I hope you are either celebrating Christmas with your families and friends or enjoying a nice day off today. As the year winds down, I want to say thank you to a the readers who visit my blog, and especially those who contribute to it with comments and feedback. The dialog is what keeps me actively blogging to share and learn.
I would also like to give a special thank you to the advertisers who helped support my blog this past year. I appreciate their business, and I sincerely thank them for advertising on my blog. Here’s to a successful 2010.
National A-1 Advertising – NA-1 owns some of the best possible domain names, and they are always willing to pay for the great generic domain names.
Rick Latona – Rick was one of the most active members of the domain industry in 2009. His company will be running the TRAFFIC shows and auctions all over the world in 2010. Also a great big THANK YOU for the wine from Vino.com!
LuxuryNames.com – The company introduced a high end domain sales newsletter this year and held a successful domain auction. I am looking forward to seeing what they do in 2010.
Escrow.com – I almost exclusively use Escrow.com for my domain sales and purchases that require an escrow service. I’ve had great luck working with them and especially like their customer service.
WhyPark.com – I’ve been doing quite a bit of testing with my domain names that are targeted but don’t get a lot of type in traffic. I’ve seen an increase in traffic to many of these names, and I am looking forward to sharing results in the new year.
Domain Capital – If you are in need of financing for your high value domain names, these are the guys to see. They are trustworthy and fair, which are the most important things you need to know.
DomainStryker.com – Save time finding expiring and dropping domain names on Snapnames, Namejet, and Godaddy, with their recently introduced service.
NameDrive – They’ve brokered close to $16 million in domain names since 2006! They are looking to help sell revenue generating domain names.
MiniSites.com – This company burst onto the scene in 2009, and they’ve made some great looking mini-sites for quite a large number of clients.
Domainvestors.tv – Morgan Linton has been all over the place this past year. He recently started a domain-specific television show and has actively been building his company, while teaching about his business.
DomainTools – I use Domaintools’ Whois lookup several times a day, and I use their other tools very frequently as well. The industry wouldn’t be the same without them.
Traffic Vault – Andrew is a SEO and marketing expert who was featured in Long Island Business news this year. He has given me quite a bit of SEO and marketing advice, which has been helpful to my sites.
Inforum.in – This is the place you go to learn and discuss business if you are a .IN ccTLD investor. There’s a lot to learn in this great domain forum.
NoParking.com – If you are tired of parking your domain names, get in touch with these guys whose personalized touch can help your domain names make money.
Domaining.com – Francois isn’t an advertiser on my blog, but he is a big supporter of my company and the entire domain industry. His site has given many people added exposure, and he is always doing what he can to balance domain investors’ needs with those of the bloggers – despite not speaking English as his first language.
I also want to thank the following companies and people for their support with my blog this year:
Kevin Leto – Big Ticket Domains
Moniker – Bary Meyerson, Monte Cahn, and Victor Pitts
Mike McAlister – Six One Five Design
Michael Sumner – DN Media
Snapnames – Jonathan Stanfill, Theresa Armington, Michele Van Tilborg
Mike St. John