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Welcome to the First Annual Name Swap at NP ([email protected] 2020)

Labeled as creative in Creative: Finance, Lease, Trade, started by s.g, Nov 3, 2020

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  1. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    Here we go:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the First Annual Name Swap at NP!

    [email protected] 2020

    The @s.g Team will be the curators, @YourBestTrader will be the Game Ambassador, and all Top Level Influencers will introduce themselves. Their task will be selecting the best Swappers (domainers who offer their domains) to get lycun.com off the ground, and the next community selected domain, and the next one.

    This game is inspired by a fairy tale but also by this guy (he swapped a paper clip and eventually traded the most valuable item for a house) and this girl (she is about to succeed too).

    Call it a challenge, a game, or a learning/appraising opportunity for domainers of all levels; the goal is simple:

    swapping nearly equal domains and eventually get from lycus.com to x.com (or at least something like coolest.com).

    One domain only per NP member per day.

    Please don't vote for your own domains.

    Dot com domains only.

    Agree means about the right price, i.e. suitable but scoring lower than the next category.

    Like
    means better than the current domain (higer value, i.e. most suitable).

    Disagree
    means the submitted domain is worth less than the current one.



    List one domain only, must be owned by you, no highligting, bolding, large font, and no comments please (there will be another place for everyone's comments opened soon). TLIs (Top Level influencers) and curators or ambassadors can provide brief comments here until everyone gets used to the game. The Ts&Cs are simple for now - as seen below in the email to mods - you can of course open your own thread and support or criticise this swapping game or any submitted domain you like or dislike.




    Please derive your own Ts&Cs from this text. We sent it to the mods today and they promptly okayed it and designated this place for the game. Basically there are no major Ts&Cs, just this informal agreement between us, the mods, and now you.
    ....

    Hello Mod Teams Alfa (to Omega or beyond, sounds religious now!),

    Quick heads up. Can we do this, please?

    A swapping DN game.

    The most suitable location for this semi-game will be determined by Mod Team Kilo.

    Step 1:
    We will take an average domain like BestPesto.com or something below that standard. It'll get posted with a description similar to this one.

    Step 2:
    Someone offers an equal domain, we agree with the commentators or disagree and consider it far better or worse than our BestPesto. Once we review all the offers, we choose a better one and swap our first domain for it. Other trusted NP members will be able to vote, veto our plan, and generally change our strategy or send additional domains of similar value for everyone's consideration instead of agreeing with us.

    3:
    Etc., etc. ...

    Sometimes, just for fun and according to voting, we will put a significantly more valuable domain on hold and only exchange it for our future better one. It'll slow down the process and give the other domainers, basically our professors who will be lecturing us about virtual investment options, extra time to comment on each offered domain and speculate over its value.

    In the end, as we end up with something like GardenTools.com, we will sell it here at NP and openly donate 90+ percent of the profits to one or two of the charities or NGOs supported by Proton Mail (saying it came from NP community itself, not from our team), cover any costs (if applicable), and order a humble gala dinner for our team and guests, or at least some pizzas to celebrate the long-expected end of our Crazy DN Game 1.0 - of course we'll repeat this nonsense a year later!

    As soon as each yearly game ends, we will donate a year of premium Proton Mail membership to a random domain swapper (random.com will be used by Mod Team Kilo for objectivity and impartiality sake; or by someone else if the Mod's usual "We are not allowed to even think about doing anything for anyone in particular, regardless of their membership status, blah, blah" policy applies) and a bunch of MasterClass.com packs and similar presents to swappers or commentators we liked the most or who taught us the most in the process.

    Please tell us what needs to be adjusted or clarified if we can go ahead, or just say your usual No! (that meme face should be here but I am lazy) and we'll of course respect you decision and go back to our DN slavery, and learn things the boring way.

    Thanks.

    The s.g Team




    We will start with something substandard like hovue.com or lycun.com and we might end up with something like extracool.com or nicer.com by simply slowly swapping one domain for a slightly better domain, and then that one for another one, and so on.




    Okay, let's get started...


    The first domain name of [email protected] 2020 is:

    lycun.com
     
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  2. Dot.us

    Dot.us Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    lycun.com like it
    Good job with this post! keep going!
     
  3. s.g

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    LOL, this is embarrassing - we are about to say goodbye to it and you are praising it... :)

    The idea is to swap it for something like lecon, then colox, then - for example - timetablez, followed by BestSelection, etc.

    Everyone will vote on all submitted choices until the community and you, the TLIs, okay each upgrade. Unlike the voters you can also comment here and, most importantly, invite those who might have the most suitable domain to closely match the previous name.

    Thanks to a variety of personalities who accepted our invite before we launched [email protected], we will enjoy this game and learn something while playing it.
     
  4. Cannuck

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    The best way to learn is by having fun :xf.laugh:
     
  5. s.g

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    A minor detail: no one can vote the way we initially expected.

    Please write one of the following numbers (after quoting the domain of your choice and hitting reply; once they start arriving, of course):

    +2

    +1

    0

    -1

    -2

    +2 being "It's far too good at this stage; not suitable yet," +1 indicates "Slightly better than the current domain; suitable," 0 shows that "The domain is about the same, value-wise; suitable," -1 means "I think this domain is below the value of the current one; not suitable," and finally -2 indicates "This domain is far from an upgrade, it's obviously not even close to the value of the current domain; not suitable for this swapping game any longer."
     
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  6. s.g

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    We cannot agree more. Especially the educators among us.
     
  7. YourBestTrader

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    Here's the first offer to swap:

    demoncases.com - Mobile protectors / suitcases / law suite cases / etc.

    Let's get some voting or other domains on offer!

    2 - This domain is far too good for this swap; offer this domain later in the game
    1 - Slightly better than the current domain; suitable for a swap
    0 - The domain is about the same, value-wise; suitable for a swap
    -1 - I think this domain is under the value of the current one; not suitable for a swap
    -2 - This domain is FAR less value, don't offer it again

    I've posted on my Signature for people to check out this game, and also for my followers I posted on my Profile Page. I suggest everyone who reads this does the same so we get an interesting thread going!
     
  8. s.g

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    Good idea. We'll change ours after the weekend, once everyone agrees on its content.
     
  9. s.g

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    +1
     
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    +1


    What the hell, I'll play... (along the same lines :xf.wink:)

    GraphicHorror .com
     
  11. s.g

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    GraphicHorror.com

    +2
     
  12. YourBestTrader

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    Let's do a light analysis of current contenders...

    demon cases
    Volume: 30/mo | CPC: $0.40 | Competition: 0.51

    graphic horror
    Volume: 30/mo | CPC: $0.00 | Competition: 0.34

    Very similar domains when it comes to keywords, although the first is slightly more commercial having a value to advertisers. Both are extremely low searches though... I'm going agree... they are roughly equal value domains.

    Demon Cases would be a good title for a TV series or book
    Graphic Horror would be good for about the same use I would say

    I'll give both domains a +1
     
  13. s.g

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    TV series or scary phone cases LOL!
     
  14. YourBestTrader

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    Actually I was thinking Demon Cases could be a Supernatural / Ally McBeal type of show :)

    I'd watch that!
     
  15. s.g

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    And millions of others! ;)
     
  16. s.g

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    Current name to be swapped for a slightly better one:

    DemonCases.com
     
  17. s.g

    s.g Okay, you've cracked it. There is more to us...

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    And now:

    BitFaucet.com
     

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