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Do you think your portfolio site name is good?

Labeled as poll in General Domain Discussion, started by abstractdomainer, May 21, 2020 at 6:32 PM

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Do you think your portfolio site name is good?

  1. Bad portfolio name but good portfolio

    3 votes
    6.7%
  2. Bad portfolio name and bad portfolio

    2 votes
    4.4%
  3. Good portfolio name and bad portfolio

    2 votes
    4.4%
  4. Good portfolio name and good porftolio

    26 votes
    57.8%
  5. I don't use a portfolio site for my names

    12 votes
    26.7%
Total: 45 vote(s)
  1. abstractdomainer

    abstractdomainer Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    How do you think your portfolio site name is, with respect to your portfolio?

    By portfolio site name, I mean, the website you use to showcase your portfolio.
    I see many members use a portfolio site name in their signature to showcase their domain names.
     
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  2. Reddstagg

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    I use www. Dobermain.com...it is a play on words of Doberman and Domain.
     
  3. Jimmysun

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    XYZIT.XYZ my pure .xyz domain portfolio, XYZ(adjective: young and fun)+IT = Let's xyz it! or XYZ(noun: 3D space & dimensions)+ IT (info tech).
     
  4. Ryan217

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    Still early but nobody has said they think they have a bad portfolio name. I got NameBlitz for myself and I like it. I guess you can say I make it quick and easy to get a domain name...lol
     
  5. Peak.Domains

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    I've been thinking about portfolio sites, sorry if this is kind of off-topic. I realized that unless someone has reseller prices, or SUPER high-end names, I don't really see the purpose in having one / or at least putting much thought into it (I guess this is kind of relevant to the naming / finding a great brand for it.)

    If someone is looking for a name for their ice cream company, unless I have a portfolio filled with ice-cream related domains, what value does a portfolio site serve other than vanity? (Genuinely asking!)

    Is someone really going to end up on a landing page for one of my domains that they were specifically looking for by typing it in, and end up buying a different one from my portfolio at end-user pricing? It just seems so incredible unlikely that it's not worth even thinking twice about. On top of that, it seems a certain amount of portfolio sites look quite "cheap", poorly designed, very ugly logos for names etc - to a point where I wonder if they'd just be better off without.

    It seems portfolio sites are good for other domainers to look at, for example reseller pricing, but it seems kind of irrelevant for end-users. Would love to hear some thoughts on this, if it's not a thread hi-jack. I'm sure people with huge portfolio sites will have great analytics data on the funnel (ex: someone lands on a page for domain X, visits portfolio, ends up buying domain Y.)

    I think this thread is interesting. I think if someone doesn't have a GREAT name for their portfolio, it's going to reflect on the rest of their names. Poor portfolio name, poor logos, poor design of the website, will cheapen GREAT names. Maybe not, just my inkling..
     
  6. Ryan217

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    For me I don't expect someone I'd just going to type it in and start searching my domains. I got it for a few reasons.

    1) it is a business and one that specializes in domain names so I think it'd be odd to not have some sort of website. And at the very least even if I wasn't going to build it I would want the domains so someone else dosent get it (or them as the case may be with multiple tlds.)

    2) to host my own custom landing pages so that I can make them how I want, control what info I collect, own my own data, and avoid commissions on sales from traffic my names are brining in on their own.

    3) I am building out my own custom control panel to manage my domains so I can piggyback off my domain to host that as well.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2020 at 8:05 PM
  7. Peak.Domains

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    @Ryan217 That sounds awesome I hope I'll have the opportunity to check it out once it's live!
     
  8. Jimmysun

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    Just trying to figure out what Ads & threads would work, it's kind of feel warm to see the statistics.
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    Last edited: May 21, 2020 at 8:16 PM
  9. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Good evening,

    I should have added that this is my Marketplace name at Efty rather than an independent stand alone website. I would definitely recommend Efty.
     
  10. stevo

    stevo Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    If you haven't secured a decent name for your portfolio yet, you really cannot consider yourself a serious domainer. Because, as soon as you become serious, you will realize that satisfaction with your main portfolio domain is a big deal. You need to establish your brand and feel satisfied with what it conveys. YOU need that confidence which comes with a good brand.
     
  11. Josytal

    Josytal Top Contributor VIP

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    Presently I use NameCape.com
    planning to switch to NameProfi.com

    Which is better of the two names?
     
  12. Josytal

    Josytal Top Contributor VIP

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    Agree 1000%
     
  13. BaileyUK

    BaileyUK Top Contributor VIP

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    the best name (and place) for your portfolio - Is always going to be a 'Successful' domain resellers site - why show somebody all your muck in one page (or five) in one go. they'all miss the wood for the trees

    Let them find the Oysters - as a stand alone - No point in highlighting your domain weaknesses in one show. That's going to undermine even your best chance of showing you know what your doing. Yes of course those with massive self-belief will disagree.

    But we are not all Buy-domains dot com. Self hosted domain selling sites are for the experienced. Not for the hopeful. So many times you'll read of fairly good domains - Go to sellers homepage - and think what the F**K -

    Don't obscure a one-off good domain in your self-beliefs is my advice
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2020 at 1:57 AM
  14. jjngjr

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    I haven't developed my site yet but I thought it would be a good idea to have my names on their own landers and have them set up with links to any relevant names in that niche only.

    I think that would give you additional chances of selling a name if they did not like the one they originally landed on.

    Also as mentioned, you would get access to all of the data concerning visits.
     
  15. BaileyUK

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  16. BaileyUK

    BaileyUK Top Contributor VIP

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    Do you have a vested interest in your response post ?

    YEP big time 1000% :-P
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2020 at 2:29 AM
  17. Abdullah Abdullah

    Abdullah Abdullah Top Contributor VIP

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    First one is better, I say you keep that and dont change.
     
  18. BaileyUK

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    By: Ryan217 | 1 Disagree.

    No problem Ryan217 - I've reciprocated. If you think portfolio site names/domains have an influence on domain sales. Then maybe there's nothing wrong in tying to sell trash to bin liners either.

    Maybe one day they'll listen ;)

    If you don't understand about separating the Wheat from the Chaff, I can't help you. Why position yourself into an all encompassing corner unnecessarily. -- As you propose, unless your tying to sell domain collection/portfolio domains
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2020 at 3:07 AM
  19. Abdullah Abdullah

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    I have good names and marketplace name, I am redesigning it now and is currently offline
     
  20. Ryan217

    Ryan217 Established Member

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    Simple fix don't keep bad domains in your portfolio. But what do I know.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2020 at 3:17 AM
  21. BaileyUK

    BaileyUK Top Contributor VIP

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    I see you've edited your post above. and so you should - by all means go on the defense/counter when you know what what your doing

    And No my egos fine - I really don't have anything to prove - A couple of hundred thousand dollars of sales (lots of expense though) You read like a lot of 'I know everything' in 6 months - no problem with me

    You fire away. Probably only another 6 months before your spent anyway
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2020 at 3:32 AM
  22. Ryan217

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    What can I say I've always been a fast learner. 😁

    And even though I've only been actively buying for the past 9 months I've done plenty of reading (and listening) before I even bought the first name in my portfolio and I continue to. And no I don't know everything, but what I have done has worked so far. As for the future nobody knows but looks well. I'm looking to ramp up and expand my small portfolio just as soon as I finish the tooling to help me run my domain business, and yes that includes my own portfolio site.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2020 at 3:42 AM
  23. Silentptnr

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    I recently launched a simple but effective portfolio site at domains88 com.

    I like the portfolio name and like my domains.

    I built it mainly for my own use. Simple, clear, and interconnected with my Afternic landers, etc.

    I like it because I use excel to manage my domains and now my site, afternic, sedo, etc are a simple upload. Keeps all my domains priced consistently and super easy to update considering all the info I like to track.

    Took me several years to perfect my sheets, my uploads, my renewals, erc.

    Really happy to have one, simple, central place.

    I've been toying with offering discounts if purchased through my site, preferred escrow, etc.

    I do agree that most all sales occur on major platforms but, as was mentioned, I treat my domain investing as a business and like having my own site in addition to using the main sites.

    So I voted Like my portfolio site name and like my portfolio.
     
  24. DomainRex

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  25. Abdullah Abdullah

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    Nice site.
     

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