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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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news “.school” Domains Now Available

Daniel Negari introduced the new gTLD of .XYZ which has a little over 860,000 registrations to date. After which, he brought .rent and the little known .college to the public.

Donuts came in to compete in the same market with...
 
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alert Your Name May Be Listed on FreeSiteWorth Without You Knowing It

FreeSiteWorth.com seems to be doing a good job of pissing a lot of people off at one time. Several people are receiving emails like Namepros member @Nerevar.
 
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tips Your Guide to Chinese Domain Names: From A to Z

Many Chinese companies use acronym domain names for their company websites. So, if you already have an acronym domain name, how do you translate it to potential company names? In this post, I’ll chart the translations of single letters A to Z...
 
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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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sales YK.com Sells to China for Just Under $1 Million

Over the weekend, reports emerged that the valuable two-letter .COM had been sold to a Chinese investor. Jamie Zoch first broke the news via his Twitter account, confirming late on Saturday night that the domain had indeed been sold to...
 
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sales Yes.com Sells for a Seven-Figure Fee

The market for three-letter .COM's is well established with even the worst letter combinations routinely selling for five-figure fees. In the past twelve months, a couple of three-letter .COM domain names have even sold for seven-figure fees...
 
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domains WW.com, XW.com and BZ.com All Change Hands Today

With 676 two-letter .COM domain names in existence, transactions involving those names can be few and far between. In fact, the last time we reported on a two-letter .COM sale was almost two and a half months ago. Today, news has been disclosed...
 
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opinion Would You Trade a Social Media Username for a Domain?

Social media usernames and domain names have more in common than you might think. The right username, just like the right domain name, can bring you traffic, improve your brand and attract attention from potential buyers or advertisers. Many...
 
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strategy Would you like some DiP with your CHiPS?

I've delved into CHiPS over the last month, and I feel like I've come late to the party and all the good CHiPS are gone. Now I'm kicking myself for not hand-registering 6N's (six-number .com's) a few months back. I could have prevented this...
 
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sales World.Travel Domain Name Sells for $41,000

This week a source confirmed that the domain name world.travel has been sold in the aftermarket by Top.Domains for $41,000. This is significantly more than any sale in the extension listed in NameBio. The domain name shares an...
 
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opinion Why You Can't Let Social Media Control Your Brand

Recently, a prospective client told me that a domain name is "not that important in comparison to our social handles". This CEO owned a company offering a valuable, physical product. To someone involved with domain names, this came as a shock but...
 
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interviews Why This Company Paid $150,000 for User.com

In October 2018, UserEngage made the monumental decision to pay $150,000 to acquire the domain User.com in a transaction brokered by Sedo. Since then, UserEngage has rebranded to User.com, putting the memorable four-letter domain to use almost...
 
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sales Why the €700,000 Links.com Sale Was a Record Breaker for Sedo

This morning, Sedo announced via Twitter that they sold the domain name Links.com for €700,000. The domain marketplace routinely brokers six-figure sales including the recent $400,000 Casinos.org sale, but what makes this more interesting...
 
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advice Why Should You Use an ICANN Accredited Registrar?

This may not be something that you've thought about before, but is the domain name registrar that you use ICANN accredited? Naturally, the majority of registrars around the World are accredited, because it is required to register gTLD...
 
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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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domains Why Is China Investing in Domain Names? Here's the Answer

Have you ever wondered why Chinese investors have turned to buying domain names? Over the past couple of years, we've seen the market for two-letter .com, three-letter .com, four-letter .com, two-number .com, three-number.com, four-number .com...
 
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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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sales Why Domain Name Hack B.et Sold For $100,000

Consider the shortest possible domain name, just 1+2 characters including the extension. Add that the name is also a very common word. Plus it is in one of the most lucrative sectors. There are strong advertiser statistics in the term. It is easy...
 
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information Why does ICANN Accreditation matter?

Using ICANN accredited registrars can help you secure your domain investments thanks to financial and technical requirements laid out by ICANN on registrars selling gTLDs. However, many independent ccTLD registrars are not required to have ICANN...
 
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information Why Did Vivo Pay $2.1 Million for Vivo.com?

Yesterday, we brought you the news that Vivo.com had been acquired by a Chinese smartphone company for $2.1 million. The news, courtesy of George Kirikos on Twitter, created quite a stir with many people asking why a company would pay...
 
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opinion Why Attend a Domain Conference?

Having just gotten back from THE Domain Conference in Florida this week, I thought it would be good to share some reasons why I think being at a conference is so important. I think in business it is always smart to think strategically about any...
 
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analysis Wholesale and Retail Domain Name Transactions

A wholesale domain name transaction refers to a domain investor acquisition. For example one investor buying a domain name from another here on NamePros, or an investor acquiring a domain name in an expired domain auction.

A retail...
 
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analysis Who Is Buying .ORG Domain Names?

Initially the .org extension was intended mainly for organizations, particularly not-for-profit organizations. However, for decades anyone can register and use an .org domain name, and it is regularly one of the strongest extensions...
 
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analysis Who Bids On High-Value Domain Auctions?

About a week ago I received the following message from domain name investor JudgeMind.
Throughout 2020 I’ve been watching the prices of auctions at venues like GoDaddy soar to new highs. Prices are now almost out of reach for the average...
 
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information Which Extension Was Most Popular With Startups in 2016?

For brand new startups, domains are usually a necessity to show potential clients and potential investors exactly what they offer, and why they’re different from the rest. The domain names of valuable startups have often been analysed, but what...
 
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