Sites where I find out the historical and past domain sales

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

It’s always good to research before buying or selling your domains. One of the helping tool is to find out relevant past domain sales. If you are at the buying side, you will need to look at what similar domains sold for, the venue, extension, the year, etc. There could be many other factors which you can take into consideration but this is a must and you don’t end up paying more! So doing your due diligence is must.

If you are at selling side, you must look the past sales just to have an idea of not selling for less and leaving money on table. You will always be happy to get more than you expect but on the other side, if you will sell for less, that won’t be good for you and the market as well which is normally set on past and recent sales. Although there are exceptional sales every now and then.

I normally use NameBio.com which is frequently updated and gives you all the info you want related to past sales with all the search parameters you would want to have it. DnSalePrice.com and Dnpric.es are good as well but I don’t think DnSalePrice has enough and much updated sales data but still good to check out than missing out completely.

You can also watch out Domaining.com which shows you the top 500 domain sales. It was last updated on 09/12/2013 but still worth a look.

Another one is DnJournal.com operated by Ron Jackson and this is the updated on weekly basis and I really like it. This gives you lot of info of what is going on every week. Not only that, you can also find out the previous weeks, months and years sales. Hats off to Ron for updating his website every week for years with lot of sales.

Feel free to share if you are aware of some other useful websites where we can find past domain sales.

PayPal, TopCoin & New Extensions at Uniregistry!

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

Below is the newsletter received from Uniregistry and I am happy to share this with you.

PayPal-TopCoin-and-Brand-New-Extensions-at-Uniregistry“Uniregistry now accepts PayPal. We heard you and we got it done!
3 easy steps to connect PayPal to your Uniregistry purchases:

Before processing your payment, click on the “Change” button located next to your Payment Profile.
Choose PayPal as your payment profile.
Create your payment profile & you’re on your way!

Start Earning and Using TopCoin today!

Uniregistry is the first registrar to integrate TopCoin – a virtual currency designed for domain names and web hosting. Like frequent flyer miles for travel, TopCoin rewards purchasers with currency (aka TPC) that can be used to buy products and services. For every dollar spent on domains, 50% in TPC is earned. To learn more visit https://uniregistry.com/topcoin-faq

new-gtldsNew Top Level Domains Continue to Launch!
Check out our new extensions that will be available on November 25th.  Act quick and be one of the first to register a .click for only $6.88. Get your perfect domain and have fun naming!

There will be no registry reserved domain names beyond single-characters on .click, and be sure to check out the complete list of Uniregistry’s available top level domains at https://uniregistry.com/pricing.”

I haven’t tried making payment through PayPal because it was launched just yesterday. Since I started transferring in domains to Uniregistry I was unable to use my card because the problem was from my bank. I asked Frank Pavilonis (Account Executive) at Uniregistry and he helped me in topping up my account with the funds I was suppose to receive from the sale completed through Escrow.com.

As mentioned in my earlier post about Uniregistry review where I updated about my 65% transfers completed to this registrar and in next couple of months the rest of them will be moved. This month I completed another domain sale (will share in detail in coming post) for which I asked Frank to fund my Uniregistry account so that can be used to transfer in domains. It took couple of days to complete and now I can say that over 90% domains are transferred to Uniregistry and I am happy to move in here.

While transferring in all those domains I have made hundreds of TPC but I think it’s of no use for me because according to their FAQ I see they are promoting new gTLDs and giving more reward on purchasing it compare to .com/.net domains. And as you know I have zero new gTLDs and have no plans to invest in them. Still it’s good development from their team for which I congratulate them and they are always busy in bringing in something new all the time.

How a Premium Domain Can Boost Your Business

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I just received newsletter from Archeo which is division of Marchex Sales, LLC and it’s worth sharing.

“According to the Small Business Association, there are roughly 28 million small businesses in the U.S. Many of which are working extra hard to compete with bigger businesses and stand out among the competition. Of those 28 million small businesses, an astounding 22 million (79%) are self-employed with no additional employees on the payroll.

How-a-Premium-Domain-Can-Boost-Your-BusinessWhether you’re running a business solo or you have a team of employees, it can be a challenge to gain brand awareness. This is especially the case if like most small businesses you lack your own website. In a recent survey by Yodle, it was reported that 52% of U.S. small businesses still do not have a website.

Having a website not only helps establish credibility and attracts new customers to your products or services, it also serves as a powerful marketing tool that works 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With no additional employees or as with most small business, operating solo, a website is like having an entire team that is on and working while you’re sleeping, on vacation, or spending time with your family. This is an efficient way to keep your virtual doors and new opportunities open, even when your actual business may be closed! In addition to having a website, having a great domain name that properly attracts your customers is key to the website’s success. By including industry or location specific keywords, your domain name can help your customers find you faster.

Premium domains are often associated with popular keywords and most premium domains attract type-in traffic. This means people are actually typing in the exact terms or keywords searching for your type of business in your location. If your domain name keywords match or are related to what these potential customers are looking for, you are more likely to attract the most targeted leads.

 

What’s great about domains is that you can point (or “redirect”) as many domains as you like to your existing website. By doing this, you can help attract more customers. While you can not only point an unlimited number of domains, the “redirecting” service is available at any domain registrar and is often free.

While the top industries for small businesses are still just building their websites and gaining an online presence, the availability of related premium domains is still very high. There is so much room to grow and many really great domains are still available. Whether you have an existing website or are just getting started, take the first step in owning your own domain. Secure your small business band and help drive more customers to your business.”

 

Transfer the domain to me because your domain has no active website!

Transfer-the-domain-to-me-because-your-domain-has-no-active-website!Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,
Couple of days back I received an email for one of my domain which I recently acquired and is currently parked at DomainNameSales.com. I laughed at the message and thought who will be the crazy person to follow his instructions. Below is the entire email and I have just changed the domain name.
“Dear Abdul Basit,

My name is Jerome and I am setting up a new website that I would like to name:

MyDomainName.com.

I noticed that you are the owner of this domain but there is no active website. Therefore, I would like to know if you could kindly release it.

I will of course reimburse you one year of domain fee.

Hope to hear from you soon.
Best Regards,
Jerome

How to release a domain name

Note: The following steps assume that you have accessed the Control Panel for the domain name to be renewed.

To non-renew your domain name:

  1. From Manage my Web site, click Domain Manager.  If prompted, log in.
  2. Locate the domain name to be renewed, click the Actions drop-down menu, and select Renew/Cancel. If you do not find the domain name to be renewed on the initial screen, click the Up or Down arrows to navigate to the desired domain name.  Note: If the domain name selected is the only domain name on a Shared Web Hosting account, the non-renewal of the domain name does not constitute the non-renewal of the web hosting account. Domain names are separately billed from web hosting accounts. The reverse also applies. If you cancel a web hosting account that has one or more domain name registrations attached, this will not constitute the non-renewal of your domain names.
  3. If you intend to close your web hosting account, follow the directions found in the 30-day Renewal Notice. You may also close your account from the My Account Options link in the Control Panel.
  4. Click to select No, release this domain name for public registration, then click Continue.  Note: By choosing the non-renewal of a domain name, the domain name in question is removed from the Domain Manager Tool. This removal means that we will not post a renewal request when the renewal is due. The domain will simply expire with the Registrar and applicable registry. If you had purchased private registration for this domain, your private registration will not renew either. The status of your private registration when you chose to non-renew the domain name is carried through to the end of the registration.
  5. Click Finish.

Prior to the release of the domain name for others to register, you will receive a Deactivation Notice. This notice is sent as a reminder that the domain name has been deactivated. The Deactivation Notice means the domain name has been removed from our channel and has been rendered inactive on the Internet. If you do decide to renew at this point, you should contact us immediately so we can attempt to renew the domain name for you. Do keep in mind there is no guarantee that we can renew a deactivated domain name.”

When I didn’t respond to his initial email, today I received second mail from him:

“Dear Abdul Basit,

Could you please have a look at my email and let me know if you are keen to release the domain MyDomainName.com?

As mentioned in my previous email I noticed that there is no active website with this named so I hope that it will be ok for you to release this domain.

I will of course reimburse you one year of domain fee.

I hope that you will consider my request and hope to hear from you soon.

Many thanks.
Best Regards,

Jerome”

He was so kind to offer me one year of renewal or reg fee which he thinks I am currently unable to pay! :D

Have you received similar email for one of your domains? I personally don’t think this guy can be successful in getting any domain by using this cheap method.

Moniker Announces John McLaughlin as New Chief Operating Officer

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

Recently I moved out all my domains from Moniker to a different registrar and thousands of domains have been moved out in lately. There will be heavy workload on John McLaughlin which has just been appointed as new chief operating officer of Moniker. For more details, below is the press release:

“We’re excited to announce a new addition to the Moniker executive team, Mr. John McLaughlin who will assume responsibility as our new Chief Operating Officer. John brings over 25 years of experience to the team and we are thrilled to welcome him aboard.

“I’m excited to join Moniker at a time when there is tremendous value in improving operations,” commented Mr. McLaughlin. “Moniker has always been a great service provider for domainers and internet professionals alike. The new management platform represents an industry leading solution that we plan on developing further to deliver security and value added services. Restoring trust in our operations is my primary goal and I am confident we can fully deliver on that promise.”

John’s mission will be to improve quality management and process development so that we can more effectively bring better products to market. John’s wealth of knowledge will balance customer concerns with resource allocation to streamline operations while improving strategy and execution. As a new member of the executive team, we will utilize his abilities and management expertise to push Moniker forward while delivering products that better meet customer needs and expectations.

The Moniker Team”

Although all my domains at Moniker were pushed by SnapNames from where I won domain auctions. I wouldn’t like to keep my domains there but I wish them all the best in their future endeavors.