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First Year in Domaining | My Experience

Labeled as discuss in Domain Buying and Selling Discussion started by YairDD, Aug 8, 2019.

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  1. YairDD

    YairDD Established Member

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    Hi all,
    I've joined this forum 11 months ago and that is when I started with domaining.
    At the start, I had a lot of dumb questions ( well, all of us have dumb questions when we start new things :-P ) but after reading a lot of guides I felt ready to start investing.

    I did a lot of dumb purchases, I hand regged CroatiaEscorts.com!! LOL. I bought 012n.com for like $100 on Godaddy auctions and those are the best ones, I did three more handregs that I'm too embarrassed to even share here. ( Mind you at the time I did those purchases I thought I hit the jackpot )

    While doing those handregs I kept reading and looking at past sales. the 2 threads that helped me the most were Your Purchase of the day ( not handregs ) and the Reported completed domains sales.

    I've started investing in domains I thought will have a good chance of being sold, with the first one being FindAdvisors/com that I purchased on Godaddy auctions for $255 and sold within 6 months for $2795 ( If I remember correctly ) on BB.
    Also when I started receiving offers for domains I was afraid to negotiate so I just accepted the initial offers, now I have like 5-10 offers I rejected!
    And then I did another sale with a $200 profit, and then another one. and then I did a private acquisition of HowToBuyCrypto/com for like $130 and sold for $900 not so long after, which gave me the idea to hand reg all of the available Bitcoin/Crypto related terms with over 500 searches a month and do outbound, which was a great success.


    So far my DAN's dashboard shows $2,959 in sales, and all of the domains that were sold cost me $530.

    I also sold a domain on Afternic 4 days ago for $988 that I've purchased for $12 on Godaddy Auctions ( waiting for the money to hit my PayPal and then I'll report the sale )

    I currently have around 100 domains, which 20 of them are .CO I purchased for $.99 each and another 10-15 are handreggs. and 1/3 of the domains I have are listed on BB + SH.

    I'm having fun and making money at the same time, is there anything better than that?

    Hoping to have more sales soon! and I invite you to share your first X of domaining experience, too!

    Thanks!
     
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  2. fastcool

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  3. Soofi

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    Congratulations and wish you the best for future!!
     
  4. myfavorite

    myfavorite Established Member

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    Congratulations. Good job
     
  5. Sumeeth

    Sumeeth DomExpert VIP

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  6. YairDD

    YairDD Established Member

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  7. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hope you make a lot more money!
     
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  9. J Sokol

    J Sokol Top Member VIP

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    Thanks for sharing your first-year domaining results. You went very quickly from "dumb" to profitable! That wasn't an accident, though, it's because you took the time to read and learn and try different strategies.
    As far as I know, it's pretty unusual for someone to achieve profitability so quickly. With the portfolio you now own, it should be smooth sailing for you from here on out.
    Congrats on your success.
     
  10. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Top Member VIP

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    Good work in a short time...thanks for sharing.
     
  11. YairDD

    YairDD Established Member

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    Thank you! I advise everyone to read a lot before they start
     
  12. YairDD

    YairDD Established Member

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    Also would love to see more threads like this :D
     
  13. bonin

    bonin NamesBefore.com VIP

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    Fantastic start, well done and keep the good work
     
  14. Baskus

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    I am just starting now, still learing about the market and all sorts of things. May I ask which source of information you think helped you the most in making your first GOOD decisions?
     
  15. Cypherpunk

    Cypherpunk Domain.Network Blue Account

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    Good job! Seems you did a good research here on the forum (y)
     
  16. AbdulBasit.com

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    Congrats @YairDD on your great success and thanks for sharing!
    Wish you all the best!
     
  17. BrandsOpen

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    Thanks for sharing and congrats on a fruithful start on your domaining journey.

    I started around the same time as you did, and will consider sharing my own experiences in a similar thread.
     
  18. Enerika

    Enerika Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Thanks...I am a real newbie and here is one question "selling directly from registrar"...
    can I dothis without having my domain(s) in any auction yet?
    I don't even know how to post my own question...I bet you know THAT!
    ha ha .. Yes, you can call me "dumbewbie", just a one time offer!
     
  19. mAd MaX

    mAd MaX Established Member

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    U have overachieved as a newbie... keep it up 👍
     
  20. YairDD

    YairDD Established Member

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    Do it! :)
     
  21. Avijit Roy

    Avijit Roy Established Member

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    Great work @YairDD . We joined NP just few days apart,you are doing great my friend.
     
  22. Eddy Corozo

    Eddy Corozo Established Member

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  23. BabayS

    BabayS Thanks.Best

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    Congratulation...
    Your experience motivates many domainers..
     
  24. pravin310

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    Amazing journey, thanks for sharing!
     
  25. domainer111

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    That's a great start. Wash, rinse, repeat!

    Also I like the way your enjoying it. That is a critical ingredient often overlooked.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019

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