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One Advice For Domainers

Labeled as discuss in General Domain Discussion started by satish-gaire, Sep 23, 2019.

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  1. satish-gaire

    satish-gaire New Member

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    Note to mod, Please lmk if this is not the right place to make such post.

    Satish Gaire here.
    Been domaining for years & owner of domain management software.


    Working to release my next book on Domaining & I wanted to get
    some domainer's insights.


    Please understand that, when you comment, you are giving me
    the irrevocable rights to publish that information on my book without any compensation. I may not pick your comment if I don't feel it will be useful.


    I will use your USERNAME to give credit unless you provide your name at the bottom of the comment.


    What is one advice you offer to someone
    who wants to start domaining.


    Under 5 Sentences, please. It can be something specific or generic
    that you learned. Specific advice are more helpful than generic like " dot com is the king".



    Thank you
    Satish Gaire







    Thank you In advance.
     
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  2. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    One advice:

    Move all your non-crap .COM domains to Make Offer Landing pages. Reply to any inbound offers with a very high opening asking price, e.g. "At least $100,000" for a quality 1 or 2 word non-hyphen .COM. If they don't like your asking price, then offer a lease. If they don't like your lease option, tell them to bring their highest offer for your consideration.

    I believe this very simple advice will make a lot of people life-changing money. The people who know it and apply it become richer. The people don't know it and apply it, sell domains to people who do. Once you know how to buy non-crap .COM domains, I believe this selling method is the secret to success.

    You're welcome.
     
  3. satish-gaire

    satish-gaire New Member

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    Love this! Thank you.
     
  4. Jimmysun

    Jimmysun Established Member

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    Buy domains that you have very strong feeling, that means it belongs to you and must have a good reason, so you will hold it for a very long time and have guts to insist your selling price.
     
  5. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician Gold Account VIP

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    @Rob you are smelling promotion, right?
     
  6. Xabial

    Xabial Established Member

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    Coming from Germany, world leader of promotions: negative interest rates?

    I like promotions, but what makes it sweeter — I love the service.
     
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  7. satish-gaire

    satish-gaire New Member

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    Guys, Even if you think your "Advice" might not be that great, I recommend posting it.

    Thank you.
     
  8. HotKey

    HotKey Made in Canada VIP

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    If in doubt, sleep on it. The world will not end by morning. Hasty decisions may cost you more than just buyers regret or sellers remorse.

    Best of, to your new book Satish-Gaire.

    - Hots
     
  9. satish-gaire

    satish-gaire New Member

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    Really like this one.
     
  10. karmaco

    karmaco Top Member VIP

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    So we are supposed to post advice for you to use in your book? Advice is given here for free not to help others write books for profit on domaining. I would hesitantly buy a book from any domainer because nobody is going to give their best secrets away. They can google this forum if they need help as most do.
     
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  11. handpicked

    handpicked Established Member

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    "In domaining, be the best or be with the best, both works! else quit."


    PS: I'm no expert. Just a bit that I learnt over here. Best of luck for your book. Keep doing something you love, whether it clicks or not doesn't matter because it's best to keep domaining part-time . "it takes a certain personality to deal with sales and do the required marketing." @Tia Wood. and I am still working for that. Invest less unless your gain more. Give credits to people who help you.Thanks.
     
  12. Sumeeth

    Sumeeth DomExpert VIP

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    My Quotes:

    1) "Domaining with out learning" is like jumping in to deep water without knowing swimming. You cannot start domaining without learning it! - Sumeeth kumar Jain

    2) "Domainer always feels every domain of him as a Gold mine eventhough it is sh*t.... unless you have the strong data to justify the same it is better to drop it which saves you the penny atleast on the next renewal.. " - Sumeeth Kumar Jain

    3) "First year of Domaining is the game changer for any domainer because its decides what is your future as Domainer. There is good chance that Domainer falling in the trap of registering 100s of domains without his knowledge and feel depressed after losing lot of money unless you get lucky sale. So never fall in trap of registering lots of domains with out learning what the domaining is at the early stage... " - Sumeeth Kumar Jain



    Thanks,
    Sumeeth
     
  13. Tia Wood

    Tia Wood Business Website Consultant VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. If the commercial research and data doesn’t support it then you should think twice about buying it.

    Tia Wood
     
  14. satish-gaire

    satish-gaire New Member

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    Good one. Can you expand on this with an example, so that I can use it?

    P.S. I will use your Username incase you don't provide name.
     
  15. satish-gaire

    satish-gaire New Member

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    Tia,

    Will use this one.

    Which tools do you recommend for research?
     
  16. satish-gaire

    satish-gaire New Member

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    Sumeeth, I like the second one. Will use it.
     
  17. handpicked

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    Some domainers (whom I call the Best) have an innate ability to market simply any name while some struggle to sell even gold. So its best to learn the skills from them. We can see this happening in domaining industry. Good names (names with strong development potential) are sometimes bargained for a dime while an average name sell for a fortune. Its marketing and sales skill that matter I guess. Thanks.
     
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  18. Tia Wood

    Tia Wood Business Website Consultant VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Google - just to see how many results it produces, in quotes, how it's being used.
    archive.org - to get an idea of past site usage
    Estibot - just to get a feel on the range and some stats. Don't take this as absolute
    ahrefs.com - for general stats if you can afford it. If not, use their backlink checker. It's free.
    semrush.com - lots of keyword research features there
    reference USA - (available through a local library - credit goes to DNAcademy for recommending this resource) http://referenceusa.com/Static/LibraryLocator
    trademark search - keep your butt out of trouble https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-application-process/search-trademark-database
    DNAcademy - lots of valuable information there
     
  19. satish-gaire

    satish-gaire New Member

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    Thank you. Will credit you.
     
  20. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO Gold Account VIP

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    Frank -- I just like to teach people to become sovereign. The people who make enough to provide for themselves and their families without working 5 jobs have time to contemplate the meaning of life. The adversary keeps people broke, tired and sick so you don't have time or energy to contemplate eternity. Fact.
     
  21. satish-gaire

    satish-gaire New Member

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    Sending the manuscript in on Thursday at 10 AM CST. If anyone has more advice, do post it.
    Thank you
     
  22. Ryan217

    Ryan217 Established Member

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    Breast advice I got.. Before buying a domain, ask yourself can you see yourself building a business on that name. If you wouldn't then would anyone else?
     
  23. satish-gaire

    satish-gaire New Member

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    Good one
     
  24. Xabial

    Xabial Established Member

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    Try and get into the habit of .coms. It takes discipline, but I was glad I was able to follow this, and it went a long way for me personally.

    Not every domain’s “CBD.biz”which sold for $90,000.
    September 15, 2018, by mCig (a public company), on the bottom of page-15 in their latest 2019 quarter,

    https://www.mciggroup.com/wp-content/uploads/wpmc_sec_filings/957/957.pdf

    .biz remains biggest pain to sell. (Not just me lol)

    Don’t be influenced if non-coms, sells for big prices.

    I bought that name for $100, 2+ years ago.

    It’s been a $100 waste. Try and share your data if you do sell. NDA is
     
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  25. Xabial

    Xabial Established Member

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    EDIT: I forgot to say the name of the.biz I bought
    I bought Lent.biz for $100, 2+ years ago.

    It’s been a $100 waste. Try and share ANY data, if you do sell. NDA is selfish bulls**t. Help our industry! I don't care about buyer identity! Only sale price.
     
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