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When to holdem.. When to foldem.. and How to Build a Good Hand. (Nov 30, 2007)

Thomas Price asks:   “”…how do you know when an unregistered domain is good enough to be registered? I find domains all the time that I think are great domains, but if I registered every domain I found, I would be bankrupt by the time it came around to renewing them. I’ve got a list [...]

Danno Adds to the Linkfest (Nov 30, 2007)

 Domaining .com (news from whos/who of the domain world) ***FS***  Cool!~ I hadn’t seen this.     Seriously slick and simple mashup on a terrific name..  This is going to be a big big high-traffic site if they don’t get bored.  The drudge of domaining. Yahoo to put adverts in PDF files Yahoo has reached [...]

Thursday Linkfest (Nov 29, 2007)

New Logo Suggested Domainer’s Gazette kindly offers so possible alternative logos for me . ***FS***  I’m sincerely flattered ..  kind of like my folksy craigs-list style font.  But change is good. Typo Partnerships  Whizzbang hypothetically plays with fire around TM infringing domain names. ***FS*** Many trademark holders are terrible domain managers, suing or UDRPing [...]

Big Multifaceted Action on Bad Actors (Nov 29, 2007)

  In the Washington Post no less: As reported a few weeks ago this is a very thorough action targeting certain practices and practitioners. Quote: “”The complaint names three registrars as defendants — BelgiumDomains, CapitolDomains, and DomainDoorman — as well as what Dell claims are nearly a dozen Caribbean shell companies that allegedly served as [...]

Wednesday Linkfest (Nov 28, 2007) Sells for 1 million. 3 letter .com’s with good/great useable meaning are rare. Another compelling week for reported sales. .Net and .Org are the steady climbers. From:  DN journal weekly domain sale reports.  ***FS***  I remember selling for 1mm couple of years back.. is 100X better than ..  There’s the domain biz in [...]

Traditional Domain Registrars to Move into SEO and PPC (Nov 27, 2007)

Netsol releases white paper: Pros and Cons of Pay per Click vs. SEO. ***FS*** Why would a registrar go to all the trouble of writing a white paper on this stuff?  It’s not to sell more domains, that’s for sure..  I smell a shift happening..  Registrar’s are worse copycats than Domainers..  Watch what happens at [...]

Reuters: U.S. media face troubling 2008 (Nov 27, 2007) Excerpt: “”Experts say advertisers need to remain competitive in a tightening market while keeping costs down, making them likely to boost spending in areas more directly linked to commerce, such as Web search queries. That would benefit companies like Google Inc., Inc. and eBay Inc. But television networks like CBS or NBC and [...]

Ziss is a Ferry Ferry Good Bissness… (Nov 26, 2007)

   Post title comes courtesy of some European banker friends of mine… They sound like Henry Kissinger when they talk   It was the thought that rushed through my head after reading the domain related story linked below. It’s an IPO color piece re: Name Media’s offering. I enjoy reading domain related stories viewed through fresh eyes: Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Land gets the crispest quote [...]

Sunday Opinion Column: Danno… One Door to the Internet (Nov 26, 2007)

   “”Hi, No one will ever own a 100% of anything on the Internet…unless you, me, and everyone else in the world are nothing more than ‘lambs’…aka…sheep. Lots of really,really,really…smart people here…so I do not think anyone here is a lamb or sheep at heart…far from it. The fact Google owns 63.whatever of search right [...]

What Domainers Make (Nov 24, 2007) This blogger does some digging.  Not all domain portfolios are created equally of course.  And earnings can be swung in many directions based on overhead (staff, salaries, fixed costs, offices) and implementation (PPC, CPA, revenue shares with upstream ) I have a friends with smaller >10000 name portfolios who make $314.28 per name per [...]