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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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advice Six Lessons For Domaining Beginners, From a Beginner

There are many websites offering great advice from successful people in the domain industry, with tons of tips for beginners. I haven’t had as much success as some seasoned domainers, but as a beginner, I think I'm in a unique position to help...
 
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advice Daily Dose: Outbound techniques.

This weekend I was able to sneak in some free time to wind down. During this wind down, I had an idea... the Daily Dose needs to be more than just domain names. It needs advice, tips, tricks, and tactics. I mean, I can show you domain names all...
 
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information The Story of My First Five Figure Sale From a $69 Purchase

I wanted to share with you the story of my first five-figure domain name sale, which came from a $69 purchase. This story isn't intended to be boastful in any way. I hope it will show that sometimes luck, along with taking a risk, can lead to a...
 
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other How I broke free from the chains and got my start

What chains am I referring to breaking free from you might ask? I'm simply alluding to those of us who feel stuck in a 9-to-5 job. Everyone who feels that there is no more room for advancement on their current career path, who dreads getting up...
 
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advice The Truth About Domaining

I have been domaining for awhile now. Buying and selling domain names can certainly be fun. It's a thrill when you scan a list for hours to find 1-2 domain names that show "promise" and then you're able to acquire them through an auction or you...
 
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guide Free Tools For Quick Domain Research

This article lists a selection of free tools to help evaluate a domain name. It covers how you can quickly determine how many similar names are registered or for sale, prices of sales of similar names, the popularity of the name for business use...
 
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tips Your Guide to Chinese Domain Names: From 0 to 99

In response to many requests for me to translate numbers into Chinese meanings, I've created a chart in this post as a quick guide for you to see some of the possible Chinese meanings for numbers from 0 to 99, as well as 00 to 09. These meanings...
 
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information Hand Registering Domain Names

Most domain name investors start out with hand registrations. Many later move on to acquiring domain names mainly through expired auctions or closeouts. While it is true that many of the best domain names were registered long ago, creative domain...
 
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information An Outbound Domain Sales Walkthrough

Outbound domain sales are a popular means of creating a revenue stream without having to wait for a buyer to come to you. Consisting of finding a suitable owner for a domain and then contacting them directly, outbound sales is typically done via...
 
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analysis Premium Two-Word .COM Domain Sales in 2019

It is not surprising that single words and short acronyms attract most of the attention at the high end of the domain name sales news. For example, voice.com sold for $30 million, and California.com, EKO.com, TM.com and...
 
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domains Investing in LLLL.com – A Starter Guide

How do you make one million dollars in six months? You might recall the story of Ken O’Brien. Ken did not own a single LLLL domain until he bought Adam Dicker‘s portfolio last May. Since then, Ken started working with me to learn about the...
 

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opinion Why I Develop Every Domain Name Investment

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About 10 years ago I discovered the secret to domain success. Though, not much of a secret, domain development is a wonderful way to improve upon your investment, yet it is highly underutilized. Once I figured that out, I began...
 
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advice 5 Tips Before You Start Investing in Domains

When you get into a new hobby or career, it’s natural to make mistakes. Everyone does. Fortunately, other people have already made those mistakes and you can learn from their experiences rather than having to learn from your own mistakes, which...
 
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sales Closed an unexpected domain sale with a stranger at Denny's

An eye opener for anyone with a domain portfolio for sale should be that selling one of those properties can be as easy as going out to dinner.

Last night, my fiancée and I were debating what we should do for dinner. We went back and forth with...
 
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domains Are Your Brandables Profitable?

There’s a saying in real estate: You make your money on the buy, not on the sale. The same is true for domain names, but selecting solid brandables can be tricky. We need information to inform our opinions and develop our skills. So here are some...
 
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advice It's never too late...

…to become a domain name investor.

“It’s too late! All the good names are taken!”

Sadly, because of that single thought, a lot of would be investors are turned off and leave the industry before ever giving it a chance. Others try it, lose money...
 
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tips How to Find Chinese Buyers for Your Domain Names

Many Chinese companies use Pinyin domain names to run their businesses. However, many of them later upgrade from their long Pinyin name to the short acronym equivalent. If you own an acronym domain name, such as LL, LLL, or LLLL, you may already...
 
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analysis Domain Sales Strong in First Half of 2019

The first half of 2019 has been great for domain sales with the rate of NameBio-reported sales up 28% and the average price up almost 17% compared to full year 2018. The sales rate is up in all three major legacy extensions .com...
 
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interviews Interview with Frank Schilling, the Man Who Once Had the Largest Domain Portfolio

Frank Schilling is the founder of InternetTraffic.com, DomainNameSales.com, and Uniregistry. In this interview, Schilling shares his insights on new gTLDs, the Chinese market, the relationship between Bitcoin and domain names, and more. He even...
 
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analysis Why is the .IO Extension So Popular?

Many domain investors and startup owners are enthusiastic about the .io domain extension. Quality single word names can command five-figure prices. The extension has one of the best global sell-through rates of all extensions.

The rate of...
 
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strategy Simple Ideas to Guide Domain Name Investing

Ideas don’t need to be complex to have value. I present below some simple principles about domain investing that resonated with me. I urge all readers to add their own principles in the discussion section in order to expand the list...
 
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interviews Never Split The Difference: An Interview with FBI Negotiator Chris Voss

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information The Many Ways People Might Discover Your Domain Name

Successful domain investing might be simplified as
  • Acquire domain names that people will want.
  • Price them correctly.
  • Get the names noticed by potential purchasers.
  • Effectively negotiate sales.
In this article, intended mainly...
 
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analysis Domain Name Sales 2015-2019 - Part 1: Volume

In recent years the total domain name sales volume reported in the NameBio database has ranged from just under $110 million in 2018, to almost $142 million in 2019. This includes results from all domain extensions, but only includes sales...
 
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information Time For A Break From Domain Names

In many things in life, taking a break can be healthy, and domain investing is no different. If you are getting frustrated from lack of sales, or losing your passion for domain investing, one option might be to give yourself a break. Even if...
 
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