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Are Many Domainers Insane?

Posted on 09 February 2019 by Andrei

Although there’s no evidence he actually said this, Albert Einstein is credited with articulating the idea that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter who said it, the definition makes perfect sense when it comes not so much to the clinical dimension but rather to general human behavior.

As mentioned multiple times here on DomainingTips, all of us have made silly mistakes at the beginning of our career. In my case, perhaps my first mistake as a domainer was hand registering way too many low quality domains and I think this rings true for many “old timers” who are reading things.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with making mistakes… as long as you learn from them. Or, in other words, losing money is not a death sentence in domaining but repeating the same mistake over and over sure is.

Like randomly hand registering 1,000 domains, failing and letting them drop, only to believe the problem was the domain selection and not the idea of hand regging domains in 2018, 2019 and beyond. So you go ahead and hand register 1,000 other domains, thinking you’ll get lucky this time 🙂

Or jumping on “fad” domains (for example buying lots of mediocre future trend domains), failing and thinking your mistake wasn’t the very idea of buying mediocre fad domains (usually, only the best of the best have any value) but rather that you chose the wrong future trend. So you move on to the next “hot” trend and repeat the same mistake.

… I’m sure you get the point.

Things change in domaining and you need a certain degree of adaptability to do well. It’s perhaps the #1 trait which facilitates longevity in any industry, not just ours. If you’re unable to accept mistakes, learn from them and move on, it becomes very likely that you’ll get frustrated and even bitter.

You’ll assume you aren’t doing well because someone else is at fault. Maybe “insiders” or perhaps big companies that are colluding, conspiracy theories will abound. As sorry as I am to have to say this, the person you see in the mirror each day is the one who’s usually at fault if things aren’t going well and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that as long as you acknowledge this state of affairs and do something about it to break the chain.

In other words, insanity is curable 🙂

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Snoopy Says:

    Should be printed in bold on the front of Namepros.

  2. Bar Says:

    So I created a namepros account yesterday, and yes, they are insane. The sheer amount of garbage that people think is worth something is insanity.

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