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information .LINK - throwing in the towel, and advice from a friend

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Just a few days ago I sent the following email to Yoni Belousov, Vaughn Liley, and Jeff Gabriel of Nova Registry, the new owners of the .LINK extension;

"Yoni etal.....what a waste of time and money to have created a portfolio of 1,500 .LINK domains believing I could help make .LINK successful.

One of my greatest strengths are the people I've gotten to know through Linkedin, and a few of them had reached out to me because they own .LINK domains.

Marek Eckhaus from Prague owns Sex.link
and
Jim Haung from Shanghai owns Free.link

Furthermore, a domain friend of mine Joe N. from Canada was able to help me get domains like; Bicycle.link, American.link and Dollar.link listed @ Dan, but to no avail in that I haven't received a single inquiry much less offer.

I guess you've heard me say, "If it's to BE, it's up to ME", but without some backing that isn't going to happen.

I consider myself sort of a .LINK walk on who could have been a star, but Nova Registry just doesn't see it that way......SAD!

Finally, i'm blind copying a pretty well respected industry leader that was quoted as saying, ".LINK is no worse than .XYZ", but personally I believe .LINK is far better than .xyz.

Unfortunately, we'll never know."


In addition i copied a few domain friends I made around the world, and here is the response Alessandro from a friend from Italy....you might note I've not heard anything back from anyone at Nova Registry;

Richard

There’s a lot of emotion in this industry, and it’s easy to get caught up on “one thing” … It is important that as investors we diversify our portfolios, own Names that make Sense !

There’s this idea that you should only invest in .com and 90% of “The Domain Industry Club“ will tell you the same thing over and over again like a broken record, BUT the truth is you should invest in good names ^ and understand that what we are all looking to accomplish takes time, effort, and determination ^

2,000,000,000 sites online, you cannot limit all of them to .com much less .net or 10 other extensions … the formation of new industries and new business’ continues to rise - and thus GOOD names become more valuable, I believe this to be true for both .com and combination keyword GTLD examples that match perfectly the left and right of the DOT

I was offered $25,000 for mortgage.loans in 2021 @ the ROTD auction with Monte and I was offered $11,000 for easy.credit at the recent ROTD 2023 auction w/ Monte, meanwhile TeamBank in Germany offered me $1000 even though they are a multi billion dollar company, I received a mysterious offer of $125,000 on DAN for e.credit and the buyer vanished, I had some guy in Monaco offer me 3.2 BTC when BTC was trading @ $55,000 so that he could develop e.credit into an online crypto casino … I bet he feels pretty dumb given where BTC is @ … what is my point, GOOD names receive some attention, and not all the time is that attention going to be “Execution” … In fact more times then not, you are going to run into people who will waste your time,

I have watched the Blue Man Group turn down owning blue.com … I’ve personally talked on the phone with the board of Smith & Wesson; while walking the streets of Venice at night … guess what, they didn’t buy sw.com and neither did Nvidia buy ai.com … I couldn’t sell 77.com to 77Bank in Japan, and Weight Watchers waited for my contract to expire to purchase ww.com … the domain industry is cruel, the priceless opportunity of selling BIG names is a rare thing, patience is the name of the game … Like golf, rare to hit a par much less a Hole In One … BUT damn it feels good when ya do !

1500 .link names, say 10% of that are true quality names Richard @ $1000 bare minimum, that’s $150,000, good $$$ to invest with at the moment. Outbound, outbound, outbound, even if 95% of those leads won’t contact you back …

There was a time when I allowed my emotions to play into the industry, ya just can’t do it, either it works or it doesn’t, and if someone doesn’t understand the value, there is no sense in trying to persuade them, this goes for all names …

And if you invest in GTLDs, focus on exact match keyword combinations,

free.link

direct.link

Instant.link

sex.link (shit, sex.xxx sold for $3M)

big.link

cash.link

soft.link

nice.link

Explain the value, build an audience, and people will then come to you … because believe it or not, there are people in the world with the same ideas as you …

So continue walking tall, put that Big Brain of yours to use, relinquish some of your grand names at a discount, and invest moving forward … if you have that BIG name, don’t sell it, you may want to, but don’t do it, you can put a large price tag on that one BIG name, but that’s it ^ focus on everything else, diversify, and move forward >>>

Best wishes !

Alessandro


Finally, while I still believe in the .LINK extension, without committed support from the Registry and it's owners I just decided to throw in the towel.......VERY SAD!!!

ps. thank you Alessandro(y)
 
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Oh, this thatnamegay again..

Until a year ago, it was .ONLINE
And before that it was .REALTY
Now it's .LINK!

I declare him the most successful troll on the forum after @alcy because they can get so many people excited and write pages of messages.

I realized once again how much precious sources I saved by ignoring such unnecessary accounts. I hope that one day you will realize how valuable the time and energy you have is and will immediately ignore trolls.
Alcy,, though usually rude, sells domains though. So reading his stuff is valuable to me.

I'm not sure about op tho.
 
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Alcy,, though usually rude, sells domains though. So reading his stuff is valuable to me.

I'm totally okay with not seeing a few sales in exchange for not reading the nonsense.
 
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Thanks JV....to the extent "link" and "linking" are casual slang for casual hookups maybe I should hand on to Connector.link when it renews in January. Sounds like it could make for a good/dating site. What do you think?
Sorry your English isn't so good......here's the first definition of "connector" when you Google:xf.wink:

Con·nect·or
/kəˈnektər/

noun
  • 1.a thing which links two or more things together:"a pipe connector
 
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Oh, this thatnamegay again..

Until a year ago, it was .ONLINE
And before that it was .REALTY
Now it's .LINK!

I declare him the most successful troll on the forum after @alcy because they can get so many people excited and write pages of messages.

I realized once again how much precious sources I saved by ignoring such unnecessary accounts. I hope that one day you will realize how valuable the time and energy you have is and will immediately ignore trolls.
Oh....i see you're still following me. As an fyi, I'm revisiting .Realty because of a recent connection I made to hundreds of thousands of realtors Nationwide. Sorry you can't see the forest for the trees:xf.rolleyes:
 
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Sorry your English isn't so good......here's the first definition of "connector" when you Google:xf.wink:

Con·nect·or
/kəˈnektər/

noun
  • 1.a thing which links two or more things together:"a pipe connector

OK then ^_^ I hope you keep registering "connector" domains as potential dating sites hahhahha
 
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OK then ^_^ I hope you keep registering "connector" domains as potential dating sites hahhahha
"Connector" isn't a TLD:xf.rolleyes:, but .link is......hahahahaha:xf.wink:
 
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Sorry your English isn't so good......here's the first definition of "connector" when you Google:xf.wink:

Con·nect·or
/kəˈnektər/

noun
  • 1.a thing which links two or more things together:"a pipe connector
Connect maybe.
Connection maybe.
Connections maybe.

Connector. Nope.

It's a bad fit for a dating site, especially in an obscure extension.

English is my native language.

Brad
 
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