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Bob Hawkes

Time For A Break From Domain Names

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By Bob Hawkes, Oct 4, 2019
  1. Brands.International

    Brands.International formerly lolwarrior VIP

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    I am personally not taking any acquisition breaks, but for each domain I now purchase I try to get rid of 2 domain names from my porftolio :)

    The quality over quantity.

    Btw, guys, if you want to help me with this, in my signature is the link to relevant thread - I will even pay money for 2 of you :)
     
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  2. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    Wow a year! That is incredible! (y) And glad that you found it useful, coming back stronger than ever. Thank you for sharing!

    That is a good idea that I will keep in mind @Brands.International Thanks.

    Too bad about your March Break @HotKey :xf.wink: - maybe this year?

    Love to hear other ideas of various types of breaks or other ways to help motivate you to pursue quality over quantity.

    Bob
     
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    .X. In God I Trust VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I took a 4 year break from active domaining, I have no regrets for doing so, I missed being active at NamePros of course, but over all, the 4 year break has served me well and was needed at the time.
     
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    HotKey Made in Canada VIP

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    Thanks. Well it's only two names, so hopefully will be able to take back my DNS (domain name sobriety ;)) month when they're sold. Another option would be to consolidate the names to a new expiration date other than March. GoDaddy offers this, actually. Pretty cool renewal option from them.
     
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    twiki Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    I have a very different approach.

    I don't take breaks, but I minimize the time spent. Using tools for that.

    There are days when I spend 30 minutes at most. Other days when I do say 4 hours, but that's when I feel like doing it and enjoying it at max.

    Have other business to watch too (but automated as well) and like to live my life. Besides I don't binge buy - I'm tempered, fortunately and I restrain myself every day without much effort. You definitely have to do that.
     
  6. TauseefKhan

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    Thanks, @Bob Hawkes for writing such an excellent article
     
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    krishmk Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    @Bob Hawkes - I took a break of good 10 years!

    Although I have been a member here in NP for a long time, I got interested in Stock Markets and left domaining until this April 2020. I came back to register a domain for a blog to start during this pandemic and ended up in the domaining world again.


    I remember those good old days where I flipped .mobi and .cc for short term/small profits. LLLL.com used to be available for handreg for about $10 a piece. Surprisingly what didnt change was that even during those times CVCV and pronounceables in .com were in high demand. LLLL.net demand was about the same that you see today (not much interest). If one had registered low quality LLLL.coms during that time and held till now - there is no profit considering the yearly renewals - assuming now they sell only around $100 a piece.

    Domain Parking was a fun.. Even my expired "proxies" related domains earned $xxx monthly on Sedo.

     
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  8. NameJi

    NameJi The Domain Lover VIP

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    I usually take long breaks. I use this time to focus on product development and put some digital assets in use.
     
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    lock DomainUsed.com VIP

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    If names stand test of time renew 6 months ahead and you won't feel so over whelmed or take up some brokering if portfolio isn't too out of hand. Just paying ahead might just be the relief you need. Nobody needs a break from Bob.
     
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  10. gipson

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    In the same boat, I have taken a break, and in the meantime I have started investing in crypto, and I have made a lot of money. This is a good year for crypto, no for domaining.
     
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    This thread took a long break and now is back :)
     
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  12. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    I perhaps initiated that by tweeting a link to the article along with a message to my followers that I had taken a few days break from everything Internet a bit ago. But I am back now :xf.wink:.

    I would not have predicted that this would be one of the more read blog articles I have written so far, But I think the message that it is healthy to periodically take a break of some sort has validity and resonates with many.

    I am personally going to try to take short breaks more regularly, maybe one day per week I don't do anything domain related, or something like that. Why don't some others share their plans for breaks from domaining?

    Bob
     
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