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Motivation in domains (Interests)

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There's been plenty of discussion over the years of what makes for a Good domain. This is obviously based on what is considered saleable and/or appealing to individual buyers or businesses. Clearly money being the motivation. All good so far. But my eyes and mind have recently been opened, or should I say distracted to 'What is of interest'

Nothing new there you may think, successful domainers probably manage to merge the two to a certain extent ,knowledge of subject is always a key. My recent dilemma has been how to manage (or curtail) domain investments in complex subjects. The key words are there to be registered and mostly all dot coms. There are plenty already registered and many by major institutions, and businesses so you convince yourself partly by this and Googles own results showing your domain wording/definition is clearly applicable and understood. Each wording, several hundred thousand views (or even millions) but I guess mostly by the Edu crowd.

So we come to the domain basics, keep it as short as you can without losing definition and appeal. Now comes the hard part. keeping/wording the domain with commercial interests at the forefront Obviously the wording must be as succinct as possible, that's not easy with complex subjects, finally we have ABUNDANCE. I've Capitalised it because I've found it hard to restrict myself, so much so that I'm going to have to come away from the laptop.

I'm trying to apply all my learned skills in domaining. The subject matter is at the cutting edge of Scientific understanding. No it's not Quantum in it's basic current understanding or application at least not by current interpretation.

Forgive the elongated post but, I am truly interested how others manage such areas of interest, be it medical, mathematical etc or any other complex area of interest. This is an emerging understanding that I'm really fascinated with and I'm happy at the moment to know I have a least a year to review that I have registered. But 30 domains as of yesterday has already become 40 today and it's not even lunch-time in the UK

Now how the bloody hell do I switch off, yeah I know where the off switch is but my mind doesn't. I feel like I'm becoming 'Thatnameguy' part two
 
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Yeah, I know it's all down to self control. But I'm surprised after all these years I've succumb. It helped to post about it
 
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"Thatnameguy part 2" hahaha priceless!
 
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With domain names I feel there are so many influential factors that can lead to unhinged investments, based on current frenzies and usually play into high turnovers using a "daily" investor's mindset.

Personally I look to the big picture, or long run so to speak, hinged names that will stand the test of time. Just because I like strength of a good foundation and not inclined to temporary naming models.

There is success in either method depending on one's investment style but also massive losses. Domaining really can be an art or a science or even math. Luck too.
 
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There's been plenty of discussion over the years of what makes for a Good domain. This is obviously based on what is considered saleable and/or appealing to individual buyers or businesses. Clearly money being the motivation. All good so far. But my eyes and mind have recently been opened, or should I say distracted to 'What is of interest'

Nothing new there you may think, successful domainers probably manage to merge the two to a certain extent ,knowledge of subject is always a key. My recent dilemma has been how to manage (or curtail) domain investments in complex subjects. The key words are there to be registered and mostly all dot coms. There are plenty already registered and many by major institutions, and businesses so you convince yourself partly by this and Googles own results showing your domain wording/definition is clearly applicable and understood. Each wording, several hundred thousand views (or even millions) but I guess mostly by the Edu crowd.

So we come to the domain basics, keep it as short as you can without losing definition and appeal. Now comes the hard part. keeping/wording the domain with commercial interests at the forefront Obviously the wording must be as succinct as possible, that's not easy with complex subjects, finally we have ABUNDANCE. I've Capitalised it because I've found it hard to restrict myself, so much so that I'm going to have to come away from the laptop.

I'm trying to apply all my learned skills in domaining. The subject matter is at the cutting edge of Scientific understanding. No it's not Quantum in it's basic current understanding or application at least not by current interpretation.

Forgive the elongated post but, I am truly interested how others manage such areas of interest, be it medical, mathematical etc or any other complex area of interest. This is an emerging understanding that I'm really fascinated with and I'm happy at the moment to know I have a least a year to review that I have registered. But 30 domains as of yesterday has already become 40 today and it's not even lunch-time in the UK

Now how the bloody hell do I switch off, yeah I know where the off switch is but my mind doesn't. I feel like I'm becoming 'Thatnameguy' part two
I have areas of interests that are not maybe medical, complex but niche, many different areas and I simply maybe register the top few based on different factors such as search volume, if it’s regged in different extensions, past development history etc.

Set yourself a limit and just register the cream of the crop so at least you can dip your feet in the water without drowning.
 
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Set yourself a limit and just register the cream of the crop so at least you can dip your feet in the water without drowning.
Indeed, But I suppose that inpatient behaviour that can overtake any rational thinking kicks in, certainly did with me. Strangely with over 25 years of domaining experience, I've only experienced that RUSH at the very outset of buying domains back in 1999 to 2002. I felt like a newbie with a credit-card, second-time around

I can say I've never been one to mix personal interests with domains, until now. So what started as a exploration into availability turned into a urgency. This was mostly due to seeing many of my first-choices already taken. I guess in this game there is no such thing as unique-thinking.

I think my only saving grace was I wasn't tempted by anything that wasn't a .Com (just two .orgs).

Made me laugh reding my own post "It helped to post about it" I sound like a recovering alcoholic that has slipped off the wagon. Which in all honesty is exactly what happened. I didn't want this thread to end up like my posting on domain-binges (though hard to separate) But I am generally interested in how old-hands keep their hobbies or fringe-interests separate or don't.

I know if If I was ever to take the plunge and develop a website it would have to around this area of interest - But that hardly justifies a massive splurge.
 
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