Pay attention to this new domain name blog

No, not mine… I’m talking about 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 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.

Conclusion: is one to watch. I have added it without hesitation to my popular list of 26 Must-Read Blogs for Domainers (and 8 Extras).

11 Comments to “Pay Attention to This New Domainer Blog”

  1. John Motson | November 18th, 2007 at 12:21 pm


    You run an excellent blog.

    One blog you are missing from your list is – Domain Name News blog.

    I would love it to be on your list of domain blogs to read.



  2. W.H.A. | November 18th, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    I have added to the list. I particularly appreciate your habit of sharing your lists of available domain names.

  3. John Motson | November 18th, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    Cheers for that W.H.A

    I like to share the names. What can I say, I came to the decision of sharing the names because I am too addicted to domaining.

    If I have a list of names that I think are cool I want to buy all of them. Since I can’t buy all of them ( there are too many, besides, my wife would kill me lol ), so I share them. At least that way someone will make something good out of them, or flip them for extra cash.

  4. Bonkers | November 19th, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    On your blog, where does it detail Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How …you personally buy domains? Where is the video/screencast to show all you know? What tools do you use? To help all those struggling domainers. If you and all the struggling domainers put there idea’s in to the public I don’t think you would need any help from the “pros”. Which are really people that just got lucky and have no real business sense. NOTE: This includes me. PLEASE READ BETWEEN THE LINES ON THIS ONE. You heard it first from one of the biggest used car salesmen. ALL DOMAINERS are USED CAR SALESMEN (women).
    <p>If you don’t believe me watch Kurt Russell’s USED CARS movie.


    Reply from DomainerPro:

    I don’t understand your comment fully, but do I understand your point about detailing what tools I use, and in upcoming posts I will be detailing exactly some of the methods I use to find good domains.

  5. Steve Smith | November 19th, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Check another new domainr blog that focuses on teaching the dn business-
    All the best,
    Steve Smith

  6. Adam | November 20th, 2007 at 5:21 am

    You gotta love the domainer blogs. . . a dime a dozen now.

  7. W.H.A. | November 20th, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    Some are better than others.

  8. Bonkers | November 20th, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    “I will be detailing exactly some of the methods”

    Why just some? Detail All!

    First Tip from me, The age of a domain is usually the first quality factor I look at. Bonkers. Anything older 2000 and older is usually 10X better than anything 2001 and after.

  9. | November 21st, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    If the domain name is good the age is not important to me…

  10. ASN5 | November 23rd, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks again for your interest and the overwhelming review. Hopefully, more open discussions will help the industry shed the car salesman stereotype and establish a more sound footing to grow stronger. If so, then a dime a dozen will be a really great bargain! Be well and Keep on Bloggin’!

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