Best time to end your auction at GoDaddy Auctions

First of all thanks to everyone who is coming to my blog regularly, commenting and subscribed to receive posts through email. I can clearly see the number of comments have gradually increased by time which motivates me to write and share my experience with you in many ways.

Best-time-to-start-and-finish-off-your-auction-at-GoDaddy-Auctions

So today I am going to tell you the best time to start and finish off your auction at GoDaddy Auctions which will increase the chances of your domain auction to get sold.

Although I don’t sell many domains with GoDaddy Auctions because I prefer the endusers to contact me directly. In my opinion the best ending time for a 7 day public auction is Sunday evening (U.S time). Most of the buyers and sellers who frequently participate at GoDaddy Auctions are from U.S so I always try to target this occasion no matter it’s sleeping time in my country.

There is one more thing which you can try by tweaking ending time for your auction. Let’s say you are selling a domain which is more targeting for Chinese buyers for example NNNN.com so you must set the ending time according to China timing zone. Although there are buyers for NNNN.com from all over the world but these days we see many serious buyers are coming from China.

What are your opinions in this regard? Does any one agree or disagree with me?

Wonder story about Sindbad Wonderland

Hello everyone,

I haven’t posted since few days and after my comeback today I wanted to share something really interesting with you all. Here in Karachi there is a Dolmen Mall and inside there is a play area for all ages named Sindbad Wonderland. All games under that play area and anywhere in our country are played with coins; the old system. But recently they came up with card system which we need to load and swipe it before the ride/games start.

It’s necessary to purchase the card before we can play any game so when I went with my family there for the first time I needed to buy one and load it. I had to give you some background about Sindbad Wonderland above before I tell you something really funny about them.

Below you can see my Sindbad Wonderland card both front and backside:Sindbad-Wonderland-card-front-side

Sindbad-Wonderland-card-back-side

When I got home I read this card and found they have website address mentioned on it and that too in bold. I decided to check and see what was developed. To my surprising I found the domain was available!! I registered it and put on parking and it gets few visitors daily. After checking this domain through Archive.org I found it was owned by them but somehow they let it go. Now this is not something new for me because I can sometimes find an ad in magazine/newspaper and can see the website address but again that is available to register.

If you check their about page on Facebook you will see the URL is also the same. Thanks to them for promoting my domain 😉

I will share something like this in my coming posts so stay tuned and don’t forget to post your comments on this funny story 😀 Also if you had any experience like this before just feel free to share 🙂

Have you heard anything about .comn

Have you heard anything about .comn?

I was looking through ICANN’s website for some details about gTLDs launch and some other stuff. While surfing their website I found this link – http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/about/program. There is complete history about what was there before 1998 up to 2012. It’s actually called New gTLD Applicant Guidebook.

Now the interesting thing is if you see the bottom of that New gTLD Applicant Guidebook which says Eight gTLDs predate ICANN’s creation and just below the big text Before 1998 it starts with .comn, .edu, .gov, .int, .mil, .net, .org and .arpa.

Simply click the image below to enlarge and look more clearly.

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Now I wonder what the heck is .comn. Is it a mistake or was .comn renamed later to .com 😉 Just kidding. It seems clear mistake though.

I have sent an email to newgtld@icann.org to get clarification and I will update this post as soon as I get any response.

Escrow.com launches fantastically re-designed website

Escrow.com-launches-fantastically-re-designed-website I am sure most of the active domainers have seen the newly re-designed site of Escrow.com which has come up with some new features as well. One of the feature I like is Milestone Escrow. You must be wondering what is it actually. Well, I have taken the explanation from their site “From a kitchen remodeling contract to an IT project, Escrow.com’s 5 Simple Step payment process can be used to provide protection for both Sellers and their Buyers. Buyers fund the full contract amount upfront and Sellers receive their milestone payments once each phase of the project is complete. This way both parties can be assured individual project commitments and deadlines are met and payment for them is received.”

With the new site launched you will find out lots of more information which will clear all doubts of any one who was hesitant using their service in the past. Although they had necessary information on their old website but this time they have put everything. I would say more than anything you would ask for!

You may also find the complete list of Escrow.com partners –  There are some very big names like GoDaddy.com, Cars.com, Ebay.com, AutoTrader.com

Following are the benefits for both buyer and sellers in case you are not aware of Escrow.com yet:

Buyers benefit:
Escrow.com tracks the shipped merchandise and verifies it was delivered.
The Seller isn’t paid until the Buyer accepts the merchandise, or the inspection period expires.

Sellers benefit:
Escrow.com confirms when the Buyer receives merchandise.
The Seller is authorized to ship only after Escrow.com verifies good funds.

You will find out my testimonial on their customer stories page. Once again a big thanks to Escrow.com for providing such a great service which is really not comparable to any one else. Also for publishing my story which is absolutely true.

Parking revenue at InternetTraffic aka DomainNameSales.com for March 2013

Parking-revenue-at-InternetTraffic-aka-DomainNameSales.com-for-March-2013As I mentioned in my previous month’s parking revenue which was quite low and I was hoping to reach once again US$300 mark this month (March) but unfortunately didn’t reach it. But somehow managed to get very close towards US$300. I am planning to add some more domains with IT/DNS this month so that I can make sure I reach US$300 in April.

One of my friend Mohammed Zaki Ahmed informed me that it’s spring and holiday season in U.S due to which there will be minimal competition among advertisers. That clears my doubt because I added few more domains but the revenue didn’t go up. One thing I noticed overall that traffic didn’t went down and was surely better than previous month because very few domains in March but the only thing which went down was $$$.

Once again my highest revenue making domain was from technology niche.

Did you see any ups and down in parking revenue? How March 2013 turned out for you? For me it was a better month compare to previous month (February 2013).