I am on vacation and find myself working again. I love this business, but one of the downsides is that I can never get away from it. Sure, I can schedule some articles in advance and maybe use Protrada to place backorders at the last moments, but there are plenty of things I can’t automate or set up in advance. It always seems to be a working vacation of sorts. I would rather be doing this than any of the alternatives though.
Here are some thoughts and updates on the weekend. You are welcome to share some of your thoughts and business updates as well.
A few people asked me about the weekly brokerage listings articles because they haven’t been published in a couple of weeks. I haven’t received many submissions from brokers lately, likely due to the Summer, so I didn’t publish any posts. Honestly, I can’t say that I missed them though. It’s a combination of annoying and depressing to see nonsensical domain names listed at absurd prices week in and week out. I am not sure if I am going to bring the series back.
I just launched the first iteration of Embrace.com. The website is a domain marketplace for .com domain names. The tagline says it all; “We Embrace .com domain names.”
One of the biggest challenges I face as a one man operation is making major acquisition and sale decisions. Considering a domain acquisition or sale for 6 figures is a real gut check, especially if it’s not necessarily a liquid asset.
I really like the DomainNameSales.com platform, but one of the very few things I don’t like is the messaging on the inquiry page. People are prompted to enter their contact information to get “a free quote.” I don’t know about you, but for 95% of the inquiries I receive, I ask for an offer to be submitted. Promising a “free quote” isn’t something I will generally do.
I am seeing lots of articles about non-.com domain names becoming trendy. I don’t think the new gTLD domain names have been the impetus though. I think extensions like .TV, .CO, .ME, .LY, and other ccTLDs were some of the first non-legacy extensions to become popular.
Rob Grant’s daughter Lana Del Rey is back on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.