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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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tips How to Find Acronyms for Chinese Pinyin Domain Names

Recently, a member on NamePros asked me to help him find the acronyms for some Chinese city names: Qiqihaer, Shenyang, Nanjing, Chengdu, Changchun, Wuhan, and Xi'an. He tried to use Google, but he could not find them.

In Chinese, it's a...
 
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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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news Confirmed: Duck.com Transfers to DuckDuckGo

Recently, Jamie Zoch (@Yofie) questioned whether search engine DuckDuckGo had acquired the Duck.com domain name from Google.

Search giant Google acquired the Duck.com domain name in 2010 with the acquisition of On2, a video codec...
 
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domains Tesla Motors Acquires Tesla.com: We Speak With the Seller

It was recently confirmed that the domain name Tesla.com has been sold to Tesla Motors, after being owned by a Mr. Stuart Grossman of California for a very long period of time. In the past, Mr. Grossman has defended the name in a UDRP...
 
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interviews Inside Interview: Why This Business Owner Paid $650,000 for Furniture.co.uk

The Inside Interview series has focused on talking to end users who have acquired high value names. Up until now, we have interviewed 26 people or companies to find out why they acquired a specific domain.

Today, we bring you an Inside Interview...
 
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sales WE.com Sales Price was $8 Million. Buyer Revealed.

I've been told by a reliable source who wishes to stay anonymous that the domain name WE.com sold for $8 million. The sale was confirmed earlier in the year but price and details of the transaction were never disclosed.

In an earlier article, I...
 
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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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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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data Domain Data: How Much Is a One-Word .COM Worth?

Throughout our Domain Data series, in association with NameBio, we have explored new gTLDs, surnames and four-letter .COM domains. In this article, we'll be looking in detail at one-word, dictionary .COM domain names to see exactly what they're...
 
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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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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 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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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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analysis Want a Hyphen with that Domain Name?

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information How Do You Sell Domains to Chinese Investors?

With Chinese investors becoming the focal point of the entire domain industry, it stands to reason that at some point you'll probably be doing business with someone from China, Hong Kong, or Singapore. The Chinese culture has many different...
 
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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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news Breaking: 77.com Sold for "Over $5,000,000"

Two-number .COM domain names are some of the rarest names in existence. There are only 100 possible two-number .COM's, and even rarer are those with repeating digits: 00, 11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, 99.

Today I can reveal that 77.com...
 
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data Domain Data: Top 5 Most Popular Alternatives to .COM in 2017

What are the top five most popular alternative extensions to .COM? To find out the answer to this question, we have taken data from almost six thousand companies that received funding in between January 1st and June 30th, 2017. This was an easy...
 
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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 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 5 Great Domain Names Owned by Facebook

Originally created in February 2004, Facebook membership was initially limited to a select few universities and high schools. Thirteen years later, over two billion people use Facebook every month and the company has made founder Mark Zuckerberg...
 
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guide Domain Name Payment Plans

About 90% of respondents in a recent poll indicated that offering a payment plan increases domain name sales. This is not surprising, as most major purchases involve payments over an extended period. In this post, I look at some of the...
 
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tips How To Evaluate Chinese Pinyin Domain Names

Pinyin is the use of Roman letters to represent Chinese characters. Many Chinese companies use Pinyin to create corporate domain names in Roman letters. Investing in Pinyin names can be profitable, but there are some pitfalls that can get in the...
 
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interviews Expert Exchange: An Interview with Domain Broker James Booth

It was once said that to be successful in the domain industry, you needed to register domain names very early on, circa 1990's.

Our guest today is proof that this is a false statement. James Booth (@BoothDomains) has been a full-time...
 
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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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