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1 more day to comment opposing the .BIZ price increase

Please spend 5 minutes TODAY to send an email to ICANN about opposing the .biz domain name price increase and URS! This is the email address to use: comments-biz-renewal-03apr19@icann.org You just send a simple email saying you oppose the fact that ICANN wants to remove price caps for .biz domains and add whatever comments you …

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Please spend 5 minutes to send an email to ICANN about the .asia price increase!

Please spend 5 minutes TODAY to send an email to ICANN about opposing the .asia domain name price increase by instituting a price cap! This is the email address to use: comments-asia-renewal-27mar19@icann.org You just send a simple email saying you oppose the fact there are no price caps for .asia and add whatever comments you …

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Wake up people! ICANN and the registries want to steal your domain names!

This is not just about .asia that no one cares about. Not even .org. It is about ICANN and the legacy registries starting an attack on all our domain names. It started with Verisign asking a few months back to be able to raise .com prices again after the US department of commerce forbid any …

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Verisign .com monopoly reports an operating margin of 65.4%

The Verisign .com monopoly reported a huge operating margin that was 65.4 percent for the first quarter of 2019. Instead of being grateful for this gift that it is being given they are asking for .com price increases. It is time that the .com contract is put up for grabs for a more competitive price. The …

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My comment about price increases on Kevin Murphy’s post

Kevin Murphy wrote a blog post “ICA rallies the troops to defeat .org price hikes. It won’t work” that mentioned a few opinions that I don’t agree with. Kevin said that “the retail price of a .org (currently around $20 at GoDaddy, which has about a third of all .orgs) would be unlikely to rise …

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Rick Schwartz reveals domain name purchase prices from the 1990’s

Rick Schwartz revealed on Twitter some of his domain name purchase prices from the 1990’s. He started by saying that domain name acquisition cost has nothing to do with sales price, something that I completely agree with: “I have no issues publishing prices I paid for my #domainnames. Most think it will affect their #sales …

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GoDaddy domain auctions: The problems never end

So GoDaddy supposedly fixed the problem where domains would get renewed or transferred out after a GoDaddy auction had ended and paid for. But today I was going through my bank statement from March and I noticed a refund from GoDaddy. I checked my account and found that a domain I had won in an …

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Neustar and .Biz domains want no price caps too!

ICANN is now proposing lifting price cap provisions for .biz domains too. This came shortly after the proposals to lift price caps for .org and .info domains. Of course Neustar, the biz registry, would sure like to get what Afilias and PIR want and ICANN is willing to give them. All these companies want to …

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This Means War! ICANN proposes lifting price cap provisions on .org and .info domains!

This means war! ICANN proposes lifting price cap provisions .org and .info domains! This is the most serious matter that registrants have come up against ever. If these agreements are accepted by ICANN then VERISIGN will come running asking ICANN to lift price cap provisions in .com and .net. So all domains can go overnight …

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I am renewing my best domain names for 5+ years

In the past year or so I have decided that whenever I make a sale I will use some of the money for renewals. I am not talking about the normal renewals that I usually do every 3-4 months and are quite costly. I am talking about using 3-4% of the money to renew my …

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Mike Mann shares his domain name pricing levels

Mike Mann shared today on social media the pricing levels he uses to price his domain names. I assume he uses similar levels on his domain name appraisal service. One thing we already knew even from his BuyDomains.com days is that he loves those 8s! Mike Mann is the owner of DomainMarket.com that offers more than 300,000 …

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Sometimes resigning from a job is the best you can do

2 weeks ago I resigned from the Greek basketball team I had been working for the past 14 months. Yesterday was my last day (it was a Sunday game) and I already know I made the right decision. It was time to move on. One of the 2 owners of the team didn’t understand what …

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Marksmen makes lowball offer using a GoDaddy domain appraisal

Marksmen, a brand protection agency, made a lowball offer for one of my domains using a GoDaddy domain name appraisal. Everybody in the domain name industry knows that all automated domain name appraisals are useless. And GoDaddy appraisals have not gained any credibility despite being offered by the most popular domain name registrar in the …

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How I reply to threats from companies that want to steal my domains

I got a message from a Spanish company trying to steal my domain. They used the contact form that I have on this domain name I own to send the message below. I have nothing more on the domain name except this contact form. No content, no PPC, no ads, no “for sale” sign, no …

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Renew or drop? Using GoDaddy domain name appraisals!

To renew or not? The one question that comes up tens, hundreds or thousands of times each year for every domainer. Should you pay for the domain name renewal or drop the (bad) domain and save a few bucks? There are many signals to help you determine if a domain should be renewed. The point …

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Top 10 domain name articles of 2018 (Domain investors, Godaddy, Uniregistry, Oliver Hoger, Mugshots, Elon Musk)

These are the top 10 domain name articles from 2018. It was a year full of controversial news and opinions and a few crazy people that don’t belong in the domaining industry. Or any other industry… It was a busy year for OnlineDomain.com with 279 posts published, ~200,000 views from ~100,000+ visitors and ~1,600 comments. …

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Everything is fine here!

I got some emails and messages asking if everything was good with me because I didn’t make any posts for a couple of weeks. So what is up with me? Well, everything is fine here. Nothing to worry about! Just taking some time off. I had a good domaining year with some healthy profit. The …

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Uniregistry removes TopCoin

Say goodbye to TopCoin as Uniregistry (now Uni) removes TopCoin from its platform in 2019. Starting January 1st, 2019 Uniregistry will no longer issue TopCoin as a reward currency. Existing TopCoin owners will have until March 31st, 2019 to redeem their TopCoins with Uni. At least this is what Uni said as I have never …

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A few important observations on the Tesla.com sale

Yesterday it was revealed that the domain name Tesla.com sold for $11 million in 2016 to Tesla Motors and Elon Musk. I have a few important observations that are worth noting regarding this deal and the people involved: The domain name sold for $11 million because obviously the seller was not motivated. Elon Musk was …

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I have now completely left Uniregistry!

I have now left Uniregistry once and for all. Yes, I am now completely Uniregistry free and it feels great. The company had great potential when it started but it has been going downhill for the past 2-3 years due to poor business and management decisions and some marketing disasters. I have left Uniregistry (now …

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