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“Please Sell It Back To Me” – Domain Name Inquiries And Offers

Today: How to earn money through domains / IvTherapy.com sold for $8,001 / SIP.TV sold for $3,500! / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Space related domains. Dot COM – Budget: Up to $1,000.00 – If you have any space related domain name assets you want to liquidate for some quick reinvestment capital, take a peak at this buyers specified criteria for more details.

looking to buy web/domain hosting domains – Total Budget: $250.00 – Do you have a few web or domain hosting related domain assets you would liquidate in bulk? If so, take a look at this buyers guideline.

Longest domain name is dropping tomorrow – Have you ever seen a domain name that was this long before? It looks like it was just for novelty purposes and the owner got tired of playing with it. What do you think?

IvTherapy.com sold for $8,001 – This is a great nine-letter, two-word, .com domain name sales report for a high-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

SIP.TV sold for $3,500! – That’s not a bad .tv ccTLD sales report for a three-letter word at four-figures. .tv keeps pumping out some great sales. Should it have sold for more?

How to earn money through domains – If you only had a budget of say $200.00, what would you invest it into for the highest and fastest return on the investment? Is there a formula that works for this? Check out what some domain investors are saying.

“Please Sell It Back To Me” – Domain Name Inquiries And Offers – Have you ever had a previous owner contact you wanting the domain name back they let go or sold and you now own? How did you deal with that situation? Take a look at what this domain investor did.

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A LLLN .com Goes Under The SpotLight And Reveals…

Today: Radio Test Technique Under Fire / VitaTech.com sold for $10,110 / My method of hand-registering brand-able domains / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Buying your best 2 word .com for $500 – If you your best two-word .com is something this buyer likes, you could be $500.00 richer. Take a look at this buyers specified guidelines.

Buying a blog making $1 per day, min for 1 year – $1000 US BIN – Do you own any blogs that make at least one dollar per day and have been for the last 12 months? If so and you need a quick thousand bucks, this might be an opportunity.

Compilation.TV Appraisal – It’s a word that fits with videos and leads to a relation with tv’s. Is that enough to give it value in today’s market though? What wou;d you appraise this .tv ccTLD asset for?

My method of hand-registering brand-able domains – Have you ever used this technique to register brandable domain name assets? Has it worked for you? What technique are you currently using that works?

VitaTech.com sold for $10,110 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a eight-letter, two-word, .com domain for five-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Radio Test Technique Under Fire – How do you feel about the radio test? Is it really that important to pass? What about all the sales that didn’t pass? Is it eve logical to put such a standard on all domain assets?

A LLLN .com Goes Under The SpotLight And Reveals… – If you own any three-letter + one-number .com’s this might prove to be an interesting read. Did you know that this particular combination being evaluated dried up back in 2016?

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Share your keyword “Society” domain assets

Today: NamesCon Europe 2019 Keynote Announced / 365789.com sold for $20,249 / Brainstorm.tv sold for $1500! / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Buying “auto” domains – must be .com and brandable – Budget: Up to $3,000.00 – Be sure to check your portfolio for brandable auto related .com domain name. This buyer is ready to help you liquidate it.

.Loan loses 1 million registrations in ~4 months of 2019 dropping to #4 among ntlds – Wow! Is anyone investing in loans? Did that loss affect your .loan domain assets value at all? Check out what’s being said about .loan.

Domain for blog: a long .com or one-word .blog? – Which extension would you choose? The .com or the .blog for your new blog development? Does it really matter or is there a reason why you chose the one you did? Take a peak at what some domain investors are saying.

365789.com sold for $20,249 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a six-number .com domain for five-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Brainstorm.tv sold for $1500! – Check out that .tv ccTLD sales report for four-figures. What do you think the domain should have sold for? More or less?

NamesCon Europe 2019 Keynote Announced – Is anyone else going to be attending the NamesCon Europe event? Check out some of the keynote speakers and other domain investors that will be attending.

Share your keyword “Society” domain assets – Are you investing in any domain names with the keyword “Society” in them? Share your best ones and check out what other investors are saying about this nich keyword.

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High volume domain registration and selling strategy

Today: Capturing https backlink traffic for domain parking / Medidata.com domain name changed hands for $600,000 / Share your brandables with dropped “E” – Advanced.com -> Advancd.com / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

CoverStory.com sold for $7,602 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a eleven-letter, two-word, .com for a high-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Earning from www typo traffic, Is it worth it? – Have you ever invested in wwwDomain typo’s missing the dot “.”? Do they convert good when parking for you? Take a look at how they are converting for others.

Are domains the “mother of invention”? – Do you think domain names are the best thing since sliced bread being invented? Take a look at what some investors are saying and share your thoughts.

Capturing https backlink traffic for domain parking – Have you ever found a parking company or solution in-house for https traffic? How is that working out for you? Compare notes with other investors talking about the benefits.

Medidata.com domain name changed hands for $600,000 – Wow! Now, that is a motivational domain name sales report for a cool six-figures. What do you think about that sale?

Share your brandables with dropped “E” – Advanced.com -> Advancd.com – Do you own any creative brandable domain names that are missing the letter “e”? Share your best ones and see what other investors own.

High volume domain registration and selling strategy – Are you a high-volume domain asset seller that purchase bulk domains and focuses on heavy outbound and marketplace saturation? How is that working for you? Check out what some domain investors are saying about it.

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Who is the best registrar in the business? 2019 Edition

Today: From a potential typo-trademark to a unique creative development spin / Ukrainian domain selling strategy / Purchased for $200,000 Sold for $6,500 / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Godaddy and afternic down? – Has anyone else experienced any problems with Godaddy and Afternic today? Are they working for you now?

Yona.com sold for $13,688 – That’s not a bad four-letter, pronounceable, brandable, .com domain sales report for five-figures. Do you think that it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Ten Commandments of Domain Investing – Do you follow these ten-commandments of domain investing or do your ten-commandments look different? What do you think?

Purchased for $200,000 Sold for $6,500 – Wait, what? Did Rick Schwartz really spend $200,000 on a .mobi domain and then flip it for $6,000? Ouch, talk about a hard hit on an investment.

Ukrainian domain selling strategy – Are some of your assets targeting Ukrainian end-users? How do you negotiate if you do not speak the regional language fluently? Where do you find the end-users? What is a strategy that works for you? Take a look at what some domain investors are saying.

From a potential typo-trademark to a unique creative development spin – Have you ever accidentally acquired a typo of a trademark and wondered what you might be able to do to recoup your investment without violating someone else’s trademark so you can at least break even on the investment? Check out this interesting spin.

Who is the best registrar in the business? 2019 Edition – Which registrar do your think should hold the title of the best in our industry? Check out who is being voted for as the best so far.

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When a potential buyer claims they can’t afford your domain asset

Today: City Name Domains – For Lease Discussion / Domain income generating strategy / Invariant.net sold for $9,000 / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Contacting big companies – Are you an outbounder? How do you identify the decision maker at a company that you have the ideal asset for? Take a look at what some investors experiences have been.

Share your Magic-Mushroom/Shrooms/Psilocybin domains – Wow! Far out man… Did you see that tracer? Check out some of the magic-mushroom domain assets some investors own and share your best ones too.

Flip.gg – What do you think about a four-letter dictionary-word .gg ccTLD like Flip.gg? Does it have any value in today’s markets?

Invariant.net sold for $9,000 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a nine-letter .net gTLD for a high-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Domain income generating strategy – Do you sell domain names in bulk at a lower price each, for higher quantity quick sales? How is that working out for you? Check out what some domain investors are saying about the bulk quantity strategy.

City Name Domains – For Lease Discussion – Have you ever leased a city name .com before? How did it all play out? Take a look at this domain investors plans to lease a city name .com.

When a potential buyer claims they can’t afford your domain asset – Have you ever had a potential buyer tell you that they could not afford your domain asset? If so, you can relate to this investors scenario, where he is trying to figure out what to do next. What would you do? Check out what other investors said.

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The Appraisal of RealEstateClipart.com (A 1999 domain + website asset)

Today: JapanDailyPress.com sold for $4,550 / When does redemption happen for .de domains? no grace period? / NationalMagazines.com / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

RetailAuthority.com – What do you think about this domain name asset? It almost sounds like it would make a good franchise brand name, doesn’t it? Ia that enough to give it value though? What would you appraise it for in today’s market?

Buying Your hand reg domains that are accepted “Premium” at SquadHelp – Budget: Up to $25.00 ea. – Do you have any hand registered domains listed at squadhelp collecting dust you want to liquidate? If so, take a look at this buyers guidelines.

Instant Cash – Sell me your brandable names – Total Budget: $300.00 – If you have any bulk supply of brandable domain names that you want to liquidate for some fast cash in bulk, this might be an opportunity.

NationalMagazines.com – It sounds like a good two-word combination, but is that enough to give it any value? What about the singular? How much do you think this domain is worth?

The appraisal of RealEstateClipart.com (A 1999 domain + website asset) – Have you ever seen a human domain name evaluation like this one before? What do you think? Do you agree with the overall quick evaluation? Check it out.

When does redemption happen for .de domains? no grace period? – Do you know anything about .de ccTLD’s redemption or grace period? Share your knowledge and check out what other .de domain investors are saying.

JapanDailyPress.com sold for $4,550 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a fifteen-letter, three-word, long-tail, .com domain for a mid-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more ore less than what it sold for?

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GbTec.com sold for $9,498

Today: Buy now and Make offer reseller sites / Anyone advertise Domains/Brands for sale in publications? / Incubator.tv sold for $7,500! / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Looking for 2L + Media/ Tech keyword domains in .com – Budget: Up to $400.00 ea. – Be sure to check your portfolio for some of these domains. This buyer is ready to buy bulk if you’re looking for some fast cash.

Loyalty / Membership Related Domain – Budget: Up to $200.00 – If you have any loyalty or membership domain names you want to liquidate, check out this buyers guideline.

Exchanging / Swapping domain names! – Have you ever exchanged or swapped a domain name asset for one with similar value? Take a look at this story and what some domain investors are saying about it.

Incubator.tv sold for $7,500! – Check out this high-four-figure, dictionary-word, .tv ccTLD sales report. Would you have guessed it would have sold for more or less?

Anyone advertise Domains/Brands for sale in publications? – Have you ever used a publication to sell or pitch a domain name asset you own? How did it work out for you? Check out what other domain investors are saying about it.

Buy now and Make offer reseller sites – What are the best buy now and make off combination sites do you use that work the best and include both purchase options?

GbTec.com sold for $9,498 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a five-letter .com domain for a high-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

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The best Landing Pages Investors Use

Today: Famous Domain Investors Over The Years / Share your .Com domain logos at professional market places for Cannabis, pot, Hemp, CBD, Weed, Bliss / ZG99.com sold for $4,550 / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Buying aged . Com’s – Budget: Up to $150 – Do you have any aged .com domain assets in your portfolio you want to liquidate for some fast cash? If so, this might be an opportunity.

Buying 1 or 2 Brandpa names with specific keywords – Budget: Up to $100.00 – Be sure to double check your portfolio for any brandpa listed domain assets that match this buyers criteria if you need some quick cash.

Time limit on outbound domain sales – Does anyone else put a time limit on the a domain for sale in an end-user outbound email? How has it been working out for you? Take a peak at what other investors are saying and compare notes.

ZG99.com sold for $4,550 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a two-letter + two-number .com domain for a mid-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Share your .Com domain logos at professional market places for Cannabis, pot, Hemp, CBD, Weed, Bliss – Do you own any cannabis, hemp, CBD, bliss, or weed related .com domain assets and have them listed, with a logo, at a marketplace? Let’s see your logo.

Famous Domain Investors Over The Years – Can you name a few domain investors in this industry that seemed famous to you or that you valued their opinion on, more than others? Take a look at what some domain investors are saying.

The best Landing Pages Investors Use – Which landing page converts the best for you? Check out what some domain investors are using that they claim work better than others.

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Chemical Compound Dictionary Word .com’s

Today: Seereisen.de sold for $66,258 / BrandXXXX or XXXXBrands? / Domain Battle Round # 17 – Thunderdome Contest / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Looking for one word .app domains. Up to $5,000 per name – Be sure to check out your portfolio for one of these single-word .app domain names. This buyer is ready for a smooth transaction.

Buying CCCCV & CCVCV domains – Budget: Up to $200.00 – Double check that portfolio of yours for a CCCCV or CCVCV domain that meets this buyers specified criteria if you want to liquidate.

FlexibleCovers.com – Do these products already exist or is it a new invention? A flexible cover sounds like it might come in handy for a few situations. How much do you think this domain asset is worth in today’s market?

Seereisen.de sold for $66,258 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a nine-letter, .de ccTLD for for nice five-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Domain Battle Round # 17 – Thunderdome Contest – If you haven’t been following the domain battles rounds, you might want to check this one out. Which one of these domain assets would you vote for?

BrandXXXX or XXXXBrands? – Which direction would you go when taking branding into consideration for a domain asset? Take a look at what some domain investors are saying.

Chemical Compound Dictionary Word .com’s – Have you ever researched chemical compound dictionary words to see how businesses are building them out and scaling? It’s actually interesting.

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The future of new GTLDs – From .com to .blog?

Today: How to build a domain portfolio website / AGHG.com Sold for $5,980 / Domain Battle Round #16 – Thunderdome Contest / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Tech/APK domains Only .com please – Budget: Up to $300.00 – Be sure to check your portfolio for one of these Tech/APK .com domain assets. This buyer is ready for a smooth transaction.

Buying SquadHelp Approved Domains – Budget: Up to $20 ea. – If you have any domain names approved at squadhelp and looking to liquidate them for fast cash, this might be an opportunity.

ModernCars.org – The two-words seem to work well with one another, but is that enough to give it any market liquidity in .org? What do you think this domain asset is worth?

Domain Battle Round #16 – Thunderdome Contest – If you haven’t checked out the latest domain battle round, you’re missing out. Which one of those domain assets would you vote for?

AGHG.com Sold for $5,980 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a four-letter .com domain for a mid-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

How to build a domain portfolio website – What tips would you offer a new domain investor in building a portfolio website? Check out what some investors are saying and compare notes.

The future of new GTLDs – From .com to .blog? – What do you think about this example of an end-user switching their .com to a .blog because it matched their development direction?

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How to Stop Low-ball Offers With One Counter

Today: The power of “NO RESERVE” when promoting a domain auction / Please Don’t Contact Potential Buyers Like This! / JinTie.com Sold for $5,039 / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Pronounceable LLLL.com wanted – Total Budget: $5,000.00 – Do you have some four-letter .com domain names that meet this buyers specified criteria? If so, and you are wanting some quick cash, this might be an opportunity.

Borderline.com – Check out what I saw in the top domains section today. Do you think it’s a borderline domain domain or a premium (pun-intended)? I wonder what it will sell for…

Helioware.com – What, exactly is a “Helio” and how do you wear it? Are any of you familiar with this niche? What would you appraise this domain name for?

JinTie.com Sold for $5,039 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a six-letter, two-word, .com domain for a mid-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Please Don’t Contact Potential Buyers Like This! – Have you ever received a contact like this one from someone trying to sell you a domain name, or anything else for that matter? How did you handle it? Take a look at the funny approach this investor took.

The power of “NO RESERVE” when promoting a domain auction – Do you use catch-phrases to attract potential bidders/buyers like “No Reserve”? Does it work better? Take a peak at what some domain investors think.

How to Stop Low-ball Offers With One Counter – Have you ever had a problem with low-ball offers from direct contact buyers? How did you respond? Check out the counter this domain investor used.

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Domains you let go for nothing that you wish you had now

Today: Creating social network accounts for domain assets / Selling Advice, Valuation, Brokering… / RatePoint.com sold for $5,100 / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Looking for Blockchain and Crypto related .com & .io – Budget: Up to $200.00 – Do you need some fast cash and have a crypto or blockchain related .io or .com domain name asset in your portfolio you would liquidate? Check out this buyer guideline.

Do you buy domains because of its backlinks profile? – There is a lot of talk still regarding domain assets with backlinks. Are you investing into backlink domains or do you even check?

What causes a “run” on bids for mediocre domains at auction? – What do you think causes buyers to go into a bidding war over a mediocre domain name asset in an auction? Check out what some investors think.

RatePoint.com sold for $5,100 – That’s not bad domain name sales report for a nine-letter, two-word, .com domain for a mid-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Creating social network accounts for domain assets – Is this a strategy that you practice? Does it help? Share your experience and check out what other investors have already said.

Selling Advice, Valuation, Brokering – What advice would you offer a new domain name investor? Check what some investors are saying and share some of your own experience.

Domains you let go for nothing that you wish you had now – What domain name assets did you sell in the past for a fraction of what it’s worth today and wish you never sold it? Take a look at the nice domains that once sold for way below market value today.

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Developed .ORG for-profit websites

Today: How to get affordable premium domains / Domain Battle Round #14 – Thunderdome Contest / PmcaOnline.org sold for $12,500 / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Logo Design for an Oceanfront Hotel $50 – 3 Day Contest! – Hey! Do you have any design skills and want to take a crack at winning $50.00 to spoil yourself with in 3 days? Hurry up and submit your design entry to see if you can win.

Sell me your brandables (Read my criteria) – Budget: Up to $100.00 ea. – Be sure to check your portfolio for any brandables that meet this buyers criteria. If you have a few collecting dust and want to liquidate, this might be an opportunity.

Domain Parking, is it worth it? – Have you been parking domain name assets a while and have experience with with this revenue model? Share some tips and check out what other investors said.

How to get affordable premium domains – What strategy do you use to locate a premium domain asset for an affordable investment? Take a look at what some investors are saying works and compare notes.

PmcaOnline.org sold for $12,500 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a ten-letter, acronym + word .org domain for five-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Domain Battle Round #14 – Thunderdome Contest – If you haven’t been following the domain battle rounds, you’re missing out on the action. Check out the domains entering the arena this round and vote for your favorite one.

Developed .ORG for-profit websites – Have you ever come across any for-profit websites on a non-profit .org before? How did it or does it work out for them? Check out what other investors have said so far.

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Domains with concepts

Today: Identifying a trend – “Trans + word” Domain Assets / Unregistered Trademark. The death of domaining? / Species.tv sold for $2,500! / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Buying casino domains with traffic – Budget: Up to $2,000.00 – Be sure to check your portfolio for one of these casino domain names receiving steady traffic. This buyer is looking for a smooth transaction.

MoneyVox.com sold for $10,000 – That’s not a bad eight-letter, two-word, .com domain name sales report for five-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Horeca.tv sold for 6,565 GBP! – Wow! Another four-digit .tv ccTLD sales report. These .tv’s just don’t stop, or do they?

Identifying a trend – “Trans + word” Domain Assets – What are your thoughts about this trend happening right now? Is it just reseller hyped or could it be end-users buying up that much in such a short time span?

Species.tv sold for $2,500! – That’s not a bad .tv ccTLD sales report for a seven-letter word at four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Unregistered Trademark. The death of domaining? – What are your thoughts about unregistered trademark holders going the legal route because a domain reseller approached them first?

Domains with concepts – Do you present yor domain name to potential buyers with a concept or theme to help bring awareness? What are your techniques? Check out what other domain investors do.

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Let’s Talk About “Street Smarts”

Frankly, I always thought it was a shame that the importance of “street smarts” in the world of domaining tends to be underestimated… can you consider yourself a good domainer if you have close to zero real-world experience?

In other words, if you’ve let’s say never run a business or even been near someone running a business. Or, generally speaking, if you don’t have the right balance in your life between reading and actually executing.

Can you call yourself a good domainer under such circumstances?

Well, I guess you can. Nothing in this world is impossible, but even if you are doing okay-ish or even very well as a domainer without getting your hands dirty, blissfully living in your little bubble… it’s still sub-optimal, to put it mildly.

I mean, look: I’ve written two 400-page books, went after my PhD and frequently devour books (primarily non-fiction), I’m anything but the type of person who would hold a grunge against the “white collar” dimension of life. On the contrary.

But I’ve been through enough to know that while living in your very own little ecosystem that’s as disconnected as possible from the many less than glamorous problems of the proverbial real world might give you (temporary) peace of mind and seem comfortable… your comfort zone tends to be your #1 enemy.

Maybe you’re smart, fair enough. Maybe you’re good at acquisitions, great. But if you get stuck in your comfort zone, it’s only a matter of time until others who are just as smart as you and just as good as acquisitions but went beyond their comfort zones will do better than you.

So while not necessarily a deal-breaker, street smarts are definitely something that could and SHOULD give you an edge.

Great… but how can one make improvements in the street smarts department?

In a nutshell, I’d say it’s all a matter of being willing to put yourself out there. Try new ideas, connect with other people, launch a project or two. Fail embarrassingly. Then get back on the saddle and try again, rinse and repeat.

In my case, I had no choice but to develop street smarts, because life in Eastern Europe tends to demand that. So, yes, the street smarts of some people might be context-related. To others, it just comes natural, for example people who have impressive emotional intelligence. Fair enough.

But for most individuals, street smarts are acquired willingly and systematically. Kind of like training a muscle. You set a goal (improving your street smarts), develop a game plan and executing, one failure at a time 🙂

I hope this post wasn’t too abstract and don’t want to hit the “Publish” button without making it clear why I’ve decided to write it. The #1 reason is that anyone can try to do it. And by trying to do it, you’re actually doing it, because that’s the entire point: trying, putting yourself out there.

While it may not be the most comfortable experience in the world, it’s one of those things that will generate benefits indefinitely once you set things in motion. Your improvements in the street smarts department will become more obvious once you notice that you’re now seeing negotiations with end users from an entirely different angle (being able to actually empathize with the end user and his/her business struggles), that you’re more confident in the decisions you make (when to accept, when to counter, etc.) and the list could go on and on.

Try it… you’ll most likely hate me initially but thank me in the end 🙂

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Why is your domain worth your asking price?

Today: Butterfly.net sold for $9,700 / The nations of the .Amazon want the name back / Domain Battle Round # 9 – Thunderdome Contest / And more!

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today!

Wanted: 2 Word .Com domains – Paying up to $20 each – Need a quick $20.00 (twenty-bucks) and have some two-word .com’s laying around collecting dust you could wholesale? Check out this buyers specified criteria if you do.

Brandable .COM wanted for term Grow/Growth – Budget: Up to $300.00 ea. – If you have any grow or growth related domain name assets in your portfolio and need some quick cash, this might be an opportunity for you.

Buying Exact match Social media marketing related Domains – Total Budget: $1,000.00 – Do you have any exact match social media marketing domain name assets in your portfolio you want to liquidate? If so, check out this buyers guideline.

The nations of the .Amazon want the name back – If you thought France.com was last time you would see governing body come after a domain asset or a new gTLD extension, don’t miss out on this one. The domino effect is bound to start happening.

Domain Battle Round # 9 – Thunderdome Contest – It’s time for the domain battle round #9. If you haven’t voted for the one you think has the best value yet, take a minute to click the vote button.

Why is your domain worth your asking price? – How did you get to the asking price on your domain name asset? Take a look at what some domain investors are saying about how they evaluated their domain asset and compare notes.

Butterfly.net sold for $9,700 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a nine-letter, single-word, .net domain for a high-four-figures. Do you think it should have sol for more or less than what it sold for?

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Domains and Branding in an App World?!?

We’ve all heard the “apps = the death of domains” narrative. While most domainers probably don’t believe this, a seed of doubt has likely been planted in their minds.

Why?

Well, because domains are not the only game in town anymore.

Up until the social media frenzy started, you *needed* a domain if you wanted to share your message with the world but nowadays… not so much. From Instagram “influencers” to “sensations” on newer platforms like TikTok, there are tons of success stories which prove you can do your thing without even touching a domain name.

But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows in the world of apps.

Sooooo many apps come and go. Today’s hottest app might be tomorrow’s MySpace. Time and time again, people who bet it all on just one platform and built a career on it were not able to adapt. Remember all the people who got popular on a platform called Vine back in the day by publishing short funny videos?

After Vine died, some transitioned successfully to YouTube or other platforms… many others, however, were not able to do it properly. And yes, I was ready to use a corny pun and say their career died on the vine… sue me 🙂

Leaving humor aside though, it should be clear that the social media phenomenon can be a branding blessing (enabling you to reach millions or even billions of eyeballs) but ultimately a curse if you don’t manage to adapt. I could write a gazillion books about social media and in all of them, it would be hard not to mention perhaps the fatal flaw of social media: the lack of any real control over your brand.

Made a mistake? Banned.

Didn’t make a mistake but someone thought you did? Banned.

Appeal? Yeah right!

Only a complete amateur would treat this blatantly obvious threat mildly and I believe brands are already starting to realize this. Social media disrupted the Internet in a very meaningful to the point of being shocking way. While it might have seemed that social media was here to replace everything that has to do with “Web 1.0” and facilitate a glorious transition to a post-domain era… once the dust settled, individuals as well as businesses realized it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows.

Frankly, any marketer or entrepreneur worth his salt now understands two vital things about social media:

A) All these platforms are goldmines when it comes to (as Gary Vaynerchuk puts it) under-priced attention: whether we’re talking about a video of yours that went viral or a smart paid marketing campaign that leverages the (still) cheap traffic of various platforms, your brand can literally explode if you do things right

… however:

B) If you live by social media, you’ll probably die by social media and you can literally not afford to lose control over your brand. You just can’t. And when it comes to enabling you to do just that, those pesky Web 1.0 “relics” called domains are going to be vital!

Look, I want to make one thing perfectly clear: the #1 mistake domainers make when developing is assuming that an amazing domain will solve all their problems. It won’t. They spend all their money on a stellar name but only add mediocre development to the mix and are then surprised that they’re not making any money.

Therefore, no, the point of this post isn’t saying all you need is love… or in our case, a great domain.

I’m even willing to take things one step further and admit that as a percentage of your overall strategy, the importance of domains has diminished.

So what?!?

Yes, it’s a smaller percentage but a smaller percentage of a much bigger pie!

Please re-read the previous statement until it really sinks in: it’s unbelievable how much more money is on the table today when it comes to the Internet compared to let’s say 10 years ago. Just ridiculous! So even if domains are a smaller piece of that pie, the pie in question is huge enough (and getting bigger) for it not to matter.

Common sense is the operative word.

In 2019 and beyond, domainers cannot afford to embrace a domains-only view of the Internet. We need to get out of our little bubbles and acknowledge that the landscape is changing so that our strategies can be tweaked accordingly.

But if you think social media is here to kill domains… you couldn’t be more wrong! While social media is not here to help domains either, it does so indirectly (and I believe this will become more obvious as the dust continues to settle) by enabling this magnificently life-altering pie that is the Internet to become more and more important!

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