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i❤️.ws: New Emoji Domain Marketplace Beta

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  1. Jon Roig

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    Hey guys... I'm Jon, the creator of ❤️❤️❤️.ws. I'm back with a new project and I'd love your feedback:

    Emoji Domain Marketplace BETA: i❤️.ws/marketplace

    Still very much a work in progress, so forgive the fact that it's kind of a mess!

    It turns out that there were already a ton of Emoji Domains listed in the GoDaddy Aftermarket system, but there wasn't an easy way to view or sort them. This is a step in the right direction, hopefully.

    If you're a GoDaddy Auctions user already, there's no fee to include your domains -- they should get automatically listed by my app when it updates every 24 hours.

    Anyway, it definitely needs work, but I thought I'd check in with you guys, see what features and whatnot you want. I'm already looking at more frequent updates... you can filter right now by single / double chars as well as the new mix of Emoji + ASCII...

    Comments... suggestions?
     
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    Nice job! :)
     
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    Does this work with Afternic listed domains, also, or just GoDaddy auctions listed domains?
     
  4. Jon Roig

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    Just GoDaddy for now. Once I sort out some of the details and whatnot, I'll start to look at other providers. There are issues to be sorted out there, like: what if a domain is listed on both? How should I display that?
     
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    (y) this is cool....
     
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    Awesome work Jon! I really appreciate the new filters that can limit searches to single or double character emoji!
     
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    so i appreciate the challenge, because sometimes pricing can be different, so options would be

    1- columns - but adds effort
    2- show range with link to see detail
    3- maybe amazon like, list first one, than second listing simple produces, this domain may be available on other platforms.

    but for now id say list first one and if secondary market listing matches existing listing, bounces it.

    Page Howe
     
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    wow i hadnt seen that, i thought filters would be a dream. cant wait to see.

    other attribute might also be to identify if emoji is gender or skin tone variation

    still valuable, but ripe for phishing as hard to know your supposed to be looking for neutral yellow skin, instead of white, pale etc and in a small bike rider or golfer its hard to tell.

    same with gender, especially when gender matches main emoji. Another way might be number of chracters as most true i chracters are 3-4 letters after the --, but the gender IDN are longer.

    overall great job, props my man.

    Page Howe
     
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    Not to rain on your parade but you're building a platform for stuff for which there is no market. My advice would be not to waste too much time and energy. Treat it like should be: a hobby or a development experiment.

    Purpose ?
     
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    "Not to rain on your parade but you're building a platform for stuff for which there is no market. My advice would be not to waste too much time and energy. Treat it like should be: a hobby or a development experiment."

    i understand the spirit this was intended.. and as your tag says your thinking inside the box.

    But i think Jon is driving innovation, making real and advancing the method billions of people use to communicate and bringing youthful, global, mobile innovation to what is a pretty staid business right now.

    Even new gtlds were a 1999 idea that took 15 years to develop....

    Thank you Jon for your time and energy and spirit.

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    The truth is somewhere in between, probably...

    In a way, certainly, you're right Kate. The market for Emoji Domains is relatively small -- although, it's big enough that any of the new gTLDs would be thrilled to have our registration numbers. Partly, though, that's because no market has existed before.

    Our challenge is to get people using Emoji Domains, get them out in the public. We're making some progress there. Like, Budlight Peach-a-Rita is using [​IMG][​IMG].ws on emojiyourpeach.com.

    I see this as the beginning of a journey. Given the international nature of Emoji Domains, combined with the growing ubiquity of mobile devices, they seem inevitable?

    And yeah, this is very much a side project for me... and as far as projects go, it's been pretty interesting trying to get Emoji Domains off the ground. (Full disclosure: I work as a Developer for GoDaddy, but not on anything related to Domains. I do a variety of things for our Office 365 provisioning platform.)
     
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    Congrats Jon! I have seen so many i❤️__ products, shirts, mugs, etc. in my commercial printing and apparel / screenprinting / embroidery business and think we will see more and more use of Emoji + ASCII names, especially the i❤️__ in CPG, sports, product, geo, brands and categories. Any suggestions on what can be done to increase the exposure, acceptance and use of i❤️___ domains?
     
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    Where do you get the emoji as text?
     
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    Never mind, found it.
    Well I tried a few and they were taken. These domains are jostling for fun, joking online.
     
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    That's a good question, John... and to be honest, I could use some help with that. That's why I'm here: you guys are the people out there, talking to clients and whatnot every day.

    Open to suggestions!
     
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    Dammit. I had to pick up a few more.
    1❤️ & Findis probably my favorites.
    But, I'm now using a new one to forward to my domain marketplace.
     
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    John and Jon and others, i think we all benefit from promoting use, share in facebook and linkedin groups the potential and posibilities, share ownership of this wonderful idea and Jon's easy to use web interface with others and let them use.

    Share and introduce to social media forums, boards and linked in groups, the availability. Track and report real use in the marketplace.

    One way is you can search on google with this at the front site:.ws then type in a word like site:.ws and beer and look 1-3-5 pages deep for any instances of emoji domain names.

    Than like those pages, ask and inquire on social networks etc.

    Page
     
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    That link takes me to i.ws - am I missing something with these names?
     
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    Great Platform, nice work,

    How do I even get my .ws on auction, it currently says its unavailable to my .ws emoji domains?
     
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    i think you just need to list at godaddy auctions, and wait about 24 hours for Jons magic to kick in.

    Page
     
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    the hook.... is the cool, pretty like pictures

    the line, is new domain land grab opportunity

    the sinker, is .ws

    Good Luck!


    imo....
     
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    Thanks sitehq, They are already listed on GD, just can't get them listed on the auction, I'll get onto support,

    good luck everyone
     

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