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Today in the Lowdown at DNJournal.com: We tell you how you can reserve a seat at an upcoming free Sedo webinar that will help you improve your domain negotiating skills. Also, a note on how Marc Ostrofsky’s appearance on ABC-TV talk show The View impacted sales of his new book Get Rich Click!
I got an email from Brandon Na of Seattle Organic SEO saying there appears to be a significant change to Google’s algorithm where they don’t appear to give you as much value for the keywords in your domain name.
I’ve always advised developing one or more of your domain names on topics you are passionate about. If you do it well, the potential rewards can dwarf any other form of monetization. Two friends who are on that path, Elliot Silver and Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt, just added solid new developed sites to their growing networks.
Getting your domain names in search engines boosts chances for selling to end users. I’ve written before about how I am using Octane360 to monetize a number of my long tail geo domains (e.g. cityAllergist.com). In addition to creating a new revenue stream on my domain names in the form of directory listing sales, there’s another benefit to creating web sites using Octane360 and similar site building systems: it helps you sell your domain names. How often does someone contact you from your domain name “inquire about this domain” link and submit an offer on your domain?
Kieren McCarthy announced on his own blog that he will leaving ICANN on November 25th . According to his blog post he’s got many items on his todo list, some related to his Sex.com book and new business ideas. He joined ICANN as General Manager of Public Participation in November of 2007 and worked on restructuring its website, revamping the publc comment process and greatly improved ICANN’s public outreach. We wish Kieren all the best for his future endeavours
Tonight in DN Journal’s Lowdown: Ron’s on the late shift after spending the day replacing a totaled SUV. More on that, plus news about T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York, including a newly released auction catalog and a new discounted “night pass.” Plus links to a pair of webinars that could help you increase your domain profits.
As per a post on Facebook today, Mike Mann and Internet Realestate Group have sold Software.com for an undiclosed price to an unnamed buyer. We will update you as more details become available. The domain names phone.com and software.com were purchased by Mike Mann ’s WashingtonVC and Internet Real Estate Group in 2005 from OpenWave Systems, which was originally created in a merger of the two sites in 2000. The domain names were then developed into separate brands and companies
AfternicDLS reported $420,000 in weekly sales including TradingAdvantage.com for $9,000 and AnchorageHotel.com for $7,000. In total, the company reported 294 sales
If you are ready to tackle developing one or more of your domain names, Stoney deGeyter has written a concise new series of articles called “Seven Building Blocks of a Destination Website” that will help you craft a winning game plan.