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One & Two Word Dot Coms.

One & Two Word Dot Coms For Sale.

I not so long ago wrote a post about short one word dot coms on my other marketing blog and was told not to allow the names to be known on the internet:

So here is the thing unless you have a little black book of millionaires and billionaires eagerly waiting to buy your domain names, what do you do?

Fortunately for me I am connected with Millionaires, Billionaires and Royalty on my LinkedIn account so I can reach out to the said people, should I so wish. However not all will see the vision of domain names and may simply not respond.

Selling high ticket domain names you are basically looking for a needle in the haystack if you do not market the domain names for sale.

How is anyone going to know your domain name is for sale if you do not advertise?

Similar to a Mansion in Beverely Hills even Hollywood A-Listers will advertise their homes for sale on websites such as https://ogroup.com/ they recently had a series on Netflix called “Selling Sunset”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Oppenheim if that is not in your face I do not know what is. Clearly their marketing was to capture an audience using a streaming channel. Very clever considering most people are tuning in to Netflix during lockdown.

From past experience I have heard that if you make an asset so well known that evenetually it devalues in price as did the Harrods Diamond that was later taken off the market, because it grew so popular in terms of its advertising, meaning from my understanding the more people know about the asset the less valuable it becomes.

Its is not always about the market value but more to do with perceived equity and how much it might be worth in the future.

Of my undertanding if I was selling the most expensive diamond in the world or a domain name, how are people even going to know that it exists and it is for sale and if i do no advertising especially if say I did not have my little black book?

The diamond or the domain will still retain its market value even if I made massive billboard ads, but possibly may loose it rarity and elusiveness.

Therefore if people do not write about the asset no one is going to know it exists and one cannot always rely on the little black book.

Here is the list of domain names I have been asked to broker alongside another broker. Obviously I will be doing outbound marketing and activating my connections to get some traction, no names will be mentioned to maintain privacy and mystery:

ONE & TWO WORD DOMAINS FOR SALE!

Midnight.com $1.25m

Short.com $490k

Rides.com $550k

Likes.com $1.75m

Instincts.com $88k

Finreum.com $450k

Rapide.com $150k

Institution.com $375k

Encryps.com $150k

Eth.in $145k

TeleShop.com $250k

Sails.com $1.75k

Terrains.com $180k

BusinessServices.com $75k

PropertyInvestment.com $75k

Sexii.com $75k

Ethereums.com $125k

E.Biz $110k

Crycy.com $25k

Canned.com $75k

CubanCigars.com $415k

NorthernIreland.com $1m

Online.Poker $475k

Online.Dating $425k

Online.Trading $425k

PuErh.com $75k

QIZ.com $75k

ZodiacSigns.com $1.5m

Haulage.com $75k

Administrates.com $55k

CarryOut.com $80k

PreDisposal.com $45k

Anastasic.com $155k

EMotorBike.com $75k

Respondence.com $45k

Rotting.com $45k

CARN.com $35K

Ecommerce.com $35m

Please Contact Us by using the form below about any of the domain names, listed above. Someone will get back to you with on 24 hours.

Final Thoughts.

Over the weekend I will talk about the domain names I have acquired and what my plans are once they are fully developed.

Stay tuned!

60 Top Domain Name Millionaires

Hi Guys sorry for being off radar for a while, I have been busy developing websites and marketing and have decided to post on here as it is long over due.

The following list I borrowed from:

https://www.namepros.com/threads/60-of-the-top-domain-name-millionaires.984365/

This is a useful list to have if you have any high value domain names, but remember these people are domain investors not end users, hence they will not be paying the same amount as the final end user.

Watch out for my list of one word dot coms which I am about to publish on here which I am working with another broker before the week is out with one domain name asking price £35 Million coming soon…..

Here is the list of Domain Name Millionaires of all time.


1. Adam Dicker (DNF)
Adam Dicker first bought DNF back in March of 2003. He is the founder of High Impact Sites, Inc., a company who makes their money by buying high traffic domain names and turning them into pay-per-click sites. Apart from domains, Dicker also runs several high profile websites, such as the site that put his name out there in the first place, DNF.

2. Ammar Kubba (TrafficZ)
Ammar Kubba is the CEO of Thought Convergence, Inc., a business advisor, and an investor. Ammar had an integral part in TrafficZ, which already had a reputation of its own before being acquired by Kubba.

3. Andrew Hazen (DomainWealth.com)
Andrew Hazen is what you would consider a senior domain name entrepreneur. Hazen began in 1996, helping to beef up different websites for profit, all while attending law school. After perfecting his craft of landing websites in the top 5 results in search engines, he began to purchase and acquire various domains and turn them into his own.

4. Bill Muskin (Name.com)
Bill Mushkin is the founder and CEO of Name.com, as well as Mushkin, Inc. Bill seems to like to play both sides of the court, as Mushkin Inc. is a large seller of computer parts and accessories, and Name.com is one of the largest domain registrars in the world.

5. Bob Parsons (GoDaddy.com)
By now, most people have seen the somewhat risqué GoDaddy.com commercials. But not very many people know the man behind it. Bob Parsons founded GoDaddy.com in 1997, and now has on his hands one of the most famous and most profitable domain registrars.

6. Chad Folkening (eCorp)
Chad Folkening has had an interesting slew of twists and turns in his rise to the top. He is no doubt one of the industries heavyweights, but what’s different about Chad is his motivation. He essentially used his life’s experiences as fuel for the fire to skyrocket him into one of the least known, yet well-established domain name owners.

7. Bruce Tonkin (Melbourne IT)
Dr. Bruce Tonkin is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Melbourne IT. He is very well versed in electronics and electrical engineering. Tonkin oversees all of the partnerships with the company, planning out long-term strategies for benefit for the company.

8. Chris Ambler (eNom)
Chris Ambler is one of the smartest men on the planet, having begun his computer programming experience back in 1979…at 12 years old. He refers to himself as the “Powerful Internet Ninja”, working with the best of the best in all spectrums of the computer industry.

9. Chris Chena
Chris Chena became an overnight sensation when he took a different approach to buying domain names. Chena comes from Paraguay and is thus fluent in Spanish. He developed 3 big domain names: Coches.com (cars), Viajes.com (trips), and Classificados.com (classifieds). Needless to say, he was able to tap into a fairly untouched market. He now owns Chena Ventures.

10. Chris Maroney (Original Afternic)
Chris Maroney is the Co-CEO of Afternic.com. Afternic.com operates a little differently than most domain sites. Instead of buying a domain itself, Afternic.com allows you to browse and purchase “Aftermarket” domain names (domain names which are already in use and established).

11. Colin Yu (Reinvent)
Much like Dr. Bruce Tonkin who made the list earlier, Colin Yu has been an entrepreneur since his early years. He is also the Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder of Reinvent media group. Colin helped to found Reinvent media group back in 2000 shortly after his 10 year tenure with HSBC bank.

12. Dan Parisi (WhiteHouse.com)
Dan Parisi founded WhiteHouse.com as a political entertainment website back in 1997. Over time more and more adult content began being published to the site from other users, leading in some negative reactions from the general public, and even a letter from former President Bill Clinton. As of 2004, Parisi sold the domain and it now functions as a site for Google ads.

13. Dan Warner (Fabulous)
Dan Warner worked as the COO of Dark Blue Sea, Ltd., during the acquisition of Fabulous.com, a domain name registration and monetization site. Dan has since departed from Dark Blue Sea, Ltd. and is now the CEO of DomainAdvertising.com.

14. David and Michael Castello (CCIN.com)
The Castello Brothers began their quest for millions as humble musicians. In 1991, Michael began his search through the then archaic internet to begin creating a website for their band. What he discovered instead was the world of domain names, and began registering various domain names. Today, CCIN is one of the premier developers of city domains, such as PalmSprings.com and Nashville.com.

15. Dean Shannon (Fabulous)
Dean Shannon is the founder of Fabulous.com (mentioned above). Dean Shannon has been instrumental in the development of the domain industry, holding one of the first domain conferences in 2002.

16. Eliot Noss (Tucows)
Eliot Noss has been with Tucows since 1997. He originally held the position of Vice President of Corporate Services for Tucows Interactive, Ltd., After its purchase by Tucows Delaware in May 1999, he was made the President and CEO in 2001.

17. Eric Harrington (Moniker)
Founder of Moniker.com, Eric Harrington has a long list of big names for which he’s worked for in the past 20 years, such as Ford and GE. Harrington stepped down from Moniker.com in 2009 in order to focus on his next venture, Harrington Enterprises.

18. Eric Rice (BulkRegister)
Eric Rice was a key factor in the success of BulkRegister. He helped create new methods for domain aftermarket and really made BulkRegister renowned for their excellent customer service. BulkRegister was bought out in 2006.

19. Frank Schilling (Name Administration)
Frank Schilling began Name Administration only 12 years ago. Although he is 42 years old, he is one of the few in the domain industry who has been able to throw his name in the hat so late and still achieve the success he has. Today, he is one of the most renowned “domainers” in the world.

20. Fred Hsu (Oversee)
Fred Hsu is one of the founders of Oversee.net. Hsu helped to build the site from the ground up and is currently the largest individual shareholder of the company. Hsu is now the President and CEO of Manage.com

21. George Decarlo (Dotster)
George Decarlo founded Dotster back in 1999 as a domain registrar. Since then, Dotster has expanded to web hosting and design. Over 1 million domains registered under the Dotster name.

22. Gregory J. Manriquez (NameDrive)
Namedrive, the company that Gregory Manriquez founded in 2005, is a site that deals with many different aspects of domain parking, such as brokerage and optimization. Manriquez is one of the youngest of the “domainers”, but had a very tight grasp on the industry, even filing for a patent in 2008 for domain name securitization.

23. Howard Neu (T.R.A.F.F.I.C)
Neu’s accomplishments include singing, acting, radio and T.V., politics, and even law. He is one of the only people on the list whose spin is more of the legal kind rather than being an internet specialist for 20+ years. He is one of the oldest on the list, but he is also one of the most well-rounded people in the domain business.

24. Jay Westerdal (DomainTools)
Jay Westerdal is the founder of DomainTools.com. DomainTools.com is a unique site that has the ability to look up the historical ownership of a website. Aside from DomainTools, he also has his own personal blog in which he covers a wide variety of topics, mainly focusing on technology.

25. John Kane (eNom)
John Kane is the Senior Vice President for eNom, Inc. He has aided eNom in becoming the second largest domain registrar in the world, as well as one of the most recognized names in the domain industry.

26. Jon Whelan (Afternic)
Jon Whelan is currently the co-CEO of AfterNIC.com. In addition to AfterNIC, he is also a part of the New York Angels, an invitation-only organization made up of Angel Investors.

27. Joyce Lin (007 Names)
Joyce Lin is yet another veteran to the domain business. She is the Vice President of 007names.com and a member of the Registrar Stakeholder Group. 007names.com has been providing web hosting services since 1996.

28. JP Vazquez (Capitol Domains)
JP Vazquez is one of the leading internet experts, as well as a consultant. As the Vice President of Finance for iHoldings, Inc., he helped to acquire domains such as Capitoldomains.com and Belgiumdomains.com. In 2007, Dell filed a lawsuit against Vazquez for a variety of activities that they believed were unlawful.

29. Kevin Ham (Reinvent)
Kevin Ham is one of the few Canadians on the list. However, he is the Founder and CEO of Reinvent, Inc. Reinvent, Inc. was founded back in 2000 and continues to remain a strong contender in the domain arena.

30. Kevin Medina (RegisterFly.com)
Kevin Medina was the CEO of domain registrar RegisterFly.com. In 2007, a slew of customer complaints and claims of missing and misused money came to light, putting RegisterFly, and Kevin Medina, in jeopardy. Since that time, RegisterFly.com has filed for bankruptcy.

31. Lawrence Ng (Oversee)
Lawrence Ng is the co-founder (along with Fred Hsu who also made the list) and CEO of Oversee.com. He has a mind for business, with their annual revenue well over $200 million in 2007 and steadily rising ever since.

32. Marc Ostrofsky (Business.com)
Marc Ostrofsky is a force to be reckoned with in the domain industry. Aside from Business.com, he is a New York Times Bestselling author. Unlike many other people on the list, Marc is a public figure, having appeared on many different television networks and in newspapers.

33. Markus Schnermann (Keyword Domains)
Known as the “superstar of the domain industry”, Markus Schnermann has built himself into a prominent figure in the domain industry. He first began to explore the world of domains in 1997 and since has stuck to the method of using the profits from the domains he sells to reinvest in buying more domains.

34. Michael Arrington (Pool.com)
Michael Arrington is the founder of TechCrunch, a technology blog. However, Arrington is most famous for his Pool.com stint in which Arrington led his team to success in just a little less than a year.

35. Michael Collins (Afternic)
Michael Collins is a former member and co-founder of the Afternic crew. Michael and his brother Roger (who will appear on this list as well), founded Afternic back in 2002. Michael left the company back in 2007 to pursue other career opportunities.

36. Michael Kovatch (IPhone.com)
Just about everybody in today’s day and age knows about iPhones. However, back in 1995, Michael Kovatch purchased a domain name called IPhone.com, planning to turn it into a business someday. Back in 2007, shortly after the arrival of the iPhone, Apple contacted Michael to purchase the domain name due to the massive amount of traffic the domain had attracted in just 6 months.

37. Michelle Miller (BuyDomains)
A former COO for BuyDomains.com and Vice President of Sales and Services for NameMedia, Michelle Miller may not be one of the better known names, but she has played a key role in establishing NameMedia as the kingpin it is today. Since then she has only continued her success, now President and COO of Apogee Media, LLC.

38. Mike Mann (BuyDomains)
Mike Mann is the actual “founder” of BuyDomains.com after he registered the domain name, later selling it for 80 million in 2005. Although he is not your traditional businessman, he is arguably one of the most successful on this list, buying thousands of domains a day and selling them shortly after.

39. Monte Cahn (Moniker)
Monte Cahn is the inventor of live domain auctions. Cahn founded Moniker.com in 1995, leaving in 2010 to establish Rightofthedot.com, a very successful consulting firm.

40. Page Howe (Seniors.com)
Page Howe is a prime example of how luck, and a few good investments can change your life around. After a domain he bought flopped, Page Howe risked losing everything. Even though it slowed him down, he refused to give up. In 2007 he sold Seniors.com for 1.5 million, followed by selling Guy.com for 1 million.

41. Paul Stahura (eNom)
Paul Stahura is the CEO and co-founder of the startup company, Donuts, Inc. With over 20 years in the software development industry, Paul gained notoriety while he was the CEO of eNom.

42. Peter Forman (Register.com)
Peter Forman was one of the three founders of Forman Interactive, which later changed into Register.com. Register.com sells registration for general extensions. Peter stepped down as CEO in 2005.

43. Pinky Brand (idNames.com)
Pinky Brand (who’s real first name is Pinkard), began his business by helping to cofound Internet Domain Names, Inc. Pinky is an avid lover of travel and photography, currently residing near Dublin, Ireland. He is the now the CSO of DomainDiction.

44. Randy Charach (Synergy Domains Inc.)
Randy Charach founded Synergy Domains, Inc., while also performing as a mentalist, magician, and motivational speaker.

45. Ray King (Snapnames)
Ray King is the CEO of AboutUs.org. In 2000, King moved to Portland, Oregon to co-found Snapnames.com, which created new ways of acquiring domain names. AboutUs.org is currently the world’s largest editable index of the web.

46. Richard Forman (Register.com)
Richard Forman was the co-founder and CEO of Register.com, as well as a former board member of the New York Angels. He has since focused his efforts on the health care industry, and is the founder and current CEO of ExpertConsensus, LLC.

47. Rick Schwartz (T.R.A.F.F.I.C)
Currently, Schwartz is the President and CEO for 2 different companies, JointVentures.com, T.R.A.F.F.I.C., and Virtual Dates, Inc. He is a true veteran in the domain industry and by far one of the most productive.

48. Rob Hall (Pool.com)
Rob Hall was one of the founding members of the Pool.com team, serving as the CEO then and now. He is the chairman of the majority of the acquisitions of Momentous and has received numerous honors for his work in the field.

49. Roger Collins (Afternic)
A co-founder of Afternic alongside his brother, Michael Collins, Roger took Afternic all the way to the top, making them a top domain name broker after nearly failing. He has since moved on to a less stressful line of work as a contractor and a developer.

50. Roland Chemtob (Branded Holding Group)
Roland Chemtob is a startup investor as well as a developer who currently resides in the Hamptons.

51. Ron Wiener (Snapnames)
Ron Wiener was the Chairman and CEO for Snapnames.com for almost 2 years. He has founded and led many different businesses throughout his career thus far, and currently works as the Chief Mechanic at Venture Mechanics, LLC.

52. Russ Goodwin (Naugus Limited)
Russ Goodwin is a General Manager for Naugus Limited, LLC. After running into minor trouble with icann, Goodwin resolved the matter. As of 2013, they are in the process of changing their name and transferring their services to Domainwar.net

53. Sahar Sarid (Recall Media Group)
Sahar Sarid is a former domainer who made his rounds in the domain industry and even was inducted into the Domain Hall of Fame in 2007. Since 2010, he has been taking a break, traveling all over the globe.

54. Sean Muller (eNom)
Sean Muller is the founder and CEO for iSpot.tv,Inc., a social marketing/data platform for brands on television. He was the former CTO for eNom, as well as Demand Media, Inc.

55. Taryn Naidu (Pool.com)
Taryn Naidu is the Executive Vice President of Registrar Services at Demand Media, and also the General Manager of eNom. Prior to working for Demand Media, he was the CEO and President of Pool.com.

56. Tim Schumacher (Sedo)
Tim Schumacher made Sedo.com what it is today. However, Tim desired to expand his own horizons and parted ways with the company in January of 2012.

57. Thunayan K. Alghanim (FMA.com)
One of the most impressive domainers out there, Thunayan K. Alghanim took the domain industry by storm when he first entered the scene in 2001. In 2003, just a little over 2 years of breaking into the business, he acquired 12,000 quality domains and has since continued that trend.

58. Vern Jurovich (Proformainc.com)
Vern Jurovich founded Pro Forma, Inc. back in 2003. Aside from his domain sales, he also has quite the eye for real estate.

59. Will Pemble (Web.com)
Will Pemble founded and led Web.com to complete success for almost 7 years. Since that time, he has gone onto further success with Hartmann Studios, Pemble.com, Inc, and Shopportive eCommerce.

60. Yun Ye (UltSearch)
Much like Thunayan K. Alghanim, Yun Ye is somewhat of an enigma in the industry, amassing ridiculously profitable and impressive portfolios in short amounts of time while keeping his identity a mystery. Later on it was revealed that he got his start through a 16 year old internet guru from Mumbai who aided and guided him to success.

Nuts & Bolts of Domaining

https://gumroad.com/l/WTAMv

Hi Guys,

Sorry I have been off Radar lately, I have been busy working on Developing Websites and doing tonnes of SEO not to mention blogging on different channels. You can find me most of the time on LinkedIn and on this blog https://marketingagency.cymrumarketing.com

On to something I have been asked to do by one of my domain investors:

I have been asked to promote this book “Nuts & Bolts of Domaining”.

I will be coming back soon with all my singing and dancing websites, one of which I will give me a lot of chi-chin all the way to the bank (There is a clue in the last sentence and it is not a dot bank domain name before you ask but a .co.uk).

More info coming soon…….

Renata Entrepreneur Personal Brand Promotion

www.renataentrepreneur.com

RENATA ENTREPRENEUR

I am excited to announce I have recently launched my own virtual business card.

Because I have a large link wheel of websites, blogs, and social media pages it is sometimes time-consuming to direct someone to all my sites especially if they want to learn more about me. I am buzzing as it has been just over a week since I launched this site and I am already on the first page of Google in the first position for the keywords ‘Renata Entrepreneur’. I have done zero SEO as I have other projects I need to focus on first. This is the power of a Domain Name and what it can do, the proof is in the pudding.

I have also found more and more Forex Trading companies approaching me lately in which I know they work on a commission but they will never seal a deal with me. I am simply not interested and I would tread caution if you happen to be approached by anyone telling you you will make money. Hence I point them to my Disclaimer Page: https://renataentrepreneur.com/disclaimer that way their persuasive marketing strategy soon gets silenced. I do not like being rude or hanging up and try to use my site as a tool to teach them that I am not interested especially if they do not take no for an answer.

You need to have deep pockets and a good understanding of trading stocks and shares. It is hard work and not as easy as they make out. They claim to have bots that use algorithms to predict trades on your behalf. You need to invest £250 as an initial investment to open an account and within no time at all, you will lose the money unless you are familiar with charts and candles.

I should know I have tried and tested Forex Trading about 10 years ago and lost a lot of money.

Personally speaking, I would advise anyone to simply avoid this practice unless you are an expert.

You are more likely to win the lottery or sell a domain name that making your millions with forex trading.

Think of it this way if they were making money they would not be phoning you up to join and the only way they make their money is if you invest your money.

If it sounds too easy to be true, it most probably is.

Going back to my personal brand, if you have a portfolio of domain names, start a blog and add your portfolio, do your SEO and get traffic.

The most important thing to remember is to build a large network of followers and contacts you can reach out to. Also whilst you are waiting for someone to purchase your domain name monetize your blog with affiliate links so if the reader reaches the end of your post they can be directed to an affiliate link of your choosing.

A visitor will have to click the link and buy something in order for you to get paid. Amazon Associates places a 1-day tracking cookie on the visitor’s computer. So if the visitor does not buy anything within one day your cookie will be invalid and you will not get paid.

Since writing this post I have acquired www.irenata,com that now points to www.renataentrepreneur.com

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Transferring Domain Names

Warning Be Careful How You Transfer Domain Names.

In June of this year I transferred a domain name from one.com to the new registrant at www.namecheap.com.

Normally when a domain is transferred the new owner updates his contact details and ‘hey presto every thing is hunkey dorey’. However to my shock and horror and feeling extremely unwell after the ordeal today some 7 months later I get a notification to my email address saying there is a problem with renewing the said domain name that I had transferred.

You have to hear me out. Now considering I am not the legal owner of the domain name I should not be getting renewal notifications, so I hop on the chat widget to try and resolve the issue. I must first say I tried logging in with the email Namecheap used to send me the notification and it said “no user found”. I thought maybe I could just reset the password and renew the domain on behalf of my client but that did not work.

The problem is my client does not want the domain name to drop and apparantly he is not the legal owner of the domain name but the website designer is.

The plot thickens as I will explian….

Once I started the chat I was told that my email was not associated with the domain.

So my question was “why am I getting renewal reminders”?

To be honest I think it is a scam as the legal owner would have their contact details on the system, yet Namecheap seem to have mine but will not give me access to the account.

Seeing as I have not given Nampecheap permission to use my email which I have never before communicated with them using it, I can only think they have it from Nominet as how else would they have my email considering I never shared it with anyone?

This email may I add is not my business email but my private one, which I used originally when I registered the domain with one.com however many years ago.

Now get this they will allow a third party meaning me or my client to renew the domain name. (Secret Santa).

They wrote in the chat:

If you agree with these conditions, you will need to create a seperate account with us at https://www.namecheap.com/myaccount/signup/ and deposit the amount necessary for the domain renewal in this case ($9.58/year). You can use this guide while adding funds: https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/232/7/how-can-i-add-funds-to-my-namecheap-account

Now this is the bit that is mind boggling when I transferred the domain in June I sent the details to my client who passed it on to his web designer who I assumed registered the domain name but did not update my client’s contact details.

So that means my contact details must be on the system but I have no access to my details which is a violation of GDPR policy.

Namecheap continued to say:

“The Regsitrant email address is not listed in any Whois databases for this domain”.

Remember I transferred to domain so I am no longer the registrant.

According to ICANN:

To transfer your domain name to another registrant, you can initiate a change of registrant by contacting your current registrar. Your registrar will then ask for your confirmation via a secure mechanism (which typically will take the form of an email to the registered name holder). You must provide your confirmation within the number of days set by your registrar (not to exceed 60 days) or your transfer will not proceed. Once your registrar receives confirmation from you, they will process the transfer and notify you and the new registrant once the transfer is completed.

https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/name-holder-faqs-2017-10-10-en

This is a farce, a total shambles and how can they not have the current registrant email as their client if they do not have his email?

He would have had to have an email to set up an account with them?

I believe they are scamming and may in deed get two lots of money one from the registrant and one from me.

It is impossible for them not to have the domain name owners email address as he would have had to use it to login into his account.

The legal owner of the domain name which is a well known Brand has not had his name updated so he appartantly is not the legal owner but instead the web designer is the legal owner who for some reason cannot be contacted.

I will be contacting Nominet in the morning to explain what has happened and will either get the Brand owner or myself to renew the domain name, but I have never heard about a ‘Secret Santa Funding‘ on any registrar.

I would like to know if this has happened to you?, please leave your comments below.

I will not be using this company ever and will not be recommending them to any of my readers or clients.

Final Thoughts.

I am not going to mention the Brand Name to keep his details private but this is a word of warning if you have a web designer manage your website, he must show in a contract that says the domain name belongs to you and the brand owner (you) can use this piece of paper to give to the registrar if things go belly up.

USE ESCROW FOR ALL YOUR TRANSFERS AND LET THE NEW OWNER KNOW THAT THERE ARE TRANSFER FEES. It is better to pay the little extra for a transfer and have everyone safeguarded than end up with a web designer cybersquatting your domain name.

All you need is to let the web designer to change dns records so that your website becomes live. You do not need to give ownership details.

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How to spot a dodgy email.

How to spot dodgy emails.

I have never thought too much about it until one of my clients forwarded me an email he had received from a person supposedly trying to steal my business. I had to look twice and realised that the entity was actually referring to an old domain my client had until it was stolen and cybersquatted.

You can view the cyber-squatted domain here: www.firstphaseelectricalwales.co.uk you will find it points to a clothing site yet again.

You can ready the whole three part cybersqualtting incident here:

Futhermore the domain supposedly changed hands in July of this year but my client is still getting emails this tells me the same entity is still using the domain name and still has my client’s data. Had the domain really have gone to a thirdparty they would not have had access to my clients data or email address. My client’s email that he received today was to his gmail email not his company email meaning how would the new owner know about my clients gmail email unless they were one and the same entity?

So when you open these emails two things that can happen if you reply to such emails they could either be malware infected and will be embed on your computer or you may get lots of spam messages whereby the sender will be then able to use your email address and spam other people.

Another way cyber criminals work is by using undisclosed email addresses this way they can send bulk emails. An undisclosed email may be used if you previously have had an email subscription and your email has be leaked or sold to a thirdparty that may then want to send out spam emails in bulk.

This goes against your privacy protection and you have to remember that email lists are worth a lot of money to some people so it stands to reason that they can be sold and misused.

How to spot a dodgy email.

This is an actual email I received to my private email account.

Apple know how to spell and they use their company name to send out information.

Check For Misspellings

The first and most obvious tip-off is misspellings. In the header above, the name of the company is spelled incorrectly, and the likelihood that a big corporation would misspell its own name is pretty unlikely.

Also look out for subdomain names such as info@subdomain.company.com No legitimate company would send out emails from their subdomain. Subdomains are the extension to a the originators website and are mainly used for blogs: https://ukdomainbrokers.ukwebsitedesigners.co.uk/

So for all intent and puposes the above is an example of my sub domain and I would not send out an email from info@ukdomainbrokers.ukwebsitedesigners.co.uk. I would however send one out from info@ukwebsitedesigners.co.uk

IP Address

Another quick trick is to look up the IP address the message came from. If it’s in a different country than the company, it’s probably fake.

Received From

The “Received” line tells you where the email originated from. If the email is actually from who it says it’s from, it would probably come from the company’s website. In the email above, the website the email came from has nothing to do with the company it says it’s from. If however the email mimicks your email the sender is hiding their identity.

Reply To

Same goes for the “Reply To” field. You can tell the email address has been spoofed because the “Reply To” address doesn’t match the “From” address.

Spoofing:

Email spoofing the process of disguising the original senders identity by creating email messages with a forged sender email address. The core email protocols do not have any mechanism for authentication, making it common for spam and phishing emails to use such spoofing to mislead or even prank the recipient about the origin of the message.

Final Notes.

Always check the recipients email. If you do not know or were not expecting anything from anyone DO NOT OPEN EMAIL ATTACHMENTS.

If you get emails from web designer telling you your website is s##t do ask your current web designers to send an audit report of your website. Also if the sender is sending you an email from a gmail, hotmail or msn account without a company signature in the footer of the email this is reason for alarm bells to ring.

DO NOT USE OFFSHORE WEBSITE DESIGNERS.

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES!

Do not reply to anyone that has a suspicious email address, especially if it is a long thread of letters and numbers that do not resemble a person or company.

Always check email addresses from the sender.

Lastly always mark emails that have landed in your inbox as ‘report phishing’ rather than simply deleting them as the email client will block this email from their servers to stop other people falling victim.

Start-up’s Growth Funding

Start-up’s Growth Funding

I am curious how some people/businesses secure funding other than through traditional methods like going to the bank with cap in hand and a business plan.

Obviously there are venture capitalists and private equity firms but how do you get someone to believe in you enough that they will part with millions of pounds or dollars into your business.

From personal experience I know what options I could try to get funding but that would mean me having to share my business, which I do not want to as I have been burnt badly in the past and “once bitten twice shy as they say”.

So my point is how can these companies have secured funding when looking at their domain names I would not touch with a barge pole.

api.video

ada.support

mojo.vision

celcius.network

infra.market

compound.finance

elodie.games

cellworks.life

drink.haus

3s.money

For starters what about GEO Targeting and GEO Fencing did no one tell them about how they will generate visitors:

https://ukdomainbrokers.ukwebsitedesigners.co.uk/?p=1217

Surely there has to be more to this than meets the eye.

I am curious as the only way anyone would invest is if there was a product or service that had perceived equity, which most probably these companies have and that they did not spend silly money on these domain names.

I know if I personally had secured funding I would most probably prosper faster but I choose to be careful as I do not want to be dependant on anyone.

I have grown my business to offer website design, development, domain brokering, SEO & Marketing which is just a few of my services.

So I have no intention of borrowing money or having business partners, been there done that got the t-shirt.

Instead I will just plod on knowing one day I will be able to travel round the world and will be recognised for not having handouts but achieving everything on my own.

I am now concentrating on my personal branding as the more people that know about me the more I can gain people’s trust.

The key to success is personal branding if you can show people you are worth investing in they will.

Me telling the world to look at me!

If however there is a ‘Secret Santa‘ wishing to help with a life changing donation I would not say no unless there were terms and conditions in which I would most definitely decline.

Another person that I read about today was Charlie Mullins OBE, personally I had not heard of him before but have found out since he came from nothing and built a plumbing business empire and is now worth £70 Million.

https://londonlovesbusiness.com/meet-the-entrepreneur-charlie-mullins-obe/

So one has to ask one self how did someone how started out working from his two bedroom apartment become so rich that he was knighted?

I did a little digging, as well as the plumbing business he also buys and sells private number plates. Private number plates are just as unique as domain names and there has been a fair few investors that have made it big and have become millionaires selling high quality one word dot coms. So his plumbing business is backed by his number plate business and because of his personal branding he can now roll in the cash. Would I want him to be in line for the next London Mayor, propbably not just as I would not expect any top Domain investor becoming the next President.

Anyone wishing to invest in the domain names which I have on our marketplace is more than welcome to contact me and we can devise a business plan to develop the domain name into equity.

I am not a salesperson I am an entrepreneur!

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Town & Village Domain Names.

https://www.raczyna.pl and https://www.raczyna.com

I wrote a post a while back about Sovereign Domain Names over Iceland the Country trying to sue Iceland the Grocery Chain in the UK.

However moving on I acquired two domain names from where my mother was born in Rączyna (Raczyna.com & Raczyna.pl) in Poland, which I have since developed.

Now I have in the back of my mind slight anxiety because I know how crazy this country Poland is and I have seen first hand how they demand things, similar to the the Royals in UAE.

Upon doing some research it is apparent that Town & Village Domain Names cannot be trademarked unlike country domain names which in theory cannot be registered as they are part of the sovereign state. Meaning the Country Name alone cannot be registered and has to have a second or third keyword after it eg: ‘UK Domain Brokers’ or ‘UK Website Designers’.

So even though I have recently dropped some ‘Neom’ Keyword domain names I am now feeling slightly apprehensive because the Polish domain names are part of a blog to expand my personal branding and services, but also to teach local farmers about hemp cultivation and CBD products.

So your thinking why I am getting myself into a bit of a pickle is because the village ‘Rączyna’ has most of my family living there and because of an on going family feud I also wanted to let the whole village know what type of people my family are.

I have tried twice to offer an olive branch to make peace and both times was told they were not interested in making amends. So without mentioning their names, the villagers will put two and two together and will know who I am as news travels fast amongst villagers.

I have purposely not mentioned their names but have put the article under ‘Rączyna News’, not only that I plan to write an autobiography to include how they have treated my daughter and I. Basically to cut a long story short my Aunt has scammed her way into taking land that rightfully belonged to my mother. My proposal was that they could have the land as long as they started growing hemp. However my cousin said it was illegal to grow hemp which in the blog I have proved him wrong. I told him if he did not want to work with me I would make sure he would never be able to sell his produce should he changed his mind.

So even if they did not use their real names in applying for investments they would surely be found out once they sign written commission agreements which would require a sworn affidavit.

So either way my family bridges have been burnt and to think all I wanted was a public apology from my cousins mother and his wife.

If You want to read about it here is the link: https://raczyna.pl/renata-chciala-publicznych-przeprosin-od-rodziny It is written in Polish but there is a translator widget you can use.

So even though I am slightly apprehensive I will wait it out and if the local authorities try to demand I release the domains to them as I have documented evidence that I did try to contact them a while ago to see if they had any objections or if they were interested in acquiring it from me.

Towns don’t have trademarks on their names so trademark law does not apply. Anything with a geographical origin cannot be used as a trademark. But once you include some additional letters or text then it is whole new ball game and these type of domains can be trademarked.

Hence “Cardiff” cannot be trademarked but “Cardiff Pizza” can.

The only time things could go belly up is if the domain damages the reputation of a specific town or village then the domain owner may be held liable for this damage, which will result in a legal complaint and that could result in you losing the domain name.

Obviously I have not said anything derogatory about the village, just about some of the people in it.

My main focus is to advertise hemp cultivation and CBD production. Even if I lost both these domain names which are merely pointing to my blog they cannot take my blog down and I will have plan B as I have acquired the following domain names which I would put in its place I am merely taking advantage of the fact how much traffic I can generate at this present moment in time:

www.polandmonthly.com

www.konopiepoland.com

www.cannabidiolpoland.com

So the only time I think it may be a problem is if:

The intended use for the website is illegal and detrimental to your town. (Which it is not).

If the domain is readily available to register then there should not be a problem unless it has been registered and is deemed as cybersquatting in exchange for a ransom monetary demand.

The domain is available for registration (if you can go through with the registration it means that it hasn’t been listed as reserved, registries have lists of domains not available to the public which sometimes include geographical locations), I beg to differ on this as when I first started out many years ago I got a ticking off even though it was not a geographical location for having guccishoes.wales in which Gucci demanded I surrender the domain name. This was many years ago may I add and have since learnt what you can and cannot register.

All I can say is whatever will be will be….

Just remember do not just buy a domain name and sit on it. Develop it to create traffic which will make your domain name more valuable and if you can offer a product or service you are in theory creating equity.

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Ideal for startups wanting to set up their business for the first time . We will walk you through step by step strategies to get you on the right path.

We will help you write your perfect business plan, find you premises and funding. We will help with recruitment.

If you have an idea and you want to expand your product or service and make it a Brand we will help you find your ideal domain name. We will show you a way to market your company using a SEO link wheels.

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We are happy to give free friendly transparent advice, as everyone has to start somewhere and we understand the importance to generating more traffic to your business, therefore we can guide you to prosperity.

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UK Domain Brokers and its representatives including the owner make no guarantees your domain names will sell, this all depends on the quality, supply, demand and equity perceived or otherwise. If your domain name is not generating traffic, is not developed is not selling a product or service, is not short and in demand then an already established business is unlikely to buy your domain unless they are branding or re-branding. 

You need to give value for money! Consider Developing a Micro Site, Perform SEO, add affiliate links and drive traffic to the domain name. Get your domain name in front of a global audience and on all search engines. Eventually your prospective buyer will find you.

A domain name has no value if it has no equity.

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