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opinion Most people here should probably quit domaining right now.

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In my opinion, most people here should probably quit domaining right now. By most I mean 95% - 98% people.

You guys must be massively loosing money. Why I think so:

Recently I opened WLTB request, with budget $50-$1000.

What I had to go through: I got ~90 mesages so far. I can responsibly say, that all of them except 1 (from alcy, got bless him!) offered me names which I would describe as domain liabilities. They are certainly not domain investment by any means, and certainly not something I would even register for reg fee. You also sent me lot of names in other extensions then I asked, and you sent me lot of domains way above budget. I am not here to report 90 people, as I would need to spend all my time reporting, but this experience for me as buyer is totally pathetic.

It does not help either that Namepros still do not have top new gTLDs in Top Domain section. I mean, how difficult is to learn after 7 years what top new gTLD is, and accomodate it? Particularly when we have .xyz trend ongoing, so if (whoever is selecting names there) is not expert in new gTLDs, and is in doubt if, lets say, name like crypto.market belongs there, you might still recognise that name like (example again) crypto.xyz can make it there (...why? as it is "trending term crypto", and it is .xyz, and there are already enough reported sales by now to establish that wholesale price is more then 1000 usd. This is really not that difficult). Maybe you already recognise it, I do not know, maybe people stopped submitting their new gTLDs into this section, but whatever it is, you still do not cater for new gTLD buyers in a more inclusive manner as there are no new gTLD names in that section. I know that I stopped submitting my names there long time ago, after years of trying. Just my 2 cents.

Anyway, in general, there are now better opportunities comparing to domains for most of you guys, like NFTs (and blockchain as such). Most of you missed train in .com, and most of you missed train in new gTLDs as well. That is a fact, particularly if you are newer. I do of course understand that we can discuss what "missed train means", but I can assure you you can do 1000x better in crypto areas these days, if you just apply intelectual traits you are using in domaining into NFTs, for example.

If you DMed me names and you do not think they are garbage-ous, and you think I am somehow harsh here, post them and there can be discussion. I would just like to remind that I asked for highest quality new gTLDs and had pretty generous budget (for wholesale transaction at least). I got nothing, and it is total waste of my time and energy. It is also total waste of your time and energy, but you might be unaware of it as of now.

To finish this rant: those were sweet times few years ago when good unique new domain names were obtainable here for $50 :)
 

redemo

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Hey quitters, can you develop a domain name into a blog that earns $ 3 daily? Welcome to $ 1000 yearly. Ten blogs? Welcome to $ 10000. You are just plain lazy if you can't even attempt it. Plain lazy. Let's not beat around the bush on this one. A ten-year-old could probably do it. 90 % of people are just lazy, plain and simple. Excuses, excuses, excuses. No money. Boo hoo hoo.
 

lovely4ever

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Hey quitters, can you develop a domain name into a blog that earns $ 3 daily? Welcome to $ 1000 yearly. Ten blogs? Welcome to $ 10000. You are just plain lazy if you can't even attempt it. Plain lazy. Let's not beat around the bush on this one. A ten-year-old could probably do it. 90 % of people are just lazy, plain and simple. Excuses, excuses, excuses. No money. Boo hoo hoo.

if you are talking about developing and blogging and you are good at it , you just open a new thread and teach the people how to develop domains and blogging in details instead of only giving lectures !


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redemo

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redemo

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True, but it seems domaining is too hard and slow for most, so they've basically jumped ship and swam off to Opensea / other nft marketplaces where the money's supposedly easier to make.
I tried selling domain names and made only three sales and less than $ 1000 income. So I started developing domain names into websites. Lo and behold it's been far more profitable for me, and far more straightforward. For a start you know who the end user ( search engine user ) is and where they are looking ( Google ). All you need do is create the final piece of the jigsaw. A website. Most domainers will be taken for suckers, bled dry of their hard-earned cash and left to waste on the pile of rotting domainer corpses. Unless..
 

Mkt Sales Leads

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I tried selling domain names and made only three sales and less than $ 1000 income. So I started developing domain names into websites. Lo and behold it's been far more profitable for me, and far more straightforward. For a start you know who the end user ( search engine user ) is and where they are looking ( Google ). All you need do is create the final piece of the jigsaw. A website. Most domainers will be taken for suckers, bled dry of their hard-earned cash and left to waste on the pile of rotting domainer corpses. Unless..

We get it. You don't believe in domaining because it didn't work out and want to convert others to your cause.
 

redemo

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We get it. You don't believe in domaining because it didn't work out and want to convert others to your cause.
No. You just don't understand the accepted definition of domaining https://www.godaddy.com/garage/domaining-101/. Domaining is investing in domain names for profit. " Domaining is generally defined as investing in domain names with the intention of making a profit. A profit is most often realized by selling or leasing a domain for more than you purchased it for. However, there are other methods of monetization during the time you are actively renewing a domain name. " So @Mkt Sales Leads are you disagreeing with Godaddy as well as me? I thought so.
 
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redemo

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We get it. You don't believe in domaining because it didn't work out and want to convert others to your cause.
We get it. You don't believe in developing domain names for profit because either you never tried it or were unsuccessful at it and want to convert others to your cause. I tried selling domain names and achieved three sales with a total income of $ 1100. That's not an acceptable return on investment. So I chose another form of domain name monetisation. Why should I not help other domainers gain a profit from their investment while at the same time learn from others to become a better domainer?
 
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