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Some of My America Related Domain Names

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It’s the 4th of July here in the US, and most Americans are celebrating Independence Day today. We rented a large inflatable water slide for the kids and bought a few other outdoor activities for kids and adults. My wife is running a 5k this morning, and then we will watch a local parade. Like many others, we will fire up the BBQ grill and have a few families over to celebrate the holiday later on today.

I thought I would share some of the America-related domain names I currently own. If you have any great “American” .com domain names, I invite you to share them in the comment section. Here are 10 American domain names I own:

Domain Flipping: Bad Advice from Business Insider

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It’s almost always nice to see a mainstream publication covering the business of domain name investing. Many of these articles focus on the ease of domain investing for the average person to make some extra money, and while it’s not usually as easy as is implied, I do think there are opportunities for people to make extra money if they spend some time learning about domain names and what makes a good domain name investment.

Real Estate Investing Article Sounds Like Domain Investing

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I read an article about real estate investing in the Boston Globe that had some very interesting parallels to the world of domain name investing. Even the title (“Investors are flipping housing markets, and buyers are reeling“) could be slightly modified to reflect the business of domain name investing and what some domain name buyers believe.

The gist of the article is that real estate investors who are buying homes as investments are making it more difficult and expensive for first time home buyers to purchase homes. I imagine there are startups who would say that domain name investors buying domain names as investments make it more difficult for businesses to buy their desired domain names.

Here are a few excerpts and quotes from the article that I can easily imagine changing a few words to make it reflective of the domain investment market:

Spotted: Two Totally Different Domain Names

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I am always on the lookout for good domain names when I am out and about. Earlier today, I took a drive to Canton, Massachusetts to pick up some beer from a great brewery called Trillium. I ran in their 5k a couple of weeks ago, and I ran past a church that was using a .Church domain name. I didn’t get a chance to take a photo of the church sign then, but I remembered to do it today when I was in the area again.

On my way to take the photo of the .Church sign, I stumbled across a totally different domain name on the back of a truck. Apparently, there is a Del Monte warehouse right near Trillium, and the backs of their trucks proudly display the Fruits.com url (along with FreshDelMonte.com). Fruits.com was created back in 1997.

Here’s a photo of the back of the truck:

I Love Blog and Forum Comments, But….

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I love reading forum posts and blog comments – both on my blog and elsewhere. The majority of comments are thoughtful, insightful, useful, and helpful. Even many that don’t offer these are adjectives have some utility in that they show agreement or disagreement with a topic or comment. Typically, comments and posts are fun to read and help people learn about domain investing. To those of you whose thoughtful or thought provoking comments fit into this category – thank you!

Escrow.com Releases Q1 2019 Domain Investment Index

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As the largest escrow provider in the domain name business, Escrow.com is in the unique position of being able to see and analyze domain name sales data over a long period of time. Escrow.com has started to publish quarterly reports covering domain name and website sales transacted via its platform. This afternoon, Escrow.com released the Domain Investment Index report from the first quarter of 2019 (download the pdf here). The report has high level information about deals transacted via Escrow.com.

Here is some of the most interesting data reported by Escrow.com in this report:

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