Monetization Insights from Micheal Gilmore

Michael Gilmore of Park Logic has studied domain name monetization more thoroughly than about anyone in the industry.  He has been able to see inside different parking companies and two recent articles on his blog provide a great perspective on the domain industry over time.  Check out his post "Critical Insights Into the Domain Industry"... Continue Reading →

Rook Media buys Domain Sponsor

  On April 21st Oversee.net announced that Rook Media bought its Domain Sponsor monetization business.  Domain Sponsor was founded in 2002 as one of the original domain parking companies.   Rook Media claims to be Europe’s largest domain monetization platform.Last month's DomainFest was interestingly produced by Domain Sponsor, in contrast with past DomainFests which were produced by... Continue Reading →

DomainFest is Happening After All

When NamesCon was announced for the late January timeframe they took the time slot that DomainFest had used for the past few years.  DomainSponsor had not announced anything for 2014, after changing the name of their conference to "WebFest Global" in 2013.  DomainFest returns to Hollywood March 31st - April 2nd this year, and the... Continue Reading →

Moniker and SnapNames Sold to KeyDrive S.A.

Right in the middle of Oversee.net's DomainFEST Global conference comes the news that Oversee has sold Moniker and Snapnames to Luxembourg's KeyDrive, S.A.  KeyDrive describes itself this way: KeyDrive S.A./Luxembourg includes the Key-Systems Group in St. Ingbert/Saarland (Germany), the NameDrive Group (Luxembourg/USA) as well as Moniker and SnapNames (Florida and Oregon/USA) with more than 160... Continue Reading →

Staying Afloat in 2011

As domain income gets tighter and tighter people are looking for creative ways to fund their domain portfoilo expenses. There were a couple of really good articles in the past month that gave people tips on how to do this. Rick Schwarz posted an excellent article on his blog giving newbie domain investors advice on... Continue Reading →

Verify your Parking Stats with DNWStats

How can you prove your traffic stats are legitimate to a potential domain buyer?  Andrew Allemann's new DNWStats service will log into your parking stats and retrieve the data.  It will then publish a certificate certifying the traffic.  The service currently works with DomainSponsor, NameDrive, Parked, Sedo (but not SedoPro), and Skenzo.   DNWStats is free-of-charge.  At... Continue Reading →

Time to renew your Domain Names

  Verisign has announced a domain price increase effective July 1 - and your registrar is also increasing its prices. The registration, renewal and transfer fee for .COM domains will increase from $6.86 to $7.34 and the .NET annual fees will be increased from $4.23 to $4.65 If you can afford it, renew as many your domains... Continue Reading →

ParkLogic – Domains as Investments

Michael Gilmour is serious about domain name investing.  You've probably seen his blog and heard him speak at domain conferences.  His vision for domain names involves treating them as objective investment vehicles - similar to stocks and bonds.  He has developed a platform at ParkLogic.com that allows owners of major domain portfolios to tightly analyze... Continue Reading →

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