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.