EscrowHill: Perfect for international domain sales

I've been using EscrowHill as a domain escrow service for almost two months now; having documented my first sale to a domestic domain buyer, it's time to share some info about an international sale as well. The option to use the Premium Escrow where EscrowHill takes control of both the domain and the funds, allows me to negotiate with domain buyers with very little concern about the exchange process. When a Swiss buyer tried twice to make me lower the asking price for the domain citing the "cost of rebranding" due to the existence of the plural, I gave them an ultimatum: pay my asking price plus Premium Escrow fees, or move along. By creating such a predicament, I tested the validity of the buyer's claims, who sure enough complied with my requirement. After initiating an escrow … [Continue reading]

GoDaddy pays fast

Three days ago I described my experience with the GoDaddy "Domain Buy Offer" service, outlining the process and how smoothly it went. As I prefer to offer the bulk of my domain portfolio via Domain Name Sales, I was skeptical initially. It all comes down to agreeing on a price, after all, and by achieving a 30x ROI, I can safely say that mission was well-accomplished. Today, I received notification that the funds are in my account. As the transfer was done using the direct deposit / ACH method, there are no bank fees, and no commission to be paid; the latter is taken care of by the buyer. In the future, I will keep an open mind on such offers coming via GoDaddy, and I'd recommend this approach to others. … [Continue reading]

The Day of Infamy: Pearl Harbor’s legacy

It is true what they say about events that occurred in December: they can't size up next to the Holidays and get lost in the spending glitz. And yet, an important anniversary, that of the attack on Pearl Harbor, deserves to be brought out of obscurity, each and every year. As every year passes by, the veteran survivors of the Japanese attack on Hawaii fade away, forgotten by the mainstream media that appears to neglect those that were lost in the attack, and those that survived it. The Day that will remain in Infamy marks the entrance of the US in World War II, an event that would greatly help determine its outcome. It is a disgrace that Disney holds hostage the domain name, as a relic of its movie by the same title. The domain currently does not even … [Continue reading]

Domain Name Sales and GoDaddy: The best of both worlds

The majority of my domain portfolio is monetized and available for sale via Frank Schilling's Domain Name Sales platform. Most buyers type in a domain and end up on a page lander, which prompts … [Continue reading]

Registrars taking the spamming route

As if domainer spammers were not enough, domain registrars peddling new, exotic gTLDs are becoming more brazen in their approach. With several hundred new gTLDs currently live, some registrars … [Continue reading]