Author Archives: info

Sun 18th January 2015
Written by info in EN and tagged
EZTV packs up its Virtual Bags and Moves to .Ch from .IT - Just like The Pirate Bay has done several time, EZTV has had to pick up and move, leaving EZTV.it and moving to EZTV.ch. BetaNews wrote: EZTV made a quick comeback, but problems have continued for the service, as Italian authorities closed in on its .IT domain. This has forced the organization to pack up shop and make a move to a new country where things will, hopefully, be calmer. The old site, EZTV.it, has fled to Switzerland, where it now resides under EZTV.ch. According to TorrentFreak, “Over the past several years it has maintained a steady user-base and with millions of users it’s ... read more ...
Mon 2nd June 2014
Written by info in EN
A Brilliant Conversation on newgTLDs - There’s an excellent conversation on newgtlds I read on TheDomains. Here’s the headline by Michael Berkens – “Shocker: Rick Schwartz Now Owns More New gTLD’s Domains Than I Do” Michael owns something like 450 newgtlds, Rick owns around 500. Rick Schwartz replied in the comments: “This is no endoresement of any gTLD. My views have not changed. I went mostly on the dark side with keywords like worst, crappy, lousy, sucky, complaints, ripoff, bad, unfair, and see what matched well with the extensions. I bought 57 different .whatevers. Do I expect to make money with them? NO Are ... read more ...
Thu 1st August 2013
Written by info in EN
Direct Navigation Matters - Came across an interesting article in the Huffington Post (CA) that really is an eye opener. It talks about why the URL bar is still important. And from the perspective of domain names it talks about Direct Navigation, one of the holy grails of type-in traffic. I would recommend you read the entire article, but here are some important take-aways: According to one Fairwinds report, manual direct navigation in the URL bar accounted for 38 per cent of Web site traffic. 38% is a pretty large number, what it means is that most experienced web users use direct navigation to reach a particular ... read more ...
Tue 30th April 2013
Written by info in EN
Brandable Domains v/s Generic Domains - Picked up the last three dozen posts which mentioned a company on TechCrunch (which is also a brandable) and the general trend seems to be that domains being used are mostly brandable domains, not generics. And even where the domains are generics, the usage itself isn’t directly related to the term but it’s used in a brandable sense. So are generic domains overrated? Well, no. If you don’t have funding or a million dollar marketing budget, you would probably be better off using a generic, since it would help you rank better for the exact term that a random brandable. Yes, it’s true, ... read more ...
Sat 23rd February 2013
Written by info in EN
Domain names are still important - Domain names are more important than ever and here’s why… The info clutter online has reached a mind numbing cacophony. Sometimes it feels that there are more websites online than people. But that’s not true, yet. Additionally, filter bubbles abound, thus ensuring that your message needs a much higher circulation to gain critical mass before going viral, if at all. Decisions on which search result to click are usually taken in seconds and there is only one differentiator aside search ranking and that is the domain name of the website. You can spend millions on social media, seo ... read more ...
Mon 10th September 2012
Written by info in EN
Frank Schilling’s Lobster Takeaway! - Frank wrote a post called Lobster! (yeah, really!) in which he announced the advancement of the Domain Name Sales platform. I’m not going to discuss the DNS advancement here, though I do hope that when Frank says “What if that platform completely decentralized the industry and allowed anyone to act as a broker and sell anyone else’s names.” he will also open up the platform for those of us who don’t qualify for Internet Traffic. I have been in this business a long time and none of the existing sales platforms offers the tools and services I want or need. I know I’m not the ... read more ...
Sat 26th May 2012
Written by info in EN
Delusional Dreams of Fantastic Brands for Cheap! - “I can’t wait to register web.site” says the title over at HybridDomainer.com, going on to describe an utopian scenario envisaged by the two developers of registering web.site for $10. They were of course referring to the newgTLD program of ICANN currently has underway. Good luck with that buddy. You’re completely delusional if you think you’re going to hand register great brands for $10. Not going to happen by a long shot. The only difference in the newgtlds will be that the registry will be licking the premium cream instead of domain investors. Some domain investors might get ... read more ...
Thu 24th May 2012
Written by info in EN
Has .TV finally broken through the glass ceiling? - There have been some fairly huge sales of .TV domains recently, specially in 2012, which is a positive thing in my opinion. What’s been really surprising is that not all sales are for keywords that are a traditional match for TV or television. Here is some of the sales info in case you missed it: immobilien.tv $20,000ContactLenses.tv $15,000 Farmacia.tv $20,000 Hobby.tv $10,000 Salute.tv $9500 Doctor.tv $25,000 Drugs.tv $5,000 Eyecare.tv $10,000 Medico.tv $10,000 Package $65,000 Film.tv Filme.tv Filmy.tv Jeu.tv $50,000 Voiture.tv $10,000 Some popular .tv domain info sites for further ... read more ...
Sat 14th April 2012
Written by info in EN
Pet Peeves of Domaining - In no particular order: – Please justify your asking price! – Lowballers Galore ($100 for 50-200 domains, tyvm) – Self professed ‘top domainers’ selling spades to noobs. – Insider deals / not a level playing field. – People charging you to aggregate your content! – People quoting automated appraisals. – Domains that don’t make sense selling for $xx,xxx or more! – Domain drop monetization via auctions by registrars. – Domain warehousing by registrars. – Shill bidding in general, of crappy IDNs in particular. – Parking paying pennies on the dollar. – Did I mention, ... read more ...
Thu 1st December 2011
Written by info in EN
College student looking for premium domain! - Sir, I am a college student and interested in starting a blog / website. One of the domains I’m interested in is ________.___ In case you’re interested in selling it fast, please let me know your best price. In case you’re not interested in selling it, please let me know as well. ______________ This is the standard boilerplate email offer we get on premium domains. Some even have the gall to offer $10 for the domain instead of asking us to quote. Not going to happen. I don’t care if you’re a student or not, a domain is worth what a domain is worth, it’s not a public transport ... read more ...