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Sunday Updates


I’m in the middle of a daddy-daughter weekend, as my wife went out of town for a baby shower. I think we’ll do a little apple picking, apple pie making, and maybe spend some time outside depending on the weather. I hope you have as much fun as I have!

I want to share some thoughts and updates that I have been compiling from the past week. You are also welcome to share your thoughts, feedback, or anything related to domain investing:

  • I’m looking forward to attending the TRAFFIC conference in Miami in about a week and a half. As I mentioned before, if you want to set up some time to get together, let me know.
  • The articles about the domain name were read by a lot of people. I had a few non-domain industry people ask me if I heard about the domain name and the domain owner.  I don’t recall as much discussion about a domain name from friends and acquaintances probably since the mention on Entourage.
  • Even if you don’t do any type of development with your domain names, it’s still important to stay apprised of happenings in the SEO space. Developers and website operators who focus on changes will make domain name purchase decisions based on things that are happening within that space. The more you know, the better you can adjust your prices and focus.
  • Speaking of SEO, according to Bill Hartzer who is relying on his industry sources, “the Google Penguin algorithm is being updated.” Major updates like this are important to know about.
  • Still wondering if we will see any change to in the next few days as Apple rolls out Apple Pay. I would be very surprised if Apple doesn’t buy this domain name, especially because it seems like the company using it could change to a different url very easily. I understand the value in keeping things under one primary url like, but if it becomes widely used, it seems almost critical to own considering the sensitivity of the service.
  • Good article about the top 5 domain buying mistakes published by BuyDomains this week. Most of these mistakes are probably pretty obvious, but companies make them all the time.
  • Nice discussion on about the ethics of buying and selling certain kinds of domain investing.

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 (8)


    Don’t forget the pumpkins…that the best part-picking and picking and carving and making melon seeds.

    Making silly faces!

    October 19th, 2014 at 11:53 am


    Well since you bring up Bill Hartzer, I almost posted this from Sept. on another blog the other day:

    “Is .Com Better than a New gTLD Domain Name?”

    October 19th, 2014 at 3:46 pm


    Hmm, may be time for a thread about these entities that contacting you wanting to lend money based on your premium domains…

    October 19th, 2014 at 5:09 pm


    Since you’re so well known, people probably know it would be a waste of time trying with you and don’t bother…

    October 20th, 2014 at 12:23 am

      Elliot Silver

      I have received emails before, but have not done any business with them.

      Ironically, I got an email from Intelend this morning:

      Hello there,

      My name is Kristie with We are taking a moment to reach out to premium domain owners like yourself to introduce ourselves and our latest product.


      In reply to John | October 20th, 2014 at 8:13 am



      In reply to Elliot Silver | October 20th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

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