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1 Domainers’ Top 10 Worst Practices * Bret Fausett * Eytan Elbaz * Mike Rodenbaugh * Jothan Frakes

2 10. Manage your domains with dozens of different registrars. Top Ten Domainers’ Worst Practices

3 9. “CYBER SQUISHING” = CYBERSQUATTING + PHISHING* Top Ten Domainers’ Worst Practices *Concept courtesy J Berryhill

4 8. Passing On A Good Opportunity Top Ten Domainers’ Worst Practices

5 Don't miss your market window Re: SmokinAces.com “This domain is for sale. In an effort to get a fair market value for the domain, I allow you to make me one offer for the domain. If I accept your offer, great, we will proceed with the transaction. If I do not accept your offer, I will not entertain another offer for 1 month. Thanks, XXX” 8. Passing on a Good Opportunity

6 Top Ten Domainers’ Worst Practices Don't ignore a potential opportunity From: XXX Subject: Re: I'm interested in buying your lipper.com Just yesterday, we were offered $9,000,000 from a multibillion dollar company who shares our domain name. We rejected it. How much more than $10,000,000 are you willing to offer? 8. Passing on a Good Opportunity

7 7. People Skills... GET THEM AND USE THEM Top Ten Domainers’ Worst Practices

8 6. Watch the business news for new product launches, Register corresponding domain names, Offer them back to poor foresight corporations for big bucks, Wonder why sued. Top Ten Domainers’ Worst Practices

9 5. Don’t write copy? Use RSS feeds so you don’t have to create your own content. Suck down and repurpose them, nobody will mind….. right? Top Ten Domainers’ Worst Practices

10 4. Build traffic to your sites by adding links in comments and trackbacks all over the Internet. Top Ten Domainers’ Worst Practices

11 3. Brand your company with a.net Top Ten Domainers’ Worst Practices

12 2. Appraisals “on Crack” Top Ten Domainers’ Worst Practices

13 2. Appraisals “on Crack” “Dear XXX- We are very interested in selling the domain. Our current asking price is $300,000,000,000, US (three hundred trillion U.S. dollars) for 1% ownership for a period of one year. Of course we would not allow a 1% owner to have any say on site content, but we would allow a 1% owner to have a small text-only link at the bottom of our main page pointing to you or your customer as a valued contributor. The text-only link should not exceed 10 words or 50 standard ASCII characters of text description, is limited to 5 words or 20 standard ASCII characters for the link title, and is subject to our approval of link content. The linked site is also subject to the terms and conditions of our terms of service for website content...”

14 Top Ten Domainers’ Worst Practices 2. Appraisals “on Crack” From: Subject: Re: I am interested in buying colombianfashion.net domain “Dear thank por your interest in our domain, in this moment we are not selling the domain. But could be if you pay us the price US 2,500,000 Note: ColumbianFashion.com available for $600 with Fabulous.com

15 1. Don’t Drink and Register Top Ten Domainers’ Worst Practices


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