Category Archives: EN

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 ...
Sun 3rd March 2013
Written in EN
The Next Step in Domain Names! New gTLDs explained. [Infographic] - Big changes to domain names are coming very soon. These new changes will open up a great abundance of online marketing and domain registration opportunities for small and medium size businesses. With so many domain names being registered every day, it’s getting harder to register your preferred domain name. Research shows that there has been a 600% increase in the total number of registered .au domain names since December 2002. There are over 2.5 million Australian domain names registered and growing every day. With the new generic Top Level Domain Names coming in 2013, businesses now ... 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 ...
Thu 21st February 2013
Written by Markus in EN
How It Feels [through Glass] - Want to see how Glass actually feels? It’s surprisingly simple. Say “take a picture” to take a picture. Record what you see, hands free. Even share what you see, live. Directions are right in front of you. Speak to send a message, or translate your voice. Get the notifications that matter most. Ask whatever’s on your mind and get answers without having to ask. All video footage captured through Glass. Welcome to a world through Glass. See more at http://www.google.com/glass/start ... 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 ...
Thu 21st June 2012
Written in EN
A complete guide to newgTLD stats - Blacknight Solutions has launched a fantastic new site on DotWhat.co that crunches the numbers on newgTLDs for the rest of us. It provides some excellent data and a information which makes it an ideal location for anyone wanting to learn about newgTLDs and/or the antecedents of the applicants. Data sets include newgTLD applications: By Region By Country By Contention By Community By Geo Location The site also has some interesting visual representations of newgtld applications. There really is a lot of data on site and a must visit for those interested in newgTLDs. ... read more ...
Mon 18th June 2012
Written in EN
The top 230 newgTLD applications! - They say money talks and if that were taken as a given, then these 230 strings would account for 38.92% of the entire amount spent applying for strings in ICANNs newgTLDs initiative. APP 13 HOME 11 INC 11 ART 10 BLOG 9 SHOP 9 BOOK 9 LLC 9 DESIGN 8 MUSIC 8 MOVIE 8 LOVE 7 LTD 7 WEB 7 CLOUD 7 STORE 7 NEWS 7 HOTEL 7 MAIL 7 TECH 6 ONLINE 6 CORP 6 BABY 6 VIP 6 CPA 6 GMBH 6 NOW 6 LAW 6 STYLE 5 SALE 5 GROUP 5 TICKETS 5 BUY 5 GAME 5 SITE 5 FREE 5 FASHION 4 MED 4 RESTAURANT 4 SEARCH 4 IMMO 4 VIDEO 4 TENNIS 4 REALESTATE 4 ECO 4 RADIO 4 HEALTH 4 INSURANCE 4 POKER 4 LLP 4 TEAM 4 PLAY 4 GREEN 4 SCHOOL 4 GAY 4 BET 4 SOCCER 4 SHOW 4 PIZZA 4 FLOWERS 4 AUTO 4 SALON 4 CHAT 4 CASINO 4 GOLF 4 HOT 3 TUBE 3 HOSTING 3 GARDEN 3 CASA 3 BROADWAY 3 FUN 3 MAP 3 CAM 3 MARKETING 3 MEDIA 3 CARS 3 MBA 3 SECURITY 3 RIP 3 BASKETBALL 3 BEAUTY 3 RUGBY 3 MOM 3 SUCKS 3 TAXI 3 FOOD 3 FILM 3 FORUM 3 SPOT 3 MLS 3 CLUB 3 MERCK 3 HELP 3 MOBILE 3 FAMILY 3 TIRES 3 SPA 3 MEMORIAL 3 CITY 3 YOGA 3 LIVE 3 WEDDING 3 PROPERTY 3 CRICKET 3 DIET 3 DEALS 3 WINE 3 LIFE 3 DOCTOR 3 DOG 3 DATA 3 WEBSITE 3 WOW 3 RACING 3 SCIENCE 2 DEAL 2 GOLD 2 DRIVE 2 DEV 2 DDS 2 SWISS 2 GUARDIAN 2 WEBS 2 (IDN) 2 KIDS 2 GOO 2 TALK 2 FURNITURE 2 GRATIS 2 [IDN] 2 MOTO 2 GROCERY 2 JEWELRY 2 WEIBO 2 [IDN] 2 FYI 2 AUCTION 2 LATINO 2 AUDIO 2 BAR 2 GIFTS 2 GIFT 2 [IDN] 2 ONE 2 SAVE 2 PLACE 2 SAS 2 SRL 2 GDN 2 FISHING 2 WORLD 2 FISH 2 SPORT 2 LEGAL 2 BINGO 2 SARL 2 DESI 2 DELIVERY 2 BASEBALL 2 EARTH 2 CHARITY 2 BAND 2 BANK 2 BOATS 2 STUDIO 2 DOCS 2 GLOBAL 2 STORAGE 2 JUEGOS 2 LAWYER 2 STREAM 2 PING 2 SKI 2 RED 2 COLLEGE 2 PARTY 2 DISCOUNT 2 CAFE 2 PHOTOGRAPHY 2 CRUISE 2 COACH 2 OSAKA 2 [IDN] 2 [IDN] 2 DIRECT 2 VOTE 2 TRADING 2 ENERGY 2 LUXURY 2 COUPON 2 RENT 2 FOOTBALL 2 COUNTRY 2 PHD 2 SEX 2 FORSALE 2 PET 2 PAY 2 REVIEW 2 PHONE 2 COUPONS 2 CONSTRUCTION 2 DIY 2 EXPERT 2 HOCKEY 2 HAIR 2 [IDN] 2 LOL 2 THEATER 2 DOT 2 MONEY 2 YOU 2 LIVING 2 BOX 2 LOANS 2 BROKER 2 MONSTER 2 REALTY 2 FIT 2 EXPRESS 2 CLICK 2 SHOPPING 2 APARTMENTS 2 CHURCH 2 RUN 2 GUIDE 2 SECURE 2 PLUS 2 YUN 2 I ... 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 ...