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Top Topics: My Experience With Numerics; What Happened to Emoji Domains?...

By James Iles, Dec 2, 2018
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    In this week’s Top Topics, investor AbdulBasit Makrani shares his experience with numeric domain names, domainers discuss the recent $853,000 sale of and we ask, what ever happened to emoji domain names?

    My Experience With Numeric Domains

    Veteran domain name investor AbdulBasit Makrani has always been open about his domain investment activities, from revealing his $375,000 sale of to periodically disclosing recent sales and acquisitions.

    In this discussion, AbdulBasit shares some of his numeric domain failings at the height of the Chinese investment bubble, acquiring fifteen six-number .COM domains for around $7,500.

    Topic by: Sold for $853,000

    Digital marketplace Flippa secured the sale of for $853,000 this week. The sale will not chart at DNJournal since it’s a website and domain name, rather than a pure domain sale.

    The news did not go unnoticed by the community, with many investors posting their opinions of the sale. Did the website and domain name sell cheap or should the seller have asked for more based on the domain’s value alone?

    Topic by: @Rinkuji

    What Happened to Emoji Domains?

    Emoji domain names received media coverage earlier this year, with outlets such as Gizmodo asking whether emoji domains were the future of naming. These emoji domains (such as i😀.ws) are available on several extensions including .WS.

    Here, a domainer has asked whether emoji domains are still owned by investors, and what their future plans are.

    Topic by: @MapleDots

    Should I Hand Register Domains Today?

    For some investors, hand registering domain names has been a means of producing a regular return on investment from a low entry price point. Those that are good at spotting and registering adequate names have done well, whilst others have seen hand registration ventures fail.

    A PRO domainer has shared their own advice on whether hand registering domain names is still a viable means of producing a return, sharing helpful tips in the process.

    Topic by: @Soofi

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    About The Author — James Iles

    James is the lead writer for NamePros' Blog and founder of Iles Media, a domain name broker working on both acquisitions and outbound sales. For all inquiries relating to stories and interviews, please email: [email protected]

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