Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Media Gets the Flu, Domain Values Soar

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the media can create domain value in a flash, and they do it every day.

Take last October, for example, when the press reported that Russia’s Putin bought a satellite collar for his new dog, Koni. Google lit up with around 1300 links to stories mentioning the tracking technology embedded in the collar. That made an instant hit. The next time the media uses the phrase, whichever marketer owns the domain will enjoy a surge in orders.

Today’s media focus includes swine flu, of course, so everything “flu” is being grabbed up by savvy domaineers or by marketers themselves — of hand sanitizers, face masks, vitamins, emergency alert buzzers and so on. I’m offering, which should have broad appeal.

Stay on top of the news each day and register new domains tied to breaking stories - the ones that will stay in the news for weeks and months, and those that will recur frequently in the future.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Update on Mexico's Punta Colonet Mega-Port Project

First, you ask: How does a Mexican infrastructure project relate to making money with domain names? That's easy. If Mexico goes ahead with plans to spend $5 billion turning a tiny fishing and farming village called Punta Colonet into the world's biggest shipping center, 100's of domain names, most of which haven't been created yet, are going to skyrocket in value.

Now, what's the news on this project? April 24 was the deadline for companies to request the forms necessary to bid on construction of the megaport. According to Jose Rubio Soto, the government's project director, 42 companies met the deadline and a few more might be allowed to register. Soto said that despite the global economic gloom, Punta Colonet remains a priority for the Calderon government.

As of April 29, the Mexican government is saying there will be some additional delay but that the mega-port remains a top priority and will be developed. New deadlines are to announced within days.

This is very promising news for domaineers. Considering the construction that may be about to happen -- roads, homes, businesses, utilities, restaurants, hotels and so on -- there is going to be an explosion in demand for web addresses (domains) to advertise products and services to the world. Think of domains like,,, and the like.

Just ask yourself: What does every city need in the way of goods, services and related domain names? Since this city (and surrounding suburbs) will be created literally from scratch, thousands of domains will be needed. Lock them up now for quick resale if Punta Colonet happens.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Some Good Domain Names Available in This Week's Auction

Thousands of domain names are up for bid at the Moniker T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Silicon Valley Auction this week. The live auction on April 29 produced an eye-popping sale of at $1.4 million; sold for $45,000. The on-line auction run April 29 - May 7. Links here.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ouch! Special Domain Sale To Cover My Tax Payment

Well, I really took a hit on my taxes, so I’m holding a special sale on some of my choice domains. I’ve lowered the price, for a short time only, on each of the following to $350. Prices could go higher if there’s a bidding war on a particular domain. Email me via the “comment” link on this page.

For those with deeper pockets, I’m asking $4,000 for, $25,000 for, and $50,000 for

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Brown Fat, A Money-Maker

Three new studies show that most adults have large deposits of "brown fat" -- calorie-burning cells that biologists once thought disappeared after infancy.

"This is a tissue whose sole physiological purpose is to expend energy," said Francesco S. Celi, a researcher at the National Institutes of Health. "That makes it an ideal target" for drugs or other measures designed to make it more active. At the moment, however, the only way to activate brown fat is to stay cold, on the verge of shivering, for prolonged periods.

So... brown fat can make you skinny and there may soon be a pill that will activate your brown fat, causing it to work extra hard at burning away those love handles. But can brown fat make you rich? Yes!

Domain names like,, and (for Brits) are just a few that could attract big bucks from marketers of weight control products. The possibilities are infinite.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Make Money In Cuba (Cuban Domains, That Is)

As we noted a month ago, President Obama and Congress are moving rapidly to ease travel restrictions with Cuba. According to the New York Times, Americans will soon enjoy unlimited travel to our tiny neighbor, and U.S. citizens will be able to send unlimited cash back to Cuban family members.

U.S. investment opportunities in Cuba are going to soar.

That assures escalating value for domains like,, or (Cuba’s #1 baseball team) and city names like Grab al the Cuban domains you can — they are money in the bank!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Take Heart -- The Polycapsule Will Save You!

The cure for heart disease appears to be the polycapsule. The pill combines five drugs that are already FDA-approved to lower blood pressure: the beta-blocker atenolol, the ACE inhibitor ramipril, the diuretic hydrocholorothiazide,the statin simvastatin and a 100-milligram dose of aspirin.

An Indian company, Cadila Pharmaceuticals, had researcher Salim Yusuf, MD, of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, test the 5-in-1 pill on 2,000 people with one heart disease risk factor (obesity, high blood pressure or high cholesterol). A single once-a-day capsule can slash the average person’s risk of heart disease and stroke by half, according to Yusuf.

Count this drug as an all time-blockbuster success, just as soon as FDA approval is granted. That should happen fast, given the proven safety of the ingredients and the fact that research shows no greater side-effects for the polycapsule than there are for those taking the five meds separately.

Domaineer possibilities? You bet! Try,, and related phrases.