Sunday Updates & Tips |
101 Domain

Sunday Updates & Tips


Hope you’re having a nice weekend! Here are some brief updates and a tip on buying domain names.

  • I recently bought a domain name that I had been trying to buy since 2007. Since I use Gmail, all of my sent and received emails are archived, so I can easily search for an email from the past and can rekindle the thread. Every year, I followed up with the owner and finally got him to sell the name. Persistence pays off, and if you catch the owner at the right time with the right offer, you might get lucky.
  • No matter what email service you use, make sure it automatically archives ALL of your email  permanently  unless deleted by hand. I am pretty sure AOL and some other services expunge email after a certain amount of time, but if you have an archive of all mail, you can email people who made offers years back and keep track of inquiries. I use Gmail and it keeps everything, allowing me to rekindle old threads and see if a new inquiry matches and old one.
  • You have a few hours to nominate your favorite account manager/executive for my $500 cash award. Many great reps have already been nominated already, but I am sure there are a few who haven’t been recognized yet, despite being great at what they do. I will be posting the poll for open voting some time tomorrow.
  • I am sure you’ve seen the .CO banners and other marketing materials that use the “big ideas” branding, including a banner that’s running on my blog that says “it’s where big ideas belong.” It looks like the folks at .net have   decided to use that line, too. According to the Internet Week NY sponsors page,  “.net. is a place for big ideas.” Ironically,  .CO sponsored the event last year.
  • Being a dad is pretty f-ing cool.

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.

Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | | Facebook | Email

Comments (3)


    Being a dad is pretty f-ing cool.

    Right ON!!!

    May 20th, 2012 at 12:12 pm


    Being a dad is awesome!!!

    May 20th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Steve M

    More accurately:

    “.net is a place for bid ideas … to die.”

    May 21st, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Leave a Reply

Name *

Mail *