Today I woke up and felt under the weather, then I realized that I haven’t taken one sick day since I started my new job. Now that I am 32 years old I take these signs a little more serious than I used to. There’s no point in me going to work when I should be at home resting, so that is what I decided to do today. This is why the list is late today. I did my best to scan through it and pull out some gems. Hopefully those of you that look at this list on daily basis were able to find a few domains today.
Enjoy and welcome to one of my favorite months!
Monday is one of my favorite days of the week. It is the day where you actually have the chance to start fresh. This weekend has been a long draining one, but for some reason I feel energetic and ready to take on the week. For me this would be considered my Hump Day, but it certainly doesn’t feel like one.
I’m starting to receive user submissions again on Data Center Directory. I’m ranked number one in Google for the term. For a minute there I saw my search engine ranking completely disappear because I released an improved version of the site, but within a day or two my ranking was back. Glad to see that I was able to maintain my ranking for the term, even though I had to completely overhaul the old version of the site.
The list for today has a few interesting names, but my favorite would have to be designreviews.com. This could easily be turned into a site where you could have crowd sourced reviews for designs. Just a thought! Enjoy and have a great start to the week.
I’ve decided to start including more than just .com, .net and .org domains in the daily list. Maybe it is a sign of the times or maybe it has to do with the fact that you can still grab a three letter .us or .co for cheap. Whatever it is I felt it was important and will be including a few ccTLDs and gTLDs from here on out.
Although I invest in mostly .com, .net and .org domains I have to agree with Frank Schilling. In twenty years our kids will most likely trend toward whatever the hottest extension is at that time. I personally feel .com domains will retain value, but the new gTLDs will be a force to reckon with. It really will depend on who markets these new domain extensions the best.
I doubt I will be an investor in the new gTLDs anytime soon, but do feel that there will be a couple of stand outs that will be successful. Yes, we like to think .com is King, but even the King can eventually be dethroned. There is a lot of money being put into these new extensions and the flood gates will be opening soon. I for one will be a spectator when the flood gates open.
As a domain investor I really don’t the the new gTLDs are about us. These new extensions are geared towards a person just looking for a domain. The investment opportunities within them will be highly speculative, but again the new gTLDs were not made for domain investors.
Last night we celebrated a friend’s birthday at a Hookah Restaurant. It was fun and reminded me again of why friends are so important. Sometimes it is just fun to kick back and enjoy a few drinks with those that are close to you. This evening we will be attending a wedding. I only got around 4 hours of sleep as I had to be at work by 7:00 am this morning. Here is to another long night for Dominique and I. We both have had a long weekend and have to go to work on Monday, but we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Weddings are fun even when you are outside looking in.
Now for the list! Yes it is a huge list, but what can I say. I wanted to provide you with as many opportunities as I possibly could. There are some decent brandables in the list today. My favorite domain in the list today has to be AppWiki.com. This domain has tremendous potential and if I remember correctly there was only one bid on it when I looked last. Enjoy!
On September 26th the Southern California Domainers meetup was held at Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana in Marana Del Rey, California. The venue was absolutely perfect to kick off the first meetup of the year. The meetup started at 7:30 PM PDT and some members stayed to almost midnight chatting it up.
When we first arrived members of the group immediately kicked off into their own private networking sessions. I was amazed to see a number of folks seizing the opportunity to really link up with one another. You could tell this meetup was long over due and is something that the domain investors in this area greatly appreciate.
The food was provided by WestLosAngeles.com and really was my way of saying thank you to everyone for making yet another meetup a success. The pizza was absolutely delicious and I have found one that I will most likely order in the future. After everyone had the chance to eat, we kicked off the formal portion of the meetup.
The formal portion of the meetup began with the announcement that Kevin Faler will be helping organize future meetups and that he will pick up where Morgan left off as Co-Organizer. During the announcement Morgan joined us! We were very happy to have him there as he is one of the sole reasons why this group has grown at such a rapid pace. His dedication to making the Southern California Domainers a success has been one that I was lucky enough to witness firsthand. Morgan is the Co-Founder of the Southern California Domainers and will attend meetups in the future where his schedule permits.
I also announced that we will be planning a conference. This is something that members have questioned in the past and I wanted them to know that we will be working on it in the future. No set dates or plans have been made in preparation for the conference, but once this occurs we will formally announce it.
Next, we introduced George Verdugo as the speaker for the night. George is one of those successful domain investors that has flow under the radar for quite some time. I first met George on Facebook and was introduced to him by Kevin Faler. George runs one of the most successful realestate websites focused on the Spanish speaking market.
He shared his story with us and pretty much provided a rough blueprint for anyone thinking about domain development. I must commend George for flying all the way out here from Kansas City, Missouri. His dedication to helping the domaining community move forward is infectious. The stories he shared with us that night were priceless. In short, George wants you to take the development leap and unlock the true potential of your domain names. If you are interested in connecting with George, feel free to reach out to him on Facebook.
After George enlightened us, I decided to try out a networking game that I brainstormed a few hours before the meetup. We collected the business cards from just about everyone at the meetup and put them in a box. If someone didn’t have a business card I made sure to bring sliced index cards for them to sign their name on. My girlfriend Dominique, played Vanna White and drew cards randomly from the box.
The goal for this networking game was to randomly put attendees in front of one another. I wanted to do this to give everyone an opportunity to really network with someone that they might not of had the opportunity to network with before. This ended up turning out better than I had anticipated. These one on one sessions really made a difference and will be added as a fixture to all of our future meetups. This lasted just about to the end of the night.
At the end of the night, just about everyone thanked us for holding the meetup and wanted to know when the next one would occur. All I can say is we will be working on the next one and it will most likely happen in December. If you didn’t have a chance to attend this one, then make sure to come out and join us next time around!
*A big thanks goes to my girlfriend, Dominique for taking all of the photos. Instead of lugging my Nikon around I decided to leave it at home and capture the event with her iPhone. (PS: Androids are better!)
It has been an exciting week, which was completed with an amazing meetup. Although I am working this evening I will be busier than ever! I have a few things to finish up and have both a birthday and last minute wedding to go to. My girlfriend really appreciates the fact that I told her about a wedding a week before the wedding date. LOL!
Hey sometimes that happens and I can’t blame my buddy for not checking up on me, since he already has his hands full. Although I am working this weekend, it is important to have a balance. I don’t mind being tired when I am witnessing events which won’t necessarily happen again. It is the price you pay when you work in a NOC environment. There is nothing that coffee can’t handle, besides I got a good amount of sleep last night and am ready to take on just about anything.
Enough about me, let’s get into the list for today. My favorite name in the list is PositiveDirectory.com. I like it because I feel that there isn’t enough good news coverage out there. I am actually drawn to good news and could see the Positive Directory being a site which indexes great people and businesses. This then brings me to the question of if I would actually be able to make this list myself? That is a good question and currently the answer is no. I need to pick up the pace and really start contributing more to my local community. Yes I donate to causes, but I could do even more than that.
I’ll be thinking about this more and I am going to really determine what I want to do. The sky is the limit as always. What about you? If this domain were a real site, would you make the list? Something to ponder about and yes I might actually bid on this name. Enjoy!
FYI, the deep linking in the auction listings below works now! Feel free to simply click any link below and you will be taken right to the listing!
Last night went as well as it possibly could. I will recap the night in a post a little later today. Events like this don’t happy everyday and that is why they are so special. Having my girlfriend there made it even better. She is sending me the pictures from the night as I type this blog entry.
Today will be more of a laid back day for me. I have some work to complete, but I plan on getting out of the house to work out and enjoy the nice weather here in Los Angeles. Maybe I’ll go grab a bite to eat somewhere in West Los Angeles.
With that said, if some of you are bored you might want to go check out Social Media Week here in LA. It is the last day and most of the sessions they have are free. I don’t think I will be checking it out this year as I have always felt that the social media topic is a little too broad to really be engaged in. I have enough on my mind when it comes to the day to day management of my domain portfolio.
If you do end up going, feel free to post about it. I would love to hear how it went!
Now for the list!
Great news! I received an email an hour ago from Greg, the Affiliate Marketing Manager at GoDadddy. He emailed to let me know that the deep linking issue for my GoDaddy Direct account has been fixed and provided me with a new URL I will be using for linking to auctions. I reported the issue first on July 11th and the affiliate team let me know that it was being worked on. Although it has been over 2 months, I am glad that they meant what they said and actually fixed the issue.
This is one thing I like about GoDaddy. If you email them about a problem, they normally do something about it. The Affiliate Marketing Manager even apologized for not getting back to me sooner. Greg, you are doing a great job over there and don’t even worry about it. I was confident that this issue would end up being fixed. I am glad that I can give the readers what they want as some of you were complaining about the auction links not working properly. Well, now they do and you can thank Greg and his team for that!
Today is the big meetup day! I’m looking forward to writing a recap on it tomorrow. I need to remind myself to bring a camera as I want to snap a few pictures for the world to see. It should be an awesome turnout.
Now for the list! (Click A Link And Test It For Me!)
There really aren’t too many domains in today’s list that I could see myself buying, but I do see a couple which could potentially be developed. My mind is thinking about tomorrow more so than anything else. We have 48 people RSVP’d to attend tomorrow’s meetup. This count exceeded my expectations by about 18. I thought we would have around only 30 RSVPs, but I was wrong by a long shot.
I can’t wait to enjoy a few hours catching up with other domain investors. The best thing about this is my girlfriend will be in attendance as well! She now has a chance to see what goes on at the meetups! It should be an interesting evening!
Now for the list!
It is hard to believe that it has been almost 4 years since I decided to put the Southern California Domainers meetup together. This meetup played an influential role in me meeting Morgan Linton, now a very close friend of mine. We worked together to build it to the point where it is at now and I am very thankful to have had Morgan on-board since the meetup’s inception.
Now that Morgan has a startup that he and his wife are committed to evolving he will still be involved in the group, but won’t have the time to help co-organize it.
With that said the meetup has been quiet for the last year, that is until Kevin ignited new energy into it. He is a big believer in the domaining industry and I recognized his passion early on to wanting to grow the community by all means possible. The sky is the limit with this meetup and the adventure that it has taken me on thus far has been amazing.
I want to thank both Morgan and Kevin for helping making this dream become a reality. It can only get bigger and better from here on.
Our next meetup will take place on September 26th, 2013. This meetup is the first meetup we will have this year. It will take place at Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana in the Marina.
13455 Maxella Ave, Marina Del Rey, CA.
WestLosAngeles.com, a new domain I just acquired will be the pizza sponsor for the meetup! Make sure to come enjoy a few slices of pizza pie and business networking!
The meetup will start at 7:30 PM, but I am sure we will be there for a few hours enjoying good food and conversation. If you haven’t RSVP’d to attend please do on our meetup page: www.meetup.com/domaining
Thanks and the SCD looks forward to seeing you there!
This week has started with a plethora of good news. Everything seems to be falling in place and hard work is finally starting to pay off. This morning I got up around 6 am to ride my bike to the park and workout a bit. Truth is the workout is actually the bike ride to the park and everything after that is extra. I’m dedicating myself to at least two to three workouts per week. I have more energy when I exercise and that allows me to get more done.
On Friday I am debating on purchasing some tickets to my first gaming competition. The League of Legends semifinals are occurring on September 27th and September 28th at the USC Galen Center. Next year I am going to join a team and see how far we can end up getting competition wise. My girlfriend is even pushing me to do this as she knows how much I love the game!
On other fronts I have some great news, but I am going to save that for another post. Now let’s get rocking on the list! There are some solid names dropping today. I would like to say that this is one of the better list, but then again I think all of the lists that I put together are decent. Happy domain hunting!
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