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Motley Fool: Domain names are a dull business

Labeled as domains in Domain Industry News, started by Lox, Feb 24, 2020

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  1. Lox

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    Boring tech can be beautiful

    You see, Tucows isn’t just another no-growth domain name registrar that’s poised to face margin pressures amid rising competition in a severely saturated market. While the domain services business, which accounts for 72% of revenues as of the end of 2018, isn’t nearly as lucrative as it used to be, it’s still a cash cow that can act as a solid foundation, as Tucows looks to reinvest in its more encouraging network access service business, which accounts for around 28% of revenues.

    Domain names are a dull business, and they’re not going to experience a sudden surge in demand like during the tech boom, so naturally, one would think Tucows, the second-largest domain name registrar in the world, is a dud that’s to be ditched.

    If you look at the domain registrar business not as a source of growth, but as a stable cash flow stream (a digital REIT if you will), the Tucows story becomes that much more interesting.

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  2. wallet2it

    wallet2it Deep Thinker @ DeepThink.org VIP

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    I don’t follow motley fool long time ago ...better to follow Goldman Sachs :)
     
  3. Lox

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    Stocks in Goldman’s high SR 2020 include VeriSign ... Domain Industry Attractiveness R: 0.001/10
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2020
  4. Skyvisum

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    Whoever the writer is,makes me laugh.Domaining is not for the faint of heart.Boring indeed.I like boring that turns better returns on a $$ and $$$ purchase.

    Domaining is not for everybody if you are not ready to do the work and have the mindset to succeed in it.

    If you are easily discouraged,dont go into domaining.Next day might be a sale that changes everythng.

    Put in the work and wait.If you cant wait,keep your day job.
    In Domaining,sales can happen unexpectedly on names you dont expect to.

    Get the right name,stay positive but do your homework.
    JMHO.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2020
  5. Samer

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    I'd like to throw in this guy Jim Cramer lol

    Cant change that channel fast enough.

    Samer
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2020
  6. aatif.net

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    Totally agree!
     
  7. wallet2it

    wallet2it Deep Thinker @ DeepThink.org VIP

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    Oh the guy from the street :) an interesting man indeed :p
     
  8. Samer

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    Cramer sold TheStreet for $16.5M to TheMaven, an 80 cent penny stock.

    never trust Jim Cramer! :ROFL:

    Samer
     
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  9. AnthonyD

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    LOL, when the stock markets continue to tank because of global fears over COVID-19, domains will continue to prevail. People do not have to leave their homes to buy, sell, invest, build out, etc domains.. Domains will remain stable while their world crashes down (hopefully not as people will lose lots) but lets be honest here.... domains are stable. Stable is probably they they call it boring.
     
  10. wallet2it

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    Econ 101.....when real economy crashes, virtual economy prevails :)
     
  11. Levi Zheng

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    Domain is not boring to me but no sale is:xf.wink::xf.wink:
     
  12. xcloud123

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    yes,it may be ,but this company sure bought many good domains,
    like:
    TheAscent.com
    Fool.com
    FoolWealth.com
    Foolventures.com
     
  13. Samer

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    Half agree; i dont like FoolWealth, Foolventure (since they contradict each mostly?)

    other two; TheAscent, Fool, those nice

    Samer
     
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  14. xcloud123

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    I like all, is a company take domains brand seriously! (btw: i have Fventure.com)
     
  15. wallet2it

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    TheVenture.com or venturecapital.com would be jack pot
     
  16. xcloud123

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    FoolWealth may not be that friendly,
    so i purchased FunWealth.com , lol
     
  17. HappyW

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    Domain name meanning Brand! I enjoy creative new brand.;)
     
  18. lock

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    I get adrenaline rushes when I secure domains I really want.
     
  19. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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    I like this stock
    no I like this stock

    and I like this stock

    Motley Fool is a joke
     
  20. IMA

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    Cloud Business...

    That is what the big domain players need to jump in with pre existing ok brand names...

    GoDaddy Cloud... TuCows Cloud...

    It is the biggest thing since slice bread on the web..IMO
     
  21. Lox

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    Lol :) (y)
     
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  23. stub

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    GoDaddy should buy out TuCows and put them all on the Uni platform (including GoDaddy). They both need it :)
     

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