2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 30,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 7 Film Festivals

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What You Need To Succeed in The Domain Business – Part 1

I routinely have people ask me about what it takes to succeed in the domain business. Oftentimes, they have heard about one or more large sales and visions of quick money float around in their heads. Through our various domain training services offered through Doma.in, we have also worked with many people who are just getting started in the domain business.

The domain industry is like any other business: it takes a lot of work, it takes training and education and if you want to see accelerated growth, you should have at least a small bankroll to get started. Read the rest of this entry »

How Much Is My Domain Worth?

In my last post, I mentioned that the number one question I receive when I tell people I am involved in the domain business is, ‘How much is my domain worth?” I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that I’ve had a dozen people contact me in the 24 hours since that post asking me that same question!

One of the good and bad things about domains is that pricing is very subjective.  The closest industry that the domain industry can derive some kind of formula from is the real estate industry. In real estate, pricing comes down to location, size, features, comparative property sales and demand vs availability.  A small amount of the price of physical property can be related back to how much a buyer wants a property. Read the rest of this entry »

How I Got Started In The Domain Business

When people find out that I’m involved in the domain business and am the CEO of Domainate.com, the question I’ll get asked first is, “How much is my domain worth?” The second most common question I get is, “How did you get started in the domain business?” In fact, when I’m asked to speak about domains, I’ll usually be asked to start off my answering that question.

Over the 15 years I’ve been involved in the domain industry, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know several thousand of part-time and full-time domainers. (The term “domainer” is used broadly to designate those who invest in domains.) Everyone has a unique story – just as unique as the path they have chosen to take in the domain business. Read the rest of this entry »