Posted on 09 December 2013 by Andrei
Almost everyone is talking about the Minds+Machines ad that said dot com is dead, without understanding that what they’re doing is marketing 101 and there’s nothing inherently wrong with that.
Their ad can be considered click bait and it also ended up being a good example of link bait. Let me explain.
Posted on 08 December 2013 by Andrei
How many times have you heard this expression?
Probably a lot.
It’s one of those expressions that is repeated ad nauseam, so much in fact that most people consider it void of content. It’s not and especially as a domainer, you have to understand that.
Posted on 05 December 2013 by Andrei
Domainers have all sorts of interesting backgrounds. Some have been involved in the IT industry in one way or another, some used to be lawyers, some used to be real estate agents, some used to be stock investors and the list could go on and on.
I’m sure that for everyone who is reading this post, there’s a way to gain an edge by leveraging that experience.
Posted on 04 December 2013 by Andrei
You probably noticed that GoDaddy is promoting new gTLDs pretty aggressively and you probably also noticed that in the past, they’ve shown somewhat of an affinity towards alternative TLDs.
A good example would be the two superbowl ads everyone saw not so long after dot co went live: one was the GoDaddy ad we were all used to and one was an ad that had pitching dot co as its main goal.
Posted on 03 December 2013 by Andrei
One of the biggest differences between domainers (or I’d say investors in general) who do well and domainers who don’t is the fact that those who do well are willing to change their opinion when they come across facts which prove that they were wrong.
They swallow their pride, admit they were wrong and change/calibrate their strategy accordingly.
Posted on 01 December 2013 by Andrei
I don’t think I read a post about this specific topic so far, so I thought I’d go ahead and publish one today. As a domainer, you will communicate with resellers and/or end users from all over the world.
Therefore, understanding that you have to calibrate your approach based on the cultural particularities of the person you are talking to is extremely important.
Posted on 30 November 2013 by Andrei
As strange as it may sound yes, you can.
Last year, I started offering brokerage services for short domains such as LLL dot coms in exchange for a 3% commission but I only accept domains which are priced for a quick sale.
Posted on 28 November 2013 by Andrei
I have to admit, receiving a healthy payment each month *and* getting to keep your asset sounds great but to be perfectly honest, I have mixed feelings about the potential of leasing domains.
Let me explain why.
Posted on 27 November 2013 by Andrei
First of all, I’m referring to investment grade short domains as in quad premium LLLL dot coms at the very least (so quad premiums, CVCVs, LLLs, NNNs etc.).
Personally, I wouldn’t buy anything less valuable than a quad premium and I explained why at the beginning of November.
Posted on 26 November 2013 by Andrei
A lot of domainers are extremely satisfied with their ROI when buying a domain for a low price or even hand registering it, then contacting a bunch of potential end users and ultimately selling for mid-high 3 figs to low 4 figs.
In most cases, they shouldn’t be all that satisfied because after crunching the numbers and factoring in the amount of time they spent finding the domain(s), contacting end users and closing the deal(s), they’d come to the conclusion that the amount they’re paying themselves per hour isn’t all that high.