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Entries for December, 2011

Backordering An Expiring Domain Name

Backordering a domain is crucial part of domaining. This is how you’re able to buy domains for the lowest possible price. Here is a little overview of domain backordering and how to go about backordering a domain.

Thank You Domaining Bloggers!

Francois Carrillo from Domaining.com is running a special newsletter on January 2nd. What makes it special is that he’s going to share the profits with our industry bloggers. I also wanted to Thank all domaining bloggers myself.

A Few Domain Drops from TopDrops.com

Going through TopDrops.com domains today, couldn’t resist at looking some of the dropping names. A lot of great domains are dropping unnoticed and it’s a shame. But no worries, TopDrops is almost here. Take a look at some of the names for Today/Tomorrow:

TopDrops.com Is Almost Done

Hi guys, I hope you’re having a great Holiday weekend. As for me, as usual, I’m rushing to complete a project, in this case, TopDrops.com. I really want to get the demo out before the new years. It’s just a promise that I’ve made to myself.

Merry Christmas from DomainMichael.com

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all. I wish you and your families all the best. I love Christmas spirit; it is the best time of the year.

My Domain Selling Strategy for 2012

Domain selling is probably the most challenging part of domaining. And you can’t really make money until you master this process. It is also important to note that there is no single one way to do this. And it depends on the individual domainer and how good of a sales person he/she is and how [...]

How Are You Managing Your Portfolio?

I just sold a domain for the second time and for around 10x more, don’t you hate that? I had listed a domain on Afternic and had forgotten about it. It had a buy it now price of mid $x,xxx range and just got a notice that it was sold.

Fantasy Domaining Contest – I’m In Top 10

I heard about Fantasy Domaining Contest a couple of weeks ago and decided to give it a try. I must say, they’ve built a pretty cool system. If you haven’t signed up yet, go check it out. It’s a good way to test your skills. On the home page, it displays top 10 contestants, and [...]

A Few Of Today’s Top Drops from TopDrops.com

As you guys know I’m working on building TopDrops.com and I’m seeing a lot of great domains. It will take another few days to get the TopDrops demo out, but in the mean time, see if you like these.

Should You Have A Dash In The Domain Name?

While it may be true that search engines treat dash like a space, I strongly advice against it. I can understand when some end users with little kowledge go after domains with dash, but domainers/brand owners should not go after domains with dash, here is a list of 10 reasons why.

Weekend Updates

I’m having a great weekend, hope you are too. As always, I’m working on my projects and trying to shorten my to do list. I usually do go out in the evenings, so only have a few hours to get some work done. Here is a update on the projects I’m working on.

5 Of My Today’s Domain Picks From TopDrops.com

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately on building TopDrops.com and am happy to announce that the backend is done. I’ve started running the filter on daily bases.

Update on the Big Idea

I started working on the “Big Idea” this summer. I wrote a couple of posts on it back in June of this year. I even took time off from blogging to focus on the idea. The idea is still great. You can read my initial posts here and here.

eNomCentral price increase $39.95 per domain?

I got another bogus email from eNom today saying they’re increasing their price to $39.95. I have gotten this a few weeks ago as well and there was some talk about it, but I thought it might have been an error.

Don’t Rush Into Domaining!

Don’t rush into domaining and as you will waste a lot of money on junk domains. Domaining is an amazing industry but is like gambling and has addiction. Most newbie domainers will start registering hundreds of domains even before they understand domain quality. My advice is don’t do it, save your money and take the [...]

Startups That Are Successful Even Before They Are Started

I’ve been explaining this analogy to a few people lately and I wanted to describe it in more detail here. Having an idea is great, but I’m seeing that a lot of people are taking a wrong path when choosing an idea to work on.

Weekend Updates

Weekend is a great time to do some work. I can’t even remember when was the last time that I used the weekend to relax. If you’re like me and have a full time job, you have to use the weekends to work on your projects. Some may call me workaholic, but that’s me and [...]

It’s Ok To Let Go Those Crappy Domains!

I remember when I was starting up in domaining, I used to be the same way. We all have done it, we all have registered junk names at one point. No one is born a domainer or understands domain quality when they’re just starting up.

User Value – High Traffic is Great, But Don’t Make The Same Mistakes That I Did

Those of you that have been there know the joyful feeling when you see visitor numbers skyrocket.  While it really does feel great to see those high numbers, it should not be your focus. Your focus should be User Value!

eMachine.com Dropped Today, Did you miss it?

As you all know eMachines were very popular at one point. It is a long standing brand and they even manufacture computers today. I was going through top 20 email from ValueDrops.com and saw the singular domain “eMachine.com” was listed and was being dropped today.