Portfolio of 42 premium generic .in domain names for sale

Domains for Sale December 3rd, 2009

Premium .in domain names for sale

I have 42 .in domain names that I am offering sale as a portfolio. These are premium generic domains. All of them were just recently renewed for another year. All serious offers will be considered. Please make an offer if you are interested.

The domains are:

namaz.in (namaz means “prayer” in Urdu, which is the dominant language among India’s almost 200 million Muslims)
salat.in (another word for prayer)
hadith.in (hadith are the narrations of the Prophet Muhammad)

Snapnames Admits Employee Fraud

Domain Auctions, Snapnames November 4th, 2009

Snapnames discovers employee fraud

In a stunner of a development, Snapnames has discovered that one of their employees has been secretly bidding on domain names for the last four years. The employee set up a Snapnames account under a fake name and bid on domain names.

The company says in their press release that this affected only a small percentage of auctions. How much exactly is that small percentage? They go on to say:

  • Bidding affected approximately five percent of total SnapNames auctions since 2005, most of which occurred between 2005 and 2007.
  • The incremental revenue from the bidding represented approximately one percent of SnapNames’ auction revenue since 2005.

Five percent of all auctions since 2005? That’s huge! One percent of total auction revenue coming from one fraudulent employee? Again, that’s huge!

I have many questions about this.

  1. How could this have happened? I am quite frankly shocked that this could have gone on for so long undetected. Even now it appears that the employee will retain the domain names he/she purchased.
  2. How could an employee come up with the funds to purchase 1% (in revenue) of all domains? Is he independently wealthy? Or did he have a backer who colluded in this fraud and benefited from it? Maybe he was even secretly employed by someone else.
  3. In their announcement, Snapnames says they have created new controls and procedures to prevent this from happening again, including, “Specific domain name registration policies for employees.” What? You mean you didn’t already have specific domain name registration policies for employees in place?
  4. Does this represent a breach of the law in any way? Can this employee be prosecuted?

Snapnames will be offering a rebate to anyone who participated in an affected auction, amounting to with 5.22% interest (the highest applicable federal rate during the affected time period), to affected customers for the difference between the prices they actually paid and the prices they would have paid, had the employee not bid in the auctions.

I am curious how they will calculate this. It’s not as straightforward as it seems. Sometimes the level of activity in an auction acts as an X-factor that draws in other bidders. But this can be hard to quantify.

This is a bad development for Snapnames. Domain name discussion forums have always been rife with speculation about the presence of company “shills” in auctions. Of course that’s not what this is, since this employee acted independently and against company policy. Still, it will only feed those sorts of rumors.

I like the Snapnames system and I’ve acquired many domains through them. I expect I will be contacted regarding this rebate. I sincerely hope that Snapnames continues to address this issue openly and decisively and comes out of it stronger and wiser as a company.

VenezuelaReport.com for sale

Domains for Sale, Selling Domains August 10th, 2009


 is a magazine-style blog about life in Venezuela. It’s an attractive website built on an obviously good domain name, and I’m offering it for sale for only $2,500.

The site utilizes WordPress for easy updating, and is upgraded to the latest release. I’ve written original articles for the website over the last several months, and I’ve done a good job of optimizing the articles for the search engines. And of course, “Venezuela Report” is an extremely common keyword combination, with governments, NGOs and corporate intelligence organizations all over the world constantly writing reports on Venezuela. As a result, the site is generating steady traffic on the order of between 20 and 100 visitors per day, without the need for paid advertising. The website has already attracted a small following and a fair number of inbound links. It’s a very good buy at this price, and an excellent long-term investment.

If you are interested, please contact me through this website’s Contact Form. Thank you.

Update 8-26-2011:  VenezuelaReport is ranking quite well on Google for a variety of relevant search terms. For example, do a Google search for “life in Venezuela” and see what comes up. Consequently traffic to VenezuelaReport has increased to more than 250 visitors per day, so my price is going up as well, to $4,500. I’m also going to be experimenting with ad placements to increase CTR, using some techniques that I’ve recently been experimenting with. I think the website will be turning a nice profit soon. The sale price on this one is only going to go up, so if you are interested then act now.

Past and Future Projects

Developing Domains, Domains for Sale, Monetizing Domains May 26th, 2009

Project in development by DomainerPro.com

I’ve been working on building a membership base for my Hapkido website, http://www.HapkidoNetwork.com. Hapkido is a Korean martial art that is a mix of hard and soft, with joint locks and circular movements, but also hard strikes. It’s got high Google rankings for “Hapkido network” and “Hapkido forum”, but so far I’ve had trouble building a membership base. 220 is not bad, but my goal is 1,000 by the end of the year. Ads on forums have notoriously low CTRs, so it will take a combination of high traffic and diverse revenue streams to make a significant profit.

VenezuelaReport.com is an online magazine/blog about life in Venezuela. I’m working on adding a discussion forum to it. The site is already ranked in the first page of Google results for the keywords “Venezuela report” and “life in Venezuela.” The domain and website are available for sale, so if you are interested, contact me.

My house in Panama is for sale, so I made use of a nice domain I had sitting around – CasaPanama.com – to build a website to showcase the house. That’s one good thing about buying reams of domain names in areas that interest you: whenever you need a good domain name for a project, there it is.

I happen to own Greenport.org – Greenport is a “historic village” and summer getaway on Long Island, New York. Rather than waste such a promising domain name on parking, I thought I would develop it into a resource and guide for the town of Greenport. I’ll be doing that soon.

I also plan to build a website about developing solar energy technologies. That field is already big and will only get bigger. I own several relevant domains and it’s just a matter of choosing one, doing the work, and doing the research.

More and more, however, I’m realizing that it would be more profitable to build an online application. Blogs are fun and inexpensive to build, but the real traffic magnets are useful interactive applications that allow people to do something. I know this is rather an obvious point, but I think many domainers miss it. I have some ideas in this area but it’s too soon to share them. I’ll keep you posted.

Happy New Year

Developing Domains, Domain Auctions, Domain Industry News January 3rd, 2009

Happy new year domainers!

Happy new year and may this year bring you continued health, increased wealth and blessings in all areas of your lives.

I read recently on TheConceptualist.com that Bido.com domain name auctions will be returning soon. I will definitely have to submit some of my better domain names for inclusion.

The auction of PuntaPacifica.com went reasonably well, with the domain selling for $4,000.

I own a few good geo names with .org and .net extensions, and I’ve been thinking of developing these.

My social network for martial artists, HapkidoNet.com, is progressing nicely. Thank you to those who helped me choose the best domain name for that site.

My new year’s advice to my readers: keep your head up, breathe deep, and discover the sources of your own strength.

PuntaPacifica.com Up for Auction! (SOLD)

Domains for Sale November 13th, 2008

PuntaPacifica.com up for auction

PuntaPacifica.com is up for auction at Sedo right now. Punta Pacifica (“Pacific Point” in Spanish) is the newest and most expensive neighborhood in Panama City, Panama, which itelf is a bustling and fast growing metropolis with a mixture of skyscrapers and charming old architecture, perched on the famous Panama Canal.

Click here for the Sedo auction:


The domain name has already received a bid of $1,000 but is worth much more. At this moment several skyscrapers are going up in the oceanfront neighborhood of Punta Pacifica with condo prices as high as a million dollars; many more buildings are in the planning stages. This is quite simply the most exciting, exclusive growing neighborhood in all of Latin America.

This domain name would be excellent for a developer or real estate agent. For domainers or speculators, consider parking the domain (it gets traffic and earns steady parking revenue) or working out a commission arrangement with a developer or real estate agent. The commission from a single condo sale could be in the tens of thousands of dollars.

This is a superb geo domain at a rock bottom price. The auction is running so place your bid now!

Five Strong Domains at Low Prices

Domains for Sale October 6th, 2008

Five good domain names for sale

I’m offering five strong domain names for sale at low prices. The domains are:

  1. Bilateralism.com – $400. Great price for a one-word dot com! Bilateralism is anything that affects two parties of or groups. It’s most often used to describe political relations or treaties between two countries. This would be an excellent domain name for a political blog, or websites focusing on such subjects as American-Russian relations, or the relationship between the West and Islam.
  2. MexicoForum.net – $300. This domain speaks for itself. Easy to remember, and to the point.
  3. InternetQuote.org -$200. Good domain for a website providing insurance quotes, for example.
  4. BankingWeb.org – $200. Great for any banking-related subject.
  5. RichFast.net – $250. Short and sweet. Excellent domain for a website about making money.

Please email your offer to domainerpro@gmail.com. You could also make an offer through the Sedo page for each domain name, but be aware that I will probably send it to auction. You may end up being the high bidder, or may not.

Buying and Selling Common Proper Names

Advice for Beginners, Buying Domains, Domain Auctions, Selling Domains June 17th, 2008

Common peoples names as domain names

A few months ago I was browsing some of the domains coming up for auction at NameJet and I had the idea to see what sorts of common people’s names – I mean the names are common, not the people – might be dropping. I looked at several names and ran Google searches on them, studied the results, and considered their search popularity.

I ended up back ordering a handful of names, and won several at the minimum bid of $69 each. These included AprilWilliams.com, LauraVega.com, and MattGreene.com. I thought I might contact some of the people with those names and try to sell them the domains. As it turned out I got busy with other things, but only a few months later I received an offer for AprilWilliams.com through Sedo, and sold it for $500.

If you’ve been trying to acquire generic domains at auction and getting outbid, you might try some real “names”. If they’re common enough there’s sure to be a market and a steady trickle of traffic, and at the moment there’s not a lot of competition for these domains.

Dreaming InTheMiddleOfTheNight.com

Registering Domains May 6th, 2008

dreaming InTheMiddleOfTheNight.com

I had a dream that I wanted to register a domain name for a company that provided round-the-clock network security and emergency response.

I walked into a domain registry company owned by Tom Hanks, the actor. In my dream, Tom was a charismatic, well known figure in the domain name industry, kind of like Bob Parsons. Tom was famous for his incredible energy and customer service, and since I was a well known domainer he attended to me personally.

Tom met me decked out in a sleek, dark suit, with gleaming black shoes and sporting a goatee. He took me into an air conditioned circular chamber with large flat screen monitors on the walls. There was a smell of ozone in the air.

Tom shot a series of rapid fire questions at me, designed to discover the perfect domain name. As I answered the questions a technician in a glass-walled booth typed furiously, and domain names began flashing across the monitors. With each question I answered the number of domains on the screens diminished, until at last only one phrase glowed on the largest screen:


“Dot what?” I asked.

“Dot com!” Tom shouted exultantly.

“I´ll take it,” I said.

“Sold!” Tom crowed, then he turned on his heel and walked away.

I thought to myself, How could midday.com still be available? Sure enough, the technician spoke up:

“Actually, it´s dot org.”

“I´ll take it anyway as an investment,” I said, “but I still need something for my business.”

With the technician´s help I tried a few alternatives, such as midnight.com – I liked this one as it conveys the sense that we, the network emergency response team, are up at all hours, ready to go. But of course it was taken.

Tom wandered back and saw that I had not yet found the right domain name.

“I can´t leave a customer unsatisfied,” he exclaimed. “Tell you what I´m going to do. I will give you – that´s right, give you – TomJHanks.com, my own name!”

“Thanks Tom,” I said, “It´s a nice gesture, but it really doesn´t pertain to network security, does it?”

Tom didn’t like that and left in a huff.

The techie and I tried a few other variations and eventually I settled on InTheMiddleOfTheNight.com.

I was quite happy with it and when I woke up from the dream – yes, real life now – I logged into my Moniker account and registered it. Yes, I know it´s six words and long as a garden hose, but it´s got a certain feel to it. You can almost see the network techs sitting before shining monitors in the dark of the night, hard at work. Problem is, I don´t really have a network security firm as a client.

Ah well, if it doesn´t work out maybe I can sell it to a Hollywood studio for a horror flick.

P.S. TomJHanks.com is available as of this writing. Help yourself. That really is his middle initial.

Premium LLLL.com Domain Name On Sale: BAAE.com

Domain Auctions, Domains for Sale April 21st, 2008

premium four letter domain name for sale

BAAE.com gets good traffic (50 to 70 uniques per month); geographical breakdown so far is 47.3% traffic from North America and 47.5% from Europe.

It got a $9.76 click on Sedo the other day. I think that’s the highest payout I’ve ever gotten on a single click. Update 5-8-2008: A $3.23 click yesterday. Not sure what it is about this domain that is paying off so well.

A Google search of “baae” brings 300,000 results, and BAAE.com itself is number seven on the list. Wow! Search results include:

  • British Army Antarctic Expedition
  • Basic and Applied Ecology
  • Bachelor of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • British Airways Avionic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Art in Art Education
  • Bay Area Automotive Enthusiasts
  • Brighton Adult Alternative Education

And the list goes on. That means guaranteed type-in traffic. Develop this domain name, forward the traffic to an established site, or flip it for a quick profit.


Buy it now only $1,900

Update: Reduced to $1,750 for quick sale!

Update 4-25-2008: Reduced to $1,500. Come on now, this is as low as it goes. Great deal for someone.

For comparison see these recent LLLL.com sales, all reported at DNJournal.com:

reos.com $25,000
goso.com $5,600
ipex.com $5,000
geci.com $4,302
bkyn.com $3,500
rdio.com $3,200
pevo.com $2,700
inim.com $2,610
dcgi.com $2,500
gaxa.com $2,050
rivi.com $2,000

As you can see, BAAE.com is being offered at a discount.
Make your offer through my Contact Form.

Thank you and good luck!

Update 5-8-2008: BAAE is still available. It’s making fairly good money at Sedo. Nothing less than $1,500 will be considered. If I don’t get an offer I’ll hold on to it for now. $1,500 will look like a bargain next year.