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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.

How to make or lose a fortune in domaining – Escrow.com

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I received following email from Escrow.com which I wanted to share and it’s really interesting specially for the domainers.

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“Did you know that the average growth of domain prices has been in excess of 7.3% per year over the last 10 years? 4-letter domains rise even faster, 9.3% growth per annum over the last 10 years.

 
Here are some extraordinary results we’ve seen in the past:

RaiseTheMoney.com was bought for $80.55 and sold for $12,500 in 4 months

BuyShares.com was bought for $2,444 and flipped for $15,900 in 6 months

PirateShip.com was bought for $1,500 and sold for $20,000 just 21 days later

However, one of the biggest risk to this amazing growth is the risk of losing a domain to fraud and chargebacks.

A chargeback happens when a seller uses a stolen credit card to buy a transaction, and the seller is forced to repay the credit card’s real owner. When you’re trading domains, PayPal and your bank don’t protect you from most frauds or chargebacks.

Escrow.com protects you and your business against fraud and guarantees zero chargebacks.

Ready to start building your business without the risk of fraud?”

 
This year I have started buying LLLL.com domains more aggressively as long term investment and surely they are going to pay off well. I still see these LLLL are undervalued especially Western letters and I am going more after them.

I find these stats really impressive. What do you guys think about it and the future?

Updates on Pheenix domain backordering service

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I have some updates to share about Pheenix – domain backordering company and I fear there will be some people who will stop using their service because starting 19th September 2015, they are going to make public auctions similar to DropCatch which in my opinion isn’t good idea because why one should waste time in finding and placing backorder when others are doing the job. You can simply jump into the auction at the last minute and take over if the domain is coming under your budget. Anyhow, below is the entire email I received from the CEO of Pheenix:

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“We’ve been hard at work and have made further updates to our system.

  1. We now support Alipay deposits!

This has been in the works for a while and we are glad that we can offer this great feature now for our customers.

  1. We’ve made our auctions easier and simpler. 

Effective Today Sep 7, auctions now start at the backorder price.  When the auction is over, you only pay the auction ‘high bid’ amount.

Before auctions started at 0  and then people would bid.  If the ‘high bid’ ended at $5 then the total price would be $5 + $18.95 = $23.95.

Moving forward, the auctions will start at $18.95.  Once the auction ends, you only pay for the ‘high bid’ from the auction.

We are in a transition period so some auctions which started prior to Sep 7 still have the old architecture, however, after Sep 10 all auctions should follow this guideline.

  1. Public Auctions coming September 19th

All domains that have multiple backorders on it will now be available for Public Bidding for any backorders being released on or after 2015-09-19.

As a precondition, if someone did not have a backorder on the domain name prior to it going to auction, their minimum bid is at least $59 in order to participate in the auction.

Thanks for being a great customer and we’ll have more exciting news coming very soon.

Tan Tran

CEO Pheenix, Inc.”

Do you think these changes will have any impact in future for the regular users of Pheenix?