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  1. Bob Hawkes

    reviews Review and Interview: Accidental Domain Investor by Elie Eweka

    There are various domain name books. Some concentrate on branding and company naming, others on the nuts and bolts of domaining as a career. Some books are mainly hype, unrealistically portraying the selling of domain names. This week, the book Accidental Domain Investor was published by...
  2. Bob Hawkes

    reviews Review and Interview: Accidental Domain Investor by Elie Eweka

    There are various domain name books. Some concentrate on branding and company naming, others on the nuts and bolts of domaining as a career. Some books are mainly hype, unrealistically portraying the selling of domain names. This week, the book Accidental Domain Investor was published by...
  3. Bob Hawkes

    information A Deeper Look At Domain Name Fast Transfer Sales Networks

    What if your domain names would be seen at many different registrars? In addition, when a name sold through any of those registrars, the entire transfer process was automatic. You just wait to be paid. That is the promise of the so-called fast transfer networks. Traditionally there have been...
  4. Bob Hawkes

    information A Deeper Look At Domain Name Fast Transfer Sales Networks

    What if your domain names would be seen at many different registrars? In addition, when a name sold through any of those registrars, the entire transfer process was automatic. You just wait to be paid. That is the promise of the so-called fast transfer networks. Traditionally there have been...
  5. Bob Hawkes

    tips Across The Dot Matches – Tips And Techniques

    In the early years of domain names, the extension was meant to have meaning. For example, .com for commercial oriented businesses, .org for organizations, and country codes representing a site based in that country. Over the years most restrictions were dropped, and many extensions can be used...
  6. Bob Hawkes

    tips Across The Dot Matches – Tips And Techniques

    In the early years of domain names, the extension was meant to have meaning. For example, .com for commercial oriented businesses, .org for organizations, and country codes representing a site based in that country. Over the years most restrictions were dropped, and many extensions can be used...
  7. Bob Hawkes

    strategy Scaling Up A Domain Name Portfolio

    The long term goal for some domainers is to grow their portfolio so that domain names become a full time job, or at least a serious part time income stream. In a survey conducted mid-2021, almost 20% of NamePros respondents indicated that they were essentially full-time, and another 33% had...
  8. Bob Hawkes

    strategy Scaling Up A Domain Name Portfolio

    The long term goal for some domainers is to grow their portfolio so that domain names become a full time job, or at least a serious part time income stream. In a survey conducted mid-2021, almost 20% of NamePros respondents indicated that they were essentially full-time, and another 33% had...
  9. Bob Hawkes

    strategy Conducting A Selective Portfolio Review

    With industry domain name sell-through rates not much different than 1%, most domains sit in a portfolio for many years. Other than renewals, it seems natural to simply wait for an offer or sale. But is that really a sound strategy? While a thorough review of every single name is daunting if...
  10. Bob Hawkes

    strategy Conducting A Selective Portfolio Review

    With industry domain name sell-through rates not much different than 1%, most domains sit in a portfolio for many years. Other than renewals, it seems natural to simply wait for an offer or sale. But is that really a sound strategy? While a thorough review of every single name is daunting if...
  11. News

    advice Starting the day with the best type of sale

    The most enjoyable type of sale for me is one involving a domain name I acquired in an uncontested auction. These are domain names that nobody else liked enough to even place a bid. There was something that caught my eye – usually the keywords or term made sense to me and seemed like a good...
  12. News

    advice Starting the day with the best type of sale

    The most enjoyable type of sale for me is one involving a domain name I acquired in an uncontested auction. These are domain names that nobody else liked enough to even place a bid. There was something that caught my eye – usually the keywords or term made sense to me and seemed like a good...
  13. News

    advice Domain deal: The Chinese method of investing

    China‘s domain community is strong, having rolled out several waves and trends of investing: “Chinese” letter LLL and LLLL .com’s, numeric domain names, Pinyin, and more. Using the Latin character set for most domain name investments is the norm in China, but what exactly do China’s investors...
  14. News

    advice Domain deal: The Chinese method of investing

    China‘s domain community is strong, having rolled out several waves and trends of investing: “Chinese” letter LLL and LLLL .com’s, numeric domain names, Pinyin, and more. Using the Latin character set for most domain name investments is the norm in China, but what exactly do China’s investors...
  15. Bob Hawkes

    strategy Regrets? Here Are A Few

    One of the more popular songs of all time is My Way. The English lyrics, adapted by Paul Anka from the French original, into a version specifically for Frank Sinatra, include “Regrets I’ve had a few. But then again, too few to mention.” That got me to thinking about regrets and domain name...
  16. Bob Hawkes

    strategy Regrets? Here Are A Few

    One of the more popular songs of all time is My Way. The English lyrics, adapted by Paul Anka from the French original, into a version specifically for Frank Sinatra, include “Regrets I’ve had a few. But then again, too few to mention.” That got me to thinking about regrets and domain name...
  17. Bob Hawkes

    strategy Thinking Outside The Domain Name Box

    When following domain name sales on NameBio, certain sales seem surprising. In some cases, the price was due to a strong link set. Also, now and then, it might be a domain name that was let to expire by mistake and the owner needs to bid to get it back, or an existing business may be bidding on...
  18. Bob Hawkes

    strategy Thinking Outside The Domain Name Box

    When following domain name sales on NameBio, certain sales seem surprising. In some cases, the price was due to a strong link set. Also, now and then, it might be a domain name that was let to expire by mistake and the owner needs to bid to get it back, or an existing business may be bidding on...
  19. Bob Hawkes

    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 investor @elmoney started the discussion Recession of...
  20. Bob Hawkes

    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 investor @elmoney started the discussion Recession of...