Posts tagged with Domainers

The domain name industry gets its Bernie Madoff

He may not have run a $50bn ponzi scheme but the domain name industry has found its Bernie Madoff. Yesterday, it was revealed that an employee of SnapNames, a popular domain name drop service and auctioneer, had been bidding on SnapNames domain name auctions, winning valuable domains, inflating auction prices and boosting revenue for the company in the process.

All told, the employee, who was an early member of the SnapNames team and a vice president at the company, is said to have participated in 5% of SnapNames' total auctions between 2005 and 2007 and that the value of his bidding accounted for 1% of SnapNames' revenue during that time.

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Four steps to profiting from a decent domain name

If you're an entrepreneur, or budding entrepreneur, making money online can sometimes seem like a real challenge. In my opinion, that's often because entrepreneurs focus on the wrong thing. They want to create a 'startup' and become the next Facebook or Twitter.

That's a tall order and, for most of us, a recipe for disappointment. But if you're willing to start out small and work hard, profit on the internet isn't so elusive.

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Should SEOs be paid for performance?

Mark Jackson at Search Engine Watch published a post yesterday about an interesting concept: performance-based compensation for SEO.

In it, Jackson describes a panel discussion at the Search Engine Strategies conference that took place in Silicon Valley last week. The panel, "Performance Pricing Models: What Every CMO Must Know", broached the subject of performance-based pay for SEOs.

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Domain industry woes mean opportunity for you

If you still believe that all of the 'good' .com domain names are taken, I'll let you in on a little secret: think again.

Plenty of desirable .com domain names are now becoming available for registration when their owners decide not to renew them. Their loss can be your opportunity.

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