Advice for Beginners, Blogging, Blogroll November 18th, 2007
No, not mine… I’m talking about DNBizBlog.com. I came across this blog last week, and though it’s still freshly minted with only four posts, I’m very impressed with what I’ve read so far. The author, who goes simply by the handle ASN5, is a programmer and domainer from way back who registered his first domain in 1994.
On his “About the Blogger” page he tells a funny story about telling representatives of Universal Tire Company that he would register the domain name tires.com for them if they would be willing to commit to a $100-per-year website. They replied that his proposal made no sense because “nobody’s ever going to buy tires over a computer.” The domain was purchased by another tire company three years later for $700,000 and is a storefront for America’s largest independent tire dealer.
My point is, he (or she – it’s not clear from the handle) – has been around for a while. He knows the material and presents it concisely. The topics he’s written on so far include the ethical conflicts of interest of domain name registrars who are also domainers; a breakdown of the different types of domain traffic; and the questions that one must ask himself before investing in domain names.
The only comments on the articles so far are mine, but this blog deserves to be more widely read.
Another thing I like about DNBizBlog is that the content is instructional in nature. There are already plenty of domainer blogs (too many in my opinion) that focus on “domain name news”, as in what Sedo is doing, or the results of the TRAFFIC auction, or who paid a half million dollars for what domain. We need more content oriented toward novices and struggling domainers, explaining the basic concepts of domaining.