Flexibility in domain name negotiations : Sign of graciousness, or weakness?

When negotiating on a domain, the field is open wide. It's like a chessboard with two armies, the White and the Black. The game, however, has a mixed set of rules, and knowing how to best utilize both the spoken and the unspoken rules of engagement, can win you the game in very few … [Read more...]

“Domain names aren’t nearly important nowadays”

The commercial registration and use of domain names goes back to the early 1990's. Since 1995, domain registrations are paid for, instead of being free, selective, and manual reservations. Today, more than 350 million domain names are registered, but not everyone agrees on their value and … [Read more...]

Thank you, Jeff Gabriel

Jeff Gabriel announced his departure from Uniregistry, earlier today. Those of us that were made aware of this personal decision a few days ago, are reminded of a very important mantra in life: Family comes first. Jeff's moving back to his roots, to be closer to his family. For the past seven … [Read more...]

Shift the paradigm : Clueless realtors and domain names

A lot of domain investors facilitate domain sales basing their approach on how the real estate market operates. While there are similarities in this analogy, there are also differences which make the use of real estate an imperfect example to demonstrate how the domain market works. For … [Read more...]

GoDaddy : Openly ignoring the BIN price and using the client as an excuse

In May I wrote about how GoDaddy continues to send unsolicited offers for domains that are listed for sale on other marketplaces, with a BIN. What's the catch? For $69 dollars, GoDaddy brokers reach out to anyone with a domain. If a GoDaddy customer is hoping that the brokers there will … [Read more...]