"Domaining" Posts

For Better Or Worse, Hubpages Makes The Move To Subdomains

Recently, I received an email from Hubpages.com letting me know that if I failed to migrate my account to a subdomain, it planned to do so automatically. This move reflects Hubpages’ efforts to rebuild its SEO after the farmer update

What ICANN’s Domain Name Expansion Really Means

Last week, ICANN, the regulatory body for Internet names, announced a massive of expansion of gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains) from the current 22 to a virtually unlimited range of possibilities. No longer bound by such familiar extensions as .com, …

Breaking News: Overstock Purchases Single Letter Domain O.CO for $350,000

There is nothing like a short URL to help increase retention in branding. Today Overstock banked on that announcing the purchase of O.CO and associated domains for $350,000.

The move helps Overstock in two ways. It allows them to highlight …

Domain Name ROI – 19,722% Return!

Back in May of 2007, I bought quite a bit of domain names that were expiring through the snapnames auction process. You may remember my post about our seriouscooks.com bidding that got out of control. I wanted to tell you …

From Super Affiliate to Coffee Baron?

Bill McClure, former Chairman of Traffic Strategies, which was sold to Linkshare one year ago, informed me this morning that he has just acquired Coffee.org for $100,000. That domain will make up his key international coffee distribution destination site …

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ICANN: A Taste Will Cost You

ICANN adds pepper to domain tasting.

The Network Solutions Scandal

In case you missed it, there is a big scandal going on right now with network solutions. Apparently they implemented a process whereby when you search network solutions to find an available name, they actually register names immediately and hold …

Testing a New Strategy – Domain Parking vs Amazon’s aStore

I few months back I went on a binge of buying a bunch of expiring domain names with Google PR values and inbound links. I parked these domains at Sedo Pro, a great parking site that hosts your site, provides …

Killer Combo: SedoPro Domain Parking Plus Adsense Accelerator

Having run an ISP in my past, and having worked at Network Solutions, I have a warm place in my heart for Domainers and have dabbled in the domaining business myself. In May I posted a story on my domain

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Web 0.1

I saw this on Life & Times http://theforrester.wordpress.com/ this morning. I thought it would make good reading while drinking your coffee this morning. It lists the first 100 domains ever registered. Interestingly, it took over 2 years and 8 months …