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  1. Bulloney

    Bulloney Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Sure Brad...while SlamDunk101 teaches about upside potential via risk vs. reward, it also teaches about downside risk proving that if you lose 50% of your $10K, I'll just lose a buck. And speaking of a "buck", a friend of mine Macon Brock, one of the founders of Dollar Tree passed away last week. Macon wrote one of the best business books I ever read called "One Buck at a Time" I'd highly recommend you read it!

    Bulloney
     
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  2. Bulloney

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    offthehandle....you sent a lot of mixed messages in your post. On the one hand, you and others try to educate me on how you think this industry is suppose to work, then you say, "I admire your enthusiasm,and perhaps I am incorrect" Note, the "iasm" acronym in enthusiasm stands for "I am sold myself" You sir are a domainer, and I am not...remember I said I'm a businessman first, a marketer second, and a domainer third. Sure, I looked at some of these lists that you pour over for hours every day, and I found "nada" to my liking, and rankings mean nothing to me. Maybe I'm an anomaly, but I've always had a knack for business in that I've started over 20 businesses in my lifetime, and five of these businesses are still in business today. I luv a challenge, and just because someone tries to tell me that registering a domain like Boat Loans.Today is a waste of my 1.99, that only encourages me more. Why? I don't care how this "name" rates in some obscure report, I care how the name looks on a business card whereby I can hand my card to a prospective borrower and prominently displayed in the middle of the card are the three little words "Boat LoansToday", then on the bottom of my card are my name, my phone number and my IP address, BoatLoans.today.

    I can't remember now which domain website uses the business card idea to sell their domains, but I like the idea enough that I intend to copy it, and possibly add a short "NapkinBusinessModel.com" for which I own the domain, to further explain how this IP address will help promote their business. I also plan on using a simple "clip art" type logo to further emphasize the business and it's IP address. Make sense?

    That's all I got offthehandle, I know what you're saying is in "goodfaith", and the same goes for what I'm saying. God Bless!

    Bulloney
     
  3. offthehandle

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    I get it, going against the grain is fine. Guerilla lean marketing was my thing way before the internet with hand mailing thousands of my inventory lists and fax blasts. I am anxious to see your progress, especially if you take a different path and you are able to get businesses running out of these domains. The new Gtld's, just have so many issues (instability of renewal prices, lack of end user interest, most people don't even know they exist, etc.) hence why this forum is split with the .com and the not com factions.

    Actually, I have similar to some extent that background. I've started 4 lean businesses since 1990. 2 very successful so I retired 14 years ago way too early in my 40's. Started domaining last year since I was bored of goofing around, and this hobby business requires no employees and very similar to the buy/sell businesses and auction business I spent quite a few years in- before Ebay and Google came along to f*ck up the niche and make the barrier to entry for anybody able to compete. Sold my obtuse and strange inventory and got into another market segment all physical products sold over phone $3K-20K range, very niche technical products most people have no idea what they do or how they work or who buys them. Then in 08' market crashed, and Chinese knockoffs tore down the low end and into the mid range in pricing. so started an entirely unrelated non tech hospitality business dealing with the general public (which I hated, since I was used to dealing with Bus owners, directors, professionals and engineers), and so later fired the employees and closed. Traveled all over the last 10 years, and last year decided to recalibrate my brain and work hard again. I wake up daily enjoying whatever I do, and have done that all my life, it's a great life and always has been. I don't consider it "work".
    Go for it, do something unique and not of the pile, all you have to lose is abit of time since you are probably doing this as a hobby also.
     
  4. Bulloney

    Bulloney Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Thanks for sharing your background offthehandle. I just turned 70 (70 is the new 55) in October, and while I've always had fun throughout my life, I'm having more fun now than ever. I'm borderline ADD, but in some ways that's worked to my advantage. How my sweetheart of a wife has stayed with me for 47 years I'll never know....I guess she luvs me? Finally, I have four different projects/businesses on my plate, one of which is this domain gig (note, I got into this purely by accident), the next is a brand/business of sorts called "FirstCarMemories".com where prizes will be awarded to the best memories, revenue will be generated by selling t-shirts, coffee mugs, beer mugs and commemorative license plates will be sold with pics of customers "First Cars". The site will be further monetized by selling advertising to he likes of Ford, GM, Toyota, etc., that is if we're generating a ton of traffic to our site. Our goal is to have 100,000 followers. The third project/business I'm involved in is a "non profit" I started earlier this year called "SavingMinds".org (to serve victims and their caregivers of early onset alzheimers), and finally, the last project I'm involved with is sharing "The Mike Christian Story" where Mike was a POW from Vietnam, and became a friend from 1978 to 1983 when he died tragically. Here is a 4 minute Youtube with John McCain sharing part of Mikes Story while in prison with Mike, The "whole story" of Mikes life has "Hollywood" written all over it...it involves, Patriotism, Sex, Scandal and even the local "mob". My goal is to have someone write a book about Mike that will hopefully lead to a movie. I don't care to make any money from it, but I would like for all proceeds to go to Kiwanis Charities where I met Mike in 1978.

    I think I have enough on my plate to last a life time, but I look to accomplish most of this by the time I'm 75...wish me luck!

    Bulloney
     
  5. Daniel Owens

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    Amazing domains! I hope you list them at $1 start namepros auction soon to get xxx off them!
     
  6. MapleDots

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    Been reading a few of @Bulloney 's threads since getting back here. The one thing I can say for sure is that if tenacity counts then he will probably be successful. I remember my dad making fun of me and the expression on his face when I became his boss. The one drive in life I had was to show him what I could do and that I was better than him. I don't think I would have been who I am today if my dad had not been such a brute (kindest word I could think of).

    @Bulloney may be inexperienced at domaining but I would never underestimate drive and determination.

    Nonetheless, I enjoyed reading all the bantering back and fourth.
     
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  8. Bulloney

    Bulloney Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    MapleDots...thanks for your thoughts. I wish you had a better relationship with your Dad, but it sounds like it all worked out. I intend to see humor in most everything, and with your Dad being a Brute, that would make you an S.O.B. or a Son Of a Brute. Don't feel bad though, I'm an S.O.B. like you in that I'm the Son Of a Buckeye (my Dad graduated from Ohio State in 1942).

    Enjoy the Holidays as though you're the Son Of Blessed....you may note I own the domain Son Of Blessed.com along with about 30 other S.O.B. domains.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...Cheers!

    Bulloney
     
  9. howudoin8

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    You have to understand that these New gTLDs are not all that popular & hence try your best to remain close to L.today.

    That is because "today" in itself is counted as 1 word, which is usually not the case with .com (since they are popular by default)

    For example, I have Rate.Loans which would be considered as two words, in the mind of buyer.
     
  10. NameZest

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    I think the extension itself is okay but it's still very new, thanks to some avoiding it I got one and I will see how it does it's an LLLL and I have the .com TVUP , I wonder what that will be.... lol.
     
  11. Bulloney

    Bulloney Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    I agree with what you say, but I think there's way to much emphasis on any domain being "short". Take for example a domain that I've owned since 09/01/2001 "MakeSomethingHappen".com. Someone has owned MSH.com since 1994, which would have been the the first letter of each word in my domain. While my domain name is too long compared to most, it spells a message. As for my .today domains, I own plenty that have 3 and 4 letters, but with a descriptive call to action noun like "Sale" or "Deal" attached. For example;

    BoatSale.today
    ToyDeals.today
    BeerSale.today
    WineSale.today
    HomeSale.today

    Stand alone the words Boat, Toy, Beer, Wine, Home mean little to nothing, but when you add a descriptive identifier, it means something. I know what wine is, but if I were to see WineSale.today I'd be more likely to click on it to see where it's on sale and for how much. Make sense? And to think, these domains are selling for 1.99:xf.grin: Thanks

    Bulloney
     
  12. MetBob

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    I like a lot the ComingHome.today that I can see being used in various marketing campaigns, and HelpOthers.today that may be challenging to find a purchaser for but sends a positive message. FunFacts.today would be ideal for various uses. Good luck with selling enough of them to make it a good investment.... obviously you are Bullish.today :)!
     
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    Ok having been inspired by @Bulloney enthusiasm for .today, and looking up that there have been some good .today sales, I decided to buy my first ever (and only as of now) .today:
    Tweets.today

    Hopefully someone will want it - see it as especially useful with redirects/subdomains to make things like
    funny.tweets.today
    inspirational.tweets.today
    science.tweets.today
    etc.
     
  14. Bulloney

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    Bob...this domain sh*t is driving me crazy, but I'm luv'n it. As you're aware, I wondered off the .Today reservation to the Simpli and Simplii and even the traditional Simply reservation. Now that you've drawn me back to .today I couldn't help myself and registered for a whopping 1.99; TopTenTweets.Today. Who wouldn't want this domain with the Quad T's, it's SimpliTerrific:xf.grin:
     
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    So now we are in the Tweets.today competition! haha! I have not been on here much for a couple weeks, and had not noticed you had moved to Simpli/Simplii etc. Interesting that I had considered those in some extensions, but never registered any, as unsure whether Simplii Financial had trademarks that would create issues. Best of luck with all your portfolio @Bulloney!
     
  16. Bulloney

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    Bob...I just got you confused with poster Priide aka MapleDots who chimed in when I started the Simpli prefix fad. He's from Canada as well, but I think Ontario? It seems that a lot of you guys are from Canada, even Ategy who's doing his best to try and turn me into a "domainer":xf.frown: Is it that cold in Canada that domaining is part of your DNA? BaileyUK said all you guys mean well, and I agree. Between .today and the Simpli prefix, I beileve we have a Weiner, but without smart marketing all we'll have is a big Wooser.

    Thanks again.
     
  17. Jv1999

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    I'm glad you didn't waste too much money on these reggae. When I started out, like you, I made these mistakes -- only with .xyz and .us and the DomFam 1.99 to 2.99 sales. Which is great, cuz I didn't lose too much there in that respect.

    So that's a lot of domains for $60, which is good. If you can get $20 back, then you're lucky. If you can't turn an end user by mass spamming the fk out of Google, then a Flippa bulk auction would be a great bet. It's only $8 more and someone would no doubt bid at least $1 (who knows maybe not?)

    I mean besides their awkward phrasing, they also don't make sense.

    Let's look at PuppySale.today. If you do research, you'll learn that the ASPCA and other rights groups are opposing selling dogs in pet stores for multiple reasons. So in America, dogs are usually adopted or bought at breeders. It's negative lighting if you're a pet store that sells puppies. I think it's because they're kept in cages the whole day -- and dogs are one of those pets you can't keep in cages.

    So right then and there, you're limiting your options to third world countries where the ASPCA doesn't have too much influence. They also eat dogs in some Asian countries.

    Your other domains also might not make sense. DomainDeals.Today would mean that your end user options are so limited to people who want to make a site on domain coupons/deals -- the spammy kind. How many people really want to make that kind of site? Do you know why you're limited to that? Because you're looking for DOMAIN DEALS TODAY, not Domain Deals -- it has to be today :P.

    So that forces the owner to make a site that continuously updates his content for daily deals -- so yeah some kind of coupon revenue / affiliate site that loads too slow because they're putting malware and tracking on ur PC or maybe mining XMR on the down low. Pretty sure they're not going to want to pay you more than XX.

    The rest of your domains are all "sales today". . . so they're all the same deal. They're just daily deals site end users.

    I saw the .today extension, and I honestly wasn't thinking "daily deals" when I first came across it. I was looking at the extension as a great way to get a one-word keyword news site. Like Luxury.Today or Wellness.Today or something like that. Today is a popular keyword for newspapers/magazines.

    Anyway, good luck and if the domains can still be refunded -- DO IT!
     
  18. Bulloney

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    To the "average" bear/bull, what you said might make sense, but you don't know me:xf.grin: I just this second picked up StockTips.Today for 1.99, and I can assure you I won't be wasting my time marketing my domains via Google or Flippa or any other similar tool. I'm not hoping and praying buyers will find me for the very same reason your efforts failed. As a business guy first, a marketeer second, and a domainer a distant third, I've been developing a business model that targets business lawyers, and trade associations of businesses and entire industries they represent. While what I'll be doing is SimpliCommonSense, I'd suggest you read The Power of Broke by Daymond John of FUBU and Shark Tank fame.

    Hey, I own well over 100 .today domains, and most of the end users aka decision makers aren't even aware this extension exists. Appraisals for StockTips.com range from $11,000 to $169,000, and if you don't have a clue how to use that stat to sell your $1.99 .today domains, then like I said, you don't know me:xf.grin:

    Bulloney
     
  19. Haroon Basha

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    What might you do if your were me? Thanks
    I will put these names in front of prayer table and pray God to send some end buyer to buy these domain names!
     
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    while your praying to god have him send me some .us buyers ,lol
     
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    Don't know if you were humorous or serious but it made me laugh :xf.smile:
     
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    I looked through all the list I could not find any one word on it. I f I were you I would look for a good one word and register. When you are going with new extensions it is more better to reg one word only.
    ie market.today, news.today, sales.today, today.today etc
     
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  23. Bulloney

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    Thanks elevator...I didn't post them but about 20% of my .today domains are one word like, weigh.today, merger.today, custody.today etc. And most all of my two word domains incorporate a descriptive adjective like; AutoSale.today, DietStarts.today and HomeSales.today. All the one word .today domains you mentioned are already purchased or at 1.99 per I would own them also.

    Elevator, what a lot of members here at NamesPro think I'm doing is buying these domains and just hoping and praying someone may find one or two and buy them from me. What I've tried to explain to them is that I'm a business guy first, a marketer second and a typical domainer a distant third. They really don't understand how I intend to market these names to industry end users, like healthcare/medical, financial, auto, sports/fitness, retail, and the trades. I can assure you that none of them are looking for me, but I can also assure you, my marketing plan involves looking for them.....and I know where to find them:xf.grin:

    Thanks again,

    Bulloney
     
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    I couldn't imagine you sitting still for a moment Rich. But, reading you registered "makethingshappen.com' back in 2001 What has reignited this recent 'I'm back-in, game plan'

    Even 'Live' and 'Today' extensions have been around a while. Your clearly an intelligent and coherent guy. Is it you were looking for a focus and revisited the domain market after a long absence. I'm just curious ??
     
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  25. Bulloney

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    No problem Bailey...I've been an entrepreneur all my life from the time I started my first business while in college in 1970 up to today where I'm still involved in several other ventures, National1099 (a home based specialty tax business I've owned since 1987), "FirstCarMemories.com", a brand a few partners and I are bringing to fruition (see pic of my first car), SavingMinds.org (a non profit for early onset Alzheimers victims and their caregivers), and finally this domain gig that was purely accidental when I was reg. domains for brands I was developing just a year ago.

    That said, I've either partnered with, started, bought, sold and named over 20 businesses in my lifetime. Most all the names, I've been told, are pretty good. You might say I'm a natural at it. So back to the MakeSomethingHappen.com domain I reg. in 2001. I had my first, and a major business failure of my life in 2001 with a company I owned and started called ContactUSA. I was 53 yeas old at the time, and I just about lost everything, but when the dust settled I'd paid the Bank 750K, but had my home and my wife left. Because of my business background and experience I started a little consulting business called MSH Consulting...thus "MakeSomethingHappen.com" Since that time I've named and started another half dozen businesses including the ones I'm working today. As you can plainly see, I'm not the typical domainer, but I'm a pretty good business starter, and an even better namer. That's my story Bailey. I don't sleep much, but I luv people (like meeting you), I luv life, and I luv this name game:xf.grin:

    Rich
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