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  • Vice President Joe Biden Domain Name Expires Elliots Blog (Friday, 26 July, 2013) - If Vice President Joe Biden intends to run for President in the 2016 US Presidential election, JoeBiden.com should be renewed by someone associated with the VP. If it isn’t renewed, it will most likely go to auction. According to the default Network Solutions landing page currently showing on JoeBiden.com, the domain...
  • Go Daddy .LA Auction Results Elliots Blog (Thursday, 18 July, 2013) - Go Daddy Aftermarket Director Paul Nicks provided the results of the .LA auction held by Go Daddy that finished earlier today. In total, the auction generated a little over $25,000 in sales, with 112 of the 273 domain names selling (minimum opening bid was $100 for each). It would be...
  • Go Daddy .LA Auction Ending Soon Elliots Blog (Thursday, 18 July, 2013) - Along with Go Daddy’s repositioning of .LA domain names, the company is also hosting an auction of .LA domain names. Individual auctions are concluding within the next few hours. There are just under 275 domain names included in the auction, and the domain names I searched appear to be registered...
  • Unscrupulous People Trying to Sell Names Owned By Others Elliots Blog (Friday, 12 July, 2013) - My business model involves the re-sale of domain names. Oftentimes, I will buy a domain name on a venue like NameJet, and after I won the auction, paid in full for the name, and have it in my possession, I may seek out an end user buyer via resale of...
  • Bill McClure Offers Additional Insight on Bouquet.com Acquisition Elliots Blog (Sunday, 30 June, 2013) - At the TRAFFIC Las Vegas auction, Bill McClure purchased the Bouquet.com domain name for $30,000. When the website launched soon thereafter, he was kind enough to offer some insight into his purchase for inclusion in my blog post. In the comment section of a blog post last week where the plural...
  • Sometimes You Need to Bid in an Auction You Don’t Want to Drive Up The Price Elliots Blog (Monday, 24 June, 2013) - The title of this article may be provocative, but I think bidding up auctions a person has no interest in winning is a wise strategy for specific types of domain names that are similar to names they own. I am absolutely not advocating shill bidding or doing anything else that...
  • Domain Auction Prediction Algorithm Elliots Blog (Tuesday, 18 June, 2013) - Every once in a while, I think of a tool I think would be helpful to my business. I don’t have any type of computer programming background, so instead of spinning my wheels and throwing money at something I wouldn’t be able to adequately tackle, I figured I’d write a...
  • Is There Something Wrong With Contacting Owners of Expired Domain Names? Elliots Blog (Friday, 14 June, 2013) - I know that Go Daddy, NameJet, and Snapnames are well aware of domain investors who reach out to the owners of expired domain names in an effort to purchase them before they go to auction. This probably annoys the auction houses and it has spurred a debate about this practice...
  • $5,655 Donated to the American Red Cross in Oklahoma City Elliots Blog (Friday, 14 June, 2013) - I want to give one final update on the Domain Boardroom / Escrow.com fundraiser auction that was run on my blog to benefit the victims of the devastating tornados, via the American Red Cross in Oklahoma City. After all of the domain name and service sales were transacted (at no...
  • Where Do You Buy Domain Names? Elliots Blog (Thursday, 13 June, 2013) - I was looking over my recent domain name purchases today, and I noticed that most of my domain buys in the last six months have either been private acquisitions or auction purchases, the majority of which were from NameJet. I was curious about where you buy domain names. I set...