Why it’s important to have valid email ID in WHOIS

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

Although this topic is covered by many other domainers but today I wanted to share my own perspective in this regard by giving you situation I was into.

There was a domain in early days Pets.CO (currently owned by someone else) which had an invalid email ID. I don’t remember the exact email address but it was something like name@domainname123.com and that domainname123.com was available to hand register! Anyone could have gone onto register that available name, setup an email which was showing in WHOIS and recovered the password by going through the “forgot password” procedure. That’s absolutely unethical and illegal but I am talking about a scenario of could have happened. Anyhow, I waited for that domain to get drop and grab it through backorder by companies like DomainMonster or Name.com but eventually the registrar grabbed the domain before it goes through the PendingDelete phase.

I was really frustrated with this situation and contacted the registrar and informed about the situation and as expected their response was like only the original owner can have the domain back. That’s fine but why the hell they snatched it!

Today I checked and can see the registrar and owner both are changed. It seems the previous registrar who took the domain (after the original owner didn’t renew) and might have sold to the current buyer. I have nothing to blame on new owner.

In the end, it was no one’s else loss but only of the previous owner who lost a premium domain easily worth around mid 5 figures IMO.

So it’s really important to keep your email address valid and updated in WHOIS. Although there are many other reasons for which you shall keep your email ID valid one.

Another thing to note is when setting up profile with a new registrar sometimes I may mistype my own ID so double check it. For example I use abm at abdulbasit.com and if I miss or add single letter so anyone can go and register and mistyped name and grab my domain and I wouldn’t even know it! So please make sure you are double checking email IDs you enter at any registrar.

Have you experienced something like this before?

Tips to use LinkedIn for domaining

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

At the end of last year, I bought a domain name “ScottWhite.com”, I can see there are 19,663 people having an account with LinkedIn.

On left side, you can click on Companies to see which are the companies having Scott White term in it. The search filter of LinkedIn is really poor IMO and it will show you the results of all companies which contains not only Scott White in their company name but also shows if this name exists in their description.

Now you will see 28 companies and you can easily filter those with the number of employees by selecting employees range through Company Size filter. Find out what company names have Scott White in it and try to contact them and see if they have interest in buying that domain.

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There is another tip you may use in order to find available domains to hand register and try selling to endusers.

Simply type in “Scott” in LinkedIn and select companies, it will show almost 9,000 companies which somehow has the word Scott. Now you will see Scott Kay, Scott Wilson, Scott Sports, Scott Builders and many more. Now search ScottKay.com, ScottWilson.com, ScottSports.com, ScottBuilders.com and others to see if any name is available to hand register. Do your own research, check TMs, other tools you use before buying domain and register it if you think can sell it for profit.

You can just leave the search blank and click on companies to see the result is 8,872,533. You can filter it according to your requirement and above I used Scott as an example to make things easier for you to understand.

Feel free to share your experience once you use this and/or if you have any questions, feel free to comment below.

Uniregistry Market is available now!

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I have been testing Uniregistry Market since the beginning of this week and just now got an email from them which I thought to share with you guys:

“DomainNameSales is evolving.
Powerful tools that save you time.
The new Uniregistry Market is here. Same solid foundation as DomainNameSales, faster tools, instant insights, and an up-to-date modern user experience.

We think you’re going to love it. The best bit… we’re just getting started.

Seamless setup
If you already have a DNS account, simply log in to Uniregistry and link to it. This will give you access to all your inquiries right there in the Market. Like we said – seamless setup.

LINK YOUR ACCOUNT
 
One inquiry or a million, tools that scale
Managing a portfolio shouldn’t be challenging. We give you a complete platform capable of selling from the largest portfolios on the planet. So whether you have a single domain or thousands, you’ll never be lost with us.
Sell your way
List them for sale, mark them for offer only, or just plain ol’ park them to watch the revenue roll in – we don’t dictate
how you use your domains. We do, however, give you a complete set of tools so that whatever you decide to do can be done.
Instant completion
Your domains really are more valuable with us. Domains that live at Uniregistry with a “buy it now” price are eligible for instant checkout through our Registrar. Once added to the market, anyone can find your domains with a simple search from our homepage – checkout is instant and easy.
An inbox for everything
Manage all your sales inquiries with ease using a sales inbox designed specifically for the process of selling domains.

Reply, set reminders, quote prices, and do it all from a single interface. Act on individual requests or use our powerful bulk tools to manage everything in an instant.

Checkout for all
Accept the deal, send the checkout link, then kick back and relax. We’ve built our Secure Exchange technology into the Market – that means we take care of everything from the time you say ‘It’s a deal’ to the time the funds are received into your account. Complete sales with ease.

Did we mention that we’ll even help you out with credit card payments, wire transfers, and payment plans? We want you to sell your domains as much as you do.

Welcome to the future of domain name sales.”

LETS GET STARTED

 

Overall it looks great and will get used to with this new interface of handling inquiries. Easy to manage everything at one place which will save plenty of time and it’s super quick and user-friendly interface.

Better you guys check the new Uniregistry Market yourself and time to move all your domains to Uniregistry for guys who haven’t moved yet!

Feel free to post your feedback and suggestions which will help the Uniregistry Market team to fix those little bugs and improve it for ourselves. I found a couple and reported already.

Domain acquisitions and sales of January/February 2016

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

Today I wanted to share what domain acquisitions and sales I made so far this year and will share some of the purchases I did in the last couple of months:

288626.com, 982228.com, 668155.com – Bought several 6Ns last year and very few this year including these two of them. I buy all domains thinking of long term investment but if there is a decent offer, I do accept it.

AEHM.com, MBNI.com, SIBN.com, RIAM.com, ABWM.com, SGMI.com, AGAD.com, JMCL.com, CISG.com – I have been buying LLLL.com rather quickly than I did in past. I still see non CHIPS are undervalued and has plenty of room to improve in pricing so if your pocket allows you spend, buy some LLLL.com which you can get at bargain. Although I paid decent prices for each of them as I go after combination of letters in which I see lot of potential.

JamieLee.com – Is there any post of my acquisitions in which I didn’t mention a person name. I just love buying such type of names. Although very few sold to date.

BEB.org, CGL.org, PDR.org, TPA.org – I think they are undervalued right now like 4L .com non CHIPS. Although Chinese are not much into .org but there are plenty of non Chinese buyers (enduser) out there for buying a quality LLL.org

SpeedHero.com – My first domain with the word “hero” and reading the posts from Doron inspired me to buy this one 😉

Liget.com – Every CVCVC.com has some value and I like this one although it doesn’t have any significant meaning other than “park” in Hungarian language.

MorningDew.com – I love these type of domains which can be used as brand for many different type of businesses.

KitchenAndBathroom.com – A three word .com with “and” in it but is a perfect domain for any kitchen and bathroom related company. Explains everything.

LymeLight.com – May be a type of sale what Mike Berken’s does it on regular basis. But nothing to worry when buying this as I won’t seek for that high sale price 😉

ExpressPizza.com – Any startup or existing pizza company with this name?

ShopGreen.com – I would prefer to have GreenShop.com but that’s what I was able to get it. Still I like this name.

Feel free to share your acquisitions and if you wish, can comment about on my above purchases.

Let’s get into the sales part which I think will keep it short. I actually had so far 3 domain sales in the past couple of months

First two sales I cannot disclose the name due to buyer’s request. But the sale price was around mid 4 figs each.

The last domain sale which I made in February was of ThePropertyClub.com. There were a couple of interesting things in this particular sale which I wanted to share. First, the buyer approached me calling from UK and offered me £200. I politely rejected and told him I will sell for around 4-5K.

Next day, he called me again by offering this time 1K which was again rejected. At the same time he increased the offer to 1.5K. Again, my answer was the same.

May be the next day or a gap of one day, he called again and asked what will be the minimum I would accept. It was $4,000 and he accepted. Payment was made swiftly and deal done! Interesting part was that I made my first domain sale through a phone call when the buyer called at first. Although I have made very few sales in the past when I initially approached the endusers.

Last interesting thing, it was my first sale starting with word “The”. Took too long to make it first as I like domains with starting word “the”. I think of having around 20 domains starting with “the” and glad it started paying off from last month.

Feel free to share your domain sales and if you wish, can comment about on my above sales.

GoDaddy SEO Services

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

Today morning I received an email from GoDaddy Premier Services manager which I wanted to share with you guys. Neither they haven’t asked me to publish this nor I have used their SEO services as of now. Also I don’t plan to use it in near future because I am not much into website development and all. But I thought to share with fellow domainers in case you might want to try out.

Godaddy now offers SEO Services at a bargain! We offer onsite and offsite optimization, custom content creation and more! According to a study by MOZ.com, the average hourly charge for SEO services from firms across the country (not scam artists but actual reputable measurable firms like ours) is about $76-$200 per hour. GoDaddy charges about $48 per hour! 

https://moz.com/blog/seo-pricing-costs-of-services

 

Click the link below for more details about GoDaddy SEO Services: 

https://www.godaddy.com/online-marketing/seo-services

 

RESULTS THAT ARE EASY TO SEE.
80% of our clients are on the first page of Google within 6 months when they choose the recommended plan, including on-site optimization. Monitor your site’s progress with 24/7 access to your account dashboard.

 

WHY GODADDY SEO SERVICES?

YOUR OWN ACCOUNT MANAGER.
You’ll have one dedicated SEO expert focused on your business — no starting from scratch with some random person if you call in with a question. It’s like having an employee who just happens to work in our office.

GET STARTED INSTANTLY.
One call with your dedicated account manager and we’ll have everything we need to get your business climbing the search results. We’ve got your SEO covered so you can stay focused on your business.

CHECK IN ANYTIME, 24/7.
While your account manager can’t be available to take calls 24/7 (even SEO experts need sleep), you can access your account dashboard anytime to see what’s been done and how your site is doing.

 

HOW IT WORKS

 

FIRST WE LEARN ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS.
It all starts with a phone call. We’ll talk to you about your business, your goals (like if you’re targeting local shoppers or want to go global) and determine the best plan for your budget.

THEN YOUR ACCOUNT MANAGER GETS TO WORK.
After researching your target market, your personal account manager will regularly update the code and content on your site to boost your results and maintain strong search results

FINALLY, SIT BACK AND WATCH YOUR TRAFFIC GROW.
SEO takes time. No one jumps from page 12 to the top spot on Google overnight. But clients who’ve made the investment have seen their search rank rise from 100+ to the top ten in less than a couple months.

 

Click the link below for more information about GoDaddy SEO Services

https://www.godaddy.com/online-marketing/seo-services

 

If any one you try their service, please feel free to share your feedback, suggestion and/or criticism which will help others to understand about their SEO services.