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Sunday Thoughts and Updates – 3/8


I’ve received quite a few emails with domain names for sale, and I appreciate those who sent good domain names for my review. I am still buying names in private and at auction, and if you have an exceptional one word .com or three letter .com domain name at a competitive price, send it my way.

It’s been a busy day, but I wanted to share some thoughts and updates with you:

  • I was very happy to receive a phone call from Uniregistry Director of Business Development, Natalie Lambert. I learned that Natalie is helping to manage my account, and I appreciate that she called me to discuss how the company can help my business. I am not a big customer, but I appreciate knowing that I have someone I can call directly if I have account issues.
  • If you have a substantial portfolio of domain names at a registrant friendly domain registrar, reach out to the company to see if they will assign you an account representative. Account reps/managers look out for your interests, and they’re a point of contact in case you have security concerns or other account issues. Many companies don’t have account managers or have them for large accounts, but it doesn’t hurt to ask if you don’t already have someone working with you.
  • I received a notification that one of my websites was referenced on the Asbury Park Press website. Asbury Park Press is a Gannett-run newspaper based in New Jersey. I was surprised to see that the website uses the exceptional domain name. I wonder how much is worth, especially considering Google just paid over $25 million for .App.
  • I think I made one of my most valuable hand registrations in several years grabbing for under $10. It’s a niche business, but people pay a ton of money to do it, and I am betting there will be a company that wants it for a few grand. I think I have a better shot at turning $10 into $x,xxx than if I were to buy a scratch lottery ticket.
  • Thank you to those of you who spend time reading and adding comments to articles I write. Even when you disagree with what I write, I appreciate being able to see the other side of things. One downside to working alone is that I don’t have a partner with a vested interest to discuss business strategy. I do discuss things with a few close friends in the business, but some decisions are made quickly without careful consideration. I appreciate being able to share with you and receiving great advice and having interesting discussion.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (10)


    Told you, all my domains are hand reg at 99cent and sold for 1000% or more.

    from 99cent to $10.

    Sir Elliot, your best business partners are your kids.

    March 8th, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Dear Elliot

    Your articles are fair, trustworthy, and balanced. I enjoyed reading them because s a reader I don’t get this nagging feeling that you are trying to persuade the reader. You are merely sharing experiences and information. You seem very wise, thoughtful and I feel you take the extra step to make sure your articles are not hurtful to any specific culture, religious belief and sexual orientation.

    March 8th, 2015 at 6:04 pm


    Someone registered just after you made this post, lol.

    March 8th, 2015 at 6:41 pm


      Neither gets any search traffic on Google. Must be very niche.

      In reply to Jon | March 8th, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Heli skiing has some search volume and there are companies offering heli skiing tours. I don’t do much hand registering, so I figure it’s worth a gamble and maybe worth something to someone.

      In reply to Tony | March 8th, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Hope they sell it for a lot of money (but also hope they aren’t silly enough to try and pitch it to me!).

      In reply to Jon | March 8th, 2015 at 8:57 pm


    Hi Elliot,
    On the (heli_skiing) front I hand-regged;
    I have hundreds more hand-regs if you would care to peruse i.e
    Plus hundreds more.

    March 9th, 2015 at 7:06 am


      Contact me. Might have interest for some of your names. myin AT ipng .com

      In reply to gazza | March 11th, 2015 at 8:21 am


      Hi MYin,
      have emailed you but as yet no response.

      In reply to MYin | March 14th, 2015 at 10:33 am

    David Gruttadaurio

    Hey Elliot… thanks to this post I purchased and sold it this week in the mid $xxxx range. It never would have happened if it weren’t for your blog.

    August 7th, 2015 at 1:10 pm

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