Maybe it’s just that I personally have been following the industry more, but it seems to me that domaining–and the accepted value of premium generic domains–is finally coming completely into the mainstream, as evidenced by several recent articles about domainers in MSM publications, the momentum of domainer conferences and auctions, and the maturation of the domainer blogosphere. I think this happened with SEO sometime last year, but 2007 is the Year of the Domainer. (Of course, you still see some idiotic MSM articles about both domaining and SEO, but don’t hold your breath for that to change anytime soon.)
I myself will have a big announcement concerning my involvement in this space in a few weeks, so stay tuned.
Meanwhile, some interesting links I’ve come across lately, in case you don’t have your domaining white belt yet:
- Best Practices For Corporate Domain Name Management - SEL
- Highbrow Arbitrage Pages - Frank Schilling
- 10 US Laws Every Domainer Needs to Know - Rich McIver at Aviva
- How To Estimate Universal Search Volume *Without* Using Yahoo or Wordtracker - Domainer’s Gazette
- Firefox 3 To Make Domains Stand Out - The Conceptualist
And in case you want to tune in more to this space, here’s a handy list of domainer blogs that I subscribe to:
- Daily Domainer
- Names @ Work
- Domain Name Wire
- Domain Name News (update–somehow I missed it)
- DomainTools Blog (although this post was annoying)
- Seven Mile (anyone else find that URL to be both ironic and hilarious?)
- The Conceptualist
- Rick Schwartz
- Whizzbang’s Blog
- The Key
- The Domainer’s Gazette
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