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  • Dot Net Multiplier Myth Debunked

    Aug 26, 14 • Domain Investing2 Comments
    Dot Net Multiplier Myth Debunked

    We’ve all heard of the dot net multiplier in the domain space. The commonly accepted rule of thumb is that a dot net is worth approximately 10% of its dot com counterpart. I thought it would be interesting to put this rule to the test because I’ve never seen any hard evidence to back it ...

  • Place Your Back Orders for Expired Domains at Pheenix

    Aug 25, 14 • Domain Investing1 Comment
    Place Your Back Orders for Expired Domains at Pheenix

    I first heard about Pheenix.com in September of last year when they had a major coup and beat out the biggest players in the drop catching space to grab PetSitters.com. The domain had hundreds of back orders across NameJet, SnapNames and Pool so you know these services were really gunning for it. The domain ended ...

  • BulkAvailability.com Adds Domain Typo Generator

    BulkAvailability.com Adds Domain Typo Generator

    Typos of generic domain names are a great way to generate traffic and earn parking or affiliate revenue.  For example, someone looking for insurance might attempt to type Insurance.com into their browser, but instead they might swap one of the letters and type Insurnace.com instead.  If you own that domain name you can monetize that ...

  • Check Domain Availability in Bulk with BulkAvailability.com

    Check Domain Availability in Bulk with BulkAvailability.com

    DN Media launched a new website today for checking domain name availability in bulk at BulkAvailability.com.  The most common complaint about bulk availability searches is that the registered domain names are mixed in with the available ones on the results page, making it harder to see at a glance which domain names you can pick ...

  • Study WHOIS with Whoisology

    Sep 4, 13 • Domain Investing3 Comments
    Study WHOIS with Whoisology

    I stumbled across Whoisology after seeing a post on DomainBoardroom, and I’m very glad that I did.  This isn’t your average WHOIS tool, in fact if you’re looking for live data you won’t find it here.  But what you will find is much more valuable.  It lets you dive deep into WHOIS data in ways ...

  • What is a first name domain worth?

    Jul 20, 13 • Domain Investing7 Comments
    What is a first name domain worth?

    We all know first name domains are hot sellers, but how much are they really worth? I took a database of more than 5,000 common first names and compared it against past sales at NameBio to find as many first names as possible, and I came up with 103 that I could use.  Some first ...

  • Save Time With These Two Simple WHOIS Bookmarklets

    Mar 27, 13 • Domain Investing3 Comments
    Save Time With These Two Simple WHOIS Bookmarklets

    Domain name investors spend a lot of time researching WHOIS information to see if a domain name is available or to contact the owner to make a purchase offer. I’ve created two simple bookmarklets that allow you to quickly check WHOIS information for a domain name. To save these bookmarklets, simply right-click the links below ...

  • Understanding Search Volume

    Nov 9, 09 • Domain Investing15 Comments
    Understanding Search Volume

    Every day you see sales pitches for domain names that include exact match search volume, but how many of you know how to use that number effectively in your purchase decision?  Many domainers subscribe to the “more is better” philosophy, while others prefer going after less competitive niche markets and shoot for monthly search volume ...

  • Alexa Data Mining

    Feb 9, 09 • Domain Investing2 Comments
    Alexa Data Mining

    In early December of 2008, Alexa Internet made their list of the Top 1 Million sites on the internet available for free, and this list is updated daily.  For the savvy domain name investor, this presents a unique opportunity to find available domains with spillover traffic.  It also gives you the opportunity to sell the ...

  • Drop Catching Script

    Feb 6, 09 • Domain Investing39 Comments
    Drop Catching Script

    Yesterday I showed you how to create a bulk availability checker using the power of WHOIS.  Today I’d like to follow that up with another interesting use of your new found WHOIS knowledge: catching drops.  Before you get too excited, no… this script will not allow you to compete with NameJet, SnapNames, or Pool.  But ...