Archives for 2014

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 […]

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 […]