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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 Sedo Unveils a Radical New Design

The popular domain name marketplace, Sedo, has unveiled a brand new, comprehensive redesign that marks the end of an era in terms of the company’s traditional blue and white colour scheme, with the new design opting for a colour scheme consisting...
 
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information Exclusive Interview with a $20 Million Dollar Domain Investment Fund

Last week, 19 year old Erwan Kina (@ErwanKina) made an announcement that his investment group will be acquiring over $20 million worth of domain names in 2016, with their focus being on buying short .COM domains. Why are they putting so...
 
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opinion What's Your Favorite Domain Name That You Own?

What is your favorite domain name from your own domain name portfolio? Every single domain investor has a personal favorite, which isn’t necessarily their best domain name, or their most valuable. It’s always a personal choice, which is what...
 
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analysis Want a Hyphen with that Domain Name?

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analysis After .COM, What Comes Next?

Almost everyone agrees that .com is the extension of choice for a global business. But if the .com is not available, what is the order of other extensions that are not specialized to a specific sector or country? In this article I...
 
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sales Ten of the Best Domain Hacks in Active Use

A domain hack uses content from both sides of the dot to form a word or phrase – for example: s.top. While domain investors have created many imaginative domain name hacks, the number in actual use is much smaller. In this post, I look...
 
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auctions The NamesCon 2019 Live Auction Results - Including OL.com for $900,000

The Live NamesCon auction in Las Vegas has just finished with some impressive domain name sales posted. Here are the auction results, as recorded live at the event. I believe these listings are correct, but there may be discrepancies. If there...
 
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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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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 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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opinion What I've Bought in the Past 12 Months and Why

I've often read posts from Elliot Silver and other bloggers about their recent acquisitions, and I have always found it fascinating to see what others are buying. I've endeavored to create a similar post below, and I hope that you get some...
 
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events NamePros at NamesCon - Jan. 2015

As we all know, NamesCon is being held on January 11th-14th in 2015. Many will be attending and looking forward to networking with other domain investors, industry leaders, and related companies. In business, networking is a task that should be...
 
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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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domains There's No Money In Brandable Domaining

Some people in the domaining industry (I’m talkin’ well-known professionals) say that there’s no money in brandables. And here’s why:
  • They have no Exact Match Domain search results.
  • There’s no Pay-Per-Click demand or competition...
 
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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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sales Test.Center New Extension Domain Sells for $195,000 at Auction (Update: Purchase Not Completed)

The NameBio database this morning shows the sale of the new extension domain name test.center for $195,000 through a Sedo auction. This is the second highest-value new extension sale so far in 2019, with free.games...
 

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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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information A Guide to Brandable Domains, With BrandBucket's Michael Krell

I’ll admit that I know very little about brandable domain names. With the occurrence of the popular Chinese short and numeric domain markets, and the great keyword names on offer, the brandable world has slipped under my radar. After reading...
 
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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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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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analysis Types of .IO Domain Names That Sell and Where

Last week I looked at sale statistics for the .io domain extension, as well as the history and regulatory framework. In this post I analyze the types of names that sell in the extension, plus sales venue statistics. I also take a look...
 
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sales Mike Mann Sells a Three Word .COM for $40,000

One of our favorite investors, Mike Mann, has racked up yet another five-figure sale. Following on from the sales of AnimalsUnited.com for $39,000 and GotBoobs.com for $15,000 is this latest $40,000 sale of a three-word .COM.

The news of the...
 
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news Blockchain Company Monkey Acquires Monkey.com for $500,000

Blockchain development and news and information service company Monkey has confirmed the acquisition of the domain name Monkey.com for a fee of $500,000. The Singapore-based company is lead by entrepreneur Daniel Mark Harrison, who initially...
 
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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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