Here’s a look at some interesting domain news around the web.
When a news story falls through the cracks, we don’t call on Lewis Black. We do it ourselves. Here’s a look at some domain stories from around the web…
Entrepreneur Magazine publishes “Imminent Domaining“. The article includes interviews with Howard Hoffman (ppcincome.com) and Ron Jackson (DNJournal). It’s a good article, but I disagree with its assertion that “While the real-world real estate market has taken a nosedive, the domain name market is hotter than ever.” Hot, but not hotter than ever. I long for 12 months ago.
Domainer’s Gazette writer Peter Askew writes about the (non) use of .mobi by the top 100 web sites on the web. Askew used to own .mobi domains but bailed out several months ago. Here’s the bottom line: of the 38 random sites he checked (mostly counterparts to the top 100 web sites on the web), 47% didn’t resolve at all, 18% were parked, and 29% forwarded to .com. Only one is actually hosting a site on .mobi.
Conceptualist, Sahar Sarid’s blog, has news about new products at Bido. One is PortfolioHelp, a product that helps you get a higher revenue share on domain parking by negotiating en masse with providers. Your portfolio must earn $10,000 or more a month to qualify.