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Time to give up domaining

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by doofer, Oct 10, 2017 at 4:33 PM.

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  1. doofer

    doofer Established Member

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    Time to give up with domaining once and for all. Having had my domains listed here on NP, GD, eBay, promoting them on social media, direct marketing, I've struggled to barely sell any. Despite even reducing the prices to what I consider to be giving some of them away, still nothing. See others selling what appear to be bizzare even worthless names for $XXX or $XXXX, not that I begrudge anyone that, I guess domaining is just not for me !
     
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  2. Haris

    Haris Best Domainer Of The End-Times Business Account VIP

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    I had the same feeling back then, but instead of saying "Time to give up domaining", I said "Time to buy better". It is the easiest and the most profitable business in this world. Buy better mate.
     
  3. AllanHuck

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    What type of domains would qualify as better
     
  4. Avtar629

    Avtar629 MarketDN.com Business Account VIP

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    took the words right out my mouth doofer! thank god for my XRP investment! it's like a reset button! lol

    I'd say hang in there but looks like you've "gone" already. good luck to you buddy!
     
  5. DomainVP

    DomainVP Domain Expert Business Account VIP

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    Sounds like it...

    Domain investing is an extremely speculative activity that is hard to duplicate week-in and week-out.

    You are not alone, most people pack up shop within the first few months.

    Best of success in your next venture!
     
  6. Haris

    Haris Best Domainer Of The End-Times Business Account VIP

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    Domains that make sense. Domains with potential buyers, by potential buyers I mean businesses that will really benefit from the domain.

    Why do businesses buy domains? Domains are used by businesses to boost their online presence. So we need to buy domains that are beneficial for existing businesses or will be needed by new businesses. 2 word .com domains are the best but not all 2 word .com domains are good. Check sales at NameBio, google the keywords and see if their are similar domains developed. Keep learning and you'll soon understand what type of domains qualify as better.
     
  7. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr PRYCR.COM Business Account VIP

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    Looking at your domains, you probably should.

    MSTER.CO.UK
    LA-CALIFORNIA.COM
    FREQUENTFLYA.COM
    FREQUENTFLYA.NET
    FREQUENTFLYA.CO.UK
    USEDCARSONLINE.CO.UK
    SKYFLYA.COM
    SKYFLYA.NET
    SKYFLYA.CO.UK
    EFLYA.COM
    EFLYA.NET
    EFLYA.CO.UK
    CAREHOMECOVER.CO.UK
    DISCOUNTPRINTERINK.CO.UK
    PERSONALPA.COM virtual assistant
    iCLOUDDOWNLOAD.COM
    iCLOUDDOWNLOADS.COM
    POSTUPNOTES.COM
    H7B.CO.UK
    H7B.UK
    RECLAIMFEES.COM
    CLOUDITDATA.COM
    FUELSAVECARD.COM
    FAREPRICEFINDER.COM
    SELLINGMYOWNDWELLING.CO.UK
    CABSRANKED.COM
    FUNDITISE.COM
    PHONEFOOTAGE.CO.UK
    LINKEDUPLONDON.CO.UK
    PREMIUMPAWN.CO.UK
    PREMIUMPAWNBROKER.CO.UK
    FUNDIFY.CO.UK
    QWIKQUOTEINSURANCE.CO.UK
    QUICKQUOTEINSURANCE.CO.UK
    MEGABORDELL.DE


    Domain investing takes alot of skill. Starts with good names (these are not) and develops into managing a portfolio and much, much more. Then, with solid names, proper exposure, and fair pricing, sales occur.

    You didn't stand a chance with these domains. Look at what sells.

    Whatever direction you decide to go, do your homework first....thoroughly. No one becomes a doctor, lawyer, or stock trader overnight.
     
  8. Avtar629

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    yikes! lol SilentPtnr! that was harsh. lol I wouldn't have posted those. lol tough love! damn! either way good luck to you doofer if you have free account here keep us updated on your next venture.

    Best of luck. I'm on my way out too. bout to liquidate all my domains. probably end up with just a few pennies and some lint in my pockets.

    no regrets though. shot myself in my own foot. such is life!

    I'm reminded of a song now!
     
  9. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr PRYCR.COM Business Account VIP

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    They are already posted. I copied from the ops sales thread.
     
  10. Avtar629

    Avtar629 MarketDN.com Business Account VIP

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    lol I know! hehe. you crazy bro! but this is like the boys locker room. all in good fun. sometimes you just gotta laugh at yourself for your own mistakes. relieves stress. hope doofer don't take it personal! lol

    ehhhh still alive I always say.

    opps! did it again!

     
  11. imadoer

    imadoer Active Member PRO VIP

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    I felt this way a few years back when I first started I didn't make any sales for six months I was ready to quit and one morning I open up my email and there was an offer there. I couldn't believe it. Once I did that deal I did more with the same buyer. Then I started networking and meeting new people and learned a little from each person and molded it all into my domain game. Times are slow right now. But if you haven't made any sales you might need to change your strategy and the way you choose your domains. Network learn from others but becareful you don't follow bad advice. Don't be a quitter. Be a Doer! LOL:)
     
  12. Avtar629

    Avtar629 MarketDN.com Business Account VIP

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    Be a Doer? or a Doofer? lol
     
  13. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr PRYCR.COM Business Account VIP

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    In a world of crappy investments with low returns, domain investing can be a perfect match for some. I never viewed it as a job I could just quit. It's investing.

    I'm either making money or losing money. I prefer making it.

    Me personally, I don't really care about domains that don't sell because I know the risks are high especially with hand registrations that have no age. If I see no traffic and no inquiries, I have no problem dropping them or selling them for super cheap.

    If I have a portfolio of say 1000 domains, many of which are aging, I mostly just try to be sure to sell enough to cover my renewals each year. Usually, with a few sales from $500 - $5000, I make it happen pretty easily.

    I keep all my investing fun. I know investments are riskier than just putting money in a bank, but I like to risk to a certain extent.

    I keep in mind that even the top domain investors drop names, and just try to be profitable each year. Of course, we are all looking for the knock out.

    Don't give up, just work harder to find a balance so you don't end up broke and on the street. Unless you own a major marketplace, bringing in income like a salary is going to be very hard.

    Maybe it's time to read, study, and get a better understanding of what you want from domain investing.
     
  14. Willox Perez

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    As many have stated already, domaining requires you to put in hours and hours to learn how to value a domain and how to purchase assets instead of liabilities. When it comes to anything in life there is a learning curve, this is something you have to accept and understand.

    Many successful people always say take a step back, take time off, regroup your ideas BUT never, never, never ever give up.

    Based on the domains you acquired I will suggest you take a step back and really do your homework and study. Go to Namebio and pay attention to what sells then analyze these names and find out what similarities or factors they have in common in order to understand why the domain sold. Read up the different helpful threads here at NamePros and educate yourself.

    This will help you work on your skills and improve your chances of having success in this business. Remember you make your profit on the buy, meaning pay attention to where similar domains are selling and establish a floor. Buying below the floor increases your chances of selling the domain at a profit and limiting your risk.

    - Will
     
  15. BaileyUK

    BaileyUK Established Member

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    It is hard to 'pin it down' but, you really do need some relative background in either sales, technology, marketing, investments or better still all four (I'm sure there's more), then make sure you add trademark law to your portfolio. one thing I've done since day one in 1999 and thousands of domains later is keep all my domain lists - I look back at some of the early ones and think who the f**k is this guy. and yet the most important info I've never kept is the financial reports. So you can guess where my skills were clearly lacking..

    if you've not made any sales - then at least for you it shouldn't be hard to put the addiction down. I'd like to call it similar to Gambling but I've rarely if ever placed a bet or even bought a lottery ticket.

    if you went into any investment area you would either study it first or have an overwhelming background knowledge - unfortunately domaining encompasses a sense of pride, satisfaction and ownership all in a matter of seconds at what appears at first to be a negligible cost.

    OH NO it isn't
     
  16. frank-germany

    frank-germany Business Member Business Account VIP

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    maybe its a good idea to start with a different username



    german :
    doofer= someone who is "doof"

    https://www.dict.cc/?s=doof


    and for

    MEGABORDELL.DE

    yes maybe but I doubt it will sell
     
  17. EmotiveDomains

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    There are a lot of .co.uk's in that list. It's always going to be hard to make sales with average or poor quality .co.uk's as there are far less potential buyers than for .com.
     
  18. arjun29

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    Don't buy. Don't quit. Take some time. There are a lot of things to learn before quitting.
     
  19. johname

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    Always have a few backup domains. Domains that you have an interest in them beyond flipping. Domains that you might actually do something with like development or a business interest.
     
  20. Donnyd

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    Go spend a week reading through Ricksblog.com. Go back and read the last 5 years. Some people like him some don't. Does not matter read the content on each page and take action. Good luck
     
  21. Shuttlepro

    Shuttlepro Supportive Member NamePros Supporter

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    JK Don't give up but take time off and rethink, rationalize, and study. If this jobs for you, you'll know deep inside. Some thing just aren't for everyone.
     
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  22. Ram corbin

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    It seems like a few domainers are quitting, urlu is selling his portfolio of good names on flippa and looking to give up domaining, even Michael cyger has stopped his weekly videos, the whole Chinese investments seemed to have slowed down too.
    I'm thinking now is the best time to buy names at a good price, as it seems a lot of people have maybe moved there investments into crypto
     
  23. Kuffy

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    I think that as long as you stick to picking up usable names, and you don't overpay for them, then it's all down to pricing, exposure, and waiting.
     
  24. dordomai

    dordomai Active Member VIP

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    the best time to buy is when others are selling
     
  25. Furquah

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    Don't give up, take some rest, talk to your beloved one, polish your skill, use your brain and namebio sold list. Ask some real pro for some tips.

    That's all I can say.
     

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