How Sedo, SnapNames, and Afternic helped me sell a domain name twice

This article is about how Sedo, SnapNames, and Afternic, helped me sell a domain name twice over the course of a decade, for several thousand dollars in total. During this Coronavirus pandemic, sharing positive news about the domain industry is a must! The domain market deals with intangible … [Read more...]

Five important things to follow up on after you score a domain name sale

Congratulations. You just sold a domain name, and now it's time to rest on your laurels and forget about it all—right? Wrong. Selling a domain name isn't the end—it's the beginning of a grand new relationship with your buyer. It's the moment that presents the most potential you ever had with … [Read more...]

A “thank you” note goes a long way

There are many ways to show gratitude to others, and share your appreciation with them. In the case of strangers that never made it into each other's life, a "thank you" note goes a long way. A few weeks ago I shared a story about how I found a USB drive on a flight, located its owner, and … [Read more...]

Domain price increases : Gave ICANN a piece of my mind, and so should you

Domain prices increase, and that's a fact of the industry's regulatory direction. A contract renewal by ICANN has given extensive rights to Verisign, managers of the .com and .net TLDs, to jack up prices at rates unseen before. Normally, ICANN is expected to regulate prices so that the … [Read more...]

Domain registrar journey across two decades

Having registered my first domain in early 1997, I took a minute to recall what has changed in the domain registrar industry since then. Network Solutions remained the only registrar during the first few years of the commercial Internet, but that changed quickly. As with every industry, once … [Read more...]