18 January 2013

Learn from Chuck Hagel's Mistake: Buy Your Domain Name

Learn from Chuck Hagel's Mistake: Buy Your Domain Name Before Running for Office | InTheCapital: "More often than not commentary associated with Hagel’s name has circulated around his past statements on foreign policy, all of which have been painstakingly readdressed for all to see on the former Senator’s very own website. . . .Yes, that’s right, access ChuckHagel.com and you will find yourself knee deep in scathing remarks about the recently nominated head of the Department of Defense. The headline says it all: “Chuck Hagel is not a responsible option.” Why would Hagel host a website completely contradicting his move to be secretary of defense? Truth is, he didn’t. In fact, it was The Emergency Committee for Israel that paid for Chuck Hagel’s domain name. . . . "

Go Daddy begins showing minimum offer price alongside unpriced Afternic listings - Domain Name Wire: "Here’s the full message:
We wanted to let you know of a recent change with one of our largest reseller partners, GoDaddy. Recently, GoDaddy began accepting offers on unpriced domains listed on Afternic. As you may know, this resulted in a large volume of unqualified buyers, with unrealistic expectations on sale price.
We are excited to announce that GoDaddy will now be displaying on their site the minimum offer amount on your domains as you have them set on Afternic. This represents a tremendous benefit to you, as you now have the opportunity to receive more qualified offers than in the past.
In order to benefit from this, we are requesting that you update your minimum offers on your domains listed on Afternic to reflect your true expectations on sales price for your unpriced domains. Setting an appropriate minimum offer (versus the default $250) will lead to more qualified inquiries, and potentially increase your sales velocity!"

Demand Media Bags 1.5M Domains After Acquiring Domain Registrar Name.com | TechCrunch: "The ‘social content’ company was also on an upward swing on its stock. Perhaps it’s that momentum which is behind today’s news that the company has acquired the Denver-based Name.com, a domain name registrar with a strong retail brand, in order to add to its platform plans for Top Level Domains (TLDs) this year. Demand already owns the eNom registrar. Over one thousand new domain extensions are expected to become available for registration in the years ahead. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2003, Name.com customers have registered nearly 1.5 million domains. The deal makes sense for security given that Demand Media’s subsidiary, eNom, has over 13.5 million domain names on its platform registered by over 8,800 resellers and partners. As Richard Rosenblatt, chairman and CEO points out, “Name.com will provide a direct channel for us to reach consumers and small businesses as they develop and manage their online identities.”

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