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 […]

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 […]

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 […]