My Premium Domain Name Portfolio & Upcoming Projects

Domain names are the building blocks of the internet. A good domain name builds trust, communicates what the business does and sticks in your mind. It is almost impossible to build a great online brand without a great domain name.

The first domain name I registered was in 2005. I have acquired several good names since then. Some domain names have been developed into websites, and other names are just waiting for life.

Most of the domain names I own are .com names – for obvious reasons. (.com) being the first TLD and the most popular one, it always boasts more credibility and traffic compared to its poorer cousins.

One of my friends suggested that I should write a blog post showcasing my domain names and what I plan to do with them. So here it goes:

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MadMimi.com Review – Easy, Affordable & Reliable Email Marketing

Email Marketing is one of the most important components of Digital Marketing. But the problem with email marketing is that there are a lot of grey areas and things are not straight forward as we would like it be.

madmimi logoAs a basic rule for email marketing, you are not supposed to send a marketing email to a stranger without their permission. But many people do not follow this rule.

Postal mails cost money and hence we don’t get THAT much spam to our house or office. But emailing someone doesn’t cost anything and many people have abused that power to send spam.

Email service providers (Like Gmail and Yahoo) have developed a lot of tools to prevent spam in an automated way – but the problem is that many genuine emails also end up in spam.

And even with such strict spam filters, spam ends up in your Inbox! Because of this, getting 100% of your emails delivered, just doesn’t happen in today’s world.

Ideally, if no spam existed in this world, everybody should be able to send email using their own servers and privately hosted email clients. But since we are not in that ideal world, we have to rely on external mailing clients.

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An Interview With Aishwin Vikhona – One of the Top Domain Name Investors from India

Domain names are increasing in value everyday. As the internet becomes an integral part of our daily life, businesses in the virtual world identify themselves with domain names. A good domain name is very important for a brand. People remember good domain names and are more likely to come back to a website which has a simple and memorable domain name.

Many companies try to acquire the .com name of their brands because their prospective customers visit those URLs. For example, Dropbox originally had GetDropbox.com but they purchased Dropbox.com later to avoid a competitor buying that domain name and cashing in on the popularity of Dropbox.

Apple bought iPhone.com, Google bought AdSense.com, Housing bought Housing.com and there are plenty of cases where companies have acquired .com names of their brands for hundreds of thousands of dollars, sometimes millions.

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Instapay – Collect Card and Netbanking Payments in India at Just 1.9%!

PayPal allows people to pay and receive money using just an email ID. But RBI doesn’t allow PayPal to operate in India as it is supposed to work. I have been waiting for a true PayPal alternative for India (for receiving payments online) and the wait is over! Instapay is not just an alternative, it is much better than PayPal!

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Previously I had published a post about the best PayPal alternative for India – Instamojo.com. But at that time Instamojo allowed payment collection only through a payment link. With Instamojo, you can create payment links for selling ebooks, selling services, event tickets or even physical goods.

But what if you want to collect an one time payment from a customer for a unique purpose? For example, if I want to collect Rs.7,000 from a client of mine for a specific work I had done for them, creating a payment link and getting it approved just for a one time payment is a hassle.

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Speaker @ 24ADP Digital Marketing Conference, Pune

A while back I announced in this blog that I will be attending 24ADP digital marketing conference in Pune. I was not just an attendee but a speaker this time! I spoke on the topic of ‘Marketing Sales and Automation’. The audience engagement was good and I made new friends.

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The other speaker sessions and panel discussions exceeded expectations. I met Abhishek from Redbus, Hrishikesh from Zomato, Arun from Trak.in, Suresh from Telibrahma, Jitendra from BloggersIdeas.com and Aishwin Vikhona from Global Websoft.

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