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Have an Hour? Want to Be Inspired? Watch this Video from Randy Pausch

By - January 20, 2014 - 2 Comments
Many of you may have already seen the video.  Sixteen million people have.  A hundred million more should.   It's called the "Last Lecture" and is one of my favorite inspirational videos of all time.  Many of the things he says we know but the way it's presented and composed, seems to make it seem a bit more special.  If you don't have time to watch and want to listen to it I suggest downloading that and his other talks here ... Read More »
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The Domains: A Look At the Some of “The” Sales in the Last 6 Months

By - September 2, 2013 - 7 Comments
When I first got in to domains I didn't have a lot of money to spend.  I didn't have the confidence of many of the now wealthy domain investors and even if I did, it really wouldn't have mattered because I didn't have any money.  The category killer words were just too expensive.  What I did find was I could by the same names, put a "the" in front of them and get them for a penny on the dollar compared to the words by themselves.  I had pretty good success selling some in my early years, either on ebay or privately.  When I say success it means I made money.  I didn't make a lot,  but it was a lo... Read More »
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Kraft Gives a Nice Glimpse of Why Marketing Names Have Good Value

By - March 3, 2013 - 2 Comments
One of the first questions I ask myself when evaluating a name is "Would this name help a company make money?"  It's a pretty open ended question but it's a good place to start. A look at the names Kraft Foods has acquired over the years is a great example of the types of names that large corporations are looking to acquire.  A combination of generics, brands, and marketing names.  Here is a sample of some of the generics and marketing names they own BestFreeBaseball.com  (must have been a marketing campaign for their yogurt) 2MuchFun.com CheeseMania.com ChowProudly.com Churny.com ... Read More »
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Will A “Good Samaritan” Cost Godaddy Auctions Millions?

By - November 14, 2012 - 3 Comments
I received an email from someone with an interesting plan.  It stated he/she was going to notify "All" dot com owners with expiring domains that their domain was about to expire and be possibly be sold for a million dollars.   I thought it was a joke, and it might be, but whoever it is had thought the plan out.   He/she said they already scraped the expiring domains to create their own sheets and he could easily create a script using domaintools api to send out an email to each and every one.  I asked why? They said they were tired of the big companies making millions off the "little people". ... Read More »
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Getting Those “Can I Guest Post On Your Blog?” Email? You Might Want to Take a Pass

By - November 13, 2012 - 7 Comments
Matt Cutts of Google likes to keep us informed.  Today he posted a video answering questions about how Google is handling guest posts on blogs.  A while back he said that they were fine but he seems to have changed his tune and now says they will penalize "spammy" guest posts.  Here's the video of Cutts discussion guests posts   ... Read More »
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