9 Tips for Ensuring a Successful Domain Purchase (Video)

Buying a domain for your website is not easy. Deciding which domain to buy can take massive time and effort alone and someone else may already own your first choice. If you then try to buy that domain, breakdowns can happen at any stage of the process resulting in a failed purchase attempt. Read the rest of this entry »

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Domain Boot Camp: Our 2-Day Domain Training Workshop Coming May 5-6th in San Diego

Would you like to learn the valuable insights, tools and secrets that can help you reach and surpass your goals in the domain business?

Come join us live at Domain Boot Camp, our upcoming two-day domain training workshop taking place May 5-6 in San Diego. This accelerated program delivers our many years of expertise on domains while giving you a nice opportunity to network with us and other attendees. Read the rest of this entry »


Is SalesForce.com the Future of Big Business and Domains?

When your stock goes up about 700% in under 3 and a half years, you must be doing something right. That’s the case for SalesForce.com, who have taken the CRM world by storm and shown the power of the cloud and SaaS (Software as a Service).

There are obviously many factors that have led to their explosive success. They consistently stay on the cutting edge of technology, maintain simplicity with their services and understand the power that domain names can possess. Read the rest of this entry »


How Does a Domain Extension’s Registration Fees Affect It?

Our previous article indicated that registration fees don’t mean much unless you have a lot of domains. With respect to a domain extension itself however, registration fees can affect quite a bit.

As of Monday, ICANN indicated that 100 registrants have joined the new TLD program (some of which will be applying for multiple TLDs). One decision they will face regarding their TLD is how much to charge for domains. Read the rest of this entry »


Domain Registration and Renewal Costs Mean Little (Unless You Have a Lot)

You might wonder why anyone cares much about the rising cost of domain registration. Most domain owners (including companies) own only a few domains at most. In most cases, those domains will cost them less than the annual cost of web hosting, especially if they host on a dedicated server.

Consider however the companies and investors that own hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of domain names. All of a sudden, the few extra bucks per year can really add up. Read the rest of this entry »


Even Top-Tier Domains Are Relatively Inexpensive

The cost of buying a better domain always comes up as a potential reason not to. Despite the better domain enhancing a company’s online presence and empowering their marketing efforts for the life of the business, the cost can still turn people away.

I believe that a lot of it has to do with the notion of buying something that’s not physical. Even with the massive amounts companies like Apple and Google have spent buying patents from other companies, some are completely awestruck at the amount of money spent on top-tier domain names. Read the rest of this entry »


An Overlooked Aspect of Purchasing a Domain: Privacy (or Lack Thereof)

We’ve discussed tips on buying domains in the past, and one of those tips was to make contact directly with the domain seller to purchase the domain instead of through a marketplace. While we gave reasons for it, one reason we didn’t mention that could factor into which route you take is the lack of privacy of domain marketplace transactions.

Before going into this topic, do note that not all transactions on these marketplaces are made public. Domain buyers can request for a transaction to be made private (which on some marketplaces costs a fee up to 2.5%). Many buyers don’t realize they can make this request however and their domain purchase is made public by default. Read the rest of this entry »