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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gandi.net Can Host Your IMAP Email

I figured I would throw this tip out to spare anyone the trouble of setting up their own mail server for their domain. Gandi.net offers IMAP email to anyone who registers a domain with them. This is potentially very cool as it makes going it alone on a barebones CloudVPS (like Linode or DigitalOcean) much […]

Where to Register .io Domains?

.IO domain names are becoming very popular among startups and tech oriented companies needing a web presence. I/O stands for input/output in tech speak, so we’re starting to see many technical frameworks (like Laravel.io) and APIs (like Import.io) adopt the .io TLD extension. In this short post, we’ll look at where to register .IO domain […]

How to Monetize a Stocks & Investment Website

Many people are attracted to running an investment website for a variety of factors. You get to learn about investing, you reach a demographic that has lots of money and as a result get high dollar for your ad revenue. There are many more opportunities than just Adsense for monetizing an investment niche website, but […]

Domain Valuation: Influence of CPC, Search Volume and TLD

Mike Mann of DomainMarket.com owns over 330,000 domains with an estimated value of over a million dollars. He also has his own algorithm for purchasing domain names with keyword potential. About 95% of his portfolio is .com domains, mostly English keyword domain names. So how does he value domains to add to his portfolio? The […]