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My first purchases as a beginner

Labeled as advice in Domain Beginners, started by ShawnTeo, Jun 30, 2020 at 6:34 PM

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  1. ShawnTeo

    ShawnTeo Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi all,

    So I recently came into domaining and when I literally JUST started, these were the first 8 domains that I registered.
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    I then came to learn after more reading that all of these were called "brandable" domain names. Wanting to not waste money on brandables and unsellable domain names, I took an intensive week browsing and reading A LOT on NamePros, reading every guide in the beginner section, browsing the appraisal sections, exploring DNSPrices and NameBio, generally reading all the "New Posts", and watching videos on this on YouTube and listening to some podcasts I have found here - just really absorbing all the information and learning.

    Following what I have learnt, I have taken another step, this time instead of going on the newbie buying spree, I made these measured (I have a sheet of many unregs and many metrics) and calculated registrations.
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    What do you think of these new purchases that I have made after the intensive week's worth of research into domaining? Has there been a growth in domaining decisions?

    Lastly, definitely I'm always curious and hungry to learn and grow. Any tips to further this knowledge?
     
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  3. MasterOfMyDomains

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  4. ShawnTeo

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    Yes I did
     
  5. HotKey

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    Yes, re. growth.

    Further tips, other than brandables are a bit different to what you're suggesting the ones first registered were, your on the right track. I think the recent names are ok quality, the new G's may take some time to hatch if ever, vs the geo-oriented .coms.

    And maybe come back sooner for further studies than every 10 years, stuff changes :) gl.
     
  6. ShawnTeo

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    Thank you for the feedback :xf.smile:

    Yes definitely looking to learn more frequently than in intervals of 10 years :xf.laugh:
     
  7. ShawnTeo

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    What's the train of thought here?
     
  8. MasterOfMyDomains

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    Whats your train of thought?
    Insuranceparis is backwards imo
    Clintoncasino is that leaning more towards clinton ontario or hillary? namecard.design i am not feeling

    where is the value in clintoncasino?
    You explain how it has value and can be developed or monetized
     
  9. ShawnTeo

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    Thanks for this, helped me further refine my pickings. For the casino domain, its a geo domain for well, casinos from there. For insurance, because some plans/companies have the insurance in front and region behind. This was my train of thought.
     
  10. golan

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    Man, but why handregging? Pick good drops and try backorders, $10-12 on Dropcatch or $7 on Sav. You can catch a couple of almost great names every day.
     
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  12. WatchDogue

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    You might benefit from and broaden your knowledge re domains that are selling and the various extensions that are selling by reading through a number of months, if not more of the reported name sales listed at DNJournal.com.

    While having desirable domains for sale is of upmost importance, it is also important to get a desirable name in front of their potential buyers.

    On that score I recommend you visit the Blog section, tab at top of page, and read Bob Hawkes recent Blog on the various methodologies ( The Many Ways People Might Discover Your Domain Name) of getting your domains viewed by possible buyers.
     
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  13. ShawnTeo

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    This has been on my mind actually, why drops over handregs? I get it that it's common consensus that most good handregs are long gone. But why do most people choose drops many times over handregs? Do drops have more sales potential than handregs? I cant seem to understand this part.
     
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    A domain that has been previously registered means there's already been an interest in it, albeit it is up to the hunter to discern between further potential or junk with the name.

    So I suppose one could say dropping domains have had visibility or usage, whereas hand-registering is a gamble on just your vision or something with broader appeal. You can also apply many types of filters over hundreds or thousands of expiring domains to suit your criteria, it's almost like going shopping. Instead of putting the work into stocking the shelves yourself, the product is already there.

    Personally I'm into hand-regging more, but I am more a week-end warrior than a weekday grinder in the DN gig, meaning time-restraints. Plus I love digging up my own uncut gems.
     
  15. ShawnTeo

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    Most handregs I have made have previous regs over many many years, some more than 15 years.
    I mean, I get that drops have had "interest" in the sense that someone else has registered it, but wouldn't that be the case for all my handregs now?
     
  16. ShawnTeo

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    Thank you, I do read the blog section here, and shall browse DNJournal's sold domains :D
     
  17. HotKey

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    Good point. What you're describing are domains with history, but freshly regg'd again. Difference between those and going after expiring/dropping domains is that handregging domains with previous history have already gone through the "screening" process, so to speak. Meaning, even after the expiry and the drop, they didn't appeal or found by anyone to be worthwhile enough to grab.

    There tends to be a lot of eyes monitoring drops, so rarely will the gems, if to be found, fall through and make it into "fresh reg" status. Not to say it can't happen, of course.
     

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