Advice for Beginners, Domain Name e-Book January 3rd, 2008
I’ve decided to write an e-book on domaining. True, I started in 2005 which makes me a latecomer to the domain name industry. Also true that I have not made millions of dollars (yet), though I do own upwards of 2,000 domain names that earn good parking income and I have made many good sales.
Nevertheless, I have learned much in two years, and beyond that I have considerable experience as a researcher and writer.
But what really prompted this decision is an incident that occurred recently. A member at one of the domain name forums bought a new e-book on domaining, and noticed that substantial portions were plagiarized from this blog, DomainerPro.com. I investigated and sure enough, there was a sizeable amount of material in the e-book that was taken word for word from this blog. Even my text formatting style was copied, with a copyright label slapped on it!
Naturally I contacted the author. He claims that he hired a contractor to write the book and he did not know that the contractor had plagiarized portions of the book. Perhaps he is telling the truth. To his credit, he pulled the book from the market immediately.
If my writing is good enough to be copied into someone else’s e-book, then I may as well write one of my own. In addition to sharing the fruits of my own experience, I will make heavy use of the advice of the experts, crediting them fully for their ideas. I will attempt to put together something very comprehensive, that covers all the fundamentals in detail.
You can expect to see the release of this e-book before summer 2008.