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Have you dropped all your domains?

Discussion in 'Domain Industry News' started by equity78, May 12, 2018.

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  1. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    So a year ago Rick Schwartz tweeted out that 90% of all domain investors should start over. 90% of every domainer should drop ALL their #Domains and start again! They are so far off the path that it is sad to see. #gtld#Startups — Rick Schwartz (@DomainKing) May 16, 2017 The thread here got a lot of comments, some touched upon the topic of a post I wrote last week. "Are old school domainers … [Read more...]
     
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  2. Grego85

    Grego85 Quality.Domains Blue Account

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    Such a humble "king" :/
     
  3. kam

    kam Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    The domains Rick Schwartz owned worth the $$$ because all potential alternative domains has been taken. If 90% of every domainer drop their domains, the endusers are likely choose to hand-reg one instead of purchase from Rick Schwartz.
     
  4. urlurl

    urlurl Active Member VIP

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    i was thinking the same thing
     
  5. MapleDots

    MapleDots Domain Properties 2010 - 2018 VIP

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    He too has registered some crap lately.

    He came in early and registered good one word dictionary words.
    In today's environment he would be an ordinary Joe. From what I see on his latest hand reg's they are nothing special and I even saw a batch he dropped. I would never have registered them in the first place.

    Come to our level Mr King.
    Start again with a new batch and lets see how far you get!
     
  6. urlurl

    urlurl Active Member VIP

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    i usually drop/or liquidate 5% of my portfolio per year
     
  7. Julio

    Julio DominioNombres.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    From the 35 handreg names that I registered last year I dropped 32.
     
  8. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Member VIP

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    I'm from those remaining 10% domainers.
     
  9. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Golden bull of names Gold Account VIP

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    I am doing better with gTLDs this year than ever before.

    New times, new possibilities...

    Ps. I'm dropping 5-10% of my names each year as an effort to improve my portfolio.
     
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  10. LarryDomain

    LarryDomain Established Member

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    I drop names, the problem I have is i acquire at a higher rate than I drop..some good, some bad..some over paid, some under paid...some get offers, most don't..
     
  11. frank-germany

    frank-germany F1lter.com xpired domain search engine Gold Account VIP

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    he uses 99% a lot
    no need to take that litteraly
     
  12. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It is a good thing that domainers are at least pruning their portfolio, and hopefully increasing the overall quality over time.
    Learning how to drop domains is nearly as important as learning how to buy domains. Especially when you are new.
     
  13. garptrader

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    As a newbie I registered a lot of .BIZ domains. I quickly dropped most of those but in the early years I picked up hundreds of .Net domains. They were hard to sell so I slowly pared the .Net portfolio. I then discovered .TV in 2008 and found I could backorder some amazing keywords. Of course renewals were much more expensive. As the .TV portfolio grew and sales were slim I realized .TV while it sounds cool and makes sense for a videocentric site, .TV was not such a great investment. Youtube is free and many video channels opt to have no domain at all or use some weird made up brand rather than buy a keyword domain. Facebook has also been a factor as many content producers / end users utilize social media platforms rather than pay for an internet presence. Google's search engine algorithm changes in 2012 also reduced the placement value of EMDomains. So after ten years plus and having dropped about 80% of the domains I have ever registered with about a third of the remaining ones priced $XXX, why would I waste money on a new extension? Even with recent end user inquiries you still see them fighting to pay more than $xxx for really solid .COM domains.
     
  14. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Rick replied on TheDomains:

    hmmmm….

    75% on that poll make less than $25k since they STARTED domaining!
    60% on that poll say they made less than $5000 since they STARTED.
    14% CLAIM to make over $100k since they STARTED.
    82%+++ don’t/can’t make a living with their domains.

    So this is over multiple years. We don’t even know what number to divide by.

    Given this new data there are only 2 conclusions I have come to:

    85% of domainers should drop 85% of what they have and start over.

    Hanging out at Namepros may not be the best investment of time cuz those that make the LEAST, talk the most. Go ahead, listen to the 82%+++ and follow THEIR lead! All they have is insults cuz their wallets are mostly empty.
     
  15. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I also updated the post because Eric let me know the poll had many more votes since the article in March on TheDomains.
     
  16. namemarket

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    I have dropped 1000s of names over past few years and still doing it. Names I rarely if ever got sale inquiries on and had basically no traffic or revenue. Odd thing is the vast majority were picked up on the drop (no matter how bad they were) with many going to huge-domains. Not sure how HugeDomains sells them in view of the real bad stats. One name was a 2 word com owned for many years with never even 1 inquiry, zero income or traffic, no other ext taken, and dubious value search results of term in google but it somehow was sold on the drop for $2,500 to Domain King Rick. When I had it would have gladly sold it for $50 to anyone.
     
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  17. LarryDomain

    LarryDomain Established Member

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    If you are planning to drop your domains. Send me your list and I'll offer minimum $10 if I want it.
     
  18. Josh R

    Josh R Owner of BrandConsultants.com & TheDomainBlog.com PRO Blue Account VIP

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    What name was that?
     
  19. namemarket

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    sorry, not sure if I can say because when i noticed the drop sale last year I emailed Rick asking how much he paid which price he gave me but not sure if i'm authorized to reveal it as he may not want price revealed.
     
  20. Josh R

    Josh R Owner of BrandConsultants.com & TheDomainBlog.com PRO Blue Account VIP

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    You're certainly authorized to reveal it.. Probably a sign of good faith to not reveal it though, so that's fair.
     
  21. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Sold on the drop at auction, can you say which venue?
     
  22. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. Gold Account VIP

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    I drop(ped) it not like because it's hot, I am "DOMAIN ILLUMINATI".

    Rick Schwartz is "DOMAIN KING".
     
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  23. namemarket

    namemarket Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    P.S. My bad on price. Double checked it was closer to 2k vs 2.5k
     
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  24. NameZest

    NameZest Active Member VIP

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    I dropped all my .lol !
     
  25. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Where did it sell, if you can say?
     

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