General Domain Information

Tracking a Domain Name Owner Can be Exhausting

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Brokering domain names involves more than simply emailing prospective buyers or sellers and acting as a go-between for a domain owner and a prospect. Sometimes, it can take a considerable effort for a domain broker to even reach a counterparty to begin discussing a domain name.

Alan Dunn, founder of NameCorp and someone who has been involved in the domain investment business for many years, recently detailed an exhaustive effort it took just to make a domain name inquiry on behalf of his client:

Updated List of Domain Industry Newsletters

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A long time ago, I put together an article to share some of the domain industry newsletters I receive. That list is totally outdated and not really all that useful.

In a comment posted in response to yesterday’s daily poll asking how many readers sign up for newsletters, Daniel asked if there is a list of newsletters he and others could review. Since I don’t know of any up to date list, I decided to put one together based on my own inbox. This is a bit of a work in progres, as I intend to add more as I think of them. Readers are also invited to share the newsletters they receive if I missed any (which I am sure I did). My apologies to anyone I missed.

Almost all of these newsletters are free, and nearly all are available to the public. Some are delivered daily, and most seem to be delivered at least weekly or monthly.

Domain industry newsletters:

Bob Casey For President? Democratic Senator’s Domain Name Registered to GOP

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Bob Casey is a United States Senator from Pennsylvania, and he is a member of the Democratic Party. There has been some speculation that Senator Casey could potentially become a candidate for US President in the 2020 election. Here’s an excerpt from an article on Philly.com discussing the possibility: “In case you missed it — which you easily could have, with the Thanksgiving holiday and attendant travel, eating, drinking and such — Bob Casey says he might run for president.”

With speculation growing about Senator Casey’s potential Presidential run, it looks like the BobCaseyForPresident.com domain name was just registered on November 27. Interestingly, it doesn’t appear to have been registered by Mr. Casey, a supporter of his candidacy, or even a domain name speculator.

According to Whois records at GoDaddy, it appears that someone associated with the Pennsylvania Republican Party registered BobCaseyForPresident.com. The registrant email address for the domain name

Here’s My .com Belt

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At the end of the Summer, I decided to buy a needlepoint belt. I didn’t want something standard – like tennis racquets, wine glasses, fraternity letters, or something along those lines. I thought it would be neat to have a .com needlepoint belt since domain names are my life beyond my family, and .com domain names are where I’ve made my living.

After doing a bit of research to find a custom needlepoint belt maker via Google and Etsy, I found NeedlePainters. I worked with NeedlePainters to design a custom needlepoint belt using the blue and green color scheme from DomainInvesting.com. I requested a chevron pattern with .com overlaid. The team at NeedlePainters helped me design the belt to my specifications.

The belt arrived in the mail on Saturday, and it was exactly what I envisioned. I am not a big “endorsement” person, but I thought the communication from NeedlePainters was great, and they worked closely with me to design the exact belt I wanted. The finished product turned out great:

You Know You’ve Been in the Domain Business a Long Time When…

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Fun Sunday blog post. Answer the following:

You know you’ve been in the domain investing business a long time when…

NationalLanding.com Domain Name Registered 2.5 Months Ago

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According to reports today, Amazon is locating one of its two new “headquarters” to Virginia. The area has been known as Crystal City, but apparently it is rebranding as National Landing.

Quite a few news outlets were tweeting about this today, including NBC News:

Interestingly, the NationalLanding.com domain name was registered on August 28, 2018 at MarkMonitor – over

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