James Iles

Top Topics: Lessons Learned From My $50,000 Sale; Vote for the Greatest Domainer of All Time...

By James Iles, Jun 6, 2021
  1. In this week's Top Topics, our featured poll asks you to vote for the greatest domainer of all time. Elsewhere, we discuss the idea of experimenting with strategies as an investor, and which domain investing tool would you like to see created? There are also lessons learned from a $50,000 domain sale.

    Who Is the Greatest Domain Investor of All Time? 2021 Edition

    Seven years ago, a poll was created asking investors to vote for the greatest domain name investor of all time. Frank Schilling won with 31% of the vote, with Yun Ye in second place.

    This time, reflecting the influx of some newly established investors, the roster has changed slightly, but the question remains the same. Who is the greatest domain investor of all time? Cast your vote in this poll.

    Topic by: @equity78

    An Experiment That Didn’t Work!

    This week, a domain investor took to Twitter to reveal that between 2018 and 2020, they had invested in two thousand three-letter .IO domains in a failed experiment that led to a $100,000 loss.

    This prompted a discussion about experiments with domain investing. Do you often experiment with new registrations, strategies, or tactics as a domain investor?

    Topic by: @Crysis

    Which Domain Investing Tool Would You Like to See Created?

    The domain name industry has a tool or service for most things. From WHOIS history at DomainIQ to extension counts at DotDB. As an industry, we’re fortunate to have many developers producing innovative tools.

    However, there’s always something missing. Here, we’re asking you to name a domain investing tool that doesn’t currently exist that you’d like to see created.

    Topic by: @equity78

    Lessons Learned From My $50,000 Domain Sale

    Domain investor @TERADOMAIN has had a successful few years selling domains, with previous sales including for $180,000. The domainer has revealed his latest domain sale, for $50,000.

    There were some lessons learned from this sale, though. Here, you can read the full story of the sale including how the first offer of $50,000 for the name was accepted, without any negotiation.

    Topic by: @TERADOMAIN

    Share Your Domaining Success Secret

    he domain name industry has a huge number of successful domain investors at all levels, defining success in their own ways.

    Thanks to the diversity in the domain industry, most people have valuable tips or advice to share. Here, investors are prompted to share one secret to their success in the domain name industry.

    Topic by: @Domain Monk

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  4. James Iles

    About The Author — James Iles

    James is a domain name industry writer. Contact james (at) For all inquiries relating to NamePros stories and interviews, please email: [email protected] For James' own blog, visit

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  6. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    It has been a fantastic week on NamePros, and your list nailed it featuring the topics not to be missed, @James Iles ! Thank you!
  7. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    @James lles you are a legend.

    We’re lucky to have you! :)

  8. The Durfer

    The Durfer Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    Ty, i voted for Frank. whoohoo!
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2021
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    Some interesting topics. Thanks for sharing.
  10. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Nice to see two of my posts make the list. Thank you.
  11. FMy

    FMy Blue Account

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    It was a busy week for me, couldn't follow most of the discussions. So I was looking forward to this list.
    Thanks @James Iles
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