Understand Your Exposure w/ Domain Services

I extensively use assorted major domain services such as Escrow.com, Afternic, Uniregistry, and Sedo. They provide important sales services, often without up-front costs. You typically need pay them only when your product is sold. Their costs are not unreasonable, and their published services are dependable. I am happy with them generally.

There are a few problems however.

Some of these services deliberately keep buyer & seller apart, and maintain a measure of secrecy.

They promote fixed prices, Buy-it-Now (BIN), which can be difficult or impossible to edit quickly.

A possible big problem is that they have insider access to your unpublished data & information as well as that of others throughout the industry. And their employees (or the services themselves) can take advantage of their insider market position. Might they directly buy your under-priced domain?

This is most perverse when one or more newly-made big sales leaves your domain or portfolio suddenly under-priced. Others can act before you hear anything.

These markets are largely unregulated -- Watch out for yourself!




Single-character .com EMOJI = 29

Four single-character .com emoji dropped in January 2019, and after dropping they cannot be renewed. This is due to ICANN and IDNA2008, which "prohibits graphic symbols and similar devices that have code points but are not used as basic elements of any writing system."

Lost were:

xn--m3h.com ☂.com umbrella emoji
xn--tci.com ✡.com Star of David emoji
xn--n4h.com ☦.com Orthodox Cross emoji
xn--e6h.com ♣.com Black Club Suit emoji

That leaves only 29 single-character .com emoji domains in the wild. They are grandfathered, and can be re-registered and transferred, but if they drop they follow their four cousins into oblivion. Those that are for sale seem very reasonably-priced considering their rarity and wide visual appeal beyond written language.


xn--13h.com ☑.com Ballot box with check
xn--26h.com ♻.com Black recycling symbol
xn--3bi.com ✈.com Airplane
xn--74h.com ☺.com White smiling face
xn--7bi.com ✌.com Victory hand
xn--b6g.com ↗.com Northeast arrow
xn--b6h.com ♠.com Black spade suit
xn--dih.com ⌚.com Watch
xn--e5h.com ♀.com Female sign
xn--g1h.com ▶.com Black right-pointing arrow
xn--g3h.com ◼.com Black medium square
xn--g5h.com ♂.com Male sign
xn--g6h.com ♥.com Black heart suit
xn--gci.com ✔.com Heavy check mark
xn--h6h.com ♦.com Black diamond suit
xn--ici.com ✖.com Heavy Multiplication X
xn--j6h.com ♨.com Hot springs
xn--l3h.com ☁.com Cloud
xn--n3h.com ☃.com Snowman
xn--p5h.com ♋.com Cancer
xn--q5h.com ♌.com Leo
xn--r4h.com ☪.com Star and crescent
xn--r5h.com ♍.com Virgo
xn--rih.com ⌨.com Keyboard
xn--tdi.com ❄.com Snowflake
xn--v4h.com ☮.com Peace symbol
xn--w4h.com ☯.com Yin Yang
xn--xbi.com ✂.com Black scissors
xn--y3h.com ☎.com Black telephone

Startled: Life, Death, and Domains

Sometimes life is HARSH.

I've been surprised to learn when friends and family are gravely-ill. Each of us gets older and closer to life's end.

Here are some non-denominational memorial websites offered For Sale.

߀.com

〇.com

A single character; as if Startled, Oval Lips.

Death came. Loved ones Lost to Us: Rest in Peace.
In Loving Memory of John R, HGL & DDL 


Best Business Names

Building global business is tough. Don't accept a poor or third-class beginning: your efforts can fail from poor choice of name. Imagine a great healthy seed on a dry asphalt road: a better location is essential -- without nutrition it will never sprout.

It's much easier building reputation with a great name:
  • Quickly Remembered
  • Meaningful
  • Short
Among the many great names we offer for sale are the below bargains:

Medki.com
Fantastic name for a medical equipment or pharmaceutical firm. In Japan, characters for "ki" include equipment , and spirit or energy .

Brandsy.com
No better name for PR, advertising or media promotion!

Bankko.com
Great name for a major electronic banking or fin-tech venture. Also:
Bankken.com
Bankks.com

Reorient.com

子.com
Great for anything related to kids!
Single character 子 means child or baby in China & Japan.

✫.com
STAR power! Boost value & bring unique fame to your brand.
We've many single-character .com names.
Depending on your needs, let us help you.

✂.com
Fantastic if your strategy is Cutting-prices! ... or for high-end fashion design

ॐ.com
Business in India? Over one billion people respect mystical symbol OM

NorwayBrand.com
Why Live Where? Places need to attract investment & tourism, and must work to keep top human resources. We've hundreds of major names promoting place appeal & branding.

Each of these powerful names could be great for a corporate project or permanent home, or can easily be configured to catch leads, forwarding elsewhere.

Even when cost of a name seems out of reach for your budget, perhaps you can swap equity, lease-to-buy, or negotiate terms. The great .com name will surely aid in building trust & attracting capital. Even when seemingly very expensive, the excellent domain can soon pay for itself.







ʘ.com

Clever marketing hook of Target stores: Appears like a Target, with .com:



















The target and .com are only shorthand, a kind of suggestion.
Target does not own such an address. But they could do.

They could own generic symbol ʘ.com
ʘ.com
Character name = Latin Letter Bilabial
can also input as xn--lpa.com

Effective Guerrilla marketing could use this ʘ symbol,
perhaps as a key to unlock sale prices, to gain a password for
special entry to their stores, or to win limited-edition prizes.
(the symbol is somewhat arcane, how to input is unclear, so mystery deepens)

ʘ.com is just now for sale. The website is active.
It looks like an eye / bullseye, so the site markets vision aids.
Who could make better use of the symbol and its website?

ʘ.com  Bausch + Lomb

ʘ.com  Target 

ʘ.com  Minimum offer   US$25,000


Single-Character.com Domain Sale


Single-Character.com Domains      字母.com       For Sale
Unique .com domains
For Sale
Hundreds of singles !
One character .com domains  (see below) 1字母com  /  一字母com
Languages include Chinese, Korean & Japanese  一文.com



Portable Digital Assets
Profit & Protect Your Wealth
Great Investment Diversification

·       Chinese & Japanese
·       Symbols
·       Assorted other languages
·       Korean

Background:
Only a few thousand written characters are used worldwide. The majority are Chinese, many of these same characters are used in Japanese, and most can become .com domains. Symbols and emoji also exist, although very few are allowed registration as .com domains. Only three (3) single-character ASCII domain names are allowed & operational as .com



Three single-character English-language .com exist:  q.com   x.com   z.com
Each was registered long ago and "grandfathered" - and now worth multi-million dollars.But hundreds of single-character.com exist in other languages, and each can be used worldwide!Each of the International Domain Names (IDN) below can be both typed on a specialty keyboard (as used in the appropriate nation), or entered using "punycode" - an alternative input method for limited Western-language keyboards. Punycode always begins with these four characters: xn--

Single-character .com domain names are highly prestigious. Get yours now!
See our major portfolio here
Most individual domains for sale here are still priced under US$10,000 ---  Ask.

Single-character .com domains offer Global Brand Appeal

Detailed list from:

We happily work with brokers !

Single-character.com

Single-character .com domains are extraordinarily rare & intensely attractive.
This is the only major single-character .com portfolio available anywhere.
一字母com is better than   字母com     三字母com     二字母com
    字母com is best !      一字母.com      字母.com

Great domains:  
  • investment
  • wealth protection
  • financial diversification
                                                          
Unique investment portfolio also available.  Offers may change; open to prior sales; Buy NOW.

2019-Jan-23

Investing in Trust

A young new company paid US$825,000 buying premium domain name cover.com

They were interviewed about the decision:   (link)

 "Fast forward one year ... each week that passes only further vindicates our decision to commit to the brand name.

We sell an intangible product and at the end of the day, we’re in the trust business. Owning Cover.com has lent an extra level of legitimacy to the brand and this, in turn, has translated into sales."



Monopoly Bestowed on Verisign is Unjustified

Verisign is the huge provider of technical registry services. The grossly-profitable company has been allowed to manage the lucrative .com domain names (as well as .net, .edu, .gov, etc).

Oddly, there has been no competitive tender to determine which company is given the extremely valuable contract. Is this a recipe for corruption? Why has Verisign been bestowed a no-bid, presumptive right of renewal for their .com operations?

We hope that Verisign's position will be challenged by another operator who can provide equivalent or better services at a substantially lower price. And now Verisign is seeking to raise the annual fee they charge every owner of a .com domain.

There is substantial movement of personnel and informal contact between key private sector firms, Verisign, special-interest groups, and ICANN, the global organization charged with oversight. Each organization needs certain pivotal people, and transfers can easily generate conflicts of interest. Is there sufficient transparency and oversight to avoid fraud, nepotism, bribery and corruption? 

With the Verisign monopoly generating billions of dollars in a no-bid arrangement, it appears collusive, likely unjustified, and perhaps corrupt.

Read more:
Verisign increase of Fees Unjustified   (link)


Rely on Conglomerates? Bad Consequences

It is vital for businesses to control your own domain and web presence.

Rick Schwartz (RicksBlog.com) explains it clearly:
"While first contact may be made on social media, follow up contact should be done within the confines of your own website. It is a HUGE business mistake to allow these third parties [Google, Facebook, Apple and Twitter] such control of your business and lives.

If you are opening an online business and dependent on Google for your traffic, GOOD LUCK!! Google traffic is a BONUS. Your job is to use all other sources FIRST! If Facebook or Twitter is where you conduct customer service, it's FOOLISH at best! Your #1 job is to transition them off of these platforms and to your website!

These 3rd parties are TOOLS, they are not FOUNDATIONS! The domain name is the ONLY foundation you can control on the Internet."

o.com = Opportunity

No .com domain exists using the standard single Latin letter o.

There has been talk and conjecture, and Verisign recently floated a strategy to offer o.com for auction to benefit non-profit causes.

Some companies already are trying to do business in that space, hoping a trademark on the still non-existent address might offer some priority. The firm Overstock.com, Inc. seems to have USA protection for various retail goods as well as vehicles, etc. -- claiming protection in many class codes!

Intellectual property & domain lawyer John Berryhill wrote about this process ten years ago (link) - calling this trademark registration process, when the domain is unavailable, as "phony" and deserving of contempt. Firms must be cautious of infringement.


Franchising your .com

Many smaller businesses building local success have potential to sell their system to entrepreneurs elsewhere. Franchising leverages your experience into much bigger success.

But don't forget the vital importance of marketing!

Your country-code specific domain was perhaps OK in a small market, but for a wider global business, choose .com

This means good top-level cc-tld domains should be supplemented with .com

Plan for the Future!
Don't wait to get the .com additional to cc-tld domains such as .cn (China), .jp (Japan), .au (Australia), .se (Sweden), .de (Germany), .uk (United Kingdom), .ch (Switzerland), .kr (Korea), .in (India), etc.

We were contacted by a good business in Australia [Good Luck to them!] with great franchising potential doing business via http://www.seoulbistro.com.au

They were attracted to our seoulbistro.com domain, and offered a few hundred dollars. We wanted about a thousand dollars. Would adding seoulbistro.com bring them more opportunity? Sure!  But we've been unable to do a deal.

We continue to believe Seoulbistro.com can be flagship brand for a global chain of Korean restaurants. Our digital asset (domain) reflects powerful spiciness of a Korean kitchen! Our early position provides advantage to promote a Korean restaurant franchise or to launch our own bistro chain.

Place Marketing: Paths to Success

Cities, towns and regions around the world compete for resources, needing to attract tourism and investment. Good places need jobs and skilled people.

Development agencies & tourist boards wanting to make their areas more dynamic must develop competitive strategies, or neighbor regions working smarter & harder will win business, taking away top resources.

A TOP WEBSITE is vital, and competitiveness demands at least a two-prong approach. You must develop a permanent base, while also building themed promotions lasting months or perhaps a few years.

Be intuitive! The permanent base must clearly convey what you do! For destination marketing & place appeal, your organization should operate from the .com at
[ Place ][ brand ] or perhaps [ Brand ][ place ]

These truly should be better developed.  Each (now) available For Sale:

SFBrand.com
FinlandBrand.com
SwedenBrand.com
BrandLondon.com
BeijingBrand.com
BrandTokyo.com
IsraelBrand.com
RussiaBrand.com
SaudiArabiaBrand.com
EmiratesBrand.com
BrandSaudiArabia.com
BrandSouthKorea.com
BrandSwiss.com
CaymansBrand.com
EnglandBrand.com
BrandStockholm.com
BahamasBrand.com
BeverlyHillsBrand.com
BrandCopenhagen.com
BrandFinland.com
BrandMonteCarlo.com
BrandNorway.com
BrandSaudi.com
BrandSeoul.com
CopenhagenBrand.com
DenmarkBrand.com
FranceBrand.com
GangnamBrand.com
HelsinkiBrand.com
MonteCarloBrand.com
NewYorkCityBrand.com
NorwayBrand.com
RivieraBrand.com
SeoulBrand.com
SouthKoreaBrand.com
BrandHavana.com
BrandNY.com
BrandHelsinki.com
BrandBrunei.com
BrandSwitzerland.com
BritishBrand.com
BrandCuba.com
DelawareBrand.com
JejuBrand.com
BrandSweden.com
JerusalemBrand.com
KentuckyBrand.com
TennesseeBrand.com
BelizeBrand.com
SeattleBrand.com



WHY IDN.com

International Domain Names, IDN, now allow the worldwide information access at addresses other than in English.

Great positive change! For many years, only the Romanized "abc" could be used for web addresses.

But as Korea uses .ko and China uses .cn and Japan uses .jp -- why bother to use .com ???

Surely in the case of China, millions of people read Chinese and live elsewhere. Some are not ethnically Chinese.

Use of .com de-emphasizes Chinese-origin. Take away the political dimension of using .cn in times of trade wars or territorial disputes such as over sections of the South China Sea.

Products may be made elsewhere for the Chinese market.  etc etc.

Buy the  .com  if you can!   Make Customers Happy.

Your Best Domain -- BUY NOW

Want a premium domain name?

It's an important decision for business success. Don't become fixated on cost of the domain - You must think instead of costs to not have that name.

Failing to earn $50 per day if you owned the great name:
One year loss = 365 x 50 = $18,250.

Twenty-five year loss = $456,250.  Nearly a half-million dollars!

Don't wait. Bite the bullet &  BUY your best domain NOW

https://strongestbrands.com

Open Many Doors for More Contacts

Skilled Professional:
Your Web presence should include IDN and otherwise.

Well-designed homes have multiple entrances.
Any easily-recalled word can route visitors to an associated homepage.

Add streams of direct navigation traffic:
Benefit from forwarding / redirect or domain pointing
type-in IDN.com >> for example, 子.com
Help consumers to find you. Position yourself: The Established Authority:
book.com = books.com = bn.com = barnesandnoble.com

Here's a simple forwarding page:
(Load as default.htm and change URL and TITLE)

<HTML>
<META HTTP-EQUIV=REFRESH CONTENT="0; URL=http://xn--i8s.com">
<TITLE>Child</TITLE>
<BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF" TEXT="#FFFFFF" LINK="#FFFFFF" VLINK="#FFFFFF" ALINK="#FFFFFF">
<br>
</BODY>
</HTML>

Add great IDN gateways now, before costs soar.

Beautiful may be Best!
Catch human imagination.
Link a great concept to your products & services.
Forward people to your products & services.
More profits from More Access.

Twelve Domains?



Most users don’t understand they can have MANY easily-remembered keyword domains in multiple languages feeding leads into their main site. So not A or B — but A plus B plus C plus D …

Use simple forwarders to expand business footprint & effectiveness.

example:
You are "Bill's Beds" and make the "Heaven Mattress" in Texas
your main site is maybe BillsBeds.com

But if you can, get keywords (in English & Spanish):
bill.com
bills.com
bed.com
mattress.com
sleep.com
heaven.com
rest.com  
cama.com
colchón.com
dormir.com
cielo.com
descanso.com

Texasbed.com
Texasmattress.com

You want names people hear once and remember. They forward to your main page. Allow people to access your online business from many doors and bridges. After you've bought such domains, each costs only about $10 annually - even one lead a year makes diversification worthwhile.

Are You an IP Broker?

My company actively sells domain names. We develop some properties, and often earn rent for advertising.

I could be called a "domainer"

But there are alternate titles, perhaps more precise:

  • Intellectual Property (IP) Broker
  • IP Salesman
  • IP Merchant
  • IP Marketer


Dot Com is King

There are key benefits to a .com domain over a cc-TLD (country code top-level domain, such as .uk or .au).

Surnames / corporate names are great examples. "Garcia" is common to many countries. "Hernández" is the most common family name in Mexico, and widespread in Spain, the Philippines, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and elsewhere. Only one person can own Hernández.com



Many Hernández cousins want this name.
Each domain can also host unlimited great email addresses.

We see bias & preference among many potential customers. Some 300,000 Finns who speak Swedish as their mother tongue (without being Swedish) may dislike using suffix .se 

Millions more non-Swedes who speak Swedish may prefer .com

Internet Treasures

A few thousand written characters are used worldwide. The majority are Chinese, many of these same characters are used in Japanese, and most have become .com domains.

Symbols and emoji also exist, although very few are allowed registration as .com domains.

Only three (3) single-character ASCII domain names are allowed & operational as .com

Q


X


Z



The above three domains registered long ago were "grandfathered" - each is now worth multi-million dollars, because few single-character names exist. But hundreds of single-character.com exist in other languages!

Each International Domain Names (IDN) can be both typed on a specialty keyboard (as used in each appropriate nation), or entered using "puncode" - an alternative input method for limited Western-language keyboards. Punycode always begins with these four characters: xn--

Of course, the domain owner decides content on each remarkable site.
They can market businesses or promote individuals.
Some make money advertising.

Single-character .com domain names are highly prestigious.
Single-character.com domain names are also fun. Get yours now!