Located in Domain Marketplace Reviews, started by Vito, May 27, 2019
Submitting domains via uni form I forgot to add the www on the front is it necessary?
No not necessary.
But did you add https? It might be invalid without it ))
Titanium glass is a great name, think about smart phone glass, UV protection in eye glasses and durability. Nano Titanium glass (bendable screen) may be coming in the very near future. They should be happy to keep the domain and flip it for a small fortune in 3-5 years
Any one else got offer from Uni/Franc?
Looks like the hopes of all those big portfolio domain holder are shattered on UNI's liquidation sale as it seems to be a:
CHERRY PICK LIQUIDATION SALE
OMG, give it up already, how many dislikes do you need to realize you're on the wrong track!!
I don't understand where you are going with this. "Uniregistry now facilitates the wholesale purchase of high quality domain names." I'm not totally sure if you aren't familiar with the process uni goes through to sell names, or just want to hear yourself talk and I myself am now feeding the animal. Why would a company approach investors or end users with piles of crap?
Everyone here is an adult with assets and can choose whether to take an offer or not. To get rid of the offers itself is just ridiculous.
>> 1- Lack of Information.
There isn't enough information given by Uni to judge either way whether this is something to be seen as good or not (or at least in the eyes of the average NamePros domainer). What really constantly frustrates me about this industry is the number of people who rush to make judgement without sufficient data nor being fully informed.
The only fact here is that until we see some more information and hard data, any assumptions and judgements are completely unfounded and just go to show how some people like to spread their opinions in pure ignorance. That being said .. there here are more important FACTS that actually SHOULD be part of the discussion:
100% agree with you.
Some actual facts and data (or actual results) would be useful.
Many on this site treat their domaining as a business and, as such, like to make informed decisions with their asset purchasing and investments.
Then there are others that treat their domaining as a "hobby" - for fun, pleasure, and entertainment - much like Aunt Lucy did who collected ugly lawn ornaments - that were all DROPPED into a dumpster later in life following her binge spending for her lawn "art" collection.
I like that one the most as I see it as being the most likely to sell. The others vary in quality, but I saw TitaniumGlass as a brandable. Meaning I was Titanium as an adjective to simply mean "Strong" .. as in Strong Glass. I did a search, but didn't initially see that "Titanium Glass" actually is a thing and actually contains Titanium .. which now makes it a keyword. Since it's not necessarily a very well known term, I think the likelihood of it selling via incoming lead is probably still as a brandable .. but as a keyword it has more potential as an outbound (if indeed it's a viable industry/technology, which it seems to be).
All that said .. I think that takes the $300 from being a good/fair WHOLESALE offer, to meh offer. It certainly isn't a bad WHOLESALE offer, but my overall optimism with this potential program has gone down a notch. Let me be VERY clear in that I'm not saying it's bad .. but I think we need much more information and data before deciding either way.
@YairDD .. thanks for sharing your information .. and sorry this has turned into a thread discussing the merits of your domains.
Sigh .. you can't even say that based on this ONE portfolio submission of only 6 names. Looking at that one example, it's a Cherry Pick Wholesale Acquisition (request).
I think some of us were expecting far worse .. such as $300 for all 6 domains. That would have been "liquidation" pricing (meaning below wholesale .. meaning you should only accept if you urgently need liquid cash money because of some emergency).
Obviously we were all hoping to see a $1500-2000 offer for all 6 domains .. but if you really think that a professional domainer should have made that (WHOLESALE) offer given the other likely acquisition options .. then you have little chance of ever becoming a good domainer.
It's also important to note that this "service" only launched this week. Who knows how few potential buyers saw these 6 domains. Resubmit the same 6 domains in a month or two with a larger buyer pool, and you might see a $1000+ offer for all 6 domains? Again .. it's really too early to say anything.
Other than @YairDD - has anyone else had a response yet from Uniregistry on their submissions?
My gut is they received a flood of submissions and Uniregistry will need to develop some sort of pre-screening process and also a packaging process before sending out short list to their buyer pool.
Otherwise - their buyer pool will be flooded with submission volume and will lose interest quickly.
This is a simple crowdsourcing model - not just on the supply side, but also on the buyer side.
And like any gold rush - the initial flood of participation will stress test their processes - which are typically underdeveloped initially to handle large volume. And the initial surge will lead to lag time on response. It happened when BrandBucket was announced and had early success in late 2014, it happened when Brandpa was recently announced on NP, and it also happened when SquadHelp was recently announced on NP.
I anticipate we will have more submission results from Uniregistry in the next 5-7 days. And at that time will have more clarity to how this is structured.
The 4 hour response window provided to YairDD will stretch to 2 weeks quickly. That doesn't mean the program is a failure, it merely means they under planned for the initial submission volume and will need to add pre-screening, packaging, tracking, and automation to their system. Typical growing pains for a new program. Not going to happen overnight. And I predict emotions will start to flare. They always do when a new sales channel is introduced on NamePros and the program gets hammered with entries.
ps: @YairDD - Thank you for sharing your initial response! Very helpful and insightful.
ps: Has anyone else had an email response from Uniregistry yet? And if so, how did the post-acceptance (transfer & payment process) work? [thank you in advance for sharing your experience]
Anyone got a response from them and can share some info?
@EJS Elliot wrote an article based off of a transaction he just completed with Frank/@Uniregistry right here...
Sounds like a win win for them both and sounds like it can only get better as more of us sign up to be included in their buyer network.
Very interesting to read, thank you.
Looks like this new feature can be great
I wish the author of this post shared actual conversation screenshot with prices offered for more credibility. Its very easy nowadays to get sponsored posts in blogs, which looks like real ones.
I seriously doubt the credibility of this post because the author has not only blogged frequently about Uniregistry but also has visited their office, promoted Uniregistry job postings, ran polls about Uniregistry etc.
Take a look over - https://domaininvesting.com/?s=uniregistry
Thanks for the post and link. Very insightful and helps clarity many aspects of their process.
ps: For the "hobbyist" posting shi* on this thread, please stop with the conspiracy theories and amateurish comments. They're distracting.
Certainly not a s**t, stop your p**p.
I still don't think there is reason to doubt his word. Really nothing special about the offer he got, for good domains. Also seems he has an inside track to Frank. He would do better with GD auction, but that's not the point of U's product.
I am the author of the post you mentioned. I have never visited Uniregistry offices. Even if I did, who cares? What would that have to do with anything?
My blog earns advertising revenue from quite a few domain industry advertisers. You can see all of them because I do not do affiliate marketing - just the banners and a few sidebar links. None of the advertising is performance based, but I am sure advertisers do expect me to publish articles on a regular basis. They would probably also like me to stick to topics related to the domain industry, of which Uniregistry is a big part. That is why I write about Uniregistry. I write about many industry companies without regard for whether or not they advertise. Sometimes, on a slower news day, job listings I notice that might interest readers get published. If that isn't interesting to you, go elsewhere I guess. Someone might be looking for a job and sometimes the job openings are notable (ie the Donuts CMO job listing I wrote about).
For the record, Uniregistry advertised about 5 years ago. The company is also one of 14 corporate sponsors of my Pan-Mass Challenge ride with John Berryhill (I believe Uniregistry is a client of his but that is not my business).
Beyond the deal for the 5 names, there was no compensation whatsoever. Aside from that, as I mentioned at the bottom of the post, I did tell Frank I was going to write about my experience because it would not be fair to share offers from him or anyone without prior consent.
I don't know about GoDaddy Auctions but I only have a tiny bit of experience listing a name there. From what I have heard, I think it is a bit difficult to get exposure on non-expiry names there. I would also have to wait extra time to get paid and there would be concern about non-paying bidders. In addition, many of the names I submitted are registered at Enom, so I would need to pre-emptively transfer them to put them in auction.
Posting the screenshot of the conversation / negotiations will only increase your credibility.
Glad you're happy with prices quoted. You're right, who knows what they would've brought on GD. For those that didn't read your article...here are the names you published with prices offered.
To be clear, I am not "happy" with the majority of the offers that were made. I am not offended or upset either - it's business. Quite a few of those offers are lower than what I paid in private or in auction (a few are much lower). For instance, Innerbalance.com sold at auction (to me) for over $1,600 less than 2 years ago: https://namebio.com/innerbalance.com . Citronella.com sold (to me) for $4,600: https://namebio.com/citronella.com
The reason I participated was to get an idea of what Domain Liquidity is all about and to share what I learned with readers.
I got ya. An offer is an offer and a base to build on. Thanks for doing the research by submitting your names and writing an article on it.
Separate names with a comma.