We are a start-up and can’t afford five figures

Every time I receive an inquiry for a domain name best suited for a start-up or a product, I face the same dilemma. Do I quote the maximum valuation price for the domain, or do I give them a break? This dilemma stems from a statement that is often part of the response to a quote: We are a … [Read more...]

Most end user buyers have no clue what an “aftermarket domain” is

If I could have a dollar for every email I sent, educating prospective buyers about aftermarket domains, I'd be at least one thousand bucks richer. The fact is, end user buyers - as opposed to domain investors - are for the most part unfamiliar with the value and pricing of domain names. This … [Read more...]

Network Solutions can now merge user accounts

Network Solutions is the original domain registrar, and although the days of $35 dollar /year .com registrations are gone, it retains a large number of domains under management. When I registered my first domain in February 1997 with them, I actually had to fork out $100 for two years; the extra … [Read more...]

How the use of a gTLD domain saved a marketing director money and frustration

This is a true story, but some names have been changed to protect upcoming marketing plans. ;) Lana's comment on a business forum was full of frustration, anger, disgust: "They stole my domain and for a year now I've been trying to prove it, to no avail. I would contact ICANN next but it'd take … [Read more...]

How to turn an unsuccessful domain sale to your benefit

On a given day of the week, I receive numerous inquiries for domains in my portfolio, even on weekends; the needs of people and companies for a domain representing their brand never stops. Not every inquiry turns into a sale, and conversion rates fluctuate during the year, depending on various … [Read more...]