Domain Name Quotes – Quote This!

I love quotes about business, motivation, sports, life and just about anything.  Always have – especially growing up listening to some of the best from Bear Bryant and other old school coaches and leaders.

Domain Name QuotesShane has a good compilation of Domaining quotes here and I don’t have a lot to add, but I thought it would be fun to look at other quotes and relate them to domains.

These will all be short and I’ll include the original quote and attribution if I can find it.  This may just end up being a fun Twitter exercise so make sure you follow @DomainNitro.

Only a couple of rules – I’ll try to come up with a good one, you decide if you like it.  If you don’t, try to come up with a better one based on the original quote provided and put it in the comments.  I’ll let others decide which is best if it isn’t obvious :) I promise to be impartial…

Domain Name Quote:

Original Quote – “Your greatness is measured by your horizons.” – Michelangelo

Domaining Quote

  • Option 1 – “Your domains are measured by your sales” –
  • Option 2 – “Your domains are measured by their length” –
  • Option 3 – “Your domaining greatness is measured by your 3 F’s – Flips, Frequency, Financials” –

Which one gets your vote?  Can you do better?  Put it in the comments below!

What do James Robertson and Shane Cultra have in common?

If you are reading about domain names, you have probably heard of Shane Cultra – if not, go to his site,, now, it is way better than this one… :)

Have you also heard about James Robertson?  Did his story remind you of anyone you knew?  Well, whether you have heard of James or not is irrelevant.  Lessons we can all learn from him are what is important. (I’ll give you some context later, but the image is a hint)

NY to Los Angeles to Orlando

NY to Los Angeles to Orlando

Think of the most successful person you know and keep that thought in your head while you read this and let me know what you think at the end…

What James Robertson can teach you about success

The life lessons/success story of James Robertson(your person’s name here) come down to the answer to this question:

Aside from the obvious money aspect, what separates a hobbyist from a professional?

Seems like a simple question, but lately I’ve been thinking more about why I treat domains and this industry like a hobby compared to two types of other people:

  1. Most people who just go away quickly because they were looking for an overnight success or million dollar flip
  2. Others who I’ve watched who have progressed to “Guru” or very successful levels from seemingly nothing

To give you some context, I started hobby buying domains back in 2010 and I am still at that level even though I follow the industry to some degree and love learning about it… not a success by any measure – what some domainers would call a hobbyist… what I would normally call something much worse :)

Two Success Factors for Domain Name Investing

There are two main factors that I realize have made all the [Read more…]

Weird issue with GoDaddy Bulk Domain Checker

I’ve been trying to use trends, events, and current events to find domain names that can be hand registered.

Today, I was looking at slang words and had a bunch of them in the bulk checker at GoDaddy and for a brief instant I thought I hit the lottery!

Bulk Domain Zombie!

I saw that in addition to a few others I checked, and were available…

GoDaddy Bulk Domain Name Checker errors

Godaddy error!

Only briefly did I think that was possible, but just in case, I immediately went to checkout and when I tried to pay it kicked them out saying they were unavailable “error”.

UGHHH!  But I didn’t really believe it anyway, but it sure would be fun to find a nugget like that… pure gold!

On a side note, I didn’t register – would make a fun video site – google it or search youtube… it really is a thing…  If you register it please let me know – wouldn’t mind seeing what you do with it.

Slang and trends

As I mentioned above, I am looking into slang, trends, events, etc to try to find some hidden nuggets I can hand register… it is a time consuming process so I may have to start looking back at some of the new GTLD’s coming online or some of the ones from last year where people let them drop… should be a good market.  What do you think?

Interesting Domain Name of the Day 10-1-2014

Domain Name of the Day

Today’s first interesting domain name is:

Brandable Domain Name for Job site

Brandable Domain Name

I had the TV on while I was cooking last night… or opening up the takeout, however you want to say it and I noticed this ad for a job site called

Jobs/employment/recruitment type sites have always been popular on the internet and you used to see a lot of them advertising like crazy all over the place back when the bubble was in full swing and everyone was trying to get their site attention and job placement ads.

Over time those sites consolidated or went out of business, but it is still a huge market for domain names, city names, location specific or niche job specific sites so I was surprised to see advertising on primetime tv with a brandable domain.  In my recent discussion on brandables for domain names I focus more on the positives associated to them, but this warrants a bit more discussion.

Single Word Brandable DomainI see where they are going with Indeed because it is a simple search interface that you could easily glance at and mistake for Google’s interface. Clean and simple which I like.

There are two main points I want to [Read more…]

Interesting Domain Name of the Day 09-29-14

Domain Name of the Day

Today’s first interesting domain name is:

4L Domain Name

4L Domain Names

I recently moved and I got some boxes from friends and one of those boxes is this picture and corresponding Domain Name.  IMO it is a very cool domain for a lot more reasons than the product domain discussion.

You may have heard of  They’ve been around on the internet selling stuff since 2004.  Were you even using the internet to buy stuff in 2004?  Probably not.

Woot has an interesting background with a cool business model you can check out on their wikipedia entry – it really is interesting if you have a few minutes to check it out.

Let’s get right to the point with this great domain.

Sometimes you can’t tell if a domain is great or not when you first see it… not in this case because it is excellent in so many ways.

Brandable Domains

This is one of the first type of domains people end up buying for investment.  Brandable domains such as Amazon or Google are perfect examples. Brandables might be words used in a different context or they may just be made up words. Most people can’t afford short one word .com’s so they run across made up words that sound cool to them.

Be very careful buying the made up version of brandables.  Trust me, they are VERY hard to sell and you will very likely never sell them.

In Woot’s case, the word had been around especially on the internet in gaming and used in forums extensively before it became their brand.

It is used as a term of excitement or happiness and is popular with gamers and long time internet users… exactly the type of people who buy stuff online early on the internet.

In addition to the positive connotations of the word, it is short.  4 Letter words, on the internet at least, are [Read more…]

Interesting Domain Name of the Day 09-27-14

Domain Name of the Day

Today’s first interesting domain name is:

Exact Match Domains

Exact Match domain

Ok, so SafetyGloves isn’t as cool as yesterday’s interesting domain name, but for the people selling Safety Gloves it couldn’t be any better.

Why should you care about this if you are a domainer or website creator using domains? Easy.

Exact Match Domains

This is one of the first terms most people in domains learn – exact match domains or EMD’s.

The exact match comes from how people browse the internet.

You have some people who type into the url exactly what they are looking for and if you are looking for Safety Gloves you would hit this site first.

Most people will use a search engine like google, but they will search for the exact term “safety gloves” and even though Google has put less emphasis on their rankings search results for EMD’s, it still plays an important factor.

You might say the site and domain… Fit like a glove.  Pardon the pun, it made me smile when I thought about it so I had to include it. :)Exact Match Domain in Advertising

Most people will never [Read more…]

Interesting Domain Name of the Day 09-26-14

Today I thought I would start a new series called IDN.

So what is an IDN?

Well, if you are native non-English speaking or are a domain investor you might know that “IDN” is usually referred to in the context of Internationalized Domain Names. Basically web addresses with non-standard ASCII keyboard characters for us English only web surfers.

It really doesn’t matter, because my IDN’s are “Interesting Domain Names” of the day.

My site, my rules.

These names will be one of two types:

  1. Names that I see on TV, adverts on roadways/vehicles/tv/radio, or on actual businesses.
  2. Names that I see for sale or on the drop lists or sales lists I receive

They will usually be good which is why I noticed them, but occasionally I will notice one because it is horrendously bad.  I will try to offer commentary on why they are good or bad just to get them out of my head and start consolidating notes on why Domain Names are good or not – thus why they have value.

Domain Name of the Day

Today’s first interesting domain name is:

Interesting Domain Name

Interesting Domain Name:

Most everyone in the U.S. will recognize Enterprise as the company who rents cars with a unique twist – “We’ll pick you up!

We use Enterprise for our corporate car rentals and I saw this Commercial Truck rental sporting the same brand.

Domain Name Pros:

  • Aside from being the exact match for their corporate brand, the word Enterprise sparks all kinds of positive connotations in English.
    • it means a company in one definition
    • it means a project in another definition
    • and another it means taking action in difficult projects
  • It is a common one word dictionary domain name. Huge plus.
  • 10 letters – not bad
  • Fairly easy to spell
  • Very common

[Read more…]

A little personal development never hurt anyone

Last post I was in the process of buying some new domains in the new extensions – that has been a while and I am very happy with what I picked up.  I haven’t flipped or developed them yet, but that is coming soon.

In the meantime, I stopped buying until I can prove this method out by selling some and I also figure I can pick up more great names in the upcoming extensions being released soon as well as even better names that get dropped when those big renewal fees come rolling around soon!

So what have I been up to?

Personal development.

No, not the losing weight, improving memory, learning a new language, or ying/yang type personal development.  I am talking about website development.

I remember now what drew me to the web way back in the day – it was [Read more…]

New Domain Extension Fan or Foe?

The new GTLDs are here!

How are you approaching the tidal wave of new GTLDs?

New GTLD Domain NamesAre you watching from the sideline to see how it plays out?  Do you think they are a Gold Mine or a river full of Fool’s Gold?

Are you buying all you can get?  Or would you not buy one of those domains for any amount of money?

My approach – mimicking the King (the Domain King)

Personally, I am being very selective and buying only what I can on general availability release.  There are a couple I might be tempted to purchase in the pre-registration phases, but at least I have some time to see how these early releases pan out.

If I end up selling a few of the ones I’ve picked up, I will probably roll that money [Read more…]



Riding home on a gator after the snowpocalypse.

Survived the Snowpocalypse here in the South… Got home late, but safe and sound.  Can’t sleep so I thought I would get a few random domain name thoughts out of my head to see if that helps…

  1. Domain Shane isn’t human.  He says he has a full time “real business”, a kid/family, runs ridiculous distances, scans/invests in the stock market, etc.  AND he has a great domain business that he works on only 2 hours a day including blogging, scanning lists of domains like the “secrets” one on this list that is still pissing me off that I missed…  I don’t buy it.  I have to get to Namescon next year and get his secrets after the tables and drinks kick in… Oh yeah.
  2. Secrets on Flippa.  That portfolio of names Shane mentioned that was on closed at $1150.  $1150 for 50 names is what, $23 each and even if they are renewing soon that puts your average price around [Read more…]