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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the most comprehensive book about the industry
Everebody interested by the domain name industry has to read this book. It does not matter what level of expertise you already have on the subject: you will always find something you were not aware of and that will help you manage your portfolio of domain names. As the webmaster of the domain names portal ..., I was pleased to see people talking about this subject in a...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dated, Biased, But Worth the Price
In general, I am a big fan of For Dummies books. However, this book does not live up the usually high For Dummies standard for two reasons. This book was written at the height of the dot-com bubble, and GreatDomains.com wrote this book.
Having GreatDomains.com write this book would be like having Weight Watchers write Dieting for Dummies. You can't expect unbiased...
Published on Nov. 27 2002


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3.0 out of 5 stars Dated, Biased, But Worth the Price, Nov. 27 2002
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This review is from: Domain Names For Dummies (Paperback)
In general, I am a big fan of For Dummies books. However, this book does not live up the usually high For Dummies standard for two reasons. This book was written at the height of the dot-com bubble, and GreatDomains.com wrote this book.
Having GreatDomains.com write this book would be like having Weight Watchers write Dieting for Dummies. You can't expect unbiased advice from a leading company whose business model is selling expensive generic/descriptive domain names.
There is a controversy on generic vs. proper names, but this is barely mentioned in the For Dummies Book. The opposite view, "The kiss of death for an Internet brand is a common (generic) name" is taken in the book "The 11 Immutable Laws of Internet Branding." I am not saying that one view or the other is correct, but a book on domain names should cover both sides.
Chapter 3 is titled "The New Land Rush in Domain Names." The first section is "Understanding the Reasons Behind Skyrocketing Domain Name Prices." Since the book has been published, domain name prices have fallen faster than dot-com stocks. All of the domain name prices in the book should be reduced by a factor of ten or more.
Still much of the book contains useful information, and the price is reasonable. You just have to keep in mind that the information is one-sided and written at the height of the dot-com bubble. A less biased but overly legal book is "Domain Names" by Elias & Gima. Also look at "How to Select & Buy an Elite Domain Name."
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the most comprehensive book about the industry, May 31 2001
This review is from: Domain Names For Dummies (Paperback)
Everebody interested by the domain name industry has to read this book. It does not matter what level of expertise you already have on the subject: you will always find something you were not aware of and that will help you manage your portfolio of domain names. As the webmaster of the domain names portal ..., I was pleased to see people talking about this subject in a very professional way especially avoiding all the hype usually surrounding the domain names industry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! What the industry needed for a long time!, July 27 2001
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As the chief editor of... , I have literally seen thousands of emails from domain name and website owners seeking useful and simple to understand guidance that would help them make effective use of their online identities. This book is going to make our website community and subscribers extremely excited! Well Done!
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5.0 out of 5 stars DomainFool.com gives two thumbs up!, Aug. 31 2001
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This is a clear introduction to an evolving and important topic. I have purchased domain name books that are completely out of touch with everything except the history of domain names (yawn!). This book is really useful. Very nice job from your DomainFool!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Domain Names for Dummies, Feb. 3 2002
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DomainIcons.Com recommend this insightful book to any individual who seeks to broaden their comprehension on domain names. Wow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Domain Names for Dummies, Feb. 3 2002
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DomainIcons.Com recommend this insightful book to any individual who seeks to broaden their comprehension on domain names. Wow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Domain Names for Dummies, Feb. 3 2002
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DomainIcons.Com recommend this insightful book to any individual who seeks to broaden their comprehension on domain names. Wow.
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