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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: 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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information Top Topics: Epik login disabled; GoDaddy appraisal tool changes; XYZ domains demystified; 5% deposit for .AI auction bids; Afternic glitch or greed?

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

The Epik.com login page is deleted or disabled; GoDaddy is monetizing their appraisal tool; What's the worth of .XYZ domains? The .AI Registry now requires a 5% deposit to...
 
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information These 20 NamePros Articles Were Viewed A Total of 2,019,935 Times

NamePros has been active for many years, and is a gold mine of valuable content. In this article I highlight some of the most viewed articles.

I did not strictly list exactly the most viewed, but rather made a selection of highly-viewed articles...
 
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information Top Topics: Cognition.ai sold for $110k; Domaining is dead; Quandary at GoDaddy; Bad brokerage lessons; Gold.com got sold

Welcome to the latest Top Topics review here at NamePros! :)
Cognition.ai was sold for $110,000 dollars; Hey newbies: Domaining is dead! A complicated offer at GoDaddy; Never use a broker for outbound sales again; JM Bullion has...
 
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strategy DISPLACE – A Framework for Selecting Attractive Domain Name Sectors

While most modern businesses need a domain name, that does not mean that all sectors and niches offer an equal naming opportunity.

What are some of the factors that make names more likely to sell for good returns in a niche or sector?

In this...
 
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information Top Topics: Toros.com UDRP; GoDaddy nightmare; Expired domain not in drop since October; Squadhelp, BrandBucket, or Sedo?

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

The domain UKR.net was disabled by the domain registrar; Toros.com UDRP—You make the call; GoDaddy nightmare; Domain that expired in October has not dropped yet; Squadhelp...
 
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analysis Domain Name Marketplace Traffic Comparisons

Most domain name marketplaces do not report sales, at least not fully, so it is difficult to assess their reach and effectiveness.

If you have a large and successful portfolio, and have been in domain investing for some years, you probably have...
 
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information Top Topics: Girlfriend.ai sold for $170k; WIPO UDRP record in 2023; Howard Neu has passed; Swetha DNS changes; GoDaddy tapping appraisal tool data?

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

Girlfriend.ai was sold for $170,000 dollars; Record number of UDRP cases at the WIPO in 2023; Howard Neu - A valuable member of the domain community has passed; Swetha, XYZ...
 
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news Six Ways to Use the New NameBio Trends Reports

One key to domain investing success is to be well informed with up-to-date information. NameBio just made that easier, with introduction of NameBio Trends Reports.

In this article, I take a look at the different components of the...
 
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information Top Topics: Afternic closed its market; Bet.bet sold for $600k; Beij.ing domain hack for sale; Are aged domains worth more +1 more topic

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

Afternic has closed its marketplace; Bet.bet was sold for $600,000 dollars; Selling Bei.jing to the Chinese; Do not transfer domains renewed during the 45 day auto-renew...
 
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