NameSilo

What kind of domainer are you?

Labeled as poll in General Domain Discussion, started by BrandAptly.com, Feb 19, 2020

Replies:
11
Views:
564

?

What kind of domainer are you?

  1. Domain Investor

    14 vote(s)
    51.9%
  2. Domain Dealer

    10 vote(s)
    37.0%
  3. Domain Collector

    6 vote(s)
    22.2%
  4. Domain Dabbler

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
Total: 30 vote(s)
  1. BrandAptly.com

    BrandAptly.com Established Member

    Posts:
    184
    Likes Received:
    348
    Domain Investors
    Domainers who purchase and hold a portfolio of premium domain names in anticipation of them appreciating in value over time. The hold time can sometimes be as long as 10 years or more depending on the offers they get. Their inventory boasts mostly of short, aged, one-word domains that render them the envy of the domain world. These domainers are mostly deep-pocketed, high-brow snobs.

    Domain Dealers
    Domainers who purchase domain names with the intention of selling them as quickly as possible. They often have prospects in mind prior to purchasing and usually rely on outbound marketing to clear inventory. They also tend to be driven by current trends and opportunities rather than future value. If a domain name lasts for more than a few years in their portfolio, it is usually not intentional.

    Domain Collectors
    Domainers who purchase domains mostly because they like them. Some of them may develop the domains they purchase, while others hold them in a 'pretty' portfolio. They could care less whether or not the domains they hold sell. They occasionally prune their holdings of the domains that no longer excite them and replenish them with alternatives that make them happier.

    Domain Dabblers
    Domainers who have no game plan whatsoever. They are merely curious explorers of the domain world with no established sense of purpose. They make purchases sporadically and flow in and out of the domaining circles. When the spirit moves them, they may list some domains in a few marketplaces, but with no level of consistency. They are usually cynics and self-doubters.
     
    The views expressed on this page by users and staff are their own, not those of NamePros.
  2. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    3,515
    Likes Received:
    11,898
    I am primarily a domain investor (ten year hold time is not a biggie) but because my portfolio is also 'pretty', I am also a collector. :xf.smile:
     
  3. BrandAptly.com

    BrandAptly.com Established Member

    Posts:
    184
    Likes Received:
    348
    I'd love to take a peek at your portfolio. :xf.grin:

    For now, I'm primarily a domain dealer. I try to sell my domains within a month after purchase. I've sold a couple as quickly as 4 days after registration for mid $X,XXX. I buy mostly domains with type-in traffic that I'm confident will sell quickly based on the prospects I have lined up.

    As time progresses, I'll ease into domain investment. I have about 13 domains I purchased for projects that I haven't gotten to yet. Those may be about 10 years old. I also have about 11 I use for affiliate marketing that I have no intentions of selling. If the domains appreciate over time, great. Their real value at the moment is the content and traffic.
     
  4. .X.

    .X. In God I Trust VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    9,749
    Likes Received:
    6,517
    80% Collector , 20% selller here. I don’t ever really have expectations of selling any of my names, there are about 10 names that I won’t sell, unless I just had to.
     
  5. johnn

    johnn Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    14,727
    Likes Received:
    3,426
    Reseller.
     
  6. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    3,515
    Likes Received:
    11,898
    4 days is impressive...it takes a lot of forethought to be able to do that successfully and I often get distracted to the point I miss a good name when it comes along due to hesitation on pulling the trigger.

    Back in the day, I always tried to find a quick buyer and due to my picking a not so good name or the inability to find a buyer, some of those early regged names have been around for a while (it is my biggest weakness in that I can't let a domain go when I should). It has worked out for the good in that some of those 'fringe' names have become rare and/or trendy and they are often the sales that keep this old boat afloat!

    I think nowadays some people are to quick to let a name go...I always add one more year to an 'old timer' and then put it in my 'move it now' folder and move it to the top of my marketing list...even if I am only getting renewal fees and a little kic out of it, it is much better than letting it go back to the wild...plus fresh eyes can help find it the home it deserves.
     
  7. Drongy

    Drongy WebSuffix.com VIP

    Posts:
    1,077
    Likes Received:
    369
    I guess a collector as I like developing some, but the absolute majority of my domains for sale on brandable marketplaces.
     
  8. NYJimbo

    NYJimbo Domain Re-Animator VIP

    Posts:
    2,706
    Likes Received:
    4,765
    Investor. I think there is no point in collecting if you have no intention to ever sell.
     
  9. BrandAptly.com

    BrandAptly.com Established Member

    Posts:
    184
    Likes Received:
    348
    The 4 day cycle is not that impressive when you understand the legwork that goes into the pre-sales process. It's quite easy to sell a domain to your pet groomer when the numbers make sense and it saves her from losing about 7,500 prospects a year...especially when you have an Amstaff as charming as my Maverick. :xf.grin:
    https://www.namepros.com/threads/are-newbies-increasing-the-competition.1177428/#post-7639530

    I'm aspiring to be an investor, but I'm not quite savvy yet. For now, I'm just exploring ways to scale up my 4-6 sales a month. 10 sales a month in the low to mid $X,XXX a year will be nice for a beginner. I'm also testing out a couple of other concepts.

    I still want to take a peak at your portfolio. :xf.grin:
     
  10. iKhalyfah

    iKhalyfah Restricted (Market)

    Posts:
    145
    Likes Received:
    216
    Definitely a Dealer! I have sold for as early as 2hrs after purchase, a steady percentage 24hrs after purchase. But all at a low xxx.
     
  11. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    3,515
    Likes Received:
    11,898
    It's not as impressive as it once was! The original 'socks' era bubble burst was a blow which led to a significant sell off and a super nasty drawn out divorce dealt another blow as the ex and the ex's moron lawyer were afraid I would move domains (assets) and got an order to freeze the account. By the time it was removed, a significant number names were lost.

    There are a couple of lessons to learn from the story above, one of which is to keep your registration of premium and super premium domains with at least a year buffer (as you move through your domaining career, there is no doubt you will accumulate many).
     
  12. Martin Andrews

    Martin Andrews Established Member

    Posts:
    231
    Likes Received:
    329
    I would like to say, I aspire to be a dealer lol.
     

Want to reply or ask your own question?

It only takes a minute to sign up – and it's free!
Topics / Tags:
NameWorth
  1. NamePros uses cookies and similar technologies. By using this site, you are agreeing to our privacy policy, terms, and use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
Loading...