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When domain name should be dropped?

Located in Domain Expiration and Domain Drop Catching, started by VadimK Iberica, Jan 16, 2021

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  1. VadimK Iberica

    VadimK Iberica Established Member

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    Hi Everyone,
    The question I'd like to ask the domainers here is the following: when is it, when you guys realize that the name you hold, is worthless and should be dumped?
    The obvious answer is - ''before I buy them'', I understand this. I am talking when you already have them. When is it that you decide that some domains on your books just can not be held any longer and simply it is their time to go? What are the criterias for this decision? Low clicks? Changed opinion? Too large and an expensive portfolio? Inability to sell for even a low price?
    I am still about 6 month ''young'' in the industry, but the very first domains that I bought on my first week were some geo names with hyphens, for example, visit-shanghai.com. Now thinking what to do with them, and generally figuring out some strategy on the subject.
    Thanks for your opinions!
     
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  2. biggie

    biggie GreenFriendly.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi

    i see that your name is pointed to a sales lander,
    suggest you change that and point it to ppc page with ads.

    next,
    6 months may not be long enough to really get to know a person, let alone a domain name :)
    and some hyphens have value too.

    every domainer probably has or will drop a domain at some point in time, and any of above could be reason to drop one,
    but it depends on how much time has passed on that specific name or group of domains, before one starts to ponder those decisions.

    just be more patient, keep reading and don't buy any more domains for now.

    Good Luck!

    imo...
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2021
  3. FolioTeam

    FolioTeam AMDB.tv VIP

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    It depends.

    Initially, when I started domaining, I dropped many names because they were simply worthless the more I read and saw what sold and what made a name good. Now, not so much.

    A good number of names I have are bought on the aftermarket. The ones I register are in future tech and emerging industries.

    For the ones I buy, there are slim chances of drops. As for the ones I register, I look to see if the emerging sectors they are based on are making any headway no matter how slow. If yes, then I keep them. If not, I hold for a couple more years to see if things change before dropping them.

    I want to reach a point of equilibrium where I have zero drops on my portfolio. Still haven't gotten there yet.
     
  4. VadimK Iberica

    VadimK Iberica Established Member

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    Thanks a lot for advice, I will definetely try ppc with some of them. However the problem is that they have little clicks and interest, so, in my opinion will sit still in ppc also... These domains were really my early ones, now I kinda picked a game, already and for a few months was buying much better quality and sold some too. So, it was more like...hmm, to keep the early ones (with little clicks and interest) it or dump it? Thanks again.
     
  5. VadimK Iberica

    VadimK Iberica Established Member

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    Looks like you are striving for perfection! :) Thanks a lot for your opinion, well noted.
     
  6. FolioTeam

    FolioTeam AMDB.tv VIP

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    There's also the fact that the cost of acquisition is seeing an upward trend both at auctions and at closeout (GoDaddy).
     

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