Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 5 Really awesome inventory today, should be interesting to see what happens next. First of all, I have a blockbuster website lined up, Dumb.com (it makes $2,000 per month) and also thought I’d experiment with short domains, which is why I have 162 of them for sale today.
Yes, one hundred and sixty two.
I also listed some
Domaining Tips - Monday, September 14, 2015 - 1:44
Is There a Reseller Market for “The Best of the Best” New gTLDs? And when I’m referring to “the best of the best”, I’m not talking about the top 10,000 names within an extension and not even about the top 1,000.
I’m referring to let’s say the absolute best 100 domain names.
Thus far, the only success I’ve had selling new gTLDs on the reseller market has b...
Domaining Tips - Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 10:36
Domaining Tips - Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 15:29
The Complete List of Two Character Donuts New gTLDs I Have Bought As some of you already know, Donuts has released a *lot* of two character domains through a Dutch auction approach similar to their Early Access Program. In other words, they start at a high price and as time passes, the price is lowered if nobody buys.
According to Shane, there are about 200,000 names to choose
Domaining Tips - Friday, September 11, 2015 - 10:41
Please Read This Before Submitting Domains to *Any* Sales Newsletter … not just mine.
I’m sure the other brokers will agree that one of the most frustrating aspects related to running a newsletter is doing your best to make it clear what kind of names you’re after, only to receive submissions from people who clearly didn’t take the time to read any of your guidelines.
Domaining Tips - Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 13:52
Why Nowaday’s Efficient Propagation of Information Can Be Bad for Business I’d like to start by sharing an interesting legend.
After the battle of Waterloo between the French and English English, it was not quite clear who had won. This is because at that point in time, the propagation of information was anything but efficient. A famous banker at the time, popular among reptilian tinfoil conspiracy th...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 11:57
Dealing With Corporate End Users This post is about something I myself find problematic at times: dealing with corporate end users. Corporate end users are obviously well-funded for the most part but there are particularities is when it comes to this end-user type which makes dealing with such entities cumbersome.
Today, I will address some of the aspects that I th...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 13:47
Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 4 I’ve really outdone myself this time, today’s newsletter contains 300+ domains and the sellers are genuinely motivated to move inventory.
All of the domains aside from six are dot coms and the ones that aren’t dot coms are strong enough on the left of the dot to make up for it. Very happy with this week’s
Domaining Tips - Monday, September 7, 2015 - 16:39
Domaining Tips - Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 15:59
If You See Something You Like, Make an Offer I’ve never quite understood why so many domain investors are hesitant when it comes to making offers. They come across a domain they like but if the price is higher than what they’d be willing to pay, they give up.
If you see a domain that you like but consider the price too high, don’t hesitate
Domaining Tips - Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 17:34
Does History Repeat Itself? Does history repeat itself?
Today, it’s time to get philosophical on DomainingTips. When it comes to new extensions, one interesting argument is represented by the fact that some people say history will simply repeat itself. While there have been individual success stories when it comes to extensions such as Dot Mobi, Dot
Domaining Tips - Friday, September 4, 2015 - 13:23
Let’s Help Chris Out Unfortunately, things that quite frankly suck sometimes happen… life happens.
Chris, a fellow domain investor, is going through a very rough time. He emailed me and describe the desperate situation he and his disabled mother are in. Liquidating his portfolio and asking for donations are basically his only options at this point ...
Domaining Tips - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 15:21
The One Thing You Need to Be a Good Domain Investor If I were to name just one thing that is needed for you to be a good domain investor, I wouldn’t pick one of the traits you’d expect me to choose. I wouldn’t choose intelligence, I would not go with determination, nor would I pick something like eagerness to learn.
What what I
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 13:22
Understand the Nature of Your Sales Method One of the most interesting aspects I’ve noticed after starting the domain sales newsletter has been the fact that despite making it crystal clear just how important it is to price your inventory in the way that makes it attractive to other investors, a lot of people still submit unrealistically priced inventory.
In my opinion...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 11:39
Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 3 I’ve sent this week’s newsletter a few moments ago and compared to last week’s, it contains three times more domains. Anther difference is represented by the fact that the prices are extremely low this week, with most domains being in three figure territory.
Now as a broker, I’d love nothing more than to sell ...
Domaining Tips - Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:51
There Aren’t Always “Right or Wrong” Answers Perhaps the most amazing thing about the Internet, from my perspective as an entrepreneur and an investor, is the fact that it makes it possible to implement a wide range of different and a lot of times seemingly contradictory business models. Domain investing does not represent an exception.
A lot of investors make the mistake of
Domaining Tips - Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 13:18
Am I the Only Domain Investor Who *Doesn’t* Splurge on Technology? As someone who earns a living on the Internet, you might think I’m the type of person who always buys the latest gadgets. However, I’m the exact opposite and just wanted to see if I’m somewhat of an exception or if others also share my reluctance to spend money on technology-related stuff.
My laptop is ridiculously
Domaining Tips - Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 14:17
Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 2 In part 1 of this case study, I shared some initial impressions about my “I should try brokering domains at a 5% commission through my newsletter” (longest name ever?) experiment. Today, after crunching some numbers, I can say that financially, the results have been ok-ish.
I made mid 3 figs, $175 through a newsletter spo...
Domaining Tips - Friday, August 28, 2015 - 10:19
Sedo’s August GreatDomains Auctions Ending Today Some ok-ish inventory this month, not bad but not spectacular either. On the one hand, there are good domains for sure but the inventory seems a bit on the thin side (only 46 domains). Several short domains, which makes sense because every auction house/broker loves selling what’s currently hot. The auctions will end today, app...
Domaining Tips - Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 1:18
How Do You Plan to Generate Cash Flow? 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.
In other words, don’t assume they simply bought a bunch of domains, held on to them f...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 14:22
What We Can Learn From Dot Co – Do’s and Don’ts I’ve said it on more than one occasion here on DomainingTips: new gTLD registries have a lot to learn from what happened with Dot Co, as it basically represents a perfect case study of marketing done right in the domain space.
At the beginning of the craze with new extensions, the first thing that surprised me
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 15:15
My First Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study I’ve sent my first domain sales newsletter today and as promised, will be keeping you guys updated. The best way to do it, just like I’ve done many times before here on the blog, is through a case study. So, let’s not waste any time and get started.
I will be sharing all of the domains
Domaining Tips - Monday, August 24, 2015 - 15:28
You Guys Are Awesome! When I published the post about why I decided to start a domain sales newsletter yesterday and told you guys that you can submit domains for tomorrow’s test newsletter if you want to, my expectations weren’t high. After all, the newsletter hasn’t yet proven itself and I’m not even 100% sure I’ll make thi...
Thinking About Starting a Domain Sales Newsletter As most of you know, I have a decent email list (1,800+ subscribers) that I’ve been pretty much ignoring thus far. About a week or so ago, I decided to do something about it and selling domains would be the most obvious approach. There are indeed a lot of domain sales newsletters out there but
Domaining Tips - Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 12:5
The Domain Is a Relatively Small Piece of the Development Puzzle As a domain investors, we can safely say that we have a professional flaw: the fact that we tend to attribute far more importance to the domain as far as the development process is concerned that reason would dictate.
Now don’t get me wrong, a domain can definitely represent an edge. Personally, I do my best