A new project is coming to you. Revolutionizing Social Media

While analyzing BQA.com to BQZ.com series of domain names for my DomainAcronym.com site I came across several domains which indicated registrant as Mike Gleissner. If you visit these sites you’ll get this kind of page:
A_new_Project

Lot of domains seems to be held by this organization apart from the list I’m providing here. As of current these domains under the BQA-BQZ.com series are to promote this project of revolutionizing social media. List:

BQC.com
BQD.com
BQK.com
BQN.com
BQO.com
BQP.com
BQT.com
BQU.com
BQV.com
BQW.com
BQX.com
BQY.com
BQZ.com

It’s interesting to see what kind of social media platform this project may bring and how it may revolutionize the social media. I think, social media has already revolutionized our lives. Anyway, I’ll be waiting to see with what unique selling proposition strategy this project may take off.

The picture shows Fashionone.com picture when you click you’ll be visiting FashionOne.com. Is it Fashionone.com or they are just the advertisers is hard to tell as the whois details doesn’t reflect the organization name.

For Domainers who’re holding less premium letter domains this maybe an indication that the offer might be from one of this organization. And, it seems this organization is on buying spree mode especially for less desirable three letter .com domains.

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Is DNJournal.com Down?

It has became my routine to see the sales figures which DNJournal brings every Wednesday. But, usually I check it on Thursday due to the time difference factor. Well, today when I tried to open the DNJournal.com I encountered ‘problem loading page’ error. I tried several times in vain. Later, I checked the Domaining.com feed to try the DNSales list from there but it was not available there too.

I don’t know what maybe the reason. I think, maybe the site is down for maintenance. Since long time I’ve no problem visiting DNJournal.com. This is the first time I’m unable to access the site from my location. Ron Jackson is very consistent with his postings and he addresses issues in advance related to his blog in an Editors note paragraph. Well, I hope all is well with DNJournal.

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Do You Own a LLL Domain Starting With BO?

This information is for you if you own a LLL domain starting with letters BO and ending with a,b,c,…x,y,z. I’ve a website DomainAcronym.com where I’m updating currently LLL domain name acronyms. Yesterday, I analyzed BOA to BOZ series of LLL letters and I found one interesting pattern. I’ve found that the series of LLL domains containing BOA – BOZ are liked a lot by Banking Industry.

Some examples of dot com domains are as follows:

bof:- Bank of Fayetteville
boh:- Bank of Hawaii
boi:- Bank of Ireland
bok:- Bank of Oklahoma
bov:- Bank of Valeletta
bob:- Best of Business

From the above it’s clear that BO stands for “Bank of” the last letter in the LLL domain maybe related to a country or city. So, if you as a Domainer own a LLL domain under .com, .net, .org or any ccTLD then take a note that the inquiry maybe coming from someone related to banking industry. You need to work on the last letter to figure out the city or country or any other name pertinent to your domain. It’s not that 100% inquiries will come from bankers but you can think this as one of the probable prospect. And, since banking is a very profitable business, the chance for you to get a good bargain is also high. Banking is a trillion dollar industry and most of the banking firms do well.

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Useful Wikipedia Domain Pages

This is a list of useful Wikipedia domain pages:

Domain Names
Domain Name System
DNS Root
Top Level Domains
Generic Top Level Domains
.com to search other extensions replace .com with other TLD. for example you can replace .com with .net to view .net wiki page
Country Code Top Level Domains
Domain Name Registrar
Fully Qualified Domain Name
DomainKeys
Trademark
ICANN
SubDomain
Hostname
IANA
RootZone DB
Second Level Domain
DNS Zone
WHOIS
List of most expensive domain names
Domain Aftermarket
Domain Name Front Running
Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act
Typosquatting
Example.com
Cybersquatting
Domain hack
Domain Hijacking Domain Name Warehousing
Domain Tasting
Domain Registration
Domain Transfer
Domaining
GeoDomains
List of Internet Top-Level Domains
Public Suffix List
Reverse Name Notation
Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
Internationalized country code top-level domain
Sponsored top-level domain
Two Letter Country Codes
Domain name scams
GeoTLD
Business Model
Domain Drop Catching
Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
Type in traffic
Domain Name Drop List
Domain Parking

I’ve tried to list as many Wiki pages as possible related to domain names. These links are good for beginners who’re just starting domaining or those who are interested in protecting and enhancing their business related domain names.

Fell free to post a link in comment if I’ve missed something very important.

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This site is currently inactive but NOT for sale

BGB.COM

BGB.COM

While researching my LLL series of domains, I came across BGB.com and what I found on the site I copied here as shown in the above picture.

I’m just wondering how can someone may use someone else’s domain name to conduct business. And, this maybe the reason why BGB.com has put up this notice on their site. But, I think instead of putting such a notice the domain owner has to find some other options. Use of your domain without your knowledge or by some technical hacking ways is illegal and entails monetary aspect also. The domain gets devalued due to its unfair use.

And, when BGB.com starts its own business online then I think it needs to find a way to stop somebody else from using their domain to conduct business and at that time mentioning ‘it’s out of our control’ to stop somebody else from abusing BGB domain name will not make much sense.

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4-Letter .com Sales as Reported By Dnjournal

This week’s DNjournal.com report was special. Ron Jackson intelligently started it with an eye-catching headline which reads as ‘The Flood Gates Open:Release of 2Q-2014 Sales at DomainNameSales.com Inundates the Chart With High End Sales.’

Of all the sales what interest me most was the 4 letter .com domain sales. I find the sales values of these domains is worth re-looking. If you’ve a pronounceable 4 letter .com domain sales these sales as reported should give you some idea of its current worth. In order to ease this process I compiled the list of all 4 letter .com sales and divided them into pronounceable and non-pronounceable list.

The Pronounceable LLLL.com sales:

Aura.com $175,000
Mewe.com $55,800
Asou.com $52,500
zyme.com $43,000
jiko.com $35,000
nona.com $30,000
humm.com $28,000
hace.com $25,000
biye.com $20,000
exex.com $20,000
zyou.com $20,000
abiu.com $17,789
ipaw.com $15,000
yatm.com $13,000
siec.com $12,500
rrun.com $12,000

The average selling price for the above was US$24974 and also note the highest and the lowest sales.

Non-Pronounceable LLLL.coms

MITV.com $75,000
FUTR.com $58,800
usdg.com $35,000
shlx.com $22,000
fcti.com $15,000
towr.com $13,500
elnk.com $12,000
rbde.com $10,000

Interestingly it’s at US$30100 the average sales for the above LLLL.com’s which are not strictly pronounceable. But, the average is getting heavy due to MITV and Futr sales the former being a TV domain and the latter I could not derive much meaning out of it except the word future. And, the other LLLL too commanded very good prices. The lowest sales standing at $10,000

Most of us owns LLLL.com domain names, I own few. And, the above sales as reflected is a good indicator to price our domains accordingly or adjust the market values which we’ve assigned already.

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Should You Explain The Potential Benefits of Your Domain Name?

As a Domainers we’re in the business of selling names and sometimes an offer comes which puts more demand on us as the prospective customer may like to know how this domain name maybe helpful to his business. Lot depends on the type of domain name about which the customer is inquiring. If the name is self-explanatory and is a premium one or two word domain name then I think it doesn’t require that extra push or teaching.

And If a customer asks for appraisal or some stats on the name, then we may forward them to Estibot site where they may type the domain name and gets the relevant stats. But, it doesn’t work for all the names and most of us has some names that may have a zero appraisal value. And, if a customer needs explanation or some stats on such names then it’s difficult to provide it to him. In such cases, name significance is more important than the stats. A customer should understand that he is buying only Name from the seller. He should work out himself on other stuff such as SEO value, business value and other pertinent parameters relevant to that particular domain name.

I don’t think we as a Domainers can do well the all-rounder job of a SEO, webmaster and so on. We should limit ourselves to what we do better that is finding better names for which businesses are willing to pay whether it scores zero or ten on a SEO analysis card. As we know that there are many names that have been bought and sold to end-users whose meaning and SEO values were almost nil.

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