In the News

I came across this useful guide on how to price your domains so that you can sell them for millions.

Basically you need to do your research on what will you think will sell. I personally stick to generic keywords that describe your niche.

For inspiration I found a website quoting 60 millionaires in the Domain Industry.

The link to this article can be found here (who knows you could be the next in line!):

60 of the Top Domain Name Millionaires


The link to the guide is as follows:

http://domainflippingguide.org/how-to-sell-domain-names/


DOT COM DOMAIN NAMES

I have a question, you can see that the dot com industry is dominated by the USA, thats why no one in the USA is going to buy a TLD extension .co.uk, .uk .wales .scotland as it would make no sense to their location unless they were planning to trade overseas.

Do you see where I am going with this? If someone in the UK wanted to build a website they would not go for a a dot com extension, just like someone in France or China or Russia. Besides people in russia speak russian and will search for russian websites and their extensions.

So there is money to be made from location domains in their own language, it would make no sense to use a word like knee.fr as it most probably would not be understood much less searched for unless it was marketed extensively for the French market.

I learn fast and yes you can work with the big boys dominating the planet with their dot coms but country and language domains still have possibilities.

I speak another language and have roots from another country most probaby 10 times bigger than the UK, I am also going to try my hand with this as the world is my oyster so they say………

Never be afraid to take a challenge.

Was just doing my daily research and came across an interesting thread about cybersquatting and how the ordinary person whom does not understand the value of domain names accuses domain investors /brokers as cybersquatters and how it is immorally incorrect to buy a domain at a low price and then sell it for hundreds or thousands or in some cases millions. In fact one of the replies refers to what I talked about earlier that location domains are an interesting way to snap up really cool keywords. Just like the guy said you need to think outside the box…..

Here is the link to the thread:

http://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/threads/cybersquatters-or-domain-investors.315789/

Domain Investors Meetup

I am researching and reading everyday about events taking place around the world regarding meetups and events showcasing Domain Names, but I never see anything for the UK. Perhaps some UK Domain Brokers could work together to organize an event in the UK for Domain Investors. I could start the ball rolling but there would have to be a hell of a lot of marketing involved. One would need a venue to host the event obviously, aswell as a website to advertise. There would also have to be some guest speakers and a live auction, plus food and drinks.

Any one intersted on this project please email Renata – info@ukwebsitedesigners.co.uk

Domain Names For Sale

We have aquired the following Domain Names which we have added to our Portfolio:

www.fundingwales.uk
www.fundingcardiff.co.uk
www.crowdinvestors.co.uk
www.statupswales.co.uk
www.diamonds.co.uk
www.ihedgefund.co.uk
www.igoldinvest.com
www.igoldinvest.co.uk

Anyone wishing to make an offer please message info@ukwebsitedesigners.co.uk

Inspiration

List of most expensive domain
names

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of some of the highest
prices paid for domain names. The list is limited to domains that sold for $3
million or more.

1. Insurance.com $35.6 million in 2010

2. VacationRentals.com $35 million in 2007

3. PrivateJet.com $30.18 million in 2012

4. Internet.com $18 million in 2009

5. 360.com $17 million in 2015

6. Insure.com $16 million in 2009

7. Fund.com 2008 £9.99 million

8. Sex.com for
$14 million in November 2014

9. Hotels.com $11
million in 2001

10. Porn.com 2007 $9.5 million

11. Porno.com for $8,888,888 in Feb 2015

12. Fb.com by Facebook for $8.5
million in November 2010

13. Business.com for
$7.5 million in December 1999

14. Diamond.com 2006 $7.5 million

15. Beer.com 2004 $7 million

16. iCloud.com by Apple Inc. for $6
million in March 2011

17. Israel.com for $5.88 million in May 2008

18. Casino.com 2003 $5.5 million

19. Slots.com 2010 for $5.5 million

20. Toys.com: Toys ‘R’ Us by auction for $5.1 million
in 2009

21. AsSeenOnTv.com 2000 for $5.1 million

22. Clothes.com 2008 for $4.9 million

23. Medicare.com 2014 for $4.8 million

24. IG.com 2013 September for $4.6 million, acquired by IG
Group
from Internet Group Brazil

25. Marijuana.com 2011 for $4.20 million by WeedMaps, a
subsidiary of General Cannabis Inc.

26. GiftCard.com by Card Lab for $4 million
in October 2012

27. Yp.com by
YellowPages.com for $3.8 million in November 2008

28. Mi.com by Xiaomi for $3.6 million
in April 2014

29. AltaVista.com for
$3.3 million in August 1998

30. Whisky.com for $3.1 million in December 2013

31. Vodka.com for $3.0 million in 2006

32. Candy.com for $3.0 million in June 2009

33. Loans.com by Bank of America for
$3.0 million in February 2000

Portfolio of Domains For Sale

www.sakhadiamonds.com
www.udachnydiamonds.com
www.mirnydiamonds.com
www.catacadiamonds.com
www.jwanengdiamonds.com
www.diavikdiamonds.com
www.flipmyurl.com
www.ipetinsure.co.uk
www.ipetinsure.com
www.imotorinsure.com
www.orzechy.biz
www.welshhandmadegifts.com
www.onlinepassportandvisaphotos.com
www.uknewsagentonline.co.uk
www.icrowdfunding.uk
www.passportphotos.eu
www.ihomeinsure.com
www.imedicalinsure.com
www.iunfriend.com
www.zdjeciapaszportowe.eu
www.cardiffgalvablast.co.uk
www.thegoldandsilvercompany.com
www.globalpropertyportfolio.com
www.netnannygroup.co.uk
www.onlinepassportphotos.co.uk
www.cardiffmakeovers.co.uk
www.fundingwales.uk
www.fundingcardiff.co.uk
www.crowdinvestors.co.uk
www.statupswales.co.uk
www.diamonds.co.uk
www.ihedgefund.co.uk
www.igoldinvest.com
www.igoldinvest.co.uk
www.alrosa.co.uk

Things to know about Domains

The Term Domain Means: The term ‘Domain’ means a field of action, thought, influence, etc. The domain of science. It also means the territory governed by a single ruler or government; realm, a realm or range of personal knowledge, responsibility, etc. The are many interpretations of the word ‘Domain’ and described as follows a region characterised by a specific feature, type of growth or wildlife, etc: We entered the domain of the pine trees. In law it interprets as land to which there is superior title and absolute ownership. In Mathematics the set of values assigned to the independent variables of a function. In Computers a group of computers and devices on a network that are administered under the same protocol. This also means the top level in a domain name, indicating the type of organisation, geographical location, or both, and officially designated in the suffix, as edu for institutions of higher education. In Physics, one of many regions of magnetic polarity within a ferromagnetic body, each consisting of a number of atoms having a common polarity, and collectively determining the magnetic properties of the body by their arrangement and finally in Crystallography, a connected region with uniform polarisation in a twinned ferroelectric crystal.

The definition of a registered domain names depends on factors such as Trade Marks, Industrial Property or Copyright in which they are governed by Intellectual Property Law. If a person or company owns a trade mark it is not advisable to buy the domain and its extensions. However if a website designer is asked to host a domain name it will be parked with the hosting company for the lifetime of the website, it does not automatically mean that the domain name if registered by the owner belongs to the web designer. If however a person or company registers a domain name that is not trade marked it will belong to the owner until sold or transferred. If a domain consists of keywords which are not trade marked it is possible to buy and sell these words and their extensions.

Domains names that are trademarked are protected by Intellectual Property Rights.

Intellectual Property refers to creations of the mind: inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. Intellectual property is divided into two categories: Industrial Property Industrial Property includes patents for inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications. Copyright Copyright covers literary works (such as novels, poems and plays), films, music, artistic works (e.g., drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures) and architectural design. Rights related to copyright include those of performing artists in their performances, producers of phonograms in their recordings, and broadcasters in their radio and television programs. What are intellectual property rights? Intellectual property rights are like any other property right. They allow creators, or owners, of patents, trademarks or copyrighted works to benefit from their own work or investment in a creation. These rights are outlined in Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provides for the right to benefit from the protection of moral and material interests resulting from authorship of scientific, literary or artistic productions.

What is a trademark? A trademark is a distinctive sign that identifies certain goods or services produced or provided by an individual or a company. Its origin dates back to ancient times when craftsmen reproduced their signatures, or “marks”, on their artistic works or products of a functional or practical nature. Over the years, these marks have evolved into today’s system of trademark registration and protection. The system helps consumers to identify and purchase a product or service based on whether its specific characteristics and quality – as indicated by its unique trademark – meet their needs. Buying, Selling and Transferring.UK Website Designers buy and sell keyword related domain names that do not infringe intellectual property rights and in some cases buy domains on behalf of the owners. Once a website contract has ended UK Website Designers may transfer the ownership of the domain to the client if the domain is not owned by the client at their discretion The only time it is necessary for UK Website Designers to transfer the domains to the client is when the client can prove they are the legal owner or if the website contract has ceased. If you have questions regarding ownership of domains and wish us to resolve a dispute please do not hesitate to contact us.