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Average Portfolio Size?

Located in General Domain Discussion, started by CoolBn, Sep 30, 2015

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  1. CoolBn

    CoolBn Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    I'm new to this, and I'm just curious to see how large the average domainer's portfolio is...I currently have 344. Just interested to see where I fall in the pack...
     
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  2. wealthtaker101

    wealthtaker101 Established Member

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    I have a total of like 1.2k domains but I have them separated lol the biggest section of domains I have for one portfolio is 311
     
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  3. BrandChimp

    BrandChimp Life is short. Get up and make yours better. Chimp

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  4. greggb

    greggb Established Member

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    Is it even remotely possible that quality is a factor in your portfolio? All I'm going to say is that if it is even a tiny bit possible that the quality of your domains determines the quality of your portfolio, your question invites the comparing of apples and oranges, only to determine who has the most of one or the other, never considering what there is a demand for.
     
  5. greggb

    greggb Established Member

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    I've read that the average portfolio size is 5.5 inches. Or maybe it wasn't portfolio, but another word that started with 'p'?
     
  6. wealthtaker101

    wealthtaker101 Established Member

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    lol haha
     
  7. MasterOfMyDomains

    MasterOfMyDomains Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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  8. D Haynes

    D Haynes Top Contributor VIP

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    Bout 30 I think and I can't keep track of that many so I don't know how people keep track of thousands.
     
  9. Dominic Belley

    Dominic Belley Four Letter Acronyms VIP

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    When I started back in April 2015, as most domainers do, I registered many weird, not to say crappy, names. At one time I had 275 domains.

    I have become much more selective already after 6 months of experience.

    Now I have 238, but I won't renew a lot of them.
    My goal for April 2016 is to keep a smaller inventory between 100-125 names. I think for a small-hobby domainer like me, it is a good inventory number and the renewal is not too heavy to support.
     
  10. BuyBrandWeb.com

    BuyBrandWeb.com Praveen Chidaboyina PRO VIP Gold Account

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    I had 120 but now dropping 80% ... interestingly I have several offers on recent purchases/acquisitions... it took 1 year to pick the right domains for me to flip...
     
  11. Suraj Soni

    Suraj Soni Established Member

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    I have only 20 domains, I dont want to increase my portfolio either just want to buy quality domains which can sale easily. None of my domain ever expired i sold my domains within short period of time. sometimes i sold them at low price but its better to let them expire :)
     
  12. CoolBn

    CoolBn Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Yes, quality is a factor...none of my domains are crappy, random selections...the majority of mine are brandables. I was trying to get an idea of how much the average person invests in starting and maintaining their portfolios, and to figure out if there is a number at which having too many can hurt your chances of being profitable. Not hosting a pissing contest here...just seeking out best practices and analyzing beginners vs. seasoned domainers...
     
  13. CoolBn

    CoolBn Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Great perspective...I'm developing my strategy, so its helpful to see what fellow domainers are up to :xf.grin:
     
  14. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes VIP Gold Account

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    Hello,

    I have about 850 domains, but I will not renew 300 of these in 2016. My strategy will be to have 500 domains + 50 in a "kill zone".

    - If I sell a domain, I'll buy a new one to replace that name.
    - If I buy a domain, the worst domain in the "kill zone" will be removed (read: not be renewed).

    I am doing this to let my portfolio not grow too big (read: too costly) and to improve it, rather than just make it grow. My renewal costs this year will be about $20,000. In 2016, I will be closer to $10000, as I am dropping 50% of my names with +$40 renewals.
     
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  15. indiegrind

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    I'm at 377 today. I'm looking to grow (without sacrificing quality for quantity) and not scale back.

    I dont plan on limiting my #. I just want to make sure that my sales are supporting my portfolio while increasing profits. I project 2000 will be the critical mass number of domains for me without it being too time consuming to manage as I have a full time career.

    364 .com
    4 .orgs
    4 .nets
    2 .us
    2. info
    1. co.uk

    I'm really not planning on dropping much from my portfolio as I have already weeded out the names I didn't feel were worth keeping and I feel like I am not buying crap.
     
  16. WebInvestments

    WebInvestments Established Member

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    Well in the start most newbie domainers invest heavily without learning and observing things about domain investing. The result is that most of the time they end up buying crappy domains.

    You can come up with a reasonable size of domain portfolio because only you can tell how many domains you can have, you can sell, you can renew.

    The cost of running this business (when it comes to renewing hundreds of domains) is not what most domainers are happy with, lol. But I am sure if you are good with sales, you won't mind re-investing couple of hundred bucks.
     
  17. J9

    J9 A Noob Forever... VIP

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    Only around 35 domains currently. Looking to decrease them to 20. My strategy is to have 20 high quality domains rather than crappy 200 or 2000 domains. I sell my domains quickly for profit then I use that money to buy better domains. I keep repeating this process so that I can keep buying and selling better and better domains. ;)
     
  18. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes VIP Gold Account

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    I agree, but the number is relative. You can hold thousands of quality names if you just have the time (years) and knowledge to spend.

    Mike Mann's portfolio is, in my opinion, a good example: http://www.mikemann.com/domains/

    Not all of his domains might be "that good", but his sales speaks for themselves.
     
  19. Grego85

    Grego85 Fire.Horse

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    Why do I get the feeling that this is your mantra?


    Anyways, I'm at about 240 names right now.
     
  20. J9

    J9 A Noob Forever... VIP

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    I agree with you. I do domaining as a hobby so 20 quality domains is enough for me. If I decide to take it as a serious business in future, it may increase...
     
  21. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes VIP Gold Account

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    I think your strategy is very wise. Good luck with your names!
     
  22. CoolBn

    CoolBn Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Interesting...when you're dumping domains, do you release them into the wild (meaning just not renew), use a broker, auction etc?
     
  23. CoolBn

    CoolBn Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  24. CoolBn

    CoolBn Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Anyone know of any independent (from a registrar) portfolio management tools and/or programs to track profit and loss?
     
  25. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes VIP Gold Account

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    If I have time, I try to sell these domains for reg fee (or a little bit more).
     

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