Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Schilling On 2014: “We Plan To Roll Out Significant Evolutionary Developments in Traffic Monetization”

In a letter to clients, Frank Schilling of DomainNameSales.com tells clients that his company has big plans for 2014 which will hopefully lead to higher payouts for Traffic Monetization:

“As pivotal as 2013 was, 2014 will be even more tumultuous with hundreds of viable new G’s coming to market. SLD Domain Names will rain aplenty, like pennies from heaven and the smart registrants and folks on this email list will see this as a significant opportunity to expand their footprints and hedge their bets.”

.KIWI "calling all domainers" !

Monday, December 16, 2013

Gambling on gTLDs

Although I think it will be difficult to pick out the winners when it comes to new gTLDs, I do believe there are going to be some domain names that have aftermarket value. Because I initially said I wouldn’t buy any gTLD domain names, I felt it was appropriate to re-address my public position and share that I am planning to gamble on some hand registered / pre-reserved gTLD domain names.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New gTLDs – A Newbie’s Perspective

As ACRO commented last week on a post at TheDomains.com, “Those that blindly support a crazy-priced gTLD extravaganza are equally clueless as those that fully refuse to partake in the new namespace expansion.”

I’ve got my plan, and will execute it in my own way, with a fixed amount to invest and with an actual strategy to support my buying approach.

What I’m willing to do (to a small degree) is:
  1. Invest in TLDs I think will succeed.
  2. ...

Thursday, December 5, 2013

How much will Domainers and Defensive Registrations matter for new TLD operators?

Unfortunately for registries, domainers won’t chip in as much this time. But if a registry’s business plan has a high number of registrations involved, they better start courting domain investors and promote their sunrise.

Hopeful New gTLD Investors May Miss The Boat

Judging by comments I’ve read on my blog and elsewhere, I believe there are many people who are hoping the new gTLD domain names will usher in another “gold rush” in the domain name space, and there will be many great new opportunities to hand register valuable domain names. Sadly, for the most part, I don’t think this is going to happen, despite the fact that I do think we will eventually see some new extensions take off quite successfully.