It’s Time To End Pattern Domaining

October 19, 2008

It's Time To End Pattern Domaining

There is one thing that current tough economic times for domainers has made abundantly clear – it’s time to end pattern domaining.  Although values for all domains have decreased recently, the values of pattern domains have been hit particularly hard. What is pattern domaining?  It’s... [Read more] – $5,000 Barrier Broken

October 12, 2008 - $5,000 Barrier Broken

On Friday at 2.00 p.m. Eastern Time, the auction hammer dropped at Sedo on – with a closing price of $4,988.  While previously sold at $5,002, a lot of people said that this was simply the fault of the time and venue.  However, for, the venue was Sedo, which most active... [Read more]

Weekend Fun – Domain Blog Rankings

September 14, 2008

Weekend Fun - Domain Blog Rankings

The well known and respected SEOMoz company has come out with a new tool to measure a blog’s popularity, known as the Trifecta.  According to SEOMoz, the Trifecta tool measures metrics to estimate the relative popularity and importance of a blog.  It does this by measuring factors such as the... [Read more]

Sibername Increases .ca Prices for Second Time in a Year

September 10, 2008

Sibername Increases .ca Prices for Second Time in a Year

I just received an announcement from Sibername that they are increasing their prices for .ca domains from $14.95 to $16.95 (Canadian).  This follows on an increase earlier in the year that increased prices from $12.95 to $14.95. I am somewhat surprised at this aggressive pricing move, especially in... [Read more]

Rick Schwartz Cashing Out?

September 7, 2008

I noticed this vignette on the TRAFFIC website: 7:30PM Come and buy as many as 50 Original Rick Schwartz vintage domains as Moniker hosts this special auction. Domains like,,,, and many more. Many with type in traffic and reserves set so... [Read more]

Making Money Through Domain Parking

August 30, 2008

Making Money Through Domain Parking

Why work hard to generate money when domain parking takes almost no effort and pays well? Your choice: work on a domain to generate an income or NOT work on a domain and still generate an income. It’s a difficult choice! Domain parking is one method of earning money from domaining. It’s sweet... [Read more]

3 Letter Dot Com’s Continue Their Downward Spiral

August 28, 2008

3 Letter Dot Com's Continue Their Downward Spiral

As far back as June 7, I warned that domains were going to fall and that it would be wise to sell them.  People laughed.  At that time, the cheapest three letter dot com domains were going for $7,600.  On June 26, domains started falling, with several sales in the $7,100 region. ... [Read more]

Canadian Domain Laws – What Domainers in Canada Need to Know

August 26, 2008

Canadian Domain Laws - What Domainers in Canada Need to Know

This has been a banner year for Canadian domains.  The year has seen record sale after record sale being recorded with the four highest ever .ca sales closing. sold for $600,000, and,,,, and all closed for solid five figures.  An active secondary... [Read more]

GoDaddy to Offer .CA Domains

July 10, 2008

GoDaddy to Offer .CA Domains

As most people know, Godaddy is the most popular registrar in the world, thanks largely to their aggressive marketing and reasonable pricing.  Unfortunately, one of their shortcomings is that while they offer ccTLDs from around the world, they did not offer .ca registrations.  This is about to change... [Read more] Prices Continue to Fall

July 2, 2008 Prices Continue to Fall

Previously, on June 7, I warned that prices were about to fall. On June 26, I showed that prices had already began to fall. I hate to sound like a broken record, but today, evidence comes in that prices continue to fall further. Today on Bido, the domain closed at $6,730. A week ago,... [Read more]

Bido Reviewed

June 30, 2008

Bido Reviewed

I recently wrote a review of all the domain auctions. Since that review, there have been two new players who entered this lucrative market. The first is MyID, which is now running a series of Canadian domain auctions. I’ve discussed their auctions many times on my blog already. The second is Bido,... [Read more] Prices Falling

June 26, 2008 Prices Falling

On June 7, 2008, I blogged that I thought prices were about to fall. It has indeed started to happen. It looks to me like prices have fallen about 10% since that post. According to the June 1, 2008 Price Guide, the minimum wholesale price (regardless of letter combo) of three letter... [Read more]

Canadian Auction Update

June 17, 2008

Canadian Auction Update

The second MyID auction completed successfully with three 5-figure sales: for $30,000, $19,100, and $15,000. In all, 33 domains were sold. Here are the remaining results: [Read more]  Read More →

4200’s For Sale!

June 11, 2008

Like the title says, someone has apparently put up 4,200 domains for sale on Ebay. You can see the auction here. 4200 is close to 1% of the entire market – so it’s a pretty amazing event. It will be interesting to see how this sale goes.  Read More →

Canadian Domain Auction Update

June 11, 2008

Canadian Domain Auction Update

At Pool‘s weekly auction, closed at $5,310. The result seems a bit modest to me. Pool’s next weekly auction is for Astute readers may notice that this domain was previously auctioned. At that time, it failed to meet its reserve and was not sold. This time Pool is auctioning... [Read more]

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