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The Domain Name is Subject to Re-Pricing

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Oftentimes, I price a domain name on Afternic and/or DAN at the time I acquire the domain name, and I don’t go back to modify it on a regular basis. This applies to the majority of my replaceable inventory I buy on a regular basis, as I tend to re-price my higher value domain names as often as warranted.

The only time I typically look at my pricing for inventory-quality domain names is when I receive an inquiry or an offer. When an offer or inquiry is made, I will have a look at the price I have set to contemplate accepting the offer, counter offering the prospect, or rejecting the offer.

ICA Seeking Nominees for 2021 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) is seeking nominations from within the domain name investment community for the 2021 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award. The award, which is named in memory of Lonnie Borck, is given “to honor those whose contributions have fostered a sense of community within the domain name industry.” This will be the fifth year the Lonnie Borck Memorial Award has been given.

The winner of the 2020 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award was Ron Jackson, Publisher of DNJournal. Previous recipients of the award are John Berryhill, Kathy Kleiman, and David Weslow.

Why I Want to Know Who the Buyer Is

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Ammar Kubba shared a back and forth he had with a prospective buyer for a domain name who apparently did not identify himself or use an email address that made it clear who he was. I have gone through many negotiations where I made a significant effort to learn more about the prospective buyer before locking in a deal to sell a domain name. There are a number of reasons for why I want to know who a buyer is before closing a deal.

The Domain Name is the Center of Everything

When it comes to an online business, everything revolves around the domain name. Think of a bicycle wheel for a moment. All of the spokes radiate from the hub in the center of the wheel. Likewise, the various aspects of running a business start with the domain name as the hub.

Earlier this morning, Rick Schwartz shared some thoughts about how the domain name is the hub for a business:

GoDaddy Whois Contact: Your Domain Name is Infringing

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Earlier this month, I wrote about receiving several emails from GoDaddy that originated from the GoDaddy Whois contact form. Those emails were all domain name purchase inquiries that appeared to originate from the same entity based on the email address(es) used to originate the emails.

In my opinion, using the Whois contact form is a good way to contact domain registrants since it comes from an official GoDaddy email address and has GoDaddy branding within the email. It can also be frustrating for domain registrants who receive many of these redundant emails.

GoDaddy gives visitors four options when they choose the “Contact Domain Holder” link on a Whois lookup page for domain names registered at GoDaddy:

Chris Christie Lets ChrisChristie.com Expire

The domain name belonging to former New Jersey Governor and once US Presidential candidate Chris Christie has expired at Register.com. If the domain name is not renewed within the next several hours, it will be beyond recovery. At that point, the domain name will be auctioned at NameJet and Snapnames for three days, and it will sell to the highest bidder.

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The Domain Name is Subject to Re-Pricing

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Oftentimes, I price a domain name on Afternic and/or DAN at the time I acquire the domain name, and I don't go back to...

ICA Seeking Nominees for 2021 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award

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The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) is seeking nominations from within the domain name investment community for the 2021 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award. The award,...

Why I Want to Know Who the Buyer Is

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Ammar Kubba shared a back and forth he had with a prospective buyer for a domain name who apparently did not identify himself or...

The Domain Name is the Center of Everything

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When it comes to an online business, everything revolves around the domain name. Think of a bicycle wheel for a moment. All of the...

GoDaddy Whois Contact: Your Domain Name is Infringing

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Earlier this month, I wrote about receiving several emails from GoDaddy that originated from the GoDaddy Whois contact form. Those emails were all domain...