Learning from Sahar Sarid

Domaining Mistakes, Life Issues, Monetizing Domains, Personal September 24th, 2007

monetizing domain names of former websites

I love DNJournal’s detailed profiles of major players in the domain name business, telling how they got started and how they made it big. Today I re-read Sahar Sarid’s story for the third time. I’m also big fan of his blog, TheConceptualist.com. I learn something from it every day. So I went back and read his story again, because I am in need of some encouragement…

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Monetizing Domain Names of Former Websites Can Be a Challenge

Advice for Beginners, Monetizing Domains September 15th, 2007

monetizing domain names of former websites

If you own any domains that used to be functioning websites and still receive traffic from back links, you may have noticed that these can be hard to monetize. The click through rate is typically quite low. Why is this, and what can be done about it?

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No Domaining Post Today Due to Family Emergency

Personal September 11th, 2007

Insurance for domain names

My one year old daughter, Salma, is sick, and we have to take her to the hospital today. She began vomiting last night and it’s continuing this morning. I don’t know if she ate something bad, or what.One of the great things about domaining is that you can do it from anywhere, as long as you have a solid internet connection. I work from my home in a small town in the mountains in Panama, Central America. It’s incredibly beautiful here, surrounded by forested hills, and the people are wonderful, so friendly. My wife Laura and I are happy to be living here and raising Salma here.

The downside is that we’re two hours away from the city. So anything major we need, we have to go to town and it’s an all day trip. I’m leaving in a few minutes, so, no domaining post today, sorry!

Response to “Domainer Haikus”

Advice for Beginners September 9th, 2007

Insurance for domain names

Amateur Domainer has written a few haikus expressing his mood, which is not positive.

Here’s my response:

Working late at night
Wind rustling the night time trees
Tapping the keyboard

Domaining takes time
You don’t get rich overnight
Keep on working it

Insurance for Domain Names? A Concept is Born

Domain Industry News September 7th, 2007

Insurance for domain names

Jay Westerdal has been a consistent innovator in the domain name industry, and now he’s come up with another good idea: insurance for domain names. You might think this sounds bizarre – insurance for something that costs $6.95 a year? Consider two factors, however, and it begins to make sense:

1. The skyrocketing value of premium generic domain names in recent years.
2. The development of a new criminal industry to steal or hijack those domains.

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How to Negotiate Domain Name Prices

Buying Domains, Domaining Mistakes, Selling Domains September 5th, 2007

How to negotiate domain name prices

A recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology analyzed the tactics people use when negotiating, and how well buyers and sellers feel that they negotiated once the deal is done. The study contains some interesting lessons for domain name professionals and anyone else who deals with products with negotiable prices. It turns out that most people don’t bargain very well, and don’t get the best possible price, whether they are buying or selling.

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