Request Marketplace.
  • Domain Broker Certification.
  • Smart Contract Escrow...
 
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information Top Topics: “Your Price is Too High” - What’s Your Response?; Swetha Posts Her Highest Domain Sale...

In this week’s Top Topics, we look at domainer responses to the “your price is too high” comment that many investors receive after providing an asking price. Elsewhere, a six-figure .XYZ sale is revealed, and do you have to advertise a domain in...
 
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other What The Domain World Needs: Part 1

We have many innovative and useful products and services in the domain world. But are there things that don’t currently exist that would have a significant impact on the productivity and success of domain investors?

That was the question that I...
 
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information Top Topics: My Domains Have Lots of Traffic, But They Never Sell; Rick Schwartz Says Last 4 Weeks Were Slowest Ever...

In this week’s Top Topics, two notable members of the domain community take part in Ask Me Anything features, a domainer wonders why high traffic hasn’t resulted in a domain sale, and Rick Schwartz says the last four weeks have been the slowest...
 
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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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