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T.R.A.F.F.I.C Auction Recap: Which domains sold for what

Here are the domains that sold in the live auction at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East on Friday, October 27, 2006. It’s sorted in descending order by sale price. Since I’ve heard several people inquire about domains sold at the auction, I thought I’d post the list here for posterity. $1,500,000 $200,000 $150,000 $149,000 […]...
Copywriting and Content

Content is King; Learn to Write

There is a reason “content is king” is a big ol’ cliche — it’s true. While you might be tempted to farm out your copywriting to students or foreign content-mills, do you really need to? Is the reason you’re not writing your own copy because you truly don’t care about the subject matter of your […]...

No sale for; sells for $200k

I tuned in via WebmasterRadio.FM to the big domain auction that Moniker put on in Hollywood, Florida last Friday. While listening to the professional auctioneer have to say things like “Hot Sexy Babes Dot Com” and “Free Porn Dot U S” was quite entertaining, the real interesting thing to note was the number of domains […]...

WHOIS database mentioned on NBC’s Heroes

In case you missed it last night, Hiro’s buddy tracked down his Internet Stripper “friend” and showed up at her house (while the entire Las Vegas police department was there, of course). When asked how he found her, he replied “WHOIS database. You should really get an unlisted registration.” Dar. Moral of the story: If […]...

Acronym Domain Names Are a Bad Idea

Before you blow most of your start-up capital (or life’s savings) on a great 3 or 4 letter .com domain, consider the following: Acronyms can stand for A LOT of different things. Are you sure there aren’t real word domains that would be a better fit for your business? 3 and 4 letter .coms are […]...