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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.

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 😉

A tip to get better valuation/appraisal of your domains

A-tip-to-get-better-valuation-appraisal-of-your-domains-for-freeHello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I am sure most of us are aware of domain valuation tools like Valuate.com, Estibot.com, DomainIndex.com and there are many more out there. In my opinion all these are simply time waste and nonsense.

Today I am going to share a way to get your domains valuated and I am sure you guys will agree that the valuation you will get will be much more satisfying compare to the above crappy sites.

Currently I am parking 99% of my domain portfolio with DomainNameSales.com and so far I am more than happy with their team members and featured pack control panel for their partners.

Since they have come out with follow up feature I mentioned earlier which is really good and I am quite impressed with their follow up and communication skill. Once my domain inquiries get inactive for 30 days than it’s forwarded to DNS team and they play their own role in order to make the lead successful. Also the inquiries received from DomainTools and GoDaddy are automatically forwarded to them. The only difference is commission structure which is 12.5% and 20% respectively.

After responding to several broker emails about what price I am looking for I decided to throw the dice back to them and see what they have to say about my domains. I was surprised to see their quote suggestions for my domains. Most of the time it was in five figures and they simply do not give you suggestion about price but also let you know why they think it’s worth $x,xxx or $xx,xxx.

That gives you more authoritative and almost perfect valuation for your domains because the team of DNS/Frank Schilling is well trained and vastly experienced in this field.

Those crappy valuation sites won’t give you the info. Not even Afternic, Sedo where you need to pay to get your domain valuated will present you the true valuation because they want to make sale as quickly as possible and take away their commission whereas I have clearly noticed about DNS team they are very much honest in giving their suggestion. They won’t try to lure you into making quick sale.

It’s been couple of months or more since I am trying collaborate with their team and unfortunately not made a single successful deal with the help of them. That doesn’t make me disappointed as they are trying their best. The thing I am trying to say is even there has been no sale with the help of them they still valuate the domains like it’s done for the portfolio of Frank Schilling.

I salute the entire team of DNS for their hard work, dedication and proper guidance. Always pleasure doing business with them.

Please note that I am not trying to influence anyone here to use DNS simply for valuation of their domains but this tip can be handy at times. I personally use only when I feel I need some guidance/assistance as to what I should ask from the potential buyer.

Feel free to comment on whether you find this helpful or not. No matter how good or good they are simply shoot one 😉

If you have Google Analytics installed then you must read this

If-you-have-Google-Analytics-installed-than-you-must-read-thisHello and Assalamo Alaikum,

It’s been almost a year I implemented this but unfortunately I forgot to share with you guys. However, today Elliot Silver shared stats mentioning the bounce rate of blog which is 78.43% and I was quite surprised because the quality of content on DomainInvesting makes the visitors to engage on blog for very long period which the bounce rate doesn’t agree. This shows there is major flaw is Google Analytics bounce rate tracking.

This reminded me a tip which I would like to share for every one who has Google Analytics installed and is interested in reducing the bounce rate. This trick will dramatically reduce your bounce rate even in single digits. Until I changed the coding my bounce rate was similar to other sites but thanks to DnMedia.com who shared the tip which will change the bounce rate noticeably. Today my bounce rate for this blog is 14.39% which is really good as compare to last year when it was ranging between 60-65%.

Right now Google Analytics measure your visitors like this; Let’s say person A visits your website and spend 10 minutes on your website reading your article with no more interaction and leaves. Now GA actually measures the time person A spent on your website as the difference between the time he opened your website and the last page view. So altogether Google will calculate the difference as 0 and call it bounce when it was actually a visitor who visited other page and spent long time on your website. But no worries you bounce rate will be sorted today.

So normally your Google Analytics code looks something like this:

<script type="text/javascript">

var _gaq = _gaq || [];
_gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-963333-23']);
_gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);

(function() {
var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
})();

</script>

But after changing to the new one which looks like this:

<script type="text/javascript">

  var _gaq = _gaq || [];
  _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-963333-23']);
  _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);

  (function() {
    var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
    ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
  })();
(function (tos) {
  window.setInterval(function () {
    tos = (function (t) {
      return t[0] == 50 ? (parseInt(t[1]) + 1) + ':00' : (t[1] || '0') + ':' + (parseInt(t[0]) + 10);
    })(tos.split(':').reverse());
    window.pageTracker ? pageTracker._trackEvent('Time', 'Log', tos) : _gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'Time', 'Log', tos]);
  }, 5000);
})('00');
</script>

The bold code above is what was added. If you see in above code I have made 5000 which makes the visitor time count from 5 seconds after he entered the website. You can make it to whatever you feel is comfortable at your end. However, if you are having any issues just let me know as I will try my best to help you but can’t promise because I am not a techie guy 😉 You can even comment in the above website from where I got the updated code or the original author of this code if I fails to fix your issue.

Make sure to make backups before playing with your coding. Also scroll the bar from right to left to get full code.

Your comments are welcome. Feel free to shoot one no matter how good or good they are 😉

Trip to Murree Hill Station in 2013

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

As promised in my previous post I was going to share some pictures which were taken on the trip of Murree Hill Station last year December 2013. As schools went off so we decided to spend winter holidays once again at the same place we went in 2012. Simply click on pictures to enlarge them.

AbdulBasit-Jaweria-at-Bandar-Monkey-Point
AbdulBasit with his wife.

AbdulBasit-Mom-and-kids-at-Bandar-Monkey-Point
AbdulBasit with his sweet mother and two lovely sons Jasim and Luqman.

Any comments are welcome 🙂