I got my first payment from DomainNameSales.com aka InternetTraffic.com

I have joined DomainNameSales.com aka InternetTraffic.com platform at the end of last year. I received my payment of November 2012 which was just over US$200. I wasn’t aware of the payment I received because there is no payment history page at DNS and I asked their support for this feature. I got positive answer from their end as they will be integrating in near future which is really good news.

DomainNameSales aka InternetTraffic

At least I can know when my payment was issued and when I can expect to receive it. Although I told them to hold my payment until I give them green signal but they said “We do not hold payments that are above our payout threshhold as we cannot be acting as a bank nor hold significant liabilities on our balance sheet.”

It would be great if they add an option for us to select the minimum payout option like US$500, US$1,000, etc. As everyone can see their new layout with lot of features and upgrades I am sure a lot more is on the way…

Have any of you received the payout from DomainNameSales.com aka InternetTraffic.com platform yet? Care to share the payout range you got?

Find what other domains any person owns free of cost

I am sure not many domainers have paid for DomainTools Pro account which cost you $49.95/month. When we find a particular doman is registered by someone and wanted to know what other domains he/she owns and there comes the trouble of $49.95/month which is expensive for one who is not regular user of DomainTools.

I am aware of one service which show up the domains owned by that specific person. Simply visit this link– Change your@emailaddress.com with the ID and you will see what other type of domains this owner has.

Webboar

There are couple of issues I have noticed using their site. If you enter an email address with underscore than it will not display other domains. Instead comes a message “Error 404 Unable to resolve the request”. I tried contacting them but got no response since two months.

The other known issue to me is let’s say a person owns 500 domains and you are trying to figure out what are those 500 domains. I am sorry to inform you this site will display lot less than that. May be 250-300. Very rarely it will display all the domains owned by the person.

I will also share one bonus issue which hasn’t solved yet by them. I am talking about their support. I never got any response from their end. At least to me. I am not sure what they do with the queries received from others.

Have you ever used this site? If yes, how was your experience? If not, just give it a try and would love to hear feedback from you.

Make sure to set different passwords for each domain registrar you use

Normally I stick with a couple of registrars to stay away from many troubles like operating the account management tools which will vary from registrar to registrar, customer service and it goes on…

One important thing I have learned in the past years is to set completely different password with each of the registrar you are using. Let’s say if someone cracks the account password of user A; he will definitely try the same password at other registrar user A has kept the domains.

So basically it’s good to keep your password mixed with numbers, special characters, capital letters so it will be difficult for one to guess. Also never keep something very familiar like combination of your name, birth date, etc. One of the best example of password can be something like $%))*Wg$!!>ga.

set different passwords with each registrar you use

I know it’s difficult for one to memorize it but you can save that in your computer at some hidden place so you can retrieve at your own convenience. Also you can note down and keep it in your locker or any safe place like that.

*NOTE* – Change your password right now if it’s not something like I gave an example right now. It’s for your own safety and will keep you out of trouble!

I have kept different passwords at each registrar I operate. How about you guys? Is it the combination of the above example or a plain one?

Does it matter which registrar your domains are registered with?

I am raising this question after reading out the post from Acro where he has filed complaint against Pool.com at BBB. Once you have read you must ask this question to yourself “Does it matter which registrar my domains are registered with?”

For me the answer is Yes, it does matter a lot. Actually in many ways. First and foremost would be the security of domains and pricing for me. Although there are many other factors to consider like ease of pushing domains from one account to another as well as transferring out of domains. Also the account management tools are very important when you have huge number of domains.

I would strongly suggest everyone to carefully select your registrar by keeping all these factors in your mind and give importance to each and everyone. I always try to keep my domains at a small number of registrars because spreading out every few domains to many registrar not only confuses you but someday may put you in trouble like I mentioned at the start of my post. Also you need to remember lot of different passwords (if you have set different passwords) you may set at each registrar.

I know most of the domainers like me regularly buy domains from domain auctions like NameJet, Pool, SnapNames, etc. Due to which our domains are at many different places. I just keep record for each domain that once the 60 day period is over I simply transfer the domain back to my favorite registrar GoDaddy.com. It has not only the best pricing for domains but offers good customer service, swiftness of transferring domains internally as well as externally in just few minutes. I really like the account management tool as well but to be honest it’s very slow to operate.

99% of my domains are always with GoDaddy and DomainMonster.com. I really like the support of DM but their control panel for bulk modifying the domains is really poor and they promised to improve that in near future. Not sure when the near future will come for them 😉

As you know I have invested in .IM domains for which I am using DM as my registrar. They also offer the best pricing for .IM domains and one of the great customer service. So for this specific purpose I think they are the best. Rest all my domains are with GoDaddy and I strongly recommend everyone to stick with them.

I would like to know if you really care which registrar you keep your domains and how is your experience with them?

Use same email address in WHOIS and for sending emails to end-users

As my father got involved on internet since late 1997 and started buying very few domains for business purpose which were related to his company name and products. My elder brother also showed some interest in early 2000 and I got late entry as I was very young that time and seriously had no interest in the beginning until I made few bucks online.

My brother bought several domains for his personal use and reselling purpose as well but never actively tried selling them. I asked him if I can try selling his domain and started using my email address @abdulbasit.com for selling his domain names. Mind you, he is having all domains under his personal email address. First up, I was not receiving good response from end-users and later one email reply opened my eyes that I must use same email address in WHOIS and for sending emails to end-users as well. The guy asked if I really owned this domain. I was like what the hell! Of course it’s my domain and the next reply was the email address I am trying to sell that domain is owned by someone else. That’s what the WHOIS says!

I told him the domain is of my family member and I am authorized to sell the domain. He was never interested and I was forced to change the email address in WHOIS to my ID because I wanted to sell that domain and contacted him again. From there on, he showed some confidence in talking with me. Eventually the deal didn’t go through because of pricing difference.

The thing I learned was to use the same email ID at both WHOIS and for sending emails to end-users which makes comfortable for the person who is dealing with you that the domain is owned by sender of email.

Care to share your experience in this regard? Have you had any experience like this before?