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Popular Blog Articles

In this article, we provide a handpicked list of some of the most popular, interesting, and helpful articles to have ever appeared on the NamePros Blog. If you're short on time, or if you're not sure where to start, then you may want to check out...
 
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information Top Topics: How Do You Answer “How Much?”; Are Things Slower In the Domain Market?...

In this week's Top Topics, we look at a potential downturn in the domaining markets caused by world events and falling cryptocurrency values. Elsewhere, how do you respond to inquiries that just request an asking price, and have the last thirty...
 
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information What Makes A Good Name?

Let’s step back from the business of acquiring, promoting and selling domain names, and put ourselves in the position of a group wanting to name a business, product, service or organization. Let’s consider the simple question: What makes a...
 
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information Top Topics: Yuga Labs Acquired Otherside.xyz; How Do You Get Eyes on Your Domains?...

In this week’s Top Topics, we take a look at Yuga Labs’ latest domain acquisition for their metaverse project. Elsewhere, domainers discuss creative methods to get eyes on a domain and a company shares why it moved away from a one-word .XYZ name...
 
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strategy Insights on Domain Investing from Tony

TonyNames, known here under the NamePros handle @blogspotter, has emerged as one of the most consistent domain name sellers. The level of success he has achieved within less than two years of active selling is a rare accomplishment...
 
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information Top Topics: Gems.com Sells for $1.5 Million; Some Differences I’ve Noticed in 2022 Domain Sales...

In this week’s Top Topics, we discuss the latest seven-figure sale to be revealed, and a brand gets a major domain upgrade after its latest round of funding. Elsewhere, an investor shares their observations on domain sales in 2022, and domain...
 
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tips Avoiding Costly Mistakes As A Domain Investor

It is easy to make mistakes in domain name transactions. Sometimes these mistakes can cost us money or opportunities.

Fortunately, habits that require only a bit of extra time can save us from most of these mistakes.

In this article, I am not...
 
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information Top Topics: Monthly Rebrands to Studio.com; How Frequently Do You Sell Domains?...

In this week's Top Topics, we look at a company's rebrand from Monthly to Studio.com, and we learn of DC Comics' acquisition of the DC.com domain name. Elsewhere, our featured poll asks how frequently you sell domains, and does anyone close...
 
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strategy Sell Domain Names Wholesale Or Retail Or Both?

Investors can sell domain names retail, to end users, or wholesale, to other investors who will seek to resell the names. In most, not necessarily all, cases, the pricing will be substantially different. This is because the investor...
 
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information Top Topics: I Just Made My First Six-Figure Sale; Does FOMO Make You Overspend?...

In this week's Top Topics, two investors share their latest domain sales. One is a $19,500 .TV sale and the other is a six-figure .XYZ deal. Elsewhere, we discuss domain name parking, and does FOMO make you overspend at domain name auctions...
 
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strategy A Path To $10,000 Plus Domain Name Sales

More investors sell successfully at the high 3-figure and 4-figure levels, compared to those with multiple 5-figure domain name sales.

A single 5-figure sale can make a monumental difference in a domain investing career. It might open the door...
 
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information Top Topics: Bored Ape Yacht Club Creator Acquires Yuga.com; Should I Have Deleted This Domain?...

In this week's Top Topics, we take a look at full-time domain investors and their portfolio sizes, plus a domainer is looking for a more profitable opportunity than domain parking. Elsewhere, an investor is ready to quit the industry and Yuga...
 
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sales One Of World’s Top Brands Acquires Single-Letter Domain

The shortest domain name possible, at least within the centralized domain name ecosystem, is 3 characters in total, a single-character country-code extension name.

However, for many country-code extensions, single letters are not released, so...
 
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information Top Topics: Do You Sell Retail or Wholesale?; Helium Announces New Name, Nova.xyz...

In this week's Top Topics, domain investors reveal whether they predominantly sell domains at retail or wholesale levels, and is domain brokerage a low risk, high reward business? Elsewhere, Helium, a decentralized telecommunications network that...
 
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news Alter Domain Marketplace To Continue Operations Under New Ownership

A NamePros member has purchased the Alter domain name marketplace. Alter will continue operations as a brandable marketplace under the new ownership.

I reached out to the new owner, Filip Erkic, who goes by the NamePros handle @F.E....
 
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information Top Topics: This Phishing Scam Targets Domain Owners; Should I Partner With a Business?...

In this week's Top Topics, a domain investor is looking for advice on writing off domain purchases in a tax return. Elsewhere, there's a phishing scam targeting domain name owners and registrar GoDaddy acquires DNAcademy.


Advice Needed...
 
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analysis Domain Names Starting With THE

Dictionaries define more than a dozen ways that the word the can be used, but as a leading part of a domain name it is most used as a definite article
used as a function word before a proper name to indicate the distinctive...
 
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information Top Topics: Gaming.io Sells for $105,000 Payment Plan; How Did You Scale-Up in Domaining?...

In this week's Top Topics, we look at the recent sale of Gaming.io on a $105,000 payment plan, questions are answered about scaling up your domain name business, and it's revealed that popular brandable marketplace Alter is to close down...
 
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analysis Names and Colors - Part 2: Branding Considerations

Color is important in branding, whether the color is explicitly part of the domain name or not. If you use a logo or graphical background in domain presentation, it is important to consider the impact of different color choices.

This article...
 
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information Top Topics: Did Games.com Once Sell for $10 Million?; Gravity Forms Acquires Gravity.com...

In this week's Top Topics, George Kirikos warns domain owners to stop using UK and Australian-based registrars, a WordPress developer acquires an incredible domain name, and did AOL pay $10 million for Games.com?


Red Alert: Get Your...
 
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analysis Domain Names With Color - Part 1

Adding a color to a word can make a memorable brand.

A brand like RedBull provides a brand icon known around the world.

The color purple could mean many things, but the mattress company Purple has acquired the name in the .com...
 
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information Top Topics: A .TV Domain Sells for $50,000; Is Your Time Worth Anything?...

In this week’s Top Topics, a domain investor shares the news of their latest five-figure .TV sale, and insurance company Root completes a major domain name upgrade. Elsewhere, a buyer broker shares details of a company’s recent brand protection...
 
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strategy Starting Out Right In Domain Name Investing

It is easy to start out on the wrong foot in domain investing.

Whether it is hand-registering too many names, choosing quantity over quality, or investing in sectors or languages that we don’t understand, there are many ways to go wrong. Those...
 
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information Top Topics: Integromat Evolves to Make.com; How Much Did You Start Domaining With?...

In this week's Top Topics, we focus on a ten-year-old company that has rebranded to an ultra-premium .com domain. Elsewhere, we want you to share how much money you started your domain investing career with, and an end-user has asked for advice...
 
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analysis The 2021 High-Value .COM Sales

This article looks at 2021 high-value NameBio-listed .com domain name sales. I only included sales with prices of $25,000 or more. There were 369 sales, totalling $62.1 million in total dollar volume.

Many retail sales do...
 
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information Top Topics: I Sold This .TV for $8,000; Do You Allow Crypto Payments?...

In this week's Top Topics, a domain investor shares their $8,000 .TV sale and there's a focus on new technologies as we discuss crypto payments and Namecheap's acquisition of Namebase. Elsewhere, the .US extension turns 37 with a timely $99,999...
 
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