Tips for Buying an Existing Domain Name

egX Group is holding an auction through Moniker.com to sell their domain name www.investment.com. The auction however, is taking place offline in Miami, Florida October 9th to the 13th. According to Domain Name Journal, as of September 23, 2007, Moniker sold five of the top ten domain sales this year.

Domain Name Journal says domain names that have sold for the highest prices recently include: LicensePlates.com for $54,666 on GreatDomains and Surabaya.com for $50,000 at Sedo.com.

I’ve been more interested in this topic lately because I bought some domains that I’m ready to sell. My domain names www.myfuturepresident.com and www.political.ly had grand plans. Especially political.ly. However, I didn’t get into politics. So selling, not buying, a domain has been on my mind.

Tips for Building your Own Social Network

One of my dream job titles would be “online community builder.” I was recently at a local movie theater that had an internet cafĂ© with giant screens. Most of what I saw was young kids emailing their friends on MySpace—not talking with them in real life but spending a weekend emailing them. There is almost more community online than offline.

A new whitepaper by social network builder KickApps is called, “9 Steps to a Successful Online Community.” The article talks about building a social community. The company lets you make your own social network where people can add video, photos, blogs, and other features. And you need community organizers or builders.

Tips on building a social network: