Thoughts on the Radio Shack domain list and auction

After all these years, Radio Shack is being liquidated. The auction for the Radio Shack portfolio of domain names is being handled by Hilco Streambank; the domain list includes 296 domain names. For a potential brand buyer, the domains related to the Radio Shack name are definitely part of the … [Read more...]

Domain Name Sales : Thank you, Brooke

When a domain sale is achieved, everyone is happy: the seller, the buyer and in the case of an existing broker, them as well. But what about when an inquiry doesn't lead to a sale, despite all the broker's efforts? Sometimes, the DNS brokers go well beyond the "call of duty" to achieve a sale, … [Read more...]

Perfect numbers revisited Part Deux: 360 and 100

I've followed the seemingly cryptic obsession of the Chinese for Arabic numerals for years. Around 2002, at a time that I was investing in short LLN and LNN .com domains that were available to register en masse, a very smart domainer lady shared with me the information that seems to be less of a … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Ethics & the domain industry

Every function of human interaction is governed by ethics - the quintessential, unwritten rules of behavior that define how humans formulate both personal and interpersonal relationships. Without ethics, it would be fine to steal. It would be acceptable to cheat. It would be perfectly normal to … [Read more...]