Please help with my domains before I QUIT

Labeled as advice in Domain Beginners, started by SamDam, Mar 17, 2017


  1. SamDam

    SamDam Established Member

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    I'm newbie in domaining and I reached this after many years of struggling in what they say "making money from internet marketing" which till now I don't believe although I watched a lot of courses and trainings and trainers show proofs of their money made by them, After many years of investing a lot of money and time in general Internet Marketing and domains, I'm out of money.

    But let us get back to my new discovery of Domaining industry since 3 months, I read a lot and watched few courses, I bought till now about 30 domains, tried to sell any of them, but no way.

    The bad thing that I didn't sell any one of them and NO MONEY at all. I need to sell even one domain, I need to make one sale, I need to make few hundreds to continue in this domaining.

    So My question is, what is fastest way to sell a domain with a descent money in return or even a little???
    I thought of to offer all my 30 domains here or any where else, hoping may be one domain will interest any of domainers her, should I do this or it's a bad idea?

    So, please help with my domains before I QUIT

    Thanks for your time, appreciate your supportive inputs.
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  2. tvanrijt

    tvanrijt Top Contributor VIP

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    Hey there,

    Before we can give any advice on how and where to sell your domains, could you share a few examples of what you bought and own?
  3. bmugford

    bmugford PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You probably need to adjust your expectations. This is not a get rich quick business.
    It takes hard work and dedication like anything else.

    If you are having a hard time selling your domains it is normally one of these two issues -

    1.) Your domains are not that good. No one wants to buy bad domains.
    2.) Your prices are too high.

    If you just want to sell them, you can post them on Namepros in an auction starting at $1 and see where it goes.

  4. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    Based on your writing, you probably need to be very careful about hand registering domains. Hand registering good domains is not easy, especially if you are trying to register domains in english and if english is not your first language. I see alot of domains that are in english but don't make sense and are just junk.

    Now, what you should know is that buying domain names with the intent of selling them for a profit is not easy. You really need to know what buyers are buying. You need to understand how to find the best deals when you are registering names. There are many factors you should research before committing to a domain registration.

    Of course, if you have lots of money you don't need to be as careful, but from what you have said, that is not the case.

    You should probably just assume that the 30 domains you have will not bring you anything. This way, if you do manage to sell some, it will be more than you expected based on the quality of the names. 30 names at best cost you about $300 to register. So, maybe you've lost $300.

    I hope the names you have are actually decent and have some value, even $1. Otherwise, learn from your mistake of buying before you really knew what you were doing.

    It happens.
  5. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    Also, domaining is not a job you quit. It's investing, acquisitions and sales. All investing in anything comes with some level of risk. Be very careful not to invest your grocery money in domain names. That would be a very bad idea.
  6. Lite

    Lite Account Closed (Disallowed)

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    Art of domaining takes time. Most people try it and quit in few months or 1,2 years.
    This global business is highly competitive. Keep learning, discuss and start with few sales.
    I am learning too.
    Good luck.
  7. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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    Buy a good looking 4l .com
    For below 250 usd

    And set it for sale at 888 usd
    That may sell in 1 to 5 years

    Good luck

    When you set it at 6450 usd
    It may sell within 1 to 5 years
  8. Lox

    Lox _____ VIP Gold Account

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    What I can see (your portfolio) it is quite blurry and not crisp and clear in your vision. Focus on more positive words and check if a trademark is already there before buying anything (e.g. ikid/wrld/xedo/iwire .us - drop it)
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2017
  9. SamDam

    SamDam Established Member

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    Thanks for all your advises, Since I started about 3 months, I'm learning too hard, I started with local domains and did send for each local one from 50 to 100 emails trying to sell and monitored opening emails through SideKick by Hubspot but only one response with no sale after I asked him to offer a price,

    Here are sample of my domains, sorted by date registering :-

    I know most of them are crappy ones but from I'm starting to pick specific criteria, I'm using lately, to search good ones and below are my filters:
    Common Tab
    1- No Numbers
    2- No Hyphens
    3- Aged 10 years or more
    Additional Tab
    4- Only .Com
    5- .Net & .Org to registered
    Adwords & SEO Tab
    6- SV min. 1000
    7- CPC min. $1

    I'm trying to stick with Godaddy domains as it's cheap to get less than NameJet & SnapNames which are $69 or more.
    The point that I wanted to feel some success by selling even one, but this moment didn't come till now, I hope there will be!!
  10. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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    don't renew them buy 1 instead
  11. MapleDots

    MapleDots Top Contributor VIP

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    Seriously??? Dude..... you need to quit now!!

    I don't mean to disrespect you or anything but domaining is speculative which means you need to own many domains for every one you sell. Then you need to carefully consider when and where you are going to market your domains.

    All this takes time, and from the sounds of it you don't have any.

    Post your domains in auction, sell what you can, lick your wounds and be done with it.

    Again... sorry to be blunt, but I will give you honest advice.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2017
  12. RJ

    RJ Domain Buyer PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I think it was wise of you to change your strategy to buying expired .com only. Don't register any more .top, .host, .shop, or .us -- it's money down the drain for all of those.

    If you wanted to sell domains by contacting possible end users, I think these two are your best bets: and also appeals to me, because it seems like a good fit with the .org tld.

    All the rest, I'd cut my losses and drop or sell them for a few peanuts.

    I know it sucks to have domains that you can't sell, but keep in mind you're gaining good experience and getting advice that will help you down the line. Good luck and don't quit!
  13. Cdomains

    Cdomains Top Contributor VIP

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    A good quality domain at a reasonable price.
  14. korganian

    korganian Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You would have been so much better off spending that $300 on just one good domain. I advise you to spend the next 6 months just reading this forum without registering any more domains.
  15. SamDam

    SamDam Established Member

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    Can someone explain to me how in Flippa, if you check Just Sold domains, you will notice domains with no meaning or rules of valuable sold for few hundreds, or even thousands. are these real?
  16. Dominic Belley

    Dominic Belley Four Letter Acronyms VIP

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    The problem I immediately see with your domains is that you see too small. Example "Maria Hair Salon" .. who would buy that domain?? Only Maria Hair Salon.

    You have to buy domains that could fit a lot of businesses. Not one specific local store. That is not the way to go. You will never sell a domain doing that.

    Stay in [.com] ... stop registering .us/.shop/.top .... stay in .com
    No longer then 12 characters (1 or 2 words).
    No funky stuff like a "Z" at the end instead of an "S".

    To start, stay in pronounceable or For keywords, make sure you visit NameBio first to see if the words do sell or not. You don't want to buy keywords that don't sell.

    Exemple a 2-keyword starting with "Best" has better chances to sell, you will see many of these on NameBio.
  17. Shuttlepro

    Shuttlepro Top Contributor VIP

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    Don't ever go all in on something you lack knowledge on and NEVER give up unless it's absolutely critical.
  18. maxtorz

    maxtorz Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    1,583 it's a $200-$300 name if you do some outbound, I would ask $400 at first is a $100-$200 name , I would ask $325 at first

    The non .com names are worth nothing in my opinion, and the rest of .com names you own I would try to sell for $50-$100 (MariaHairSalon etc)...
    You need to stop buying domains and READ, READ, READ.
  19. tldboss

    tldboss Top Contributor VIP

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    If you have a steady source of income, good
    - then be patient. Read read read and then buy names that people (fellow investors or end-users) will buy
    - do not spend all your money (savings) buying domains
    - do not borrow any money to buy domains, especially names that no-one will buy

    If you do not have a steady source of income
    - quit domaining (you will most likely spend more money / time)
    - find steady source of income

    Assuming you have spent less than 500 & now you are ready to quit after three months then this might not be your gig. You need to spend money to make money. I don't think there is a way around it.
    For example, to build a portfolio of decent of 4L names you will require way more than 500, even just to acquire three or four decent names
  20. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I have a suggestion: don't buy domains that you couldn't use in real life. If you don't have a vision for each domain you buy, a practical use, a business purpose - it's unlikely anybody else will.
    Be very demanding. Don't buy pigeon shit just because it's available for a few bucks. Don't buy a domain that you wouldn't put on a business card.
  21. hookbox

    hookbox Top Contributor VIP

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    You should be able to do outbound and get at least 300-500 apiece for these two

    I would stay away from random gTLDs until you make some .com sales. Stick with geo's that you know have at least a page or two of buyers and then move on to other niche's.

    Don't end three word domains with Z

    Don't make something a plural when the singular version is correct

    Make sure you spell the Geo correctly. Salina is a tiny town in Kansas while Salinas is a much better match in California

    Pizza shops won't spend the type of money that you think even if you do have the exact match of their business name.

    Names that people will spell ten different ways don't register. Ask someone how to spell Pharaoh and you will probably get ten different answers.

    If you want to buy 4 letter .us domains then register the one's that end in A, I, C, O, E. Association, Inc, Incorporated, Company, Corp, Organization, Enterprise. Many company names are three words plus Association, Inc, Company, Corp, Organization or Enterprise.
  22. urlurl

    urlurl Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    sorry, i don't see any value in those names - you may get lucky on the forum but most likely pennies on the dollar.

    you mentioned you are out of money - this is not, nor has it ever been a get rich fast industry. Takes time, patience and money. (along with understanding, experience and a good eye for names)
  23. Jv1999

    Jv1999 Spamming Exo: Dark Merc of the Exo-Tower VIP

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    I would concentrate on generic names. U have good GEO, I guess, but I haven't had luck with GEO. . .

    People sell domains overnight, ya. . . But if ur new like me, u probably can't pull that off so plan on renewing ur domains for at least 2 years before making a sale.

    Don't give up yet ^^

  24. campout

    campout Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    It sounds like you are getting better as time goes on. A lot of us improve over time so there is hope for you. The problem (or blessing) is that you're out of money.

    As some others have said, spending more time reading NamePros may be the best use of your time for awhile.
  25. SamDam

    SamDam Established Member

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    Appreciate all your inputs, but if I can repeat a question in a previous reply about Flippa, How do you see the sold names in Flippa which do not make any sense for me as per domaining rules.

    Also when searching for names in should I pick ones with CPC & SV or it's not needed for flipping strategy.

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