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Is the surf WAY up for inquiry volume or what????

Labeled as analysis in Domain Selling and Domain Sales, started by Rob Monster, Mar 23, 2020

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How is your inquiry volume trending this week?

  1. Domain inquiries are way up

    3.4%
  2. Domain inquiries are trending slightly higher

    41.4%
  3. About the same

    27.6%
  4. I am still in a rut here

    27.6%
Total: 29 vote(s)
  1. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO VIP Gold Account

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    The stock market may be in the tank today but, no doubt about it, organic inbound domain inquiry volume appears to be way up. Also, old inquiries are getting completed as purchases without prompting. Today is the busiest Monday that I can recall in the history of Epik.

    My thesis is that people have settled into their new remote working reality. The smart ones are not waiting for the government to bail them out, and have turned off NetFlix. These folks are thinking about their future. Over the weekend, I fielded many questions from people asking me for feedback on business ideasd.

    I reported some observations here:



    What say you?
     
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  2. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    Higher for me; dont assume Corona is the end!

    Consider domains safer than stocks; actually pursue them more in these tough times.

    Samer
     
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  3. BrandCollectors.com

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  4. BrandCollectors.com

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    I probably will stop registering domains cuz no sales and russian ruble collapsed ☹️
     
  5. ken.colvin

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    I've also had a nice uptick in inquiries this past week, and an uptick in website visits, as well. I think there will be a segment of the population that realizes that the www never shuts down and the advantages of working from home as a result of the COVID-19 response. Many may have already considered cyber real estate and the current events will prompt them to pull the trigger and live the dream. I'm ready to help anyone looking to re-position their career environment with an awesome domain name to fit their requirements.
     
  6. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO VIP Gold Account

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    Thanks Ken.

    This uptick really started today. What I noticed on the weekend was a lot of questions from people about new business ideas and asking for suggestions about online businesses they could start.

    We had a decent weekend for domain sales but not breakout. However, today, there is a noticeable uptick across marketplace, landers and escrow.

    We'll see how it carries over for the rest of the week but I have the strong sense that something is happening and that some entrepreneurial energy is being released.

    I won't be surprised if this entire pandemic ends up being being a catalyst for positive change. Of course my condolences go out to all who have loved ones suffering in one way or another.

    I also remain confident and full of faith that God is firmly in control and allows illness -- sometimes for our own good as a wake-up call.

    For folks who are ill, or have loved ones suffering, reminder we have a Prayer request thread.
     
  7. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO VIP Gold Account

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    Presumably not everyone is cowering in a hermetically sealed bubble while watching Netflix.

    Does anyone here predict a baby boom starting 9 months from now?
     
  8. JB Lions

    JB Lions Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    So God is just a mass murdering, killing machine? You know there are better ways? Why not pop out of the clouds, levitate everybody 50 feet off the ground and say, I'm real. Knock the bs off, be nice to one another etc.

    Shout out to the humans, the doctors, scientists, working on vaccines, cures, trying to save people from this mass murder.
     
  9. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO VIP Gold Account

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    Why? Because He is patient with unrepentant people who think they are their own God.

    A cruel God would just whack their asses without the opportunity to wise up. A gentle God might have people worship the porcelain altar in between bouts of diarrhea, vomiting and shortness of breath.

    Seriously, I don't know why God allows plagues, but I trust that He does and know that His ways are above our ways.

    As for doctors, my doctor wife is in the clinic 4 days a week. On her day off she is doing telemedicine all day long with people who can't get in anywhere. She is one of those unsung heroes you rightly acknowledge.

    Related Tweet:



    Greetings from Seattle.
     
  10. pablohc86

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    well.. maybe it's because me i'm Italy/ Europe but here:
    businesses are locking down, amazon already announced that starting from today they will ship only first necessity goods. People are more afraid to buy online because the courier could bring the virus with the package. With the lockdown shipping are also slower..
    Workers are stopping to work and they have less salary now so they prefer to keep the money for first necessity goods.
    When i do outbound companies are telling me it's not the moment to invest as they are busy with other things ( i guess trying to keep their business on with smart working..).
    Traffic on my domains is up yes, but EPC is down a lot and March 2020 is my worst month of the last 8 months..

    I don't think this is the end of the world and if it's just me that i'm unlucky, I'm more than happy. I really can't see how this moment can be good for inquiries and domain related things..

    Yeah there will be some people trying to improve their business or thinking to start new ideas but i feel they are the minority.
     
  11. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    Who is @Mod Team Foxtrot? Never seen him, 0 posts.
    Might as well, get something useful, from over-regulation.

    Inquiries are global,
    No promotion. good, not bad, dont get why positive thread possible increase of inquiries, these times, is "promotion"?

    See no mention of any products here by the way...
    Just still the only Registrar CEO who takes time to post.
    Not "promotion" if anything, added weight to the discussion which u didnt join. Wonder why? ;)

    Samer
     
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  12. Mister Funsky

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    The one thing I had not considered! Lots of babies and lots of divorces as well I'd imagine.

    I've heard two nearby couples arguing in the wind today...one was over how many bottles of wine the husband should get...he kept yelling "I am just going to the barber shop". Can't we all just get along (and get a bottle of wine or three for our loved ones!?!?!).

    The other screaming match (one sided really) was because the husband had been on his zero turn mower for 3.5 hours mowing the lawn and the wife wanted him to do something else...in the past, it has only taken about 45 minutes for him to mow that patch of grass. :xf.smile:
     
  13. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO VIP Gold Account

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    Safe to say that a lot of people are going in circles. Literally. If I knew them personally, I would try to help them bust through it before the damage is irreversible.
     
  14. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO VIP Gold Account

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    I work closely with the guy with the largest portfolio of .IT domains. He is Epik's long-time client. I heard that he is getting a lot of domain inquiries for his .IT domains that are domain hacks, but not from Italians.

    As for the situation in Italy, it is obviously very tragic. Nevertheless, I would invite all who are dealing with mortal risk to consider the possibility that plagues are judgement on sin.

    I have total confidence and certainty that Jesus Christ is the name above all names, that all sin is forgiven in His name, and that all curses are broken in His name. As such, I genuinely don't fear this plague.

    The prayer warriors of NP are taking prayer requests here.
     
  15. Mister Funsky

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    Agreed. Spent most of the evening in a community meeting...we are in a pretty self sufficient area filled with people from all walks. For the most part it was very encouraging as people that haven't truly interacted in years are coming forward to help and support one another.

    I spoke a little on personal security and awareness (been an uptick in petty robberies that may or may not related to covid) and spent some time with some of the older folks one on one...they ended up teaching me a few gardening tips (I need some!).

    But in real life, just like here in the digital world, there was a troll in the meeting...before I realized what I was saying, I said to the group "just use your ignore button" if he is bothering you. It got a big laugh from the 18 year olds up to about 65...just got a blank stare from those folks that were a little older. :xf.smile:

    btw, just got a call from my sister...my niece is covid free and she returns to the hospital tomorrow for work! Thank God!
     
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  16. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO VIP Gold Account

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    Awesome on all fronts. Keep letting your light shine. Enthusiasm and joy are infectious in a good way.
     

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