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Brand new to domain trading | com vs. cm

Discussion in 'Domain Beginners' started by hugofisch1, Feb 5, 2018.

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  1. hugofisch1

    hugofisch1 New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I just started with domain trading so at the moment i dont know much about anything from this subject. Could you guys help me out a bit?

    Would be great if you would give me your take on the following topics:
    - Are there any tools/websites/software that you guys would recommend me to start with?
    - com vs. cm domains. Are cm domains worth buying for speculative reasons?
    - What are the best resources to start domain trading with?

    Thank you all for the effort.

    Regards,
    hugofisch1
     
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  2. korganian

    korganian Active Member VIP

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    Welcome to NamePros!

    See the search box in upper right corner of this site. You can search for all the information you need.
     
  3. Domains - Wanted

    Domains - Wanted Active Member VIP

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    Yes. NamePros! (y)
    Nope! Stick with .COMs!
    Search NamePros... there are literally dozens of threads on any domain related issue you may have questions about :xf.smile:
     
  4. WillW

    WillW DMindex.com

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    Welcome! I started domaining last year and I use these websites daily:

    Namebio.com - Daily Domain Sales
    DNJournal.com - Domain Sales/News
    DNpric.es - Domain Prices
    Whois.ICANN.org - Domain Ownership
    Efty.com - Portfolio MGMT
    uspto.gov - (trademark lookup for the US)

    Tips:

    Read the forum
    Research the market
    Figure out your end-game
    Learn the rules of every marketplace/platform
    Don't base your names/approach off automated appraisals
    Always double check the spelling of domains before purchase (made a few mistakes/gained a few useless names by not doing this)
    Be Patient
    Be Patient
    Be Patient
    Watch out for Trademarks!!

    Every resource you need is on this forum.

    Good luck!
     
  5. RobM

    RobM Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I had a .cm once a few years back. I had real trouble even getting it to rank when developed. I would avoid that extension. I had more joy with a worse replacement .com.
     
  6. Dave

    Dave Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I think only Kevin Ham has been successful from .cm domain names.

    .com is king for sure.
     
  7. MasterOfMyDomains

    MasterOfMyDomains Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Welcome to NamePros
    I would stay away from typo's of .com
    Thats .co and .cm and don't touch any other extension.
    www.DomainSherpa.com watch and listen to all videos. I see a new one out .today
    Set it up so you can listen while driving, working
     
  8. anantj

    anantj Active Member VIP

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    Namepros

    Hell no.

    Don't start yet. Read up like crazy on this forum and blogs, listen to past domain sherpa and DNW podcasts.
     
  9. Kenny

    Kenny NamePros Staff Member Services Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hello hugofisch1,

    Welcome to NamePros.

    We have many resources that are designed to help you get started:

    Domain Name Discussions is the most popular place in the entire industry to discuss domains with domainers and ask questions.

    Additionally, the following guides will help you navigate the marketplace to sell your domains:
    • The Marketplace Guide will help you with listing your domains for sale on NamePros.
    • The Domain Name Listing Guide will help explain the different sections on NamePros for domain sales and how to use them.
    • The Auction Guide will help walk you through starting an auction on NamePros.
    Last but not least, please check out our brief welcome guide that shows you all the great resources we have on NamePros:

    NamePros Resources Guide

    Please feel free to contact us anytime if you need anything. I'm always happy to help and answer any questions that you may have.

    I look forward to seeing you around!

    Peace,
    Kenny
     
  10. Ollie3000

    Ollie3000 Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Welcome mate..

    expireddomains.net is a great tool.

    .COM is like the English Premier League. .CM is like an under 5's team.

    NamePro's has everything you need - just read and learn.......and turn off auto renew :)
     
  11. hugofisch1

    hugofisch1 New Member

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    Hi,

    Woow. Thank you guys for all the insights. To be honest I wasnt expecting so much great information. I will definitely look into what you are advising.

    Thanks again.
     
  12. MetBob

    MetBob Established Member

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    Welcome to domain investing and NPs, @hugofisch1 !

    A search at Namebio reveals relatively few recent .cm sales (it seems more in the past) - you can search on any TLD and then click on date or price to order that way.
    https://namebio.com/

    There are certainly more sales of .co, including this year, but nowhere near as many as .com of course (although the number of registered .com and .com for sale also orders of magnitude larger).

    It is interesting that the last sale of a .cm was wix for $5000 and routes to the main Wix site - protective I guess, or maybe new plans?

    @WillW has offered some superb advice re what tools to use. I would add the site
    https://tld-list.com/
    That allows you to find the registrar with the best deals for registration, transfer and renewal for any TLD. It is a one stop place to get information updated every few hours. Keeping costs down is one of the secrets of early domain investing success.
     
  13. siravi

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    i think .com are the best.
     
  14. Sudipta

    Sudipta Account Auto-Closed

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    .com is the king.

    Stick to .com only.

    Be patient.
     

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