The Psychology of Pricing

For many domain investors negotiation and pricing is some of the trickiest and hardest things to learn. While there is no exact science, experience and a ton of previous transactions help the most, there are strategies you can employ to help with your negotiation and pricing. Mike stumbled across a very extensive article from Nick Kolenda that deals with the psychological aspects of pricing. … [Read more...]

After It’s Disastrous Super Bowl Commercial Godaddy Maybe Looking For New Ad Agency

GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) seems to be looking for a new advertising agency in wake of the disastrous Super Bowl Commercial and the less than impressive, at least in my opinion,  of its Claude Van Dam commercials Godaddy has put out a global brand agency request for proposal (RFP) to help promote and personalize the GoDaddy brand globally. Chief Marketing Officer Phil Bienert is quoted as … [Read more...]

Report: 4 Million AdultFriendFinder.com Members Personal Information Stolen

click2houston.com, is reporting that the personal information from as many as four million members of AdultFriendFinder.com may have been stolen. The information includes the sexual preference, marital status and other personal data, like dates of birth and email addresses. According to the story, the site boasts 64 million members, but it’s not known which of those had their information … [Read more...]

AlpNames.com Becomes 2nd Largest New gTLD Registrar In The World

AlpNames.com has become the 2nd Largest New gTLD Registrar In The World  according to ntldstats.com. The domain name registrar which was little known and used before the new gTLD program has skyrocket into having the 2nd most new gTLD registrations with over 430K registration passing Network Solutions that has over 427,000 registrations. Alpnames.com now accounts for over 7.5% of all new … [Read more...]

.GOP Video Promotes Use, But No Major Presidential Candidate Seems To Own One

In a new video posted by the .GOP registry, they boast about it being the only new gTLD owned by a political party and of course that is true, as the other political domain names, .Democrat, .Republican. .Vote and .Voting are owned by for profit non-affiliated registries. The .GOP gTLD is owned by Republican State Leadership Committee, Inc. an affiliate to the republican party. The video's … [Read more...]

ICA Sounds The Alarm: Tell ICANN No to URS at .Travel – Or It Will Travel to .Com

Phil Corwin of the Internet Commerce Association (the "ICA)  just published a post,  sounding a very loud alarm, to head off what would be the first step that would make all .Com domain name subject to the Uniform Rapid Suspension Policy (URS) which allows "trademark holders" to go after domain names. To remind everyone the URS which is only in effect for new gTLD's is now being proposed in the … [Read more...]

Name.com: 50% Off Premium Priced Domains On 4 New gTLD’s Extension For 2 Hours Today

The domain name registrar, Name.com is offering 50% of of premium registrations (first year only) for the following new gTLD  extensions today only for 2 hours: .CONSULTING .SOFTWARE .MARKET .REVIEWS. The Domain Happy Hour is from 3–5 p.m. MST today. "That includes some pretty great available premiums, like Colorado.market, StockMarket.consulting, Action.software, and … [Read more...]