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I am at 5000+ now, how many domains in your "keeper" portfolio?

Labeled as poll in General Domain Discussion, started by Recons.Com, Jun 6, 2020

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Number of domains in my "keeper" portfolio

  1. 0-100

  2. 101-500

  3. 501-1000

  4. 1001-2500

  5. 2501-5000

  6. 5001-7500

  7. 7501-10000

  8. 10001-15000

  9. 15001-25000

  10. 25001-50000

  11. 50000-100000

  12. 100000+

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  1. brandpainvestment

    brandpainvestment Established Member

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    Quality and quantity both matters but, we prefer quality for now.
     
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  2. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    They are not mutually exclusive, you know.

    You can build quantity with quality names. Unless by quality you mean luxury level names that end users would have to pay $10k+.
     
  3. james2002

    james2002 Upgraded Member Blue Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I have added 70-80 domains and now have around 600-700 domains in total. I am feeling a bit guilty about it.

    I saw your domains today and noticed "assurer". I have decided to go for

    Health assurer //com
    Auto assurer //com
    Pet Assurer // com

    I sold Petinsurer.com few years ago and it is established site now.

    I am interested to know a few of your recent additions if possible.

    Good luck with your acquisition.
     
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  4. lovedomains

    lovedomains Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    your site https://rightbrand.com/ is amazing Congratulation! :xf.smile:

     
  5. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    Thanks, James.

    Generally, while Assurer.com is a prem domain and works great across multiple industries, and Assurer might be fine for many companies to add as the second word in their brand, for investment purposes you want to use much higher use words, like "insurer", simply because there are less available hand reg alternatives and those occur to most people first.

    So, if you are going creative, stick with the top used words as the modifier for investment purposes. Otherwise, popular actually used word combo is great too.

    Examples of some names I bought in last few days:

    Shopska (Bulgarian salad)
    Linhaca (flaxseed in Portuguese)
    BrightTactics
    AllHookah
    Copperful
    PristineBank
    CareToPlan
    iMuesli
    ClimateComforts
    MoneyTakers
    IslamicREIT
    MasteryGym
    CartLoans
    LisbonMarketing
    LichtStore
    Pay4Clicks
    YoCosmetics
    7Cinema
    Gayangos
    Occulare
    Tomello
    MyExpatriate
    BrandUtilities
    PhotographyMoments
    ThePostProduction
    FinestFoot
    LuxHats
    ArtisanPerfumery
    HelloVest
    ChimneyLife
    AroundFoods
    SliceStar
    BroTechnology
    JustAnAngel
    Pink'sShop
    Ruhlu
    Bestolli
    NaturalAccessory
    EzyCut
    Genais
    Lymey
     
  6. james2002

    james2002 Upgraded Member Blue Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thanks. I like your Brandable domains. I am not as creative like you.

    Some of my recent acquisitions are:

    DynamicTours //com
    UkCarFinance //com
    UkProxies //com
    UkCarLoans //com
    BettingExchanger //com
    BettingX //co.uk
    BettingEx //co.uk
    Ukbettingexchange //com
    Ukbettingexchange //co.uk
    eCryonics //com
    iFreezing //com
    iColocation //com
    LoanApprover //com
    Neurodegenerative //com
    AcceptMyLoan //com
    AutofinanceInc //com
    HomeInsuranceCovers //com
    FirstSportsbook //com
    Webcurrencies //com
    iBioprinting //com
    360Insurer.com


    And a few more.

    Any suggestions welcome.
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2020
  7. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    Are this handregs or closeout? 360insurer is great, love it. Webcurrencies make sense too for crypto, fx... iColocation is good name, not sure how big colo is now.
     
  8. james2002

    james2002 Upgraded Member Blue Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Some are handregged e.g. iBioprinting , eCryonics and some such as dynamictours , ukproxies are from GD auctions.
     
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  9. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    you are very creative. the problem with this business is that creativity has to be anchored in the current reality if you want a chance to sell. For two reasons: a) your potential buyer has to be as creative as you to come up with the same idea and have to have deep pockets b) at that level of creativity there are too many choices.

    I am very careful with i- and e- in the beginning, as it is used nowadays much less. Before regging iMuesli I actually checked that it is being used that way. Not sure if you checked with your names. While eCryonics certainly has good potential, using i- or e- in front of 2 worders is a stretch, unless something like iMortgageLoan...
     
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  10. james2002

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    I agreed. I don’t usually go for i or e in front of two word domains. I believe Bioprinting is one word and hence I went for it. I also have Bioprintingbot, bioprintingbots, bioprintingrobots, roboticbioprinting etc. I am hopeful about bioprinting industry. Which keywords do you suggest for branding purposes? I will have to learn from you.
     
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  11. Maximinus

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    Hello,
    What about iQafe and iQake?
    Are these a "stretch" or rather somewhat meaningfull 5L?
    What's your opinion @Recons.Com and @james2002 ?
    Would you call them "brandables"?
     
  12. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    Future tech is a hit or a miss thing. I only go for it if large and I understand the area. So if you know it well, it is perfectly fine.

    Keywords: my thing is I am not keen on keywords, as it is too limiting for me. Instead, I am like an art connoisseur who roams through collections looking for something that catches the eye.
     
  13. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    My general rule is 1 change to a word. iQafe is 2 modifications to Cafe. 1. i- prefix 2. C->Q. So when explaining your brand to someone, in case of iCafe you say letter i + Cafe. In case of Qafe you say "Cafe spelled with Q".

    Now, that said, iqafe and iqake could have IQ angle, then, it would be one change, addition of -ake, e.g., to IQ ("improving IQ is peace of cake with us") to merge IQ and Cake. Visually, it'd work, but how to pronounce it in one flow would be still problematic.

    My verdict is: difficult to say for certain. It is short, certainly. But you'd have to have tens of similar names and hold them for years to know for certain if those kind of names sell. Google search also confirms this with around 10k search results only for each.
     
  14. Maximinus

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    Thanks a lot, @Recons.Com !

    I am new to domaining and I am trying to build a worthy portfolio for the years to come.
    I am learning every day. I will keep theese two :)
    BTW I have EazyPie too :)
    I've strongly appreciated your opinion!

    Best Regards
     
  15. james2002

    james2002 Upgraded Member Blue Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I don’t usually go for words which I don’t know and try to avoid domains with “Q” personally. I will not reg those myself.
     
  16. CraigD

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    It's interesting that the letter Q is always followed by the letter U.

    The only exceptions that I know of are names like Qatar and our airline QANTAS (acronym for its original name, Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services).
     
  17. CraigD

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    Of my 500, I'd say that 10% are keepers, and by that I mean I'd only consider selling for a very good offer.
     
  18. blogspotter

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  19. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    Interesting. By definition, though, lots of names don't fit the category of long term hold

    Names like sunny/vale/property/management.co are there just because of $1 promo.
     
  20. stub

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    @Recons.Com & @james2002. Personally, the type of domains both of you are registering are borderline at best. I've been dropping similar (or worse) domains all year long. Because of lack of sales. My strategy for last year was exactly the same as @Recons.Com. To grow from 2k to 5k domains.I probably am not as diverse in my acquisitions. The only domains I have ever sold have been aged domains. My strategy for this year is to go back to approx $2k domains by dropping 50% of my portfolio in 2020. This is my experience. My portfolio is still not "balanced". My sales outlets are only 2. My sales website (temporarily down due to an update) and thru Afternic. Almost all of my sales come thru Afternic, Most of my sales listings are still Make Offer. 99% of the make offers are below $10 and from other domainers. Also. My growth in 2019 was registering similar domains (although no "i or e" prefixes).

    My warning, if anything, would be to be extremely careful with growing your portfolio rapidly. You are likely to buy many domains that won't sell, or won't sell quickly. You'll need sales or savings to renew these risky investments each year until they are bought or dropped. It's a course of action which should really be approached in a slow and methodical progression. IMHO.

    For me. The lack of sales because of Covid-19 has been the major reason for my 100% review of my domains to remove domains similar (or worse) than what you are registering.
     
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  21. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    No two names are the same. When you say similar, they might seem similar to you, but not be similar for others.

    Why don't you share the examples of similar names? The names I buy are the types that work fine for me.

    I don't think there is a considerable risk of "buying many domains that won't sell". Remember, I have been doubling every year. So, I confirm that the strategy works at X, then do the same at 2x, then at 4x etc.

    There is no reason for the formula to work at 4x and not at 8x.

    Also, your problem might be not the names you choose but your "make offer" strategy. I set BIN for all names.
     
  22. stub

    stub DNStore.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    OK. I agree with you that we have different names with different strategies. I wasn't trying to pick an argument with you. I'm just saying what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for everybody.
     

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