Friday, January 11, 2008

Must-Have Domain and Domain Auctions...

Well, I don't exactly have it yet.

I won it at a backorder auction, but I have not yet received official notification.

Actually, I was the only bidder, although at least one other person back-ordered it because I did not get the domain outright; I had to wait three tense days (with a bad internet connection keeping me from getting online for long periods of time). The other person in the shadows did not even place one bid. Perhaps she or he decided that this domain wasn't worth upping the bid, or perhaps forgot about placing the backorder. Heck, I have placed backorders and then had second thoughts and didn't bid during the auction, but not too often. A few months ago, I placed a backorder on bonuscasinoplay.com, and later changed my mind. Unfortunately, it was still on my backorder list, so now it's mine. Now I don't place a backorder unless I'm absolutely sure I want the domain or know that the competition will be stiff (I'm getting good at sniffing out gems I can't afford).

Anyway, my shadowy non-competitor for my new domain is off the hook.

I will be using this particular domain; I have no intention of flipping it at any price. Once I announce my plans, you'll see why this will be an important acquisition for me.

Imagine that! I'm officially an end-user of an aftermarket domain!

It's funny; the domains I'm using for my blogs are all original registrations. This blog actually has a Google rank of 3, and it's not because of its direct navigation properties. I need to learn how to put that cute Google widget on my blog, but not until I get back home and on my regular computer.

Now to the latest Domain Tools auction. Okay, so it wasn't the most successful auction, but, still...some posters at Jay's blogs are such naysayers and have been so negative.

I believe that Domain Tools has so much potential and will eventually be a powerhouse in the domaining field (and beyond). IMO, DT Whois is already THE best in the industry; I have literally learned how to read the nuances of the Whois registry from studying thousands of DT Whois entries.

More than that, Jay seems to be very honest and striving hard for transparency. He will learn from this auction and future ones.

I must admit, though, I am a bit peeved that Jay and his team do not have in place some mechanism for letting potential sellers know whether or not their domains are appropriate for the DT auction platform. A simple "Accept," "Reject," or "Maybe" email would be helpful. If domains have no hope of being included, wouldn't it be better to clear them from the queue?

Other than that, I do not find fault if Jay (or any other auction house) rejects my domains; it's a business decision, nothing personal at all.

I had submitted some good country code domains and some pretty good dot coms, but apparently not good enough. I'm learning too.

My Balkan vacation is wrapping up, though I haven't been away from my domaining concerns very much. This biz is addictive, I'm afraid, much more than teaching literature (though I like that too, but I tend to take breaks from teaching concerns. Still, I'm attracted to all things literary and have acquired a lot of literature domains).

Anyway, the past few days have been interesting and disturbing; NetSol has a lot of atonement to do--I'm just glad I have transferred my paltry domains away from them. I no longer want to do business with them.

Ciao i Priedno,

Ms Domainer

2 comments:

  1. My Fair Lady greeting hi

    kung hey fat choi ;--^),

    what is ,,bonuscasinoplay''??

    cheers ThANKye , 2w

    p.s.

    ye still
    think
    that
    dn of casino e.t.c. having future
    ??

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  2. 2w,

    Thanks for the tip last month.

    ;)

    bonuscasinoplay = bonus casino play.

    US Casinos often give small incentives for gamblers so that they will continue to gamble, often a small token or evern a few dollars.

    ETV? Who knows?

    Ms Domainer

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Word verification has been enabled to circumvent spammers, not to censor bona fide posts. ;=)

I welcome your comments!

Ms Domainer

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