Sedo : Dealing with well-known domainers on neutral platforms

Today's most established domain investors span about 25 years of trading domain names for profit, if we account for a 1995 launch of the commercial Internet. Hello, Rick Schwartz! Some of us began their journey a bit later on, and are close to clocking two full decades of active domain investing. … [Read more...]

GoDaddy is on the right path

It took a lot of effort for GoDaddy to provide a token report of sales, earlier today. Personally, I lost track of time; was it really in 2015 such numbers were last shared? Although the format isn't perfect - very small sample of sales, four month delayed release of the monthly report - you can … [Read more...]

Domain inquiries: Is being nice a sign of weakness?

It's been 20 years since my first domain sale took place in the summer of 2000, and boy, do I feel like it was yesterday. Despite not using any type of escrow and receiving a check from overseas in exchange for the domain, that first experience was a smooth event. The reason: I was dealing … [Read more...]

Stolen domain names : The ethics of brokering stolen assets

Domain names have been stolen since the early days of the commercial Internet. The most known case involves the hijacking of Sex.com, a domain that was "milked" for its traffic, before it was returned via a court order to its registrant. There are thousands of domain names that have been stolen … [Read more...]

Domain sob stories: Should I feel sorry for your political mess?

An increasing number of businesses produce "sob stories" in order to usurp domain names on the aftermarket. The usual excuses involve using a company's status as a start-up or as a non-profit to indicate an inability to budget up for a domain name. By default, these excuses are not true; … [Read more...]