I received an email today that one of my domains submitted to the GeoDomains auction will be a Featured Domain for the next 6 days until auction’s end. BeverlyHillsGifts.com didn’t appear in the original auction, but based on the email from Aftermarket.com, I expect it to be added to their GeoDomain Expo auction list tomorrow.
Elliot just blogged about some other names being added. Anyone else get an email from Aftermarket.com?
BeveryHillsGifts.com will be listed at ZERO reserve. Check the auction list often to see if it’s been included to bid.
I chose the domain ResidentTourist.com for my domaining blog. What do you think? Two ‘T’s together? Oh, I know… but it is catchy, no? I thought about using my NameStew.com, but that sounded too much like a Chef Patrick spin-off, lol.
Anyway, I’ve just applied to be aggregated by NameBee.com — my Domain News reader of Choice. Crossing my fingers!
Oh, GoDrops.com fans don’t worry. I’ll still be running that site. I just needed a different space to have my take on the domaining world. GoDrops.com has always been more of a service than blog anyway…
Watch for a promotion soon on this blog… I LOVE giving stuff away! Especially my expiring domains, lol.
Andrew from Domain Name Wire and Elliot from Elliot’s Blog have weighed in on the GeoDomain Expo, now it’s GoDrops’ turn!
This was my first domain conference, so I had really little to go on other than being familiar with a few of the personalities on the various panels. Setting up GeoRevolution.com was a good idea and made a great ice-breaker during the expo.
The first person I met very early before the first breakfast on Lexington.net. He had a novel business card with the question “Lexington.net – Should I Develop?” printed boldly on the front. By the end of the expo, I had met and spoken with owners of City dot Coms, pattern collectors of long-tail GEOs, solutions providers, parking companies, major personalities, and so on. Very positive and friendly atmosphere!
If I could sum it all up in one word, that word would be “Partnerships“. Building a business relies on establishing partnerships, but these times call for being more creative. Partnering with journalists who’ve recently been let go or forced into retirement, partnering with other domainers who happen to have been grabbing the same kinds of domains you’ve been collecting, and how to partner with brick-and-mortar hotels, local businesses and even national advertising channels — just to name a few.
The most important messages delivered by guest speakers and members of the Association were: move out of your comfort zone, be creative, take risks, bet on yourself, in short, if you’ve got an entrepreneurial spirit, NOW is the time to engage it. Times of turmoil like these are leaving a lot of people guessing and more receptive to trying new ideas. There was a lot of talk about the current window-of-opportunity and how it won’t last forever. Old media will regroup for a comeback next year…
Wish me luck getting down there tomorrow! Don’t worry if I end up on the side of the road, the GoDrops scanners will still be plugging away for drop-time. Maybe I can get a projection screen and have a 10 foot tall Live Chat + Drop tomorrow =)
The Daily Drop will occur during the “Dailies: They’re gone, now what?” session. That’s where I’ll be. I will check in to see how the drop is going, though. On Saturday during Drop Time is “Travel industry Tips and Tricks“. I’ll be sitting firm in on that as well…
See You There!
I’ve finally stood up GeoRevolution.com in time for the GeoDomain Expo in San Diego that starts tomorrow. If you’re attending then I encourage you to Sign Up to have your tweets aggregated at the site. Also, during the event, I’ll have a live chat working so people at home and participate in any goings-on.
So, to find out what’s happening at the GeoDomain Expo, check out http://georevolution.com! The festivities start tomorrow evening, but I’ll be getting there just in time for Friday’s breakfast.
I’ll be trotting down to San Diego later this week for the GeoDomain Expo. This will be my FIRST domain conference — first of many if all goes well. While I’m there, I’ll be twittering, blogging and chatting on my new social platform that I’ll be rolling out later today.
I really believe in GEO – not just because I’m a cartographer by training — but you’re not getting anything for free unless you’re holding premium city/country names. Long-tail GEO domains can work for local marketing campaigns as Shoe Money has demonstrated. The tools to GEO target internet users are abundant now: Google, Facebook, MySpace have advertising tools that get you very local.
Like any domain name, I like my GEOs to be short, clear, have over 100k residence, dot COM and to target popular services and products. Yes, that does rule out a lot of possibilities, but that’s good. E.g. I won’t be registering any names like SanBernardinoHomeInspectors.com (taken) any time soon.
Anywho, stay tuned as GoDrops.com gears up for San Diego! More to come!
I’m seriously thinking about going as it’s literally just down the road from me. Looks like the who’s who will be there and lots of good topics scheduled… Anywho, If anyone is going give a shout-out here… maybe GoDrops.com can have a Birds-of-a-Feather meeting down there over some ale… =D