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You need to do a lot more than just glance at the sales data

Labeled as domains in Domain Industry News, started by equity78, Nov 16, 2020

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  1. equity78

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

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    New domain name investors often are given the advice, “Check the sales data to learn about what’s a good domain name.” A cursory glance of the sales data provided by Namebio or DNJournal can leave one confused or hastily registering bad domain names. You need to go much deeper into the data. If you are […]

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  2. HappyW

    HappyW Collector VIP

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    Totally agree. While the investment value of the domain depends more on its own SEO value, I value its 'brand' value more in the registration process: having a clear meaning that applies to being a standalone brand. I've always been a firm believer that there's no way to know what a buyer is really looking for when they pay a high price for a name. Therefore, the transaction history is not a universal reference for all relevant names. IMO
     
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    Mytz.com Top 4L [email protected] ieie.com CuTu.com NeSu.com KKiK.com VIP Gold Account

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    This is often the case for novices,
    Follow suit to run
     
  4. CraigD

    CraigD Top Contributor VIP

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    Bookmarked for useful research links

    Thanks :)
     
  5. alcy

    alcy Top Contributor VIP

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    like everything in life. u can only make it in domaining by investing tons of time.. effort... energy.. and money too.. years of experience if u put in 1h per week... or months of hard working u put in an hour or 2 per day

    there is only one mistake most newbies make. that somehow domaining is quick easy money.
     
  6. Super-Annuation

    Super-Annuation eMoneyToken -Superannuation - Brekky - SuperFunds VIP

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    Traffic
    Brand
    CPC
    Length
    EMD
    Letter Frequency
    Sales History
    Barrier to market entry - startup cost
    Server History
    Age
    Links
    SEO Competition
    Number of other TLD's registered
    Trademarks
    Word Use Frequency
    Profitable Industry?
    Law
    Brand Protection

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    Etc
    Etc

    There's heaps involved with this question.

    Speak with agencies and brokers that purchase names on behalf of companies.

    Network, and email the agencies behind domains like Uber, Twitter, Coles, Myer, TikTok, Bing, Pixar, Naver, Gucci, Nokia, Kodak, Enron, Dior, Prada, Lotte,

    You have heaps to learn.

    Also, try searching domains like 1.com or a.com or 44.com. Most of them are overpriced and not in use.

    You have a greater chance and turning a 6 figure profit in real-estate than flipping domains. Not many are sold above $15,000-$20,000 each year.

    Domains, to me, are largely for developing. Resale is for moments when you see a domain like SuperFunds.com going for $2,000, and you think you can sell it for $5,000.

    Be careful of valuation bots too. They're cool, but say HomeFinance.com is valued at 230k on EstiBot.com, whilst on MediaOptions.com it's $150k, and I spoke to a broker selling it who was happy with 100k, so I offered 35k.


    Happy readiy
     
  7. gold lover

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    yes, i agree with the above. i have made the same mistakes as a newbie that caused me to reg names that are of no value. i am starting to recover from all, gradually reading up and thinking of strategies that i must undertake to improve my effort(y)
     
  8. NickB

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    This was something I was not doing for a long time, great to see it has been highlighted I strongly urge anyone not doing it to do it......

    "When using Namebio use filters for Venue. When you see Sedo, BuyDomains, NamePull those are mostly end user sales. A lot of the GoDaddy, NameJet, Catched, Park.io is wholesale, domain investors bidding and catching"

    I also add Uniregistry, Daaz and Afternic to the list of potential end user sales platforms list - always worth doing additional research to verify this is the case though......
     
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  9. Super-Annuation

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    Thanks for the insight on registrars.

    Do you divide your portfolio based on strategies that appeal to the various registrars?
     
  10. DigitalRoar

    DigitalRoar Investor & Creator VIP

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    This is common sense for more experienced domainers.
     
  11. Super-Annuation

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    Concluding that domainers have common sense is a huge leap for me.
     
  12. pablohc86

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    well said... and that's why valutate /appraise a domain name can't be done by an automated tool and neither can be done in a couple of minutes.
    there are many many many factors to consider
     

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