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When do you plan to retire from domaining?

Labeled as poll in General Domain Discussion started by Arpit131, Jan 8, 2019.

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When do you plan to retire from domaining?

  1. Continue it all my life

    25 vote(s)
    53.2%
  2. Within 5 years

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  3. After I've hit a specific target

    6 vote(s)
    12.8%
  4. Amass a good portfolio and just sit on it

    10 vote(s)
    21.3%
  5. Probably soon

    5 vote(s)
    10.6%
Total: 47 vote(s)
  1. Arpit131

    Arpit131 Active Member VIP

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  2. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Most people are hobbyists or part timers, why would they ever retire? It's a side hustle for some, a hobby for many, a full time job for few.
     
  3. Hypersot

    Hypersot Active Member VIP

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    I would choose an option that I don't see in the poll:
    as long as something is profitable and profits are stable, why ever retire? (unless due to health issues ofc)
     
  4. MapleDots

    MapleDots Domain Properties 2010 - 2019 VIP

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    You forgot to add a line to the poll....

    When I make my first 100 million :xf.grin::xf.grin::xf.grin:

    In other words never :xf.laugh::xf.laugh::xf.laugh:
     
  5. Riz M.

    Riz M. EmpireNames.com Gold Account

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    Never say neverrr😊😊
     
  6. .X.

    .X. NameFeature.com Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I tried to give it up about 8 years ago, I kept my portfolio and just did my thing, I couldn't let it go, my passion for domaining will never stop until I am dead, and i will still domain when i dead too lol.
     
  7. imadoer

    imadoer Active Member PRO VIP

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  9. xynames

    xynames XYNames.com PRO VIP

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    When it ceases to be profitable.
     
  10. lolwarrior

    lolwarrior Founder, Brands.International VIP

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    why to retire from it ever? its fun :)
     
  11. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    I voted never (I mean I did not buy my first domain until about age 50 and did not join NPs until retired, so got to make up for lost time!) but I am a little worried because the following already applies a bit to me :xf.grin:. That is why I never spend large amounts for a domain, would not be clear exactly what I was buying!

    Although I voted never, really for me if I found it no longer interesting and fun and challenging I would move on to other things.

    I do seriously worry about the addictive side of it though, and hope to keep it in balance with other things in life this year and going forward.

    Have a great 2019 everyone!

    Bob
     
  12. Backorder-ing.com

    Backorder-ing.com WorldWideWeb VIP

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    This year 2019 , what we do most of us is not doamining is a joke in term of sale to pay $25 and sell with $26 - i will quit very soon so let's other to make $1
     
  13. Hardheolar

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    Amass a good portlio and just sit on it.
     
  14. wizard

    wizard Established Member

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    never give up always money to be made :xf.grin:
     
  15. tonyk2000

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    3 scenarios I can think about:

    a) domain names becoming irrelevant, due to new technologies and this sort of things. However, this scenario is delayed, thanks to ICANN. By introducing a bunch of new gtlds ( ==> a lot of $$$ spent by registrars and other related businesses) they in fact delayed it.

    b) successful lobbying by verisign .com registry (variable registration and renewal pricing). In this case switching to domainer-friendly CCtlds may be an alternative, but who knows...

    c) global cataclysms, planet X announced, etc etc. This or similar scenario where purchasing an aftermarket domain, or any domain, will become the last thing people will think about.
     
  16. eurorealtor

    eurorealtor okre.com VIP

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    Once I'll sell every domain I own, so probably never.
     
  17. BaileyUK

    BaileyUK Established Member

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    I never found domaining addictive, (though I know some do) It's just very time-consuming if your going to be involved at a serious level . If I'm away, say travelling I don't miss being involved or actively buying or selling. But, at home it can become a time-consuming distraction.. Just like any sideline or Hobby.

    I think of many of us, having the body-builders syndrome, once you start to feel the effects or see the smallest results Your Hooked...
     
  18. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes Gold Account VIP

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    I will continue as long as I make more than 1,5 times the amount that I invest.

    Ps. But I hope for 4-5 times ;)
     
  19. Brandroot

    Brandroot Know your brand like the back of your hand. Brandroot Staff PRO

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    Doesn't every domainer already live the retired life? O_o
     
  20. TLDhunter

    TLDhunter Established Member

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    Currently planning for a busy 2019, What comes next will be dealt with next.
     
  21. ~ The 34 Year Buzz!!

    ~ The 34 Year Buzz!! Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yes, a Fun Hobby for many people:
    I am preparing to do some "very serious" domain sales, but also have other options. So many opportunities and the days fly by too fast... :)
     
  22. main

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    Within 5 years / after I've hit a specific target / amass a good portfolio and just sit on it. Investing is rewarding, but it is also a grind. All the time sitting in front of a computer is not healthy at all. It's not only the inactivity, but also the wear on your back. Hope everyone is taking care to take frequent breaks, move around, go outside, and interact with people in the real world.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2019

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