Domain Purgatory exists : Just ask Escrow.com, Fabulous and Verisign

I'm not a Catholic, so quick disclaimer: the reference to a "Purgatory" does not intend to offend, nor is intentionally religious. Going by the definition of Purgatory: "A place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven." Very … [Read more...]

Huge domain sales : Are they good for the domain industry?

Domain investors probably had palpitations earlier today, after the uncovering by George Kirikos of a huge domain sale. The "lease to own" sale of LasVegas.com for the astronomical amount of $90 million dollars, stirred the otherwise relaxed waters on a Friday morning. Such domain sales are … [Read more...]

Two people, one company : A fun negotiation technique

It's not rare for inquiries to arrive in waves, for the same domain name. Perhaps the domain became popular overnight thanks to the news, or a technological breakthrough. Researching one's domain prior to sending out a quote, is a must. What is rare, however, is for two or more people from … [Read more...]

Bidding on domain auctions? Better check that trademark first

Expired domain auctions constitute a large portion of a smart domain investor's focus. The main reason: domains are typically aged, and - in theory - belong to a pool of good domains that is running dryer with every new .com registration. Auction venues such as GoDaddy Auctions, Sedo, NameJet … [Read more...]

Greece : Capital controls and Escrow.com domain transactions

As a Greek investor and entrepreneur, a good portion of my domain portfolio is focused on Greek brands, names and geodomains. It's not easy to relay the true essence of the Greek society and entrepreneurship, without it being distorted by the media. One thing is certain: there is plenty of … [Read more...]