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SnapNames Has Been Acquired by Web.com

SnapNames-Has-Been-Acquired-by-Web.comHello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I received an email from the CEO of SnapNames which was surely mass distributed among all SnapNames customers and partners. Here is the email which will give you better idea of the acquisition:

To SnapNames Valued Customers and Partners:

It is my pleasure to announce that SnapNames has been acquired by Web.com (Nasdaq: WWWW) from KeyDrive S.A. Web.com is a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses. SnapNames joins the Web.com family of companies including two of the world’s largest retail registrars, Network Solutions and Register.com.

As a valued customer, we want you to know that we expect our business with you to be “business as usual.” You will continue to work with the same SnapNames team under the same terms and conditions that were in effect prior to the acquisition – under my leadership.

Since 2000, SnapNames’ technology defined the global domain name aftermarket by providing customers convenient access to domain names across all categories, including expiring, deleting and privately-owned. This success was accomplished with your support and we sincerely thank you. We believe the addition of SnapNames to the Web.com group will further expand our overall global partnership channels.

As we move ahead in the integration of the two businesses, we ask that all current SnapNames customers and partners continue to use their existing contacts. SnapNames and Moniker will continue to cooperate similarly to how they have in the past.  Domain names currently accessible through the Moniker interface will remain accessible through that interface.   We will promptly communicate any changes as they are made available. For support contacts, hours and portal access please continue to visit: https://www.snapnames.com/support.jsp.

Thank you for your continued business and support.

Regards,

Craig Snyder
CEO, SnapNames“

I have been using SnapNames.com for several years most probably for domain backorders. They are still good at catching names but there have been tremendous competition grown over the period of last some years. Lot many new domainers jumping in this game every now and then…

Do you think it will have any kind of impact on the regular/non-regular customers of SnapNames? Any comments are welcome.

Sold first domain through Name Syndication feature of DomainNameSales.com

Sold-first-domain-through-Name-Syndication-feature-of-DomainNameSales.comHello and Assalamo Alaikum everyone,

As mentioned in my previous post about my recent domain sale for which I would like to share little bit of. It was CVCV.net bought in 3 figs and sold for 4 figs. Not a big sale at all but still I was happy to fetch money for a .net domain I was not hoping to sell that so quickly. I mean .net are slow and selling CVVC.net in four figs is something nice. This CVCV was a name of person as well. Unfortunately I won’t be disclosing the domain for some reasons.

But let me tell you one interesting thing which for me is really a big achievement. I am getting over 40 genuine domain inquiries each month but as you can see I have sold just one domain this year. The main reason behind that is to get maximum $$$$ I can fetch and/or with the team of DomainNameSales.com. Right now I am in the position of holding my inventory for quite some time even I don’t make any quick cash and still buying out domain names.

Generally I don’t invest in LLLL.net domains but this was nice looking CVCV.net and bought last year. I just checked my portfolio and found that I have few more CVCV.net domains.

As you know I have already enabled the feature of domain syndication with DomainNamesSales.com so I can receive inquiries through GoDaddy and DomainTools which are automatically forwarded to DNS team and if the domain is sold the commission of DNS is fixed 20%.

The interesting thing about this deal was I received email from Phillip Hutauruk, Domain Broker from DomainNameSales.com as what I am asking for this domain because they had an interested buyer for it. I simply replied with giving 100% freehand to ask any amount he thinks is worth and can sell it!

Just after 3 days I got an update from their transfer specialist the domain being sold for $x,xxx and I can proceed by simply pushing the domain to their GD account. The rest formalities were completed in next couple of days.

I am quite happy with the price domain sold for and they deserves 20% commission because they make the process so swiftly and keep things crystal clear.

Normally I provide them my asking price or get their suggestion based on which we decide what to ask but for very few domains I just toy around and see what will be the outcome.

Another thing I liked about them is the faith they had in me. They could have stop moving forward before getting price from me but they simply moved on when I gave them green signal to ask any amount they think my domain is worth of.

Hats off to Phillip Hutauruk, Helki Weber (domain transfer specialist) and the entire DNS team for being so friendly and keeping things very simply.

January and February 2014 domain parking revenue updates

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,January-and-February-2014-domain-parking-revenue-updates

I just forgot to post the January revenue stats so I decided to put two months update together.

It’s been quite nice start off to new year for me. Didn’t sold a domain until last week (for which I will make a separate post) this month but was still happy with how things were going. Parking revenue is getting better as I am adding more domains to my portfolio all the time. As mentioned in one of my previous posts I have now over 500 domains and for the last two months January and February 2014 I am making over $500 p/month.

So now I can see the consistency in parking revenue quite a bit because when there is revenue in $500 range for the last 3 months there is some consistency but this must be growing because I am always adding some domains every month to my portfolio. Still my buying strategy is to buy domains which can sold down the road at high profit and don’t care if there is not much type-in traffic because I want to make big chunk out of that domain instead of making pennies every day. It looks like this strategy is paying off well to me slowly but steadily…

Any comments and feedback is welcome no matter how good or good they are 😉

 

Hurry up as NameJet.com domain might be dropping!

Hurry-up-as-NameJet.com-domain-might-be-droppingHello and Assalamo Alaikum,

Take it easy yeah. I know you must be wondering how NameJet.com domain can be dropped. But 10 people think it’s going to drop in future! The interesting thing is these bids are at NameJet.com itself! Simply visit this link and see by yourself 😉

I was going to type some other domain which I wanted to backorder but somehow typed NameJet and it made me laugh. What on earth those people think this domain be dropping in their lifetime? This made me curious to check some other top company names like Microsoft.com which has 11 bids with highest offering so far $99. Business.com at $150 with 27 bids!

I got some more interesting one’s listed below:

IBM.com at $1,000 with 20 bids.
Name.com at $80 with 15 bids.
Sex.com at $1,000 with 54 bids.
Blue.com at $350 with 19 bids.
Air.com at $1,000 with 27 bids.
Dubai at $100 with only 15 bids. Quite cheap starting bid yeah 😉

Although none of them will be dropping in any of our lives reading this post and surely not after that as well. I wonder why people waste their time in placing their bids for such domains giving themselves false hope of getting top quality domains by playing waiting game.

So did you find this post interesting? Any other domains you see with more bidders and prices? Feel free to comment 🙂

Rick Schwartz comment on PinkBear.com

Domain-Sherpa-Review-Really-Cool-Brandable-DomainsHello and Assalamo Alaikum everyone,

It was the first time I submitted a domain at DomainSherpa. I was really happy to see my brandable domain was accepted for “Really Cool Brandable” domains theme. I submitted PinkBear.com which Michael Cyger, the publisher of DomainSherpa. I received an email from him informing me that my domain was included in the “Really Cool Brandable” list and the interview with Adam Dicker, Page Howe, Rick Schwartz and Michael Berkens was aired which can be watched here.

I was hoping to get some comment from any of those Sherpas but only Rick Schwartz commented which was really an honor to get some positive feedback on PinkBear.com. If you like you can check the video below and can either watch the complete review of all four Sherpas or just listen to what Rick Schwartz said about PinkBear.com from 27:20-29:00 where Michael Cyger asked what are Rick’s top 3 domains from the list and he mentioned my domain in top 3 which was really nice to hear it.

I sincerely thank Michael Cyger for accepting my domain for the review and thanks to all Sherpas who devoted their time and sharing their experience and review the domains. And yeah, special thanks to Rick for liking my domain and it would be more great if Rick had valuated this domain as to how much he had asked from enduser if the domain was owned by him. I welcome Rick to share his view in this regard which will be highly appreciated.

Overall, it was great experience going through the whole video and lot of things to learn from the domain experts.

Let us know how valuable this video was for you and all comments are welcome no matter how good or good they are 😉