Popular domain news aggregator Domaining.com is planning to dip into its profits generated by the sales of domains listed in the January 9th CAX.com sales newsletter.
In mid-December, Francois Carrillo the owner of Domaining.com, told several domain bloggers listed with the news site, that they would receive part of the profit.
“As the year is ending I would like to thank our bloggers for having shared their knowledge, experience, enthusiasm… all this past year, but also give you the opportunity to do the same,” wrote Carrillo via e-mail.
The upcoming sale is being heavily promoted by domain bloggers, and as can be expected with all the attention, should attract a good mix of sellers and buyers.
Ron Jackson of DNJournal wrote earlier this week, “The way it works is that anyone who wants to put a name up for sale in the event (only one name per person), can submit it for consideration here. Carrillo plans to put the 100 best submissions in a sales newsletter that will go out Monday, January 9, 2012.”
If you weren’t aware of Sedo’s Press Service, it’s a page on Sedo’s website that provides up-to-date news on hot topics and domain industry trends.
The page includes backlinks to a number of Domain Industry stories written by bloggers listed on Francois Carrillo’s Domaining.com – including Mike Berkens’ TheDomains.com, Elliot Silver’s ElliotsBlog.com and a number of other sources including Business Wire.
If you are planning on starting a blog or whether you already write a blog, getting backlinks from a reputed company like Sedo can help you get traffic and it’s great overall exposure for your website.
While there’s no shortage of blogs written about SEO and web development, there is a shortage of blogs covering the Domain Industry.
If you want to start a blog, one of the first steps to building an audience is getting listed on Domaining.com. Getting listed isn’t free, but it’s well worth the cost, as Francois Carrillo’s website aggregator will keep readers returning to your site, again and again.
You can read blogs about the domain industry, however, if you spend the time to write a blog about the domain industry, there are quite a few perks that often get overlooked. Of course, getting long term sponsors like National A-1 and Domain Tools is a big plus, but the list of perks goes much further than just sponsorships.
Running a blog gives you a chance to promote your own products and services to a relevant, targeted audience. With your own website, you have the power to market all you want. While the idea is not to make every post a product pitch, readers who are on your site might find your writing interesting enough to browse around.
When you can’t find an advertiser to fill a spot, you can create your own ads for your own products and services. Beyond this, you can fill up spots with third-party ads like Google adsense or search out relevant affiliate offers that are tailored to your audience – such as discounts on domain registrations.
You can connect with readers, domainers, developers, and other people within the domain and marketing industry quickly who are willing to share advice and opinions. I’ve had a chance to chat with Stephen Douglas, Bill Kara, Andrew Rosener, Shane Cultra, and a number of people in the domain industry. Despite being anonymous, lots of people find the content acceptable. Sure, it’s hard to build up trust when you’re anonymous, but people build up trust through their writing also, not just throug their name.
I started this blog in September 2009 and thanks to Francois Carillo (Cybertonic), I was able to quickly reach an audience by getting listed on his widely read Domaining.com website. As a result of the listing, traffic to Fusible soared from 0 visitors in September to over 20,000 unique visitors per month. The site has been mentioned in The Guardian, Calvin Ayre, and on a number of well-respected domain industry blogs.
To blog or not to blog?
If you’ve got a domain blog and you’re looking to reach an audience, I’d highly recommend getting set up on Domaining.com. The set up fee is well worth it.
If you enjoy writing about domain names, you owe it to yourself to get a blog up and running. It’s basically on the job training that gives you a chance to learn about the industry by writing about it.
Some might argue that blogging is a waste of time, but if you really enjoy it, you can reap a lot of benefits, even if it’s not all money.
While our aim is to make money developing and selling domain names, we also have a lot of interest in blogging about the industry and our own experience as domainers.
We’re still figuring out the whole domaining thing – but we’re enjoying it. While we don’t make money full time with domain names, we spend a lot of our free time blogging about them, typically about topics that interest us as we learn more and more on how to improve the way we do things.
This week, we landed a big advertiser on our website: National A-1 Advertising, one of the most talked-about and most exciting domain companies — who own some of the best properties on the web like free.com, girls.com, pizza.com, cash.com and literally thousands more of the same top caliber.
National A-1 is in a rare class of Domain-related companies who certainly bring buzz and attention to the industry.
It’s a very generous sponsorship and we are grateful for it.
And a BIG THANKS goes to Francois for his fantastic platform (http://www.domaining.com/) that allows domainers to reach out to the masses.
If you have a premium name – not just a great name – for sale, National A-1 offers top dollar.
The rebranding of Little Devil Media into Fusible.com is complete. There was no major updates to the old Little Devil Media design, except the logo, web address, and name.
Now we can have a stronger focus on our domain brand long-term.
Because Little Devil Media isn’t the best brand to use to launch new ventures like Tweetups.com, we used Fusible.com – a name we acquired a couple years ago. Throughout our network of sites we still have more changes to make, but we worked overnight to complete the rebranding effort.
Our twitter account was also rebranded to @FusibleNetwork. The domain FusibleNetwork.com re-directs here.
What got us thinking?
When Rick Latona announced he was considering rebranding all of his companies under CyberSpace.com, he created quite a stir – but it also made us aware that we needed to change our brand. The Cyberspace.com discussion has reached over 80 comments, from readers to veteran domainers.
Thanks to Domaining.com for updating our feed and logo.