A Look at Domain Name Twins

Memorable domain names have great value. Among the domain names that are most easily remembered are situations where the name and extension match, such as com.com or win.win. These are called domain name twins. In this blog post I take a look at domain name twins in use, those that have sold, as well as a selection of domain twins currently listed for sale.


So What Is a Domain Name Twin?

I am not sure that there is a formal...

A Look at Domain Name Twins
Liquid Web WW

Saving Money

This is the time of year that often has the best deals on domain name registrations and services. As well as the time-limited promotions, there are implications for domain auction timing and domain drops. In this post I look at both seasonal savings and how to save on domain purchases all year round. It is important to be vigilant regarding impulse domain registrations.


Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019

The NamePros...

Saving Money
 Keyword Research Tool

Domain Name Sell-Through Rates

The domain name sell-through rate is the percentage of domain names that sell in one calendar year. For example, if your sell-through rate was 2% and you had 400 domains in your portfolio, on average you would expect to sell about 8 domain names per year. In this post I look first at the apparent industry-wide domain name sell-through rate, and then from that estimate the actual sell-through rate. The important figure, however, is not the industry-wide rate, but your...

Domain Name Sell-Through Rates
 Keyword Research Tool

Meet Dr. Paul Mockapetris: Inventor of the Domain Name System

Over the years domain investors and website developers change DNS settings countless times, and the whole system just works. The field of domain name investment exists because standards were developed to robustly link domain names and internet addresses. This means that names that resonate with humans have great value. At the 2019 NamesCon conference, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Paul Mockapetris, who invented the Domain Name System (DNS) architecture back in 1983. He...

Meet Dr. Paul Mockapetris: Inventor of the Domain Name System

Domain Name Payment Plans

About 90% of respondents in a recent poll indicated that offering a payment plan increases domain name sales. This is not surprising, as most major purchases involve payments over an extended period. In this post, I look at some of the ways to offer domain names with payment plans, the pros and cons involved with a purchase over an extended period of time, and a checklist of...

Domain Name Payment Plans
WebHostingPad

Halloween Domains

Today is Halloween, and I thought it might be fun to have a look at Halloween domain names. As well as summarizing historical sales in Halloween-themed domain names, I survey what is currently for sale. I even find a few possibly interesting domain names still available at standard registration cost. Along the way, I stumbled upon an interesting Halloween domain name used for redirection by one of the technology giants.

Halloween Exact Word
With...

Halloween Domains
WebHostingPad

Recent New-Extension Sales: Outliers or Trends?

Impressive recent new-extension domain sales have been widely discussed on NamePros. Not only are the five-figure sales noteworthy on their own, they may also represent new ways to use domain names. While it is natural to be excited about high-value sales, it is important to keep in mind that the rate of disclosed new-extension domain name sales remains low. Just 743 new-extension sales, accounting for $2.9 million in sales volume, have been listed on NameBio so far in 2019. By...

Recent New-Extension Sales: Outliers or Trends?
Keyword Researcher

Time For A Break From Domain Names

In many things in life, taking a break can be healthy, and domain investing is no different. If you are getting frustrated from lack of sales, or losing your passion for domain investing, one option might be to give yourself a break. Even if you don’t briefly take a complete break from domain investing, it may make sense to take a break from one aspect, such as acquisitions.


Taking a Full Break
Let us first look at the idea of a complete...


Time For A Break From Domain Names