Valuing LLLL.com and NNNNNN.com Domains

There’s been lots of money being dumped into short .com domains mostly from Chinese investors who have limited investment choices due to government restrictions on where Chinese citizens can invest their money. For the Chinese, short .com domains (and to a lesser extent, .net / .cc / .cn / .co) represent a class of investments […]

Use Escrow.com Self-Service Links Just Like Paypal

Using PayPal for domain sales up to $500 is generally okay. The good thing about using PayPal is that there is no commission beyond the small 2 to 3% that they typically charge. The bad part about using PayPal for intangible goods like domain name salesis that you don’t have any recourse should the buyer […]

How a Domainer Uses Pheenix and BrandBucket

Michael Krell, owner of MediaPlow.com, recently spoke with DomainSherpa.com, and talked about how he bought brandable domains. This post is basically notes on that discussion with further information on two of the tools he uses: BrandBucket and Pheenix for dropcatching domains. Notes on Krell’s Expired Domain Buying Process • Searches for domains on GoDaddy’s expiring […]

Two Great Adsense Websites Making over $50K / Year

This week were going to take a look at two different money making websites that do a fantastic job of covering their niche. One is a resume website while the other is a freebie aggregator. eSampleResume.com eSampleResume.com is a site aimed at job seekers looking for example resumes in their job fields. The site has […]

New Domain Extensions like .nyc are Growing in Popularity

I’ve been catching up on the last few months of DomainSherpa interviews and they always give some great nuggets to think about. Some things I heard discussed recently included the new top level domain extensions and thoughts on how successful they would be. Frank Schilling mentioned a couple points about the new “right of the […]

Why are .gov and.edu Considered “Good” Links and .info “Bad”?

When you start doing SEO for your website, you’ll often hear people say that you should aim for getting .gov and.edu links as they have the best link juice and ranking power in Google’s eyes. Likewise you’ll be told to stay away from “spammy” links such as those that come from .info domains. In reality […]

An Overview of Domain Name Extensions

Over the past few years, there has been a huge proliferation of new top-level domain extensions (TLDs). These can be further divided into generic top-level domains and country code top level domains that are associated with different countries. The benefit of having so many domain extensions to choose from is when your desired name is […]

GURU is Winning the TLD Race But for How Long?

So the influx of new gTLDs is starting (.bike / .guru etc.) and most in the domain world are very skeptical of the chances for success of these new TLDs. The problem is that too many of these gTLDs aren’t unique enough: is it .plumber (no) or .plumbing (yes) / .photographer (no) or .photography (yes)? […]

MemoryLoss Domain Names

StopMemoryLoss.com went for $275 at auction this past week. Estibot had it valued at $230 and while it had a PR 2 it didn’t have any links pointing to it. Exact match searches for “memory loss” are at 41,000 per month. A search for ‘memory’ could also be about computers, but ‘memory loss’ is almost […]

What do Domainers Mean by ‘Brandable Domain Name’?

When a domainer is speaking of a ‘Brandable Domain Name’, they’re generally referring to a made-up / invented word that they’ve coined themselves. A popular practice is to morph two simple words together, or tack on an ending to an existing word (e.g. bookpedia.com). Note that there a few differing viewpoints as to how to […]