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Newbies: Main questions you have about domaining.

Labeled as opinion in Domain Beginners, started by infosec3, Feb 20, 2016

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  1. infosec3

    infosec3 Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I remember the large number of questions I had when I started, even about basic things.

    List at least three questions for which you need answers. I will try to answer some and I guess other members would do the same.
     
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  2. dntoolz

    dntoolz Top Contributor VIP

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    1. I am a newbie how to start domaning?
    2. I am a newbie how to start domaning?
    3. I am a newbie how to start domaning?

    ;)
     
  3. subcurrents.com

    subcurrents.com Established Member

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    Can I have my names listed on Afternic and DNS at the same time?
     
  4. annie sharma

    annie sharma Established Member

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    how do you predict trends? what sites do you use to predict such trends? and what should i invest in to start with domaining as i have very very limited capital.....and thank you so much in advance this helps us alot
     
  5. infosec3

    infosec3 Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Instead of pursuing trends, which in most cases are a waste of money, I think it is better to just be alert trying to determine what is selling, as well as reading news and reports on businesses and industries performance. In a way, that is a way of following trends.

    In reference to how to domaining with limited capital, I think registering and flipping geo names is the best option. If done correctly, that could generate a few thusands per month.
     
  6. annie sharma

    annie sharma Established Member

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    thank you so much for your reply, and just a final question....what would suggest to read? i mean i am keeping up with dnjournal but what else can i read to learn more and more ?
     
  7. infosec3

    infosec3 Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Domaining.com
    Namebio.com
    The Recent Sales section here on NamePros
    Notice and think about every domain you see: Online, on tv, when walk or travel, etc.
     
  8. annie sharma

    annie sharma Established Member

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    thank you so much :D
     
  9. Haris

    Haris Best Domainer Of The End-Times VIP

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    I used to hand-reg and buy cheap domains but from now on I am going to focus on quality domains which usually have a re-seller price of $200-500.. because, as another NP member said, flipping hundred $10 domains for $20 is harder (and takes more time) than flipping one $1000 domain for $2000.

    But whenever I buy a domain from 'aftermarkets', I think that why is the seller selling this domain for, say $100, and what if I won't be able to flip it for $200 ? Because if I could then the seller could sell it for $200 too, right? So it's hard to valuate a domain. When buying a domain for $10, it doesn't really matter because we will lose only $10 and we are spreading the risk. But when buying a domain for $100 or $1000, it's a much bigger risk.

    What do you say regarding this? @infosec3
     
  10. infosec3

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    Sounds like a good plan. In my case, although I focus on hand-registered geo, I make sure I also buy and sell at least four-figure names once in a while.

    So, you don't have to stick to just one business model. That is one of the beauties of domain investing. @Haris100
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2016
  11. cmdomains

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    Hello @infosec3 , a question about Domain Names Wanted area.

    So there's a few requests with the same requirements, can seller make two outreach about the same name to multiple requests?


    Appreciate the input.
     
  12. infosec3

    infosec3 Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    That's more of a forum question, but the way I see it is that you can do it. It would be a good idea to let each party know that the name is available until sold or put a time limit to your offer.
     
  13. poweredbyme

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    The same conditions apply to higher priced domains with a lower % negative or positive effect than lower priced domains. $1k domain is less risky than $10 domain, and has less % profit potential.

    Assume you bought a domain for $1k and the seller had an opportunity to sell it for $1,250 or 25% higher price;
    This 25% ratio becomes bigger when you buy a domain for $10. Because 25% difference equals to only $2.50 and it has no meaning, the seller could have an opportunity to sell it even for $20 and it means 100% higher.
     
  14. Willox Perez

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    Great thread keep it going!

    I was curious in regards to listing domains for sell in NameJet.com seems they never pick them no matter what or take forever and no response? Is there a special way to get them listed? Having a connection with them? Or just the domain has to be really great quality?

    - Will
     
  15. S-B

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    They don't bother listing terrible domains since their commission wouldn't justify the time invested.
     
  16. nsquare

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    One of the most interesting thing about domaining is, you makeup a domain name in your mind and you believe it will sell for more than listed price or reg price and you hold on to it like a baby.

    3 gains here -
    1. You practice creative thinking
    2. You believe yourself
    3. You are ready to loose, is part of your plan. But you still play it. That's fun.

    Slowly you start to belive in good names only because you become commercially creative in the process.
     
  17. james haw

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    1)
    I know you didn't necessarily mean "creative" in the "odd or bizzare" sense, but as this is a newcomers help thread I want to point out what "creative" does not mean:
    "Creative thinking" still requires the domain name to be desirable to someone for some reason. From what I have seen the majority of bad buys from newcomers are because they got creative and made up some wacky/weird/awful domain name that no-one wants. Sure it was massively creative etc, but that alone does not make it sell-able.

    Hand regs, creative domains, hac.ks, all have potential to sell, even if they're not fantastic, but they always must be desirable to some niche or industry. Otherwise, quite simply, who will buy it? Someone who thinks it's creative? No, it has to have use to someone for them to buy it.

    Also, creative domains can often be SEO and marketing nightmare, failing radio test and people not knowing what to type or search for to find you. So be careful with creativity, just stick to tried and tested domains at first and then you'll know what sort of "odd" or "creative" domains will sell.

    2)
    Yes, believe in yourself, but equally do not have false hope or be blind to seeing your domain sucks ;)


    3)
    I think you meant "accept it if you lose", but as you stated "be ready to lose it's part of your plan" I want to point out:
    No, losing is not part of the plan, as then you are giving up from the start! Instead, accept a loss if you made a mistake, and most certainly learn from that mistake to not make it again. Move on from the loss, absolutely, but do not plan nor set out to lose from the start. The key from the start is positive and sensible thinking towards buying a good domain that people will want ;)
     
  18. Bullock

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    1 - I haven't estabished a criteria yet for deciding IF a domain name is worth as long term investment or it is better to flip it. Can you help me?

    Thanks


    2 - later

    3 - later
     
  19. wakguano

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    hi @infosec3

    about selling via Sedo/GD ... say someone bought my domain, how is the process?

    do Sedo/GD help both parties for domain transfer out
    or
    sedo/GD have an account on every registrar, i just need to push the domain to them?

    what if domain is still in 60 days lock?

    thanks
     
  20. infosec3

    infosec3 Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    If you sell through Sedo, you can push the domain their account at your registrar. For example, when I have sold names on Sedo that I had on GoDaddy, Sedo provides me with their GoDaddy details for the push.

    Remember that Sedo is an interested party in the transaction, meaning that their role is not to make your life difficult, but to do anything on their hands so the transaction goes through and they can get their commission.

    In reference to GoDaddy, if the name you sold is at GoDaddy, they do the push for you.
     

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