With the introduction of all the new local TLD’s are the location based .com still worth what they were? Over 10 years ago in 2005 lasvegas.com sold for $12 million up front with monthly payments that could have taken the price as high as $90 million. But are those prices still valid now that there […]

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At one point or another you may ask yourself if using a domain broker will help sell more domain names. Here are some things you should expect when hiring a domain broker. Negotiate the Fee and Sales Price Before you List – Brokers typically charge anywhere from 10% to 30% and the time to negotiate […]

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If you own more than a handful of domain names, then you will need a system to help you manage and track important information regarding those domains. Tough Domains Portfolio Manager have features that will dynamically update important information related to your domain including: Domain Age (automatic update) Expiration Date (automatic update) Registrar (automatic update) Current DNS Name server (automatic […]

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In late 2016, GoDaddy released an emoji search service at ❤️❤️❤️.ws. ❤️❤️❤️.ws was created to allow users to find and register emoji based domains. Currently .WS is the only Top Level Domain (TLD) that offers an emoji based domain and you can register yours right now. You are allowed to put up to three emoji into one domain […]

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Tough Domains has developed an industry concept called “The Domain Cycle”. The domain cycle is a strategy that every domainer should follow when buying and selling domains. There are four major elements to the domain cycle and they include: Discover and Buying Domains, Managing You Domain Portfolio, Monetizing Domains, and ultimately Selling, Holding, or Dropping domains. […]

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The first major step in becoming an ICANN accredited registrar is to decide if you want to purchase an existing registrar or apply for ICANN accreditation. Buying an ICANN accredited registrar will most likely allow you to get your business up and running a lot faster than applying for the accreditation. The price of an […]

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1. The government froze .COMs prices in 2012 at $7.85 per domain name. Originally there was a price increase of 7% per year from 2007. VeriSign has a deal with ICANN for the .COM domains that originally allowed them to increase the price of the .COM domain registration by 7% per year. The U.S. government came […]

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Non-Human traffic (NHT) and Bot Traffic has been an issue for online advertisers as well as platforms that depend on these ads to generate revenue for a long time now. Anyone with stakes in online advertising should take a careful look at where their internet traffic is coming from. It is not just the individual […]

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Four letter domain names have officially become the new liquid digital asset. These domains could be brought and quickly sold in any auction for quick liquid cash. They are considered as good as cash with rather steady minimums for premium and non premium names. We compiled sales data of 4 letter domain name sales for August, […]

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  A Brand TLD is very similar to a gTLD except it is not offered to the general public. A major benefit in having a Brand TLD is to have 100% control of your domain. It provides greater protection for your brand because no one else can get that domain. When more companies switch to brand based TLDs […]

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How do know the domain you are developing is the best opportunity? This is the first question that comes up when you decide to develop a domain. You may have hundreds or thousands of domains in your portfolio, so how do you know which one is the best to develop. If you are going to be […]

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Google Adsense is one of the most popular monetization service in the world. It is used by virtually everyone on the internet because of the quality of the ads, the timely payout compared to their competitors, and Google being one of the most famous advertising companies in the world. Many bloggers as well as parking […]

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What does TLD stands for? A TLD or gTLD stands for “Top-level domain or generic Top-level domain”. When speaking of a top level domain, you are referring to what comes immediately after the dot. The most commonly registered gTLD are (.)com, (.)net, and (.)org. These gTLD are completely oversaturated and finding a great domain name can […]

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The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy is a set of guidelines used resolve disputes due to the registration of similar domains. These policies were set in place for ICANN to protect the owners of a brand or trademark from a malicious third party. The UDRP applies to gTLDs like the common .com, .net, .org, as well […]

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Crypto Currency has been surging in popularity as a form of secured currency. This type of currency can be store online via a wallet or on your computers hard-drive. There mining companies out there that will help you mind for these crypto currencies for a fee. These online mining companies typically offer an annual service, […]

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