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information Top Topics: Maga.com Sold for $65,000; Don't Price Yourself Out of a Sale...

In this week's Top Topics, we look at the $65,000 sale of Maga.com and how the domain name is now being used. Elsewhere, an investor advises not pricing your domain names too low, and what made you want to become a domainer?


Maga.com Sold...
 
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analysis The First Six Months Of 2022: A Look At Domain Name Sales Data

The first six months of 2022 resulted in 76,000 NameBio-listed domain sales of $100 or more, accounting for a dollar volume of just over $84 million.

That is an increase of 0.9% in number of sales compared to the same six...
 
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information Top Topics: GoDaddy to Acquire Domain Sales Platform Dan.com; Has .IO Lost its Shine?...

In this week’s Top Topics, domain investors react to the news that Dan.com has been acquired by GoDaddy. Elsewhere, we look at the .IO domain extension to see whether it has lost its shine in 2022 and we ask domainers how their portfolios...
 
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analysis What Is Happening With ETH Domain Names Now?

The second half of 2021 saw eye-popping sales in exact ETH domain names, even in extensions with few significant prior sales. In this article, I take a look at the current status of those domain names, recent ETH name sales data, and how...
 
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information Top Topics: Why I Spent $35,000 on Testimonial.io; Would You Use a Domain Swap Service?...

In this week's Top Topics, the subject of a domain swap service is considered, and we look at iOS 16's new Mail feature. Elsewhere, a company completes a $1.6 million domain purchase, and a founder explains why they paid $35,000 for a .IO domain...
 
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interviews Private Domain Name Acquisitions – An Interview With Investor Bogdan Vovchuk

There are many ways to acquire domain names: expiring or other auctions, purchases from investors, closeouts, expired names, drop catching, hand registrations, etc.

One acquisition method that is often overlooked is private acquisition. That is...
 
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information Top Topics: Yachts.com Sells for $600,000; Domaining vs Investing...

In this week’s Top Topics, we receive news that the Yachts.com domain name has sold for a mid-six-figure fee. Elsewhere, there’s a discussion about whether domaining can be described as investing, and we look at domain name trends of the past...
 
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information How Does A Business Choose A Name?

What are the different ways that a business may select a name? What are the implications for domain name investors?

Use A Naming Agency

Startups seeking a name, or an existing business considering a rebrand or naming a new product...
 
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information Top Topics: How Can I Heavily Negotiate Down an Asking Price?; How Do I Know If a Domain is Popular?...

In this week's Top Topics, a domain investor is asking for tactics on how to negotiate down a high asking price. Elsewhere, it's revealed that performer Steve-O acquired a fellow Jackass star's exact-match .com domain, and does one hundred...
 
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information An Introduction To Website Authority Measures

If purchasing a domain name with an existing, or recent, website, one important consideration is how authoritative that website is compared to other websites in the same sector.

If you have plans to develop the domain, that will indicate a...
 
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information Top Topics: TradeZero.com Acquired for $540,000 in 2021; How Do You Reach Domain Owners Now?...

In this week's Top Topics, a new six-figure sale from 2021 is revealed, and we discuss how to reach domain name owners in a post-GDPR world. Elsewhere, a seven-figure deal from 2017 may have been discovered, and which timezone is best for...
 
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information What Is Web3?

It seems everyone is talking about Web3. But beyond the buzzword, what exactly is Web3?

Many define Web3 in terms of components: cryptocurrencies, NFTs, blockchain, decentralized domains, DAOs, etc. But to my mind, that does not explain in a...
 
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information Top Topics: What Does It Mean to Be a Domainer?; What I Learned After Spending $500 as a Newbie...

In this week's Top Topics, we discuss what it means to be a domainer, and a new investor shares what they've learned after spending their first $500 on domain names. Elsewhere, a gaming studio secures a major domain upgrade, and investors share...
 
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news New Domain Name Appraisal Instrument Fills Void

Do we need another automated domain name appraisal instrument? While automated domain name appraisals have their critics, and are certainly not precise instruments, some find them useful in certain circumstances.

While some instruments like...
 
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information Top Topics: Did I Overpay After a Bidding War?; Should We Increase Prices Due to Inflation?...

In this week's Top Topics, we hear about another .XYZ domain that has sold for a six-figure fee. Elsewhere, a domain owner is looking for advice after receiving a $30,000 offer, and tributes pour in after a successful domain investor passes away...
 
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analysis Are We In A Domain Name Market Downturn?

On NamePros, and on social media, a number of investors have mentioned that the last month or so has seen a significant downturn in the domain name aftermarket, both in terms of retail sales and in offers or inquiries.

For example, long-term...
 
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information Top Topics: How Do You Answer “How Much?”; Are Things Slower In the Domain Market?...

In this week's Top Topics, we look at a potential downturn in the domaining markets caused by world events and falling cryptocurrency values. Elsewhere, how do you respond to inquiries that just request an asking price, and have the last thirty...
 
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information What Makes A Good Name?

Let’s step back from the business of acquiring, promoting and selling domain names, and put ourselves in the position of a group wanting to name a business, product, service or organization. Let’s consider the simple question: What makes a...
 
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information Top Topics: Yuga Labs Acquired Otherside.xyz; How Do You Get Eyes on Your Domains?...

In this week’s Top Topics, we take a look at Yuga Labs’ latest domain acquisition for their metaverse project. Elsewhere, domainers discuss creative methods to get eyes on a domain and a company shares why it moved away from a one-word .XYZ name...
 
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strategy Insights on Domain Investing from Tony

TonyNames, known here under the NamePros handle @blogspotter, has emerged as one of the most consistent domain name sellers. The level of success he has achieved within less than two years of active selling is a rare accomplishment...
 
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information Top Topics: Gems.com Sells for $1.5 Million; Some Differences I’ve Noticed in 2022 Domain Sales...

In this week’s Top Topics, we discuss the latest seven-figure sale to be revealed, and a brand gets a major domain upgrade after its latest round of funding. Elsewhere, an investor shares their observations on domain sales in 2022, and domain...
 
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tips Avoiding Costly Mistakes As A Domain Investor

It is easy to make mistakes in domain name transactions. Sometimes these mistakes can cost us money or opportunities.

Fortunately, habits that require only a bit of extra time can save us from most of these mistakes.

In this article, I am not...
 
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information Top Topics: Monthly Rebrands to Studio.com; How Frequently Do You Sell Domains?...

In this week's Top Topics, we look at a company's rebrand from Monthly to Studio.com, and we learn of DC Comics' acquisition of the DC.com domain name. Elsewhere, our featured poll asks how frequently you sell domains, and does anyone close...
 
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strategy Sell Domain Names Wholesale Or Retail Or Both?

Investors can sell domain names retail, to end users, or wholesale, to other investors who will seek to resell the names. In most, not necessarily all, cases, the pricing will be substantially different. This is because the investor...
 
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information Top Topics: I Just Made My First Six-Figure Sale; Does FOMO Make You Overspend?...

In this week's Top Topics, two investors share their latest domain sales. One is a $19,500 .TV sale and the other is a six-figure .XYZ deal. Elsewhere, we discuss domain name parking, and does FOMO make you overspend at domain name auctions...
 
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