Domain News

Secure Purchase/Offer Options

Our Efty Marketplace is now updated so any transactions (offers or purchasers) there are SSL secure. Whether you choose to purchase one of our domain names from Afternic, our Efty Marketplace, the Namecheap Marketplace, or from our listings on Undeveloped, the process will be secure and you can have peace of mind. Note that when we multiply list across platforms, we only list a buy it now price at one of the sites (to prevent any chance simultaneous purchase). Purchase price on different marketplaces is the same. If you would prefer to do the purchase through a different marketplace than the one implemented with a buy it now price, just let us know and we will see if it is possible to move the listing. If you plan to purchase, or have, web hosting through Namecheap, for example, it makes sense to purchase the domain and have it transferred to your account there. Although you can make an inquiry about any domain name on this form, including making an offer, we suggest if you want to make an offer it is better to do so through the secure Efty marketplace listing (almost all of our domains are listed there under Make Offer). Posted Feb 18, 2018.

New Catalog Sections!

We have recently added some new sections to our catalog. Please check them out, and we hope you find what you are looking for!
  • Blockchain and crypto-currencies (okay we finally got on the blockchain and crypto bandwagon, at least with a few domain names!)
  • Family Life (most of these domain names are also in another section, but we wanted a section promoting family activities)
  • Fun (every website needs a section devoted to good family-friendly fun, right!)
  • Makerspaces (for those who are members of the vibrant maker community, and those who support them)
  • Psychology (especially positive psychology and mental health)
  • Shopping (for both store owners and shoppers)
  • Startups (this used to be our Names section, but now expanded and revised)
  • Writers (names for authors, publishers and avid readers; some of these are general, and some are suggestions for book titles and sites)
  • Other (a set of miscellaneous domain names that don’t quite fit in the other categories)
We have expanded most of our other sections. Note that the segment that was called investment is now called finance. The discounted price name section is now called Special Offer; while these are some of our most deeply discounted domain names, we feel that we offer good value in all of our domain names - see the complete list here. Thanks for checking out the new sections, and all of our catalog!

What Topics Hot in 2018?

We have issued a second white paper (#WP18001), this one dealing with what topics we feel will see increased activity in 2018. Please give it a read here. While crypto-currencies will remain popular, we think the emphasis in 2018 will switch to the underlying blockchain technology, which has much broader application. We also like nanotechnology, design, biotechnology, psychology and mental health, as well as domain names specifically geared to startups and freelancers.

Afternic

We have put a selection of our domain names up on the Afternic network. If you want to see what we have there use this link. We also have individual links by the domain names that are there in our alphabetical list and catalog listings.

Undeveloped

We have placed a number of our domain names on undeveloped.com. They offer a very attractive option with integrated escrow for handling your payment (you can use credit cards, PayPal and Bitcoin, among other options) and the transfer of the domain name. If that service is available for the domain name there will be a link with the domain name. We still offer some names through the Namecheap Marketplace, and almost all domains on our Efty Marketplace. We offer the domain names at the same price no matter which market you choose. Also, you can fill out our form to make a direct offer on any of our domain names. We aim to make it as smooth as possible for you to purchase one of our domains.

Efty Marketplace Added

We have now placed almost all of our domain names for sale on Efty. You may have noticed the new button on our home page which will take you to our Efty Marketplace at http://www.frugal.bid. You can search by keyword or extension for domain names, or scroll through the complete list. Also, for most of the domain names simply entering the domain name in a web browser will take you to the Efty landing page for that domain name (e.g. www.dividend.site will go to the listing for dividend domain name). On the Efty Marketplace for almost all of the domain names will be a Paypal linked Buy-It-Now button. If you select this option as long as another purchaser has not just before purchased it in parallel, the domain name will be yours. If the domain name is less than 60 days old (or since transfer) then the name will be pushed to your Namecheap account (it’s free to set up an account at Namecheap). If it is older than that, you can have a transfer with authorization code to the domain registrar of your choice. On the Efty Marketplace there is also an option to make an offer (subject to the minimum value shown). This sends us an email with your offer, but does not guarantee that the domain name will be yours. We will consider all offers considered though, and urge you to use this feature if you want a domain name but feel our set price is too high. We continue to offer almost all of our domain names on the Namecheap Marketplace, and have added a link on our home page that takes you right to a listing of names currently available there. In most cases we recommend purchasing done there, since the process of taking your payment and transfer of the domain name is all done automatically by Namecheap, and if it allows you to purchase you are guaranteed to get the domain name. Since it is a transfer of ownership at the same registrar, the 60 day ICANN rule does not apply. A few of our domain names are not listed since they are registered with other companies. We hope you will like the new options that we have made available to you!

White paper estimates the global domain name needs (released July 31, 2017).

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white paper estimates global domain name needs


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Last updated Jan. 13, 2018.