Buying Domain Names

Sarah for Arkansas? Domain Name Registered Last Month

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced that she would be leaving her position at the end of the month. President Trump tweeted that he thinks she should run for Governor of her home state of Arkansas:

A Seller Request I Reject

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When buying a domain name from a person or company who previously used it, I am sometimes asked to not resell the domain name to a competitor. Typically, I am not willing to except this request. In fact, I recently lost out on an acquisition deal because I couldn’t honor that request in good faith.

For the most part, I am buying domain names as investments. The intent is to monetize the domain names as best as I can while I own them, with the ultimate goal of ultimately reselling them.

Set Deal Deadlines

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When negotiating a deal to buy or sell a domain name, I think it is important to set deadlines with the other party to ensure the deal is done in a timely manner. I typically set deadlines on offers, on payment date, and on the domain name transfer. This is important for me because I don’t like leaving things in limbo for an extended period of time.

Carvertise: The “Golden Domain Name”

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I want to share a video of a TedX talk that John and Jackie mentioned to me in a pair of comments. In the video, Carvertise CEO Mac Nagaswami discusses his company’s rebranding to Carvertise and what it took to acquire the brand match Carvertise.com domain name. It’s nearly 20 minutes in length, but it is well worth the time when you have an opportunity:

Koch Org. Gets StandTogether.com in Advance of Rebrand

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The Washington Post reported that The Seminar Network, a non-profit organization founded and funded by billionaire Charles Koch, is being rebranded as Stand Together. Wisely, the organization acquired the brand match StandTogether.com domain name in advance of the rebranding.

Media Options Seeking Pet Domain Name

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Media Options sent out its newsletter this morning with a domain name buy request. According to the newsletter, Media Options has a client seeking to buy a valuable generic/descriptive pet domain name. The buyer has a budget of up to $250,000, but it could be a bit more or much less depending on the quality of the submissions.

Below is the full newsletter purchase request. It is important to use your good judgment about what to send because it is pretty clear their buyer has something specific in mind.

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