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  1. Bob Hawkes

    advice Don’t Let Your Landing Page Land You In Trouble

    The landing page is one of the first impressions that potential buyers will have of your domain name. It also can provide information about the name, a link for purchase or lease, and how to make contact. However, should your name be disputed in a legal action or UDRP, that landing page can be...
  2. Bob Hawkes

    advice Don’t Let Your Landing Page Land You In Trouble

    The landing page is one of the first impressions that potential buyers will have of your domain name. It also can provide information about the name, a link for purchase or lease, and how to make contact. However, should your name be disputed in a legal action or UDRP, that landing page can be...
  3. Bob Hawkes

    information Domain Investing: Just The Basics – Part 2

    Last week’s Domain Investing: Just The Basics – Part 1 looked at domain name terms, extensions, and the basics for researching, registering, buying, renewing, and listing domain names. The article also considered developing a plan for your domain name investments. This week, I take a look at...
  4. Bob Hawkes

    analysis Who Is Buying .ORG Domain Names?

    Initially the .org extension was intended mainly for organizations, particularly not-for-profit organizations. However, for decades anyone can register and use an .org domain name, and it is regularly one of the strongest extensions after .com. In this article, I look at who is buying .org...
  5. Bob Hawkes

    analysis Who Is Buying .ORG Domain Names?

    Initially the .org extension was intended mainly for organizations, particularly not-for-profit organizations. However, for decades anyone can register and use an .org domain name, and it is regularly one of the strongest extensions after .com. In this article, I look at who is buying .org...
  6. Bob Hawkes

    analysis A Look At What Sells In XYZ

    Aftermarket sales of .xyz are having a stellar 2021. Even at the midway point of 2021, the sales dollar volume has more than tripled over the 2020 whole year total. To put it in perspective, during the first half of 2021 the sales volume of .xyz is approximately equal to the combined sales...
  7. Bob Hawkes

    analysis A Look At What Sells In XYZ

    Aftermarket sales of .xyz are having a stellar 2021. Even at the midway point of 2021, the sales dollar volume has more than tripled over the 2020 whole year total. To put it in perspective, during the first half of 2021 the sales volume of .xyz is approximately equal to the combined sales...
  8. Bob Hawkes

    analysis After .COM, What Comes Next?

    Almost everyone agrees that .com is the extension of choice for a global business. But if the .com is not available, what is the order of other extensions that are not specialized to a specific sector or country? In this article I look at registrations, aftermarket sales volume, number of major...
  9. Bob Hawkes

    analysis After .COM, What Comes Next?

    Almost everyone agrees that .com is the extension of choice for a global business. But if the .com is not available, what is the order of other extensions that are not specialized to a specific sector or country? In this article I look at registrations, aftermarket sales volume, number of major...
  10. Bob Hawkes

    analysis The US Domain Name Extension

    While the United States is probably the dominant power in domain names, its own country code extension, .us, has not achieved the same strength. For example, even though Canada has about one-tenth the population of the United States, its .ca extension has almost double the registration numbers...
  11. Bob Hawkes

    analysis The US Domain Name Extension

    While the United States is probably the dominant power in domain names, its own country code extension, .us, has not achieved the same strength. For example, even though Canada has about one-tenth the population of the United States, its .ca extension has almost double the registration numbers...
  12. Bob Hawkes

    analysis Website Traffic Changes for Different Domain Name Extensions

    When people see a domain extension in use, they are more apt to consider using that extension for their own business, organization or personal site. That is a huge advantage for .com domain names, along with country code extensions for some regions, and other major legacy extensions. Several...
  13. Bob Hawkes

    analysis Website Traffic Changes for Different Domain Name Extensions

    When people see a domain extension in use, they are more apt to consider using that extension for their own business, organization or personal site. That is a huge advantage for .com domain names, along with country code extensions for some regions, and other major legacy extensions. Several...
  14. Bob Hawkes

    analysis Nine Things About NET Domain Names

    Last week @Soofi shared an article by @Ron Jackson announcing the brokered sale of Poker.net for $750,000. The sale was not listed on NameBio when I checked, but it would become the highest-value sale in the extension. The previous high was the $500,000 sale of mobile.net. There have been a...
  15. Bob Hawkes

    analysis Nine Things About NET Domain Names

    Last week @Soofi shared an article by @Ron Jackson announcing the brokered sale of Poker.net for $750,000. The sale was not listed on NameBio when I checked, but it would become the highest-value sale in the extension. The previous high was the $500,000 sale of mobile.net. There have been a...
  16. Bob Hawkes

    analysis A Close Look At The .CC Domain Extension

    The past year has been a strong one for country code domain extensions in general, with the generic extensions .io and .co particularly active. This has prompted discussion around what might be the next generic country code to become popular. While extensions such as .ai, .tv, .me, .ly, .vc, .gg...
  17. Bob Hawkes

    analysis A Close Look At The .CC Domain Extension

    The past year has been a strong one for country code domain extensions in general, with the generic extensions .io and .co particularly active. This has prompted discussion around what might be the next generic country code to become popular. While extensions such as .ai, .tv, .me, .ly, .vc, .gg...
  18. Bob Hawkes

    strategy Predicting The Future Of Domain Names

    Relatively new NamePros member dave321 asked a really good question this week: Where do you see domaining in 5 years? Typical sell-through rates mean that most of a domain portfolio is held for multiple years, so ideas about the future will impact our investment choices today. But is it...
  19. Bob Hawkes

    strategy Predicting The Future Of Domain Names

    Relatively new NamePros member dave321 asked a really good question this week: Where do you see domaining in 5 years? Typical sell-through rates mean that most of a domain portfolio is held for multiple years, so ideas about the future will impact our investment choices today. But is it...
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