releases new domain control panel / domain manager

Hello everyone,

I hope you had a nice weekend. It was much better weekend for me as I went for fishing with my friends. Overall, it was good.

Okay, back to the topic. I actually found GoDaddy coming up with new domain control panel / domain manager with more great features and user-friendly access. It looks clean and smooth.


I like many things about the new release of domain control panel. One of the best thing is I can see all my domains at once page and don’t require to go on Page 2, 3 and so on.  Simply scroll down at the bottom of your domains list and it will show all domains. Also when you click on any domain like it shows in above snapshot you can scroll your move over “More” options to get several shortcuts more quickly. You may click the picture to enlarge it.

Another thing I like is the whole page doesn’t refresh when you make any changes to the domain. Only the domains area gets refreshed and that too very quickly as compare to the previous control panel where whole page used to load and had many complaints of having the control panel operating too slowly. Overall, I am very happy with the new features, the look, swiftness, etc.

And one last thing which was really time saving and cool feature is to find the domain from the starting letter you wish to search. As you can see in the screenshot right at the bottom which says 0-9 A B and so on… If you click on letter “K” it will show the domains start from K. You don’t need to scroll to page 2 or 3 where your domain starts from K.

Have you tried using their new control panel yet? How is your experience and would rate it? Have I missed anything which is more useful feature in their new release?

New record in parking revenue by reaching nearly US$500 for May 2013

New-record-in-parking-revenue-by-reaching-nearly-US$500-for-May-2013Hi everyone,

May 2013 was an amazing month in terms of parking revenue. I wasn’t expecting much because didn’t made any changes or added lot of domains under my account. Very few domains were added in the whole previous month. I think the CPC was nice and saw a touch better CTR as well. Both the combination made just US$450.

My plan is to reach US$1,000 mark in parking revenue for the month of January 2014. I know it’s long way to go and will definitely be a huge achievement for me. I know there are some big boys making one grand every day from parking but I don’t compare myself to them because the number of domains and quality is the difference.

I am happy with my progress with the goal almost half reached. I don’t want to make one month for 1k and next month dropping back to US$600-800 range. Consistency is the key and my plan to hit the US$1,000 mark is to keep making that amount consistently.

Care to share your parking revenue of this month? Also any feedback on my parking revenue?

Sold another .com domain in four figures

Hello everyone,

It was a nice last week. I am sure you have understood why I am saying this after reading the post title 😉 bought in 2010 for the total cost so far was US$44.45 and sold it last week for US$2,990 through Afternic BIN. So the return on investment was 6626.66% which looks good yeah. I bought this domain through GoDaddy Auctions.

I first received price request at Afternic for this domain in January this year. I set the price and forgot about it. So I am not sure if the person who requested price was the buyer this time. It’s over 3 months so it’s quite difficult to gauge.

Until now the WHOIS is showing on GoDaddy TDNAM Holding with Administrative contact of “Buyer Unreachable”. I am not sure who have bought this domain. I will update this post once I see any changes to the WHOIS.

What’s your feedback on this sale? Sold for right price or left money on table?


The sales pitch letter I usually send to an end-user and how you can make it more effective

Hello everyone,

I was surprised to see no comments on my previous post. It seems none of my readers have ever used those domain registrars 😉

I was talking to one of my friend Julian Moritz who lives in Germany about domain names. He showed me the template message he normally use for sending to endusers. This gave me an idea to share my sales pitch letter with you all.

Normally I use the following as subject line:

Subject: domain

And message goes like this:


We own the domain name We thought your company might take an interest in buying it.

If you are interested, feel free to email us back by making reasonable offer.

Thanks and best regards
AbdulBasit Makrani”

I normally include phone/email ID/website URL under signature which you can do it as well. That’s an option thing but looks more authoritative.

I have used numerous sales letters in the past but after carefully reviewing each of them about the response rate I found this is the best so far. Now I will tell you how you can make your letter more effective.

First, you need to write short, to the point which must give clear message to the reader what are you trying to explain. Because no one has enough time to read the big story.

Secondly, try to avoid using free email addresses like hotmail, yahoo, gmail accounts. Normally I use for sending emails. There are two things when I say to avoid using free email address. First, this doesn’t give good look. Secondly, when I use the email I always keep my domains under the same domain so the enduser in case checking the WHOIS will know that I am the legitimate owner of the domain I am offering to him. For more details about the second reason you can read my article written in past – Use same email address in WHOIS and for sending emails to end-users

Third, try sending the email one by one. I know it’s time consuming but very effective. This will lead your email directly into the inbox of recipient.

Fourth, always change the domain of the company you are contacting. Give a look once again at the sales letter above where I mentioned your company Sending next email if the company’s URL is I will use because many times we see the company has hundreds and thousands of domains and if you are trying to sell to that company would be difficult for them to recognize which domain you are actually targeting.

This will also ensure the email will reach the inbox of recipient because the sales letter is changed every time you compose new message. Sometimes the filter recognizes the same message being sent over and over with no changes which results in getting your message delivered in their spam/junk box.

If you have missed reading my earlier post where I discussed about Best time and days of the week to send an email to end-user than please read out. It is relevant with this post and will help you to send your letter on perfect time.

As always I am happy to hear comments, criticism, etc. Also feel free to share your sales pitch letter you normally send to end-users.

My reviews about some domain registrars

Hello everyone,

Over the years I have used several registrars Like,,,,, and I would like to share my reviews and personal experience with you.

GoDaddy.comMy first registrar was when my father introduced me about domain names. He created an account for me and the year was 2004. For next couple of years I bought few domains but never knew about coupon codes. Eventually I came to know through Namepros while surfing and reading more about domain names. I found GoDaddy Discount Codes with lot of coupon codes people offering for free. To date I can confirm I have saved thousands of dollars. Their interface was quite slow to react but this year I find it easy to navigate and the page opens quickly compare to some previous years. Their phone support is great but mostly the email support team’s response is filled with canned template messages. You need to be aggressive in your next email to get proper and better response 😉

The only thing I got dissatisfied with GoDaddy since I have joined them was the 60 days lock period for the newly domain transferred at For more information you can read an article I wrote some time back. After I posted this my dear friend Jason Thompson wrote and article which is very helpful for those who are still unaware of getting rid of 60 days lock period which can be unlocked within a day! I came to knew and have bookmarked this article of Jason. Although I got one deal cancelled and lesson learned.

Transferring out of GoDaddy is quickly done if it’s not locked under 60 days lock period. You don’t need to wait for the next 5 days to complete outgoing transfer. Simply quick push the domain and it will be transferred away in minutes! I like it because sometimes the buyer needs the domain at their preferred registrar so if the transfer is done swiftly you can get the money much faster.

I would recommend them and rate them my best registrar I have ever used in past many years.

Name.comI started using mainly for registering .IM domain names. They were having special offers ongoing for new .IM domains. I bought several through them but in coming years the price was increased and I had to move out of there to a better place which can offer lower price. I also used for backordering .CC and .CO domains. Although they were not able to catch any good domain for me. However, I like their backordering system of taking one backorder per person and no auctioning between two or more parties.

The only thing I didn’t like about their backordering system was they charged the backordering fee in advance. So let’s say you wanted to backorder 10 .cc domains you are required to pay $49.95 x 10 = $499.5 – This is not a small amount. The best thing is to enter your CC details with them for backordering domain and they can charge once the domain is successfully grabbed by

I have moved away all my domains from to GoDaddy so currently don’t have any domains with them. Also I am currently not using their backordering service because my focus from the beginning of this year is solely on .com/.net/.org domains and isn’t good at all for grabbing these. They are good at catching .cc, .tv, .co domains. Possibly fewer more ccTLDs but I am not aware of that yet.

You can easily get the authorization code when you need to transfer out your domains. It’s hassle free.

Internet.bsI was trying to recall why I started using them. If I remember correctly I first transferred my domains to because they were having offer on .com/.net domains. Their renewals were a bit higher than GoDaddy but transfer fee was quite low compare to GoDaddy (my preferred registrar). I moved several .com/.net domains to them for a year.

I was using a different email address with them so all the notification would come there. Unfortunately when the time came for renewal they usually sent me reminders but my bad luck I wasn’t actively checking the mailbox regularly and somehow lost ALL my domains which I transferred to them one year back. Some of those domains were important ones which I could have easily hold for some years just to find the right end-users. Right now all those domains which were dropped (by mistake) are already grabbed by different people.

One of the nice things I like about them was live chat. Whenever I needed any assistance which I required several times when I newly joined them and I got them online all the time. I am not sure if their chat service is for 24 hours or not but I always found them online and actively helped me all the time. Easy to get authorization code for transferring out your domains. Never had any issues with them at any stage.

Not a bad registrar at all if the price are good enough. Although their prices are good but I am talking from domainers perspective. reviewWhile searching on Google I found new registrar offering backordering service for .cc domains. Until I registered with DomainMonster I wasn’t knowing any service who was catching .cc domains and I was actually very happy using their backordering service. I went ahead and backordered hundreds of .cc domains. I like their system because while creating an account with them you must enter cc detail and later you may add unlimited number of domains under your backordering list. You could even send them huge list and they will add manually. They have actually done for me. Thanks to them.

So once they are successful in catching your domain they would charge your card. Before their backordering fee for .cc domain was $19.99 + domain reigistration fee. The time I use to add backorders it went so high up to $49.99 for single .cc successful backorder. I was still happy because they caught some decent .cc domains like,

Later when .CO was launched I asked them to start .CO backordering service and they started before the first anniversary of .CO domains. I compiled a big list of .CO domains and sent them to add under my account. They were successful in catching some .CO domains for me. I am sure I was the first one to add all those .CO domain backorders because whatever name I gave was added. I am sure because it was on first come first serve basis and no one knew about .CO backordering service. Later and many other opened this service and it was tough competition for DomainMonster to grab lately…

Overall, it was great experience with them backordering domains with them and eventually I had to stop because I shifted my focus towards .com/.net/.org domains only. Currently I have around 30 .IM domains all registered through DomainMonster because I find they are the offering .IM domains at best possible rates which no one is offering right now.

Their support was great in the past and we used to get response very quickly but these days it take some time. May be their customer numbers have gone high but they should maintain what they used to be.

One thing I just dislike is their control panel. You have no option to bulk edit your domains. In my opinion there are few other things which they must address and improve them under user’s control panel. Although I have asked them to offer bulk edit option for domains I think more than a couple of years back and their response was quick and seemed positive but no changes yet! reviewI was reading about them from long time but there has to be something which can force me create an account with any new registrar. I think three years back NameCheap came up with $1 .com/.net domain transfer offer up to 10 domains can be transferred in one account. I was surprised to see this offer and immediately created an account.

I first contacted them through live chat and asked if I can transfer 30 domains to NameCheap by creating another 2 accounts. They gave me green signal and that made me happy. I went ahead and transferred 30 domains into 3 accounts for roughly $30. When the renewal time came I started transferring out back to GoDaddy from where I earlier transferred to NameCheap. There came the trouble….

When I started unlocking the names and tried to get authorization code, it didn’t work at GoDaddy and failed for most of the domains. I was able to transfer only few but rest stayed there. I immediately contacted them and asked to generate new auth code. They said it will take 1-2 days for you to receive it. I got within a day and transfer process went smoothly with no other issues in between. I didn’t understand why some auth codes didn’t work out previously and later when the new auth code was provided it worked…

Overall, my experience with was great. I still have my account with them and uses it occasionally. reviewLast but not least. Here comes the Hexonet which I promised myself not to use them ever again. I have written specifically about them in past which you can read here. So there isn’t much about them to share with you. I stand still on my promise even after 3 years for not using them. I just don’t like them. I am sure I can write a lot more about them but that makes me feel very bad and I don’t want to ruin my mood at all 😉

At the end I would like to ask about your experiences with your registrars. Also feel free to comment your views about my experience.