Just How Resilient Is the Internet Really?

Posted on 20 February 2017

Over the past months, I have to admit I’ve become more and more worried about the state of the world. I’m a fact-oriented economist, so I hate it when it’s a gut feeling that bothers me rather than a specific scenario. Right now, I couldn’t say that Scenario X or Scenario Y worries me, I don’t have a specific threat in mind but due to the instability that surrounds us, I think it’s time to hope for the best but think about the worst as well.
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Don’t Be Discouraged by Your Incompetence!

Posted on 15 February 2017

People think it’s awesome that I get to earn a more than decent living working from home… and it is. But getting there is the tricky part and there are far more people who fail than there are success stories.

Why?
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DomainingTips.com Is 9 Years Old!!!

Posted on 12 February 2017

It’s ridiculous how time flies!

A little over 9 years ago (on the 31st of January 2008), the previous owner of DomainingTips.com published his first post and roughly a year and a half later, I bought the blog from him and took over. This means I’ve been blogging on DomainingTips for roughly 7 and a half years. Wow. Just wow!
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Are You a Paper Domainer?

Posted on 11 February 2017

In his “Outliers” book, Malcolm Gladwell says it takes roughly 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in your field. Now sure, I’m not saying we should agree with his 10,000 figure 100% but it is fairly obvious that no matter what it is you do for a living, it takes a LOT of practice to become an expert. A LOT!
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Extended ROTD NamesCon Auctions Ending Today

Posted on 09 February 2017

The auctions are being held on NameJet and please note that not all of them end at the exact same time, they’re ending 5 hours and 5 minutes to 6 hours and 45 minutes from now. I was following one of the domains but the current bid exceeds what I’d consider a bargain price and since I tend to be a cheap bastard when buying, I’m no longer interested.
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Plans Without Data Are Meaningless

Posted on 08 February 2017

Beginners love writing numbers on a piece of paper and calling it a plan, I was guilty of the exact same thing. Making plans about how you’ll buy x domains, then “easily” (oh, how I’ve misused that word over the years!) sell y% each year at an average price of $z and watch that sweet, sweet money come rolling in.
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Can We Please Stop With the “Unreported Sales” BS?

Posted on 06 February 2017

Quite frankly, I’m sick and tired of arguments such as “yeah, but there are gazillions of huge unreported sales” whenever someone points out that sales of a certain asset class have been weak.

We’ve seen it with dot mobi (although I’ve never dabbled in dot mobis), we’ve seen it with dot TV (I’ve invested in .tv here and there), we’ve seen it with certain types of dot coms as well (future trend domains or other “flavor of the month” investments, not my cup of tea) and of course, we’re seeing it with new gTLDs as well (I’ve invested here and there at the very beginning, zero interest at this point).
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Do You Like the Bigger Text + Wider Text Area on DomainingTips?

Posted on 04 February 2017

I’ve been playing around with the text and text area of DomainingTips. The font size has been increased quite a bit and, also, the text area is 300px wider. I think this should improve your reading experience without being annoying but want some feedback first.

Do you like it?
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Most People/Companies Hand Register Domains

Posted on 01 February 2017

I was reading a post Raymond has written earlier today and snoopy made an interesting/valid remark: that 99% of businesses spend 10 bucks on a domain.
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The State of the Reseller Market in 2017

Posted on 30 January 2017

I’m sure some of you never sell to other investors because you have enough capital to play the buy and gold game. Most domainers however do end up needing liquidity for various reasons and decide to sell their domains at wholesale prices on the reseller market. Some even focus on that market (yours truly, for example).
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