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Ethics of staying quiet when newbies reg rubbish?

Located in General Domain Discussion, started by DomainGist, May 30, 2020

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  1. CraigD

    CraigD Established Member

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    I had a few private offers via the landers, but the names in question are actually about a subject that I have had a great interest in all my life, so WordPress newsite here we come!
     
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  2. lock

    lock DomainUsed.com VIP

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    I was actually having same thought today that you would build a factual news site.
     
  3. ThatNameGuy

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    CraigD....i just wanted to confirm your statement "there are still some great hand registrations to be done" My only change to your statement is that there are "plenty" of great hand registrations to be done. See the two I created today at your "Reg of the Day" thread.
     
  4. Abdullah Suleiman

    Abdullah Suleiman Established Member

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    I'm willing and ready to learn. Would you be kind enough to mentor me please? Regards.
     
  5. Joe Nichols

    Joe Nichols Common sense consultant VIP

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    @bmugford, what are your rates for domain mentoring these days? ;)
     
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  6. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    If you have to ask the price you can't afford it lol.

    Me on the other hand, I'd be very cheap and it won't take long.
     
  7. Ntmt

    Ntmt Top Contributor VIP

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    Strange thing - so many people willing to help in this thread and so many posts in Appraisal section without a single feedback. How can it be?
     
  8. wurdd

    wurdd Restricted (15-30%)

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    I give feedback on a daily basis. Look and listen newbies:

    You're names are trash. In fact they are worse than trash.They are recurring bills that are not worth a log of sun bleached dog crap. Spend some money on good names or learn to develop them.

    You are not going to get rich quick on my watch.
     
  9. TCK

    TCK NameOptions.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It seems that there are 2 types of domains that get appraisal feedback. Either they are really good or they are really bad. Anything in-between takes research and special insights.

    Also, many on the forum may be in the early learning stage and not feel comfortable commenting.

    You can appraise your own domains. Send me a DM if you want to learn how.
     
  10. BaileyUK

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    Well that's exactly what has been discussed here. Nobody likes to be informed their domain has no commercial use or value. So why be the bearer of bad-news when the same people can get better involved in discussions of what makes a good domain in general (And get thanked)
     
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  11. Ntmt

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    I assume people posting to Appraisal are ready for bad news but who knows
     
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  13. BaileyUK

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    No. No, No - We all know - criticizing, even constructively is a can-of-worms - It's like telling someone their Partner is 'Bloody Ugly' Never a good way to do that or should you. Even when they ask

    And let me tell you domainers often think of their domains like Partners, Something they eyed across a lonely screen, Made their move, spent a few Dollars on, and picked-up. Then as expected a few of nights fantasizing about their wonderful future together ;)

    Well at least until they think they can sell the Bitch
     
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  14. CraigD

    CraigD Established Member

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    @ThatNameGuy

    I'm not sure exactly what you are asking me.
    Could you explain please?
    Cheers
     
  15. jim h

    jim h Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    It's a very good topic. It really needs someone to tell the truth.
     
  16. domainer111

    domainer111 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yes OP but people do stuff you probably don't like all the time. They eat too much chocolate. They don't take enough exercise. They gamble on domain names and horses. They don't do this, they don't do that.

    It's their life - let them live it!
     
  17. toomuchbulk

    toomuchbulk New Member

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    As a newbie to domains, I am just having fun coming up with puns and other domain hacks. While I would be happy to make a lot of money, that isn't really the intent. If I never sell a single domain I bought, that's fine. I am not even trying to sell anything at the moment--most of my domains redirect to some relevant Wikipedia page.

    Still, I was very happy to see the repeated feedback over on reddit.comrule_violations that one domain after another purchased by a newbie wasn't worth anything. It helped me to remember that I am just having fun.

    Today, I posted some ideas for domains I had over there, with the understanding that I wouldn't buy them, but wanted feedback on them. I had found some of them so tempting as possible money makers. It was helpful for me to be told they didn't look like they had any value. Thus, I can continue buying domains with the understanding that it is not a money-making venture.

    I certainly think people should be free to make their own mistakes. I don't think people should put a lot of work into talking other people out of their ignorance. However, some brief, fairly gentle assessments of the lack of monetary value of domains is a favor to the newbies. The newbies who are receptive to learning will quickly get the idea; the rest can be abusive and go on about their business.
     
  18. Jo A

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    I think many of the "trash" registrations are due to poor understanding of the English language eg two words that don't work together or are in the wrong order etc.
     
  19. Reddstagg

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    Good afternoon,

    Although that maybe the case I can assure you that even people who speak English as a first language can still register bad domain names. There are many different things that make a domain name more valuable than another, but even something that one person thinks is not so a good name can still be sold if they understand the market that they wish to operate in as sometimes this can be different every few months. Trends can be something to keep a watch on and when it takes off in one country it can be maybe two years later that it hits other markets.

    Who would have thought that putting the words 'Book' and 'Face' together would work but today we just don't even think about that combination we just see a Billion Dollar brand. Not everything needs to make sense. I am sure there are many other different examples of mis-matched words although I agree that the words can sometimes have an accepted natural order rather than just random words put together.

    Half of the journey is learning where to spend our hard earned money and what might be right for me might not be right for everybody.

    Regards,

    Reddstagg

    Edited - spilling misteaks lol
     
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  20. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP

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    Face & Book have always been good keywords....more so "book"

    Face as 1st word - 216 sales at an average of $2,068
    Face as 2nd word - 145 sales at an average of $1,300

    Book as 2nd word - 767 sales at an average of $2,056
    Book as 1st word - 517 sales at an average of $3,243

    *Courtesy of Namebio
     
  21. CraigD

    CraigD Established Member

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    Good points @Reddstagg

    'Pay' and 'Pal' are to me an odd combination, because the word 'pal' is not used widely in my country.
    But it works. I no longer think of the brandname as two separate words.
     
  22. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Nick,
    Nick,

    Many words individually can have very good sales figures but sometimes it may not be natural to put them together but over time I guess people did and the rest they say is history.

    Nothing makes sense until it makes sense.

    Redd and Stagg...together...Nah!!!
     
  23. NickB

    NickB Aka MrAcidic VIP

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    It's all about those Brandables......or so I heard.....
     
  24. manpreet

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    Very well said, especially - don't serve anything you wouldn't eat yourself!
     
  25. Reddstagg

    Reddstagg Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    And you only cherry pick the bits that suit your agenda. There is also mis-truth in his statement as he states that I am "a self-proclaimed expert". I have never stated that. I'd say the opposite was true as I have often described myself as a 'Newbie'.

    So, you cannot respect me as a fellow professional just because I have not made any sales or may not have a brilliant buying history. This is what you missed. I am just into my second year as a domain investor so why should I be in a rush to make sales when many experts suggest that it may be more prudent to hold domain names for several years. I am not a domain name flipper and I have a long term strategic plan. I am in phase 1 of that plan and will move into phase 2 when it is the best time to do so.

    I have only been a domain investor for just one full year and I joined NP in August 2019 so by your reckoning I don't have any genuine knowledge. I hate to bring this to your attention as it may disturb you but there are many 'Newbies' who are performing very well at the present time and they would have many successes and better statistics like for like than their more experienced peers. Are you saying that they can't have genuine knowledge either?

    This is getting quite tedious now, so why don't you just put me on 'Ignore' and you won't have to hear from me again.

    Maybe you are so far removed from the real world but advice and wisdom can come from many different sources. Open your mind to new ideals and you too might just learn something.

    Regards,

    Reddstagg
     

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