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information Top Topics: Zero Knowledge domains; Abandon vs. Sell; The future of .com; Profitable industries to sell domains to; The supply side of domain pricing

Welcome to our weekly review of Top Topics here at NamePros!

Zero Knowledge: A blockchain term triggers new domain registrations; Abandon your domains, or sell them in a firesale? Kings and Gods: dot .com as a powerful extension...
 
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news Why The Excitement Over Spatial Computing?

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information Top Topics: RIP Jason Sheppard; Epik buys Epik; Get sales going on Dan.com; Symbolics as a domain grading tool; Are you leaving Epik?

Welcome to our weekly review of Top Topics here at NamePros!

RIP Jason Sheppard, also known as DNKingpin; Epik LLC acquires its own assets back via a proxy buyer; Best way to get sales on Dan.com; Symbolics.com is now a domain...
 
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strategy Look Beyond A Single Domain Name Metric

Successful domain investment depends on the art of selecting effective names, as well as the science of using measures to evaluate positive attributes of names.

We often consider various metrics, such as the number of extensions, or how...
 
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information Top Topics: ICANN's notice to Epik; Holiday.com sold for $1.4M; Find a domain's owner; Rob Monster lost Pro badge; NameJet/SnapNames duplicate auction

Welcome to June's first review of weekly Top Topics here at NamePros!

ICANN sent a breach notice to Epik; Holiday.com sold for $1.4 million dollars at NamesCon; How to find the owner of a domain name; Removal of Rob Monster's Pro...
 
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strategy Why Is That Domain Name Not Selling? (And Some Things To Do About It)

It is a familiar refrain within the domain world – I have some great domain names, but I am not getting any sales.

In some cases, the owner may be overlooking weaknesses in the names. However, even solid domain names can go year after year...
 
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information Top Topics: Restrict domaining to the 50+ crowd? Sedo's new look; Registrar auctions domain "early"; Uni account access lost; Repricing sold domains

Welcome to the latest review of weekly Top Topics here at NamePros!

Should domain name investing be restricted to mature people aged 50 and up? Sedo refreshed the look of its web site; Did this registrar send an expired domain to...
 
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analysis What Does Domain Name Sales Data Really Say?

Afternic recently provided data insights from the 2022 sales year. While precise numerical values are not given, graphical results are presented for total dollar volume, average price, sell-through rate and average revenue per domain. This allows...
 
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information Top Topics: Can't trust GD brokers; Help me get my domain back; SuperTokens upgraded to the .com; Chrome fixes your domain typos; Batch of fake offers

It's the latest review of weekly Top Topics here at NamePros!

GoDaddy brokers engaged in questionable activity, according to email exchanges; An end-user is trying to get his 15 year old brand back; The story of acquiring...
 
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domains The Next Wave of an African Domain Extension

Almost 2-decades ago, I hand-registered "Casino" and 9 other ultra-premium one-word domain names in the .SO extension. .SO is the ccTLD for Somalia. Unfortunately, I dropped all of the names because of their renewal fee and zero inquiries...
 
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information Top Topics: Negotiation games; Unethical practices; Epik's own reviews site; Flippa pricing model; Why list domains at SquadHelp?

Welcome to the latest review of weekly Top Topics here at NamePros!

Some buyers or sellers like to play negotiating games; Unethical selling practices; Epik's own scam reviews web site; Flippa has outrageous fees, according to some...
 
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advice Domain negotiations: Things to keep in mind when dealing internationally

Domain investing is a thrilling and dynamic profession that attracts people from all over the world. It's a global activity that offers the potential for passive income and the freedom to live the lifestyle that you desire.

One of the most...
 
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information Top Topics: Portfolio access lost at Epik; GoDaddy BIN out of sync; Dan froze BTC payouts; Why your domains don't sell; GoDaddy valuations dropping

Hey! It's the latest review of weekly Top Topics here at NamePros!

Domain portfolio access lost at Epik; GoDaddy fails to sync domain pricing; Dan.com BTC payments are currently frozen; Wondering why your domain names aren't selling...
 
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analysis ME Domain Extension Celebrates 15 Years

In recognition of the 15th anniversary of general availability of the .me domain extension, I thought it was a good time to look at the performance, use and sales record for the extension.

The registry has a 15th Anniversary promotion on – you...
 
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information Top Topics: 500 domains seek registrar; Acquisition too good to be true; PayPal suspends dotDB; Is PAUU.com stolen; Unconventional sales promos!

It's the latest review of weekly Top Topics here at NamePros!

What is the best registrar to move 500 domain names to? One word domain acquired for a bargain price; PayPal suspended dotDB without explanation; PAUU.com is stolen, says...
 
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news Automated Domain Verification Arrives At Afternic

Domain names listed on a marketplace by someone other than the owner are a problem. Often these are the result of the previous owner overlooking taking down the listing after the name expired or was sold at another venue. In some cases, the names...
 
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information Top Topics: ICANN/Verisign domain seizure policy; Spaceship .com specials; Trending keywords at NamePros; Responding to price requests; +1 topic

Welcome to this week's review of Top Topics here at NamePros!

ICANN & Verisign are considering a dangerous new tweak to domain seizure policies; Spaceship.com launches $3.08 .com specials; NamePros members do well picking up trending...
 
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interviews An Interview With JudgeMind: 15 Years Of Setting Goals

Introduction

As I was getting started in domain investing, one of the voices offering sound advice was @JudgeMind. While not quite as active currently in NamePros, when he does contribute, I always know it will be well thought...
 
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information Top Topics: NewYork.com 7 fig sale; Best platform to sell .it.com domains; Register.to owner passed; Roulette.com appraisals; Afternic DNS/TXT records

Welcome to another weekly review of Top Topics here at NamePros!

The domain name NewYork.com was sold for 7 figures, according to DNJournal; What is the best marketplace to sell .it.com domains? The owner of Register.to has passed...
 
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information Artificial Intelligence Resources Available Today

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information Top Topics: Free for sale landers; Are minisites dead? Afternic shared useless graph; Dan canceled BIN sale; Own landers vs Afternic DNS

Welcome to a fresh round of Top Topics here at NamePros!

Free "for sale" landers at NamePros launched on April 1st; Are minisites dead? Afternic shared useless sales graph on 2022 domain sales; Dan canceled sale after buyer took the...
 
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analysis Is Domain Name Aftermarket Trending Down?

Diverse opinions have been expressed, on NamePros and elsewhere, on whether the domain aftermarket has recently dropped.

Certainly there are reasons for a possible decline.
  • There is considerable business uncertainty.
  • With inflation...
 
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information Top Topics: What to do with 27k domains; Where is the next Dan.com; OpenAI's first UDRP filed; Domain liquidation lessons; Chat.com sold for 8 figures

Happy April with a fresh round of Top Topics here at NamePros!

You're not a real domain investor without a few thousand domain names; Which service will become the next Dan.com? OpenAI filed a UDRP against the domain ChatGPT.com...
 
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strategy Will Anyone Really Use This Domain Name?

The most important point in last week’s NamePros Blog article Six Years of Domain Name Mistakes was to acquire names that will have multiple potential users who are in a position to pay a solid retail price.

Each domain name is...
 
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information Top Topics: Domain sales drought; WHOIS privacy & spam; Dan sales via Afternic woes; HugeDomains keyword valuation; Namecheap discounts domains by 3%

Welcome to a fresh round of Top Topics here at NamePros!

A domain investor hasn't scored domain sales for what appears to be a long time; WHOIS privacy did not stop spammers from pitching services; Dan & Afternic integration has a...
 
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