Website Magazine knows web sites. Not domains.
Website Magazine is a great free resource for domainers looking to develop their domains. But don’t turn to the publication for good advice on domain names.
In the May edition, the magazine profiles “Website Magazine’s Ranking of Domain Registrars” based on traffic to the registrars’ web sites. The problem is how the magazine defines “domain registrar”.
For example, Sedo is ranked #3.
Sedo is a great aftermarket and a well known domain name parking service, but I don’t think it qualifies as a domain registrar. Another case in point: BuyDomains.com is ranked #16. Again, they sell a lot of domains but they certainly aren’t a domain registrar.
Website Magazine is also publishing a three part story about buying and selling domains on eBay. Its teaser reads “…many Web professionals are turning to eBay to buy and sell domains.” Hmmm.
However, I must say the first part in the series is fairly good. It discusses the “delusional” prices people want for their domains, and suggests it’s merely a ploy to get traffic to their domains.
As for my first-in-several-years attempt to sell a domain on eBay, I don’t have any bids yet but 7 people are watching the auction for Headcase.com. Hopefully they’ll jump in at the last second.