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Why I registered 20,000 .xyz domain names.

Labeled as opinion in gTLD Discussion started by Darryl Lopes, Apr 26, 2018.

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  1. Cristi Marin

    Cristi Marin Established Member

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    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and story Darryl!

    Been in a similar situation 2 year ago when the .xyzs was gaining traction and
    I've bought a few hundreds of CHIP 3C domains from the aftermarket, sold 2 on loss. :)

    Everyday is a learning curve in all our journeys.
    We need to make the best out every experience and use that to grow ourselves.
     
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  2. Klixtorg

    Klixtorg Established Member

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    Epic story. wow.
     
  3. PapaTama

    PapaTama Established Member

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    Congrats, I think you can see a good investment opportunity
     
  4. alwaysforGod

    alwaysforGod Peace and Love for All - Professor Domain

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    Very true, he does appear to have an eye for a good opportunity, something not to be overlooked.
     
  5. hemirate

    hemirate Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    1. Guy registered 20,000 domain names;
    I'm sure some where good keywords domain names or even one-word domain names.
    2. Didn't sell even one (1).

    And people in this thread still don't think it's a crappy extension (at least for reselling)?!?
    Hellooooo!

    Funny somebody mentions .biz, .pro, .info....all extensions you can pronounce as a word
    What about .xyz?
    Lol, you need to spell each letter if you say the name of your website.
    Didn't you think about it?
     
  6. mayazir

    mayazir VirtualNameMarket.com VIP

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    he wanted xxxx for each name, thats all.
    i cant believe he could not sell at least 10% for 5$ each one
    his problem was insist in xxxx and then he disapointed and was passively sitting and waiting offers..
    he could make at least $1k
    at least
     
  7. dragtastic

    dragtastic Top Member VIP

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    My only question is how much time did you spend on this activity. Seems to me that if time was spent researching and buying 1 or a few quality (aged/dropped/expired) domains for a total of $200, you might have had some type of a ROI verse registering 20k random domains.
     
  8. Darryl Lopes

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    I did create a separate account with a primary email. That is also why I could tell how many .xyz domain names I had in the account as the total showed up in the manage domains section.
     
  9. Darryl Lopes

    Darryl Lopes Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    I spent 3 nights from 11am to 3am looking up and registering names. I never did any outbound, looking back now, I should have started from day 1. Not much time.

    There were multiple lists of names available to register and download ranging from one word, two words and numbers on the gen.xyz website, so I registered most of those. Also was a fun exercise looking around the web for lists and lists of keywords in Excel .csv format that I could plug in.

    I mean, imagine this was the year 1995 and I gave you 12 hours to register as many .com domain names as you wanted for $0.01 each. How would you do it? Where would you start? :spiderman::woot:
     
  10. Darryl Lopes

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    Yes, that was my mistake. I wanted to be in profit from the first sale of $300 for 1 name.
     
  11. soidav

    soidav Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Great story!
     
  12. MrAcidic

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    Brilliant story - unbelievable with all those names you didn't get one sale and only 1 concrete enquiry.

    Thanks for sharing and being honest about your experience - really good read
     
  13. Vinod R

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    People think a lot about listing their failures publicly, I appreciate your courage for your honesty, we learn something from failures it adds a lot to our experience.
    All the best
     
  14. GoWebnames.com

    GoWebnames.com Truth alone triumphs VIP

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    Most of the times, you just need to get the attention of a good buyer.
    Look at bidding war on AmazonCars.xyz ($34,010 now) with 23 hours left, all while my very own Cars.xyz sits without even a single bid at Flippa. You can decide for yourself which is better.

    The issue of zero sales was probably due to ZERO outreach, given that .XYZ is a ngtld extension.
     
  15. henrypcyeung

    henrypcyeung Established Member

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    In my opinion, Cars.xyz is much better than AmazonCars.xyz. I think there is a bidding war on AmazonCars.xyz because of "Amazon", but the domain name has a potential trademark issue.

    I have rejected several offers on my .XYZ domain names.

    My .XYZ list:
    - Bid.xyz
    - Cat.xyz
    - Model.xyz
    - Wow.xyz
     
  16. creataweb

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    If the buyer isn't Amazon, the new owner will probably be giving it to them for free.
     
  17. GoWebnames.com

    GoWebnames.com Truth alone triumphs VIP

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    Agree but I doubt Amazon will want that, they are already using AmazonCars.com
     
  18. Darren C

    Darren C Established Member

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    From the couple of descriptions you gave I doubt the names would of sold in dot com though you did mention you had some power words ,yes hindsight is always the greatest teacher but the poorest wage ....I would of personally scoured every xyz dropped at expired and been a bit pickier though 20000 would of been just to much ,even 2000 at a grand total of $20........even one sale at $20 is money back ....with the right names pricing and exposure I find it incredulous to not make anything at those prices.......live and learn they say ...thankfully a $200 loss is not so huge,,,,and the lessons learnt worth the price that was payed
     
  19. SAGAR BAHADUR DHAKAL

    SAGAR BAHADUR DHAKAL Established Member

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    Great Strategy, bad timing!!! .xyz is absolutely Notorious, indeed. In 2016, .xyz was the 4th largest registered extension after .com, .org and .net. And the xyz bubble was about to brust.

    Albeit, the sale of .xyz hasnt picked up yet, I wonder how many of those 2000 names are now unregistered .I m sure they are gradually being registered.

    Its might take years for .xyz to go mainstream but the registrars are infamous, you never know. Who would have thought Google would adopt .xyz to rebrand thier parent company into alphabet. This has caused serious disruption in domainspace with .xyz making a silent but serious global presence in the minds of general people.
     
  20. Jurgen Wolf

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    Their corporate page at abc.xyz is just for some investors...
    Almost all people don't need it. It has no any effect on the enduser behaviour and aftermarket.
     
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  21. Jimmysun

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    .com is the king because it could relate to commercial, computer, company and corporate, that’s really a wide range accommodation, unlike other extension has its own niche.
    The .xyz has no actual meaning when you see it directly, and that’s a good reason for branding your logo on .xyz extension because it’s easy to focus on your business branding, plus, the xyz is very bold extension.
    So the way I see .xyz has pretty wide range uses too, the wide range things need more time to mature, I guess time will tell how it goes.
    Ps. The .xyz can mean new generation and 3 dimensional things.
     
  22. xynames

    xynames XYNames.com PRO VIP

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    He would not have turned a profit even trying to sell them for $5. each. The lack of sales had to do with the extension more than the asking price. The one inquiry he received wasn’t even willing to pay $5. - was reluctant to offer even $3.
     
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  23. Jimmysun

    Jimmysun Established Member

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    The CEO of .xyz his strategy looks like now considered the interests more of registrants not investors, and advertising to school and youth, So substantially I would say it’s a good strategy for long term investment, it’s like old time Mcdonald’s strategy. I guess the potential will emerge couple years later. He has a bigger view I can see that.
     
  24. Infinity

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    great story to hear and personable social history


    -have a special day
     

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