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No Win Scenario with TrumpTowerMoscow.com

TrumpTowerMoscow.com is a domain name that has been owned by The Trump Organization since 2008. From what I can tell using Screenshots.com, the domain name has not been used for an active website in that time, and instead, the domain name has either had nothing resolve or had the default GoDaddy landing page.

A few days ago, Salon published an article about the renewal of the TrumpTowerMoscow.com domain name, Trump Organization renewed the TrumpTowerMoscow.com domain name — this year:

MakeAPlan.com Sold by GoDaddy, Used in Presidential Campaign

This morning, Presidential candidate Joe Biden tweeted out a link to MakeAPlan.com, and President Barack Obama also mentioned the domain name in a tweet:

It is not uncommon to see a descriptive, call to action domain name used in a political campaign. MakeAPlan.com is not necessarily political in nature, but I can see how it would be an effective political call to action domain name.

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:

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No Win Scenario with TrumpTowerMoscow.com

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TrumpTowerMoscow.com is a domain name that has been owned by The Trump Organization since 2008. From what I can tell using Screenshots.com, the domain...

MakeAPlan.com Sold by GoDaddy, Used in Presidential Campaign

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This morning, Presidential candidate Joe Biden tweeted out a link to MakeAPlan.com, and President Barack Obama also mentioned the domain name in a tweet: In...

The Domain Name is Subject to Re-Pricing

2
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

1
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

10
Ammar Kubba shared a back and forth he had with a prospective buyer for a domain name who apparently did not identify himself or...