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How Do You Plan to Generate Cash Flow?

Posted on 26 August 2015 by Andrei

I’ve explained this on more than one occasion over the years: don’t make the mistake of assuming that those who currently own amazing domains and registered them back in the let’s say 90s used a simple buy-and-hold strategy.
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Before Contacting a Broker…

Posted on 15 August 2015 by Andrei

Domain brokerage isn’t one of my main occupations but every now and then, I help domainers sell their short domains in exchange for a 3% commission. The only catch is that I only sell to other domainers, I don’t deal with end users. It shouldn’t be hard to understand why: since I only charge 3%, I’m only willing to accept brokerage requests if I can generate a sale without a lot of effort being required on my part.

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Let’s Not Get Carried Away

Posted on 14 August 2015 by Andrei

As the owner of Stocks.XYZ, I’d be very happy if .XYZ domains go up in value significantly and I think the Google Alphabet thing will have a noteworthy impact on .XYZ domain values but not due to mass adoption. Instead, I think that just like with Dot IO, the price jump will come from startup/tech world adoption. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Domain Investing Isn’t Fair

Posted on 08 August 2015 by Andrei

I’m sorry to have to say this but if you expect investing in domains to be fair, you are in for a bitter disappointment. A lot of the situations you will come across as a domain investor will make it clear that a lot of aspects related to our industry are 100% unfair. Today, I will refer to some of them.
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The Anatomy of a Domain Sale

Posted on 07 August 2015 by Andrei

Today, I will put the domain name selling process under the microscope and refer to the most important aspects which pertain to the anatomy of a sale. First of all, I would like to highlight the most important dimensions: the parties involved in the sale, the negotiation tactic, the deal closure process and the post-deal capital allocation process.
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The Domaining Industry Will Never Be an Oasis

Posted on 06 August 2015 by Andrei

Domainers who are worried about what happened in Greece (closed banks, capital controls and so on) and even more importantly China (stock market correction, possible bumpy landing) might be tempted to consider domains an oasis. An asset class that is somehow immune to financial calamities.

Unfortunately, while I love domains just as much as you guys, we have to understand that our industry will never be an oasis.

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Dot Coms and the Town I Was Born In

Posted on 03 August 2015 by Andrei

I was born in a relatively small town and its two biggest hypermarkets had remarkably different strategies. The main difference between the two was this: one of them had a great location (within walking distance of most neighborhoods), whereas the other one was just outside town, pretty much impossible to get there by foot.

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Unhealthy Habits Domain Investors Need to Get Rid Of

Posted on 31 July 2015 by Andrei

Certain habits inhibit your progress as a domainer and if you don’t identify them in order to address the issues you are dealing with, you will end up being disappointed by your results and worst of all, won’t know where to start in order to fix things.

Today, I would like to refer to some of the most dangerous habits you should get rid of, so let’s not waste any more time and get right down to business.

Here they are:
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Seven Types of Domain Investors

Posted on 30 July 2015 by Andrei

I thought it would be fun to write about some of the particularities and patterns I’ve noticed over the years. Now, of course, this list is by no means definitive, feel free to contribute. Nor is it meant to make anyone feel bad or embarrassed.

Here they are:
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What I Agree and Disagree with Mike Berkens on

Posted on 27 July 2015 by Andrei

Mike Berkens wrote an interesting post yesterday through which he analyzed a comment Frank Schilling made on another post of his. Mike shared a few opinions and to make things easier, I will use numbers:

1) Ultra premium dot coms will continue to go up in value

2) Longer dot coms will have a considerably harder time due to exponentially increasing supply (ie more and more new gTLDs alternatives)

3) The best of the best new gTLDs (domains like Skin.Care) are worth a lot of money

4) The best of the best new gTLDs (again, domains like Skin.Care) will be worth 10-20% of the corresponding dot com ( for our example) as opposed to the 5-10% “dot net/org vs. dot com” principle which has been popular among domainers for many years

5) New gTLDs which are good but not the best of the best won’t be worth 10-20% of the corresponding dot com but will still fetch $xxx – $x,xxx

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