When it comes to valuing your domain name you have to ask yourself these questions:
1) How much do you want for your domain name?
2) Who will buy your domain name at the price you have set yourself ?
3) Why do you think your domain name will sell at your asking price?
With any domain name it has to bring value to the enduser.
4) How much will the enduser save in paid per click advertising?
5) Will the domain name be valuable because it is a brandname?
6) Does your domain name have a website?
7) Is the domain name a working business?
8) What are the assets worth of the company?
Without having value to a domain name your domain will not sell.
Consider developing your domain name into a website and monetizing it, generating traffic for yourself whilst you are waiting for a buyer to come along and also generating traffic for your propective investor.
Domain names float in cyberspace unless you build on them.
Check out my valuation techniques in my previous posts.
"Just like a bad photograph you have taken one can improve/salvage it with editing, the same goes with domain names, you can build something from nothing but you need creativity to do it".
So tonight I decide to do some outbound marketing and type in the keywords 'Crowd Investors' to see who is paying for Google Ads and does not have a natural listing on page 1 or 2 of Google.
I then came across a website that was four words long and has hyphens inbetween each word.
I am not going to mention them but you can see them in the Google Ads on pages 1 & 2 for the keywords I mentioned earlier 'Crowd Investors'.
I then go on their website and there is no contact us page just a form on the landing page.
They have no Cookie Banner or Legal Pages and they seem to be a blockchain business.
So I think what the hell I will fill out the form and wait for them to contact me.
Within minutes I get a phone call with a bouncy tiger character on the other line who said what was it that I was looking for? and I replied I have www.crowdinvestors.co.uk for sale and the bouncy tiger character then became immediately defensive and said so am I am sales person?, well not exactly but I was not going to correct him.
He then said he did not want any help with his marketing as it was doing fine.
Ok... I beg to differ.
I am not going to bother arguing my case but four words in a domain name is totally wrong. How do you expect someone to remember your domain name let alone remember where the hyphens should go? and how do you expect to fit your domain name on your business card, that is the question?
I could perform a seo report but I am not going to waste my energy on someone who thinks he knows better and thinks he does not need any marketing help, good luck is all I can say.
WEBSITES AND APPSPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Tue, July 02, 2019 20:49:41 STEALING YOUR COMPETITORS CLIENTS.... I have one question for any Business, why can't you get your own business without resorting to stealing your competitiors clients?
Unkown to you your competitor may be watching what your doing i.e direct messaging via Facebook pages and your competitor may be managing that page on behalf of their client.
I think it is unethical, unprofessional and under handed.
If you can't get your own clients it says you are useless at your job.
Why do I say this, well tonight I had a person who went to the lengths of sending a youtube video to my client and trying to find faults in my clients Google Ads Campaign.
Perhaps my client is aware of the campaign and what he needs to do to optimize it including increasing his budget.
So rather than respond to the muppet poacher, I deleted the message before my client saw it.
All is fair in love and war so they say, but stealing is not an option.
DOMAIN BROKERSPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Sun, June 30, 2019 11:21:33 Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) filed trademarks for "Kimono
Body", "Kimono Intimates" and "Kimono World". She has trademarked a word
of huge cultural significance in Japanese culture.
There is a petition going round to stop the trademarks from going ahead.
In my opinion registering the domain www.kimono.com is a free for all market for any investor and providing you are not confusing the public. By developing a website that sells 'Kimonos' you are not doing anything wrong.
However if you do develop a website that is selling underwear instead of kimonos and then you go one step further and try and trademark the word 'Kimono' within your trademark brand name, what this potentially does is prevents any other person using the word 'Kimono' in their marketing for the actual sale of Kimonos.
So if I decided to set up a website selling kimonos and used the domain for instance www.kimonoclothing.com (it is an already registered website - not mine before you ask) I would have Mrs K. Kardashian West on my back. It would not suprize me if she has registered it. I cannot get the data due to whois restrictions.
These trademarks are going to cause a lot of problems in the domain industry and also in Japan.
I do not believe this a publicity stunt to get more followers it is the uneducated guess from her marketing company that decided to do this without researching all the implications this may cause.
However what Mrs KKW has done which she can to a certain extent is register dictionary words; Common words and phrases can be trademarked if the person or company seeking the trademark can
demonstrate that the phrase has acquired a distinctive secondary
meaning apart from its original meaning. That secondary meaning must be one that identifies the phrase with a particular good or service.
The argument here is more a cultural confusing appropriation row whereby people searching for kimonos will end up landing on her websites.
If I was in the Kimono business and found people searching for kimonos ending up on her website instead of mine I would be not happy.
What Kim could not do is register the actual word 'KIMONO' as her application would be rejected but she has attempted to trademark "Kimono
Body", "Kimono Intimates" and "Kimono World" and if someone then set up websites/trademarks 'Kimono Clothing' or in the case of https://www.kimono-yukata-market.com/ then this company plus many others will end up having problems.
I agree with the Japanese Mayor that urged her to reconsider her applications of which she has expressed she has done nothing wrong and has not intended to offend Japanese Culture. Here is the letter the mayor wrote to her:
What she has failed to say or defend herself is that she has made applications to confuse the public and any lawyer can argue this.
By users looking for genuine Kimonos they will be lead to her websites causing confusion and loss of sales from genuine Kimono retailers.
My final words are if you are going to register a domain name and then trademark it do your due diligence first to save yourself problems further down the line.
Also people genuinely looking for kimonos that vist her site will leave just as quickly as they got there. Her bounce rate will be really high but who am I to judge considering she did not hire me and left it to her marketing team. Terrible Marketing Stratedy which tells me that marketing agencies need to learn about the power of branding and domain names. Apparantly she owns the domain name www.kimono.com
I totally agree with the Japanese Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa Mayor of Kyoto.
I believe that Mr Kadokawa can appeal the applications through: https://www.uspto.gov/ on the grounds that the trademarks will confuse the public and anyone looking to buy Kimonos will be lead to Mrs Kardashian West Websites which will cause losses to the Kimono Sales Industry.
This is similar to a case that was held in 1994 between Adidas America Inc & Payless Shoessource Inc whereby the argument was over the quanity of the stripes. You can read the article here: https://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Intellectual-Property/USA/Kenyon-Kenyon-LLP/Jury-Award-Reduced-Drastically-in-Adidas-Case
Adidas was awarded $65 Million in damages.
I believe Japan can do the same and seek the following:
*Actual damages if the applications go ahead
*Lost profits to Japan and the Kimono Sales Industry
*Punitive damages for confusion of online traffic.
This would put a massive dent in KKW pocket if that happened and would teach other people thinking of doing the same to think twice.
I wrote yesterday how the domain industry are enticing people to buy domain names by publicly announcing domain name sales but what they fail to include is who is the buyer and why would a buyer paid for example $$$M for a domain name and if it was a domain name only sale or something more.
Furthermore it is illegal to announce your income online and it can be deemed as enticement. The term ‘enticement’ refers to the act or practice of enticing, alluring, or tempting and to get round this one needs to have a disclaimer.
Read the article from a law firm: https://www.mlmlaw.com/library/guides/incmreps.htm
No where on these forums or websites are there any notices to prevent the ordinary Joe Bloggs from parting with his/her good earned money. Which gives the ordinary person false hopes that his / her domains will sell for similar amounts of money.
The disclaimer should read something like this:
"Earnings and Testimonial
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product and it’s potential. Any claims made of actual earnings or
examples of actual results can be verified upon request. The
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Enticement is an act by which one person leads or moves another by persuasion or influence, as to some action or state of mind.
Domains are ususally misreported ususally by domain investors who want numbers to seem bigger and often by press making up domain stories.
The latest is a sale of voice.com that was bought by a company that made their millions from bitcoin when it first came out, paying cents for each share only to have bitcoin value soar through the roof and bought shares at the right time and now he is a multi
millionaire, who can afford to pay $30M for a domain name.
You can read the article where domain name sales are sometimes not domain name only sales which gives the reader a false sense of hope and is called enticement:
The person in question is the CEO and founder, Michael Saylor. Tysons-based MicroStrategy Inc. (NASDAQ: MSTR) has struck a deal to sell the "Voice.com" domain name blockchain-based company for $30 million in cash. He also owns:
Ask yourself if you were a small or mid size company, would you spend millions on a domain name? Obviously the PLC and LLC companies can or dare I say it, if people who want to money launder but for the average company asking Millions will only attract the the Inland Revenue or IRS.
The other thing I have to mention is how does one justify spending millions to the accountant on a domain name unless if your were a public company wanting to secure its brand name?
The website is selling Gold Bullion...... watch the videos below:
Consider investing in Gold rather than worthless domain names. (Don't get me wrong some domains are worth a lot of money but in order for them to be worth anything there must be a demand for them. If you have a domain name you are wishing to sell, evaluate why an investor is going to buy your domain for your asking price, why do you think your domain is valuable? and what can your domain name do for the potential buyer?
To check out the gold just go to the website link above and watch the presentation.
Listening to more youtube channels on the gold that just4millionaires are promoting something interesting was said and that is never disclose online your income as it is deemed as enticement. So does that mean the domain industry are breaking the rules by announcing sales which to the person is is strapped for cash may use his last few $$$ in order to buy some domain names, that may never sell?
The other interesting thing that was said in the video and I am also sometimes asked "so how many domain names do you sell a month"? or "how much money do I make"? or the classic which has come from people I actually know "does your business actually make you any money" and "have I got enough money to live on"?.........the following video explains why you should not disclose your income.
To me these people are pessimists and negative jealous energy eating trolls, so when they ask me I just smile and say I have signed non disclosure agreements and cannot comment.
I have in fact some domain names for sale that fit the niche of 'Gold Bullion' perfectly:
and for those who either can mint their own 24kt gold bitcoins, I also have:
If anyone is thinking of starting their own business or wants to add these valuable keyword domain names to their link wheel, just drop me a line to make an offer.
Sorry for not updating sooner but I have been working behind the scenes on a website. I actually bought the domain name a few years ago and was planning on selling it until a client came along selling high ticket assets and it's as if the website was meant to be for me.
I have already mentioned it in a previous post but I now working on the back end marketing it. The website is www.just4millionaires.com
Being a creative artistic person that I am, I also am painting a series of luxury paintings and will be offering my services to anyone that needs a commissioned painting.
I will publish my portfolio of the painting on the website in the coming weeks.
Do check it out as new inventory is being added regularly.
DOMAIN BROKERSPosted by CHIEF APP & WEB DEVELOPER Thu, April 25, 2019 14:00:41 Just before Easter Holiday's I executed a plan to help save the 'Polish Association House' (Dom Polski Cardiff'). Basically the club is owned by the church and the people that were running it had no clue about Business Management' so they walked away leaving the building empty. I reached out to the church to no avail and then I contacted the ex-chairman of was at the time the 'Polish Association'.
It has been closed for a couple of years now and is running into disrepair. The church is very disillusional thinking they can sell the building and convert it into flats. What the first thing that comes to mind is you need to put money in to bring it up to any safe standard before you can sell it.
So I came up with a plan and have started the ball rolling so to speak by starting a magazine which the church could make money to help renovate.
Regardless if the church takes me up on the offer or not I will still continue with the publication but instead of it being monthly it will be quarterly.
I have a list of investors who also would be interested in my business plan which obviously the Church is in desperate need of. Its a waiting game at the moment and I would be helping the Polish Community in Cardiff as well as saving 'Holy Ground' as Pope John Paul II visited the house when he came to Cardiff on 2nd June 1982.
I was only 19 at the time when the Pope came to Cardiff and back then I lived in Shrewsbury, but since then have made Cardiff my home.
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