A look at domain name blogs I read frequently.
Earlier this year I published a list of blogs that I subscribe to. That list has changed somewhat over the year because some blogs have disappeared and others emerged.
I generally subscribe to a domain blog’s RSS feed if I find it insightful. A rehash of news articles does little for me. Analysis or an interesting angle is important. I also require a blog to be around for more than a few months before I subscribe, because I don’t want to “invest” in a blog that disappears. Most blogs go inactive within 6 months or so of launching.
Of course there are a number of other good domain blogs out there, and I don’t mean to disrespect them. This is just a list of what I currently subscribe to.
Conceptualist – Sahar Sarid took a hiatus late this year, but recently started blogging again. This haitus may have been good. For a while Conceptualist became a sales pitch for Bido, but with Bido currently back in development Sarid is again blogging about domain names in general. That’s a good thing.
Domain Name News – Adam Strong, Frank Michlick, and Chad Kettner do a good job rounding up the latest news stories and provide good analysis (not to mention scooping some good stories). After they picked up the domain DNN.com earlier this year, I got envious and bought DNW.com.
Elliot’s Blog – Elliot Silver chronicles his experiences buying and selling domains and building out his network of geo domain sites. Elliot has another thing going for him — he’s an all around nice guy who doesn’t hesitate to lend a hand.
Is It Me or is Everyone Else Stupid? – Julia MacKenzie writes about domains with sharp wit and doesn’t hesitate to ruffle feathers. She provides good analysis of all things domaining and seems to get the inside track on events before they happen. Now if she’d only answer the question I posed on her site last week: why does the initial registration record for her blog show Google’s Matt Cutts?
Predictive Domaining – this blog provides ideas for looking into the future and hand registering domain names before the keywords become popular.
SimplyGeo – Steven Morales started blogging furiously about geo domains but has slowed down considerably. It’s hard to keep it up when you get called away on military missions. Morales has served in Iraq and is heading back there in 2009.
TheDomains – Michael Berkens writes about trademark infringement, registrar wrong-doing, and opines on the domain industry and economy at large.
Of course, to discover new domain blogs I visit Domaining.com.