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Short Domains ~ The State Of The Nation

  Many domainers consider three letter coms to be the "Gold Standard" of the domain industry. A barometer to measure the overall state of the domain climate, generally speaking. So how are they fairing lately? Looking at archived sales pages on DNJournal over the last few months they’re not doing too badly at all!  Most of us [...] Continue reading

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My Expiring Domains List for March 27th

Here's my list of deleting domains to watch for April 27th. The list contains the usual mix of product and service domains with some brandables mixed in too. Some of these domains will require a backorder to secure them while many will probably be available to hand register after they [...] Continue reading


New DN Journal Cover Story Profiles the Secret Millionaire + More DOMAINfest Europe Details

Yesterday I mentioned that I was wrapping up work on a new Cover Story that would be released today. That article - a profile of Secret Millionaire John Ferber - is now out and is one I think you will enjoy reading. Also today, we have more details on the show agenda for the [...] Continue reading

Daniel Dryzek

We Are Not Consumers. We Are People

“Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends… Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.” Henry David Thoreau “We are not consumers. We are people. We are not living lives meant to earn money in order to support a shopping habit, or a large home and two cars, or lives [...] Continue reading


How John Ferber Sold His Company for $495 Million and Why He Loves the Domain Business Now

Few (if any) people in the history of the domain industry have entered the business accompanied by the aura of success that surrounded John Ferber when he arrived on the scene last year. In a new DN Journal Cover Story, Ferber, who sold his company for $495 million, explains why he loves the domain business [...] Continue reading

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My Godaddy Expired Domain Name Auction Picks for 4/26

These are my personal favorites taken from the expired domain auctions set to end at on Tuesday, April 26th. There's a bit of everything here. Some domains have solid metrics while others just make sense, sound good, and could be branded easily. For instance, doesn't show much search [...] Continue reading

Daniel Dryzek

Investors Run Away From Demand Media

“Investors have been fleeing Demand Media since April 6th, as shown in this chart from Yahoo Finance. April 6 is right around when Google implemented its latest search algorithm tweak, which has hammered Demand Media’s sites according to Hitwise data given to Forbes, as well as earlier data from SEO firm Sistrix. Demand admitted [...] Continue reading

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