Nice video I came across today :-)

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Most Popular Blog Posts of 2011

Happy New Year! Please check out my top posts in 2011.

1. How important is it to have keywords in a domain name?

2. Why ccTLDs Are More Valuable Than .COM Domains?

3. Top ccTLD Registries and Happy Easter! :)

4. Short .DE Domains Released:,, and more

5. Angry Bird’s “overnight success” only took 8 years

Let this year be even better than the last one! :)

Daniel Dryzek

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The last chance to register for MeetDomainers!

For the last few months me and my wife Agnes have been working pretty hard to make upcoming MeetDomainers the biggest and the best so far. Now is your turn!

In just a few days, one hundred specialists from Poland and abroad will meet to talk about domain names and alternative investments. There will be sessions dedicated to domains, wine, green energy and startups. Three-hour negotiation workshop is also a part of the event, as well as live domain auction. Check out our agenda!

After the conference, we invite you for a night in Opera Club sponsored by ZeroPark. Enjoy the evening with excellent food and drinks. Network and have fun!

Registration for MeetDomainers

Daniel Dryzek

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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

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Go Daddy Founder & CEO Bob Parsons Supports “Hope for Haiti”

Do you remember the “famous elephant story” that broke couple of weeks ago? Well, probably yes, because it was very “hot” industry news. But did all the people that criticized Bob checked how much does he care of human beings and how much money does he give to all kinds of charities?

Check out this video “4 Days in Haiti. Absolutely unimagineable. Video from the trip” about GoDaddy’s support to Hope for Haiti, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for the Haitian people through education, nutrition and healthcare.

But that’s not all. 2011 Total GoDaddy’s Donations through April 5th amounted to $3,566,250. Not bad, right? Full list of charities that GoDaddy supports. I guess that not many media (if any at all) will write about it. It is not a good story for media, killing elephant is.

Bob is a great person in my opinion. Would he be so successful if he was evil? I doubt it. Go Daddy, go Bob!

P.S I have all my global domains like .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info in GoDaddy. I have never had any problems with this registrar and .com renewals are really cheap: $7,95 + $0,18 ICANN fee with “cjc795dom” promo code – this is only 10 cents above the price that GoDaddy pays to VeriSign!

Daniel Dryzek

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Angry Bird’s “overnight success” only took 8 years

People (we!) very often call someone else’s success – “overnight success”, while usually it takes YEARS to finally be successful (and sometimes success never comes!).

Angry Bird’s story is one of such “overnight success” stories.

“On March 10 the creators of Angry Birds (Rovio studios) announced that they had taken $42 Million in funding. They currently hold the record for the best selling iOS game ever. There is talks of a movie being produced featuring Angry Birds. You can already buy stuffed animal versions of the birds.”

“Did you know that the guys at Rovio spent 8 YEARS working on other games before they finally caught a huge break? That takes dedication. For almost a decade they didn’t have any big wins. ”

” “Over night success” is often idolized in the startup world, but sometimes the glamor is based in myth rather than reality. Show up and work hard each and every day and remember that you’re getting closer. You can’t have a breakout hit if you never show up.”

Read the full article:

Be patient, persistent, hard-working, never give up and success will knock your door… some day.

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

Daniel Dryzek

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Why ccTLDs Are More Valuable Than .COM Domains?

One of the last week’s sales on Sedo was “Biura” means “offices” in Polish language. It was sold for 1150 USD. The same keyword in .pl ( would generate at least 10-20 thousand USD from sale but probably much more.

People in Europe (and in other parts of the world, too!) would generally prefer ccTLDs (.pl, .de,, .fr etc.) than .com TLD. There are differences between countries and Spanish or French keyword in .com could be worth more than the same keyword in .es (for Spain) or .fr (for France). But in most cases .pl, .de, .se etc. names will be more valuable than .com domains (written in Polish, German or Swedish).

On a global scale .com is king, especially English names + .com. But “locally” (country by country) people prefer ccTLDs. And that local trend will continue.

Do you agree or not? Please comment!

Number of domains registered in Poland:

.pl  1,412,646 339,916

.eu 210,507

.com 195,244 51,995

.net 45,962

.info 41,882 35,104

.org 25,135 24,113 21,108 11,971 10,995

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