It’s been a while since I shared a domain sale experience. The reason I’m highlighting today’s story is based on my latest experience selling a domain to a buyer that’s likely a Chinese domain investor.
How do I know that the domain buyer is a Chinese domain investor? I don’t know with great certainty, but it’s highly likely based on what I’m about to share with you.
I’m glad to report a few months into 2018 that I’ve been blessed with an influx of favorable domain inquiries. In fact, most of my sales started last November.
However, this specific domain request arrived a few weeks ago and intrigued me because of the following reasons: Continue reading
NamesCon has concluded with yet another successful year as I type this recap of Day Three (more to come).
It’s the start of Day Three of NamesCon, the halfway point. In a city that never sleeps, I find myself a few steps slow. Continue reading
A few days ago, I shared with you about GoDaddy Domain Auctions disappearing before time expired as experienced by now retired, longtime domain investor Rick Schwartz.
Schwartz was figuratively robbed in broad daylight by GoDaddy’s Aftermarket platform as he actively bid on a expired domain that vanished from his viewing with less than 5 minutes this morning.
With no good explanation of what took place, Schwartz took to Twitter, and lit a fire under GoDaddy with endless questions, jabs and everything in between.
And where did this get him and us, the domaining community? Continue reading
I receive a fair amount of weekly emails from people across the world attempting to sell me on their greatest gem of a domain and how it’ll change my life forever.
Not too often, one of these emails will be legit. Most recently, the email offers have been hyphenated, multi-word, wrong tense, wrong order if any order domains.
Case in point, the following emails just today and yesterday:
Most of these reach the spam bin if not already in there to begin with. But then there are a few legitimate domain sales emails that catch my eye.
The one I’m referencing today that caught my did for a number of reasons. Continue reading
I often field emails and phone calls from persons wanting to break into the vast world of domain investing.
Some think it’s a business where they’ll be the ones to purchase a domain on Monday for pennies on the dollar and then flip it for thousands or millions by Friday.
I call this person the simpleton domain loser. Yes, I was once this person.
Without adequate understanding and comprehension of the various domain niches, they think it is just as simple as hand registering domains or bidding up expired domain auctions.
If you want to lose money quickly, then domain investing is one of many ways to lose your job, shirt, house, and car.
Domain investing is a precise game of patience and thorough understanding of supply and demand economics.
So, where did I go wrong? Continue reading
Over the last few weeks, Rick Schwartz has fallen beyond head over heels in love with Twitter.
Of course, I follow Rick’s antics, thoughts, spats and other rare dispositions as they relate to business and domaining. The following tweet captured my attention and spawned this very post.
— Elliot Silver (@DInvesting) March 27, 2017
Elliot’s question got me thinking about what it would be like to have no domain investing experience and start from ground zero today.
After all, all the good domains are taken, right? I mean, is it really possible to purchase domains at hand-registration fee or up to $2,500, and sell the domains for $100K+?
The short answers are “No” and “Yes” respectively.
It is very possible to purchase domains at hand-registration fee or up to $2,500 TODAY, and sell the domains for $100K+ DECADES later.
But how, and how can you make such a claim? Well, that’s what we’re here to debate. Continue reading
About 5-6 years ago, I agreed to work with a gentleman here in Austin to develop a website. For my time in developing the website and since he owned the domain, we agreed to split the advertising revenue.
At the end of our 2-year agreement, the same gentleman had a fallen out with mutual business partners about another website we operated. It was a pretty bad fallen out too, involving legal and lawsuits.
Allegedly, this gentleman had possession of a domain that was personally not his. He forced the company to purchase another domain name because he held the old name ransom.
Well, some time passed and cooler heads prevailed. The old domain was transferred to the company after some tough negotiations.
Not too long after this, I approached the gentleman with an offer about buying the domain that I had developed a website for years prior.
The domain was no longer being used, so I thought I had a decent shot at getting the domain at a reasonable price. Continue reading