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Domain Name Observations and News Bits

Several domain blogs & TechCrunch reported last week that the premium domain name, RealEstate.com (with associated domains and online services), was sold by Lending Tree to Market Leader for $8.25 million dollars. RealEstate.com would classify as one of the all time best domain names right along with Business.com and Loans.com. Market Leader is reported to have [...] Continue reading


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Ron Jackson and Mark Ostrofsky on DomainSherpa.com

DomainSherpa.com is a domain name information website which features interviews with domain name investors. I recently found this site, which is authored & edited by Michael Cyger, and was impressed with the quality of Michael’s online interviews with well-known domain industry veterans. Most entertaining & informative are two interviews, one with Ron Jackson, and the other with [...] Continue reading


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Geo Domain Enthusiasts

Geo domains are a niche within the larger domain name industry pertaining to domain names containing cities, states, countries, or other geographical names. A new organization for geo domain enthusiasts has sprung up at GeoPublishers.com. GeoPublishers is staffed/led by some familiar names in the geodomain industry including the Castello Brothers (David and Michael) who own such greats as [...] Continue reading


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Two Letter Domain Names Make for Memorable Addresses

Rheumatoid Arthritis is one of those medical phrases that take an extra few seconds to type in order to make sure your spelling is correct. RheumatoidArthritis.com is certainly already registered. Indeed, to a biotechnology company called Genentech … whose corporate website is actually located at Gene.com. They sure know how to zero in on high quality, [...] Continue reading


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Several Recent .BIZ Sales Via Sedo

Several notable .BIZ domain sales were picked up the other day by Domain Name Wire. Casinos.biz was purchased through Sedo’s online brokerage for $19,000 as verified through their RSS feed of recent sales. And All.biz was sold for a very substantial $61,750. Neither site is developed yet although both domains lend themselves to good branding [...] Continue reading


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Sedo Comes Through, Afternic Out To Lunch

The old adage “There’s only one chance to make a good first impression” can certainly apply to domain name brokerages. Customer service is apparently a low priority for some brokerages, namely Afternic. Not good. I recently sold a domain through Afternic that transferred into the buyer’s account over a week ago. Afternic is still waiting [...] Continue reading


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Domain Name and Website Optimization in Bing

Most people are aware of a search engine technology merger having begun between Yahoo and Bing. Despite sharing and cross-referencing each other’s search engine results, I am seeing distinctly separate page rank for the same search terms when examining Yahoo vs. Bing. Bing, in particular, seems to give high priority to Yellowpage and/or Yellowbook listings. I find this odd [...] Continue reading



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