Internet Rivers: Domains
I've purchased domains, but I have never sold any. I usually just let them expire. When I let domains expire, they are immediately swooped up by domain speculators. As a web developer, I decided that it is time to learn a little bit about the world of domaining.
- Go Daddy (*)
Go Daddy is a leading domain registrar. The site offers domain auctions, hosting and other domain services. It is easy to push a domain sale from one GoDaddy account to another.
- Dotster (*)
Based in Burlington, Ma offers domain registration and hosting.
- SimpleURL (www.simpleurl.com)
Simple URL offers a simple system for domain registration.
- DNS Propagation Checker - ViewDNS.info (viewdns.info)
ViewDNS has tools to check how well a DNS change propagated across servers. (I found this tool while researching a failed DNS transfer and use it to follow all DNS transfers.)
- Afternic (www.afternic.com)
Afternic is a market place for domain names owned by BuyDomains.com.
- Domain Name Journal (www.dnjournal.com)
An online news journal about the domain industry.
- DomainAppraisal.org (www.domainappraisal.org)
Site offers a domain appraisal service and has articles on domaining.
- Domaining.com (www.domaining.com)
Domaining.com is a site about the business of selling domains.
- NamePros (www.namepros.com)
A forum with people buying, selling and discussing names.
- Bido.com (www.bido.com)
Bido is a fun auction community for domain names. The site has cool features like "Vote For Profit" where you get a piece of the auction pie for helping select domains for auction.
- Flippa (flippa.com)
Flippa is a platform for buying and selling web sites.
- Domainia (domainia.com)
Domainia is a domain registrar offering many of the new domains such as guru, link, directory, photo.
- ICANN WHOIS (whois.icann.org)
This tool by ICANN lets you look up the current whois.record for a doamin.
- Network Solutions (networksolutions.com)
Network Solutions is an engineering firm that acquired VeriSign (the first public domain registry in the US). The company continues to be one of the most popular domain registries.
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