As many of you know, I like to dig into stuff! I like to look at things from a lot of different angles. Sometimes this leads to discoveries that are uncommon and another approach to look for thing. When the topic is Domain Names, there are many metrics to consider, but is there a “set” that would help me find “the good ones”?

Well, as the title states, this is part 1 of a small series of studies and I … Read the rest

Sometimes we learn things from facts and looking at things from a different perspective… so here are some quick facts using data I gathered on GoDaddy Auctions with some tools that I use!

These facts are estimates, as data changes constantly! These are facts, because at the time I downloaded the data, these were the numbers.

Backorder Bids (1 Bid, $10 current bid expired domains)

7 one word domains have bids

745 two word domains have bids

837 three word … Read the rest

Amazon is set to announce a “new device” on June 18, 2014 but did they just tip their hand?

On June 4, 2014 through the MarkMonitor service, Amazon has registered 64 domain names related to a phone!

It is likely going to be a “larger phone” because they registered the term Phablet? It will likely be under contract? Games? They are all terms used in the domain names registered.

Here is the list they registered that I found:

amazon-cell-phone.com
amazon-phone-deal.com… Read the rest

A lot of buzz about the new gTLD’s and I haven’t said a word about it yet, well until now!

Money!

Money is the first thing that comes to my mind. It is a pure money thing. Money for ICANN and money for the registries of the the gTLD’s and registrars playing the game. Registrars hate having to display that XYZ domain is TAKEN. If it was available, the consumer would likely buy! If we put .Whatever and people search… … Read the rest

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