Get your catchy domain at it.com

I forgot about domain selling... and then I logged into my domain email account.

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staringatascreen

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I had all but given up domaining a few years ago. I sold, I think 2 or 3 domains, all of which were flukes and all low xxx. I grinded hard at this domaining thing, sending out emails, building websites, scouring daily drop lists, etc. Eventually, nothing worked and I gave up. I let 90% of my domains expire and kept onto a few that I were like, "ehhh, those are OK I guess". I never really got this domaining thing down...

I switched phones a month ago and never bothered to put in my domaining gmail account because, frankly, I had forgotten it existed. But, remembering about it an hour ago, I logged into it expecting to find a hoard of spam emails from registrars, old domain newsletters, crap domain offers from domainers, etc. Well, I found a lot of those.

But I also found several emails from Afternic saying that 1 month ago nyed(dot)org sold for $1499 and 5 days ago cointrade(dot)net sold for $5328. Holy lots of money Batman!! These were two names I handregged 2 or 3 years ago. Luckily I had had those domains with GoDaddy so I didn't need to do anything like pushing the names somewhere (I would never have known I needed to!!)... Afternic took almost $1500 in commission, but for literally forgetting about domaining and stumbling across $5000, I'll take it.

Anyway, I've forgotten about domaining and haven't the slightest clue what makes a good name anymore. Looks like I'll keep handregging some more :xf.wink:
 
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November

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Amzing story :)
cointrade.net Registered On 2007-09-30
Are you sure it's a hand reg 2-3 years ago?
 
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PeakDots

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Guess that's why it's said don't give up,stay positive,and patience is key in this industry.
Thanks for sharing.:xf.smile:
 

DnFolk

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great. congrats but are you sure it was coin/trade/net as neither it isregistered 2-3 years before nor is it at godaddy.
 

staringatascreen

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Yeah now that I'm checking the history, I guess I didn't handreg it... It must've been one of those GD closeouts or something like that.. I honestly don't remember, but I do know that I've never bought a domain higher than $10 because I'm poor lol... but yeah, still not a bad ROI!!