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Your AHA moment in domaining?

Labeled as discuss in General Domain Discussion, started by abstractdomainer, Jun 18, 2020

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  1. abstractdomainer

    abstractdomainer Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    This thread is to see the point of inflection that came across in your domaining career.
    As for me, I had one such AHA moment when I sold my first domain name.

    After having registered like 2-5 domain names and not having any success, I turned to some more hand registrations, none of which were getting sold. I had done 2 rounds of outbound for all the domain names (there were like 20-30 leads for each of these domain names and I had spent the entire day in doing outbound) with no success. Dropped some of them after a year. It was time to either give up and try once more. I registered another set of domains - like 6 - 10 of them.

    Did outbound again, after reading something here and there. This was more like spam when I look back. I reached out to like 70 odd people per domain name (even emailing the privacy protected email address, which was funny and embarrassing, given that I was already a year into the industry and couldn't identify even this). Fortunately, I received a reply from one of the end-users who agreed to purchase one of the domain names for $350. This was my AHA moment! I mean having the first sale after a year or so was a really striking part (a part of me knew that this was bound to work; another part of me was running out of patience and would have quit the business soon enough).

    That one sale kept me in the domaining industry and things started to build up. I wouldn't say I did very well post that, but domaining has been my part-time income ever since and definitely helps generate some extra cash that can be used for various purposes.

    I think that was a turning point in my domaining career. And it was a pretty important point to keep me in the industry in the first place.

    Lesson Learnt: First you learn, then you earn! I was trying to take the shortcut route. No wonder 1 year without any success.

    What's your AHA moment in your domaining career?
     
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  2. Ostrados

    Ostrados EpicName.com VIP

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    My AHA moment was when I realized that domaining is more about buying than selling.
     
  3. abstractdomainer

    abstractdomainer Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Deep! Exactly! That realization came to me after 3 years.
     
  4. abstractdomainer

    abstractdomainer Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    More inputs on this?
     
  5. koolishman

    koolishman Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    When I realized my beautiful names were sh*t per market feedback.
     
  6. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    At least you got feedback.
    Some of names are so bad *crickets* when ask :)
     
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  7. linuxfreak

    linuxfreak Living in Command Line

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    I put my first domain in an auction, set bin about $50 because i did not know the worth. Someone immediately bought. I was very happy, this domain business is good, i will make easy money. After day another person offered $200 but it was too late. Never sell your domains without proper research.

    P.S. domain was turkish translate of bitcoinnews com
     
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  8. Dot.us

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    My AHA moment (two actually) when sold Boat .us & Horeca .tv
     
  9. equity78

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

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    Way back in 1997 when I started getting offers for names I did not have for sale.
     
  10. koolishman

    koolishman Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    But you owned them, right?
     
  11. AbdulBasit.com

    AbdulBasit.com DomainsWeb.com AbdulBasit.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    When I sold Symphony.com for $375,000 in 2014.
     
  12. Riz M.

    Riz M. EmpireNames.com VIP Gold Account

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    my aha moment was last month funny is i listed kcf.net on namejet with 495 reserve one bidder tried to meet reserve stopped at 450 then after week name sold for 4995$ on gd
    really Ahaaaa 🤣🤣
     
  13. abstractdomainer

    abstractdomainer Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    When was this and how much?

    Ohh must be amazing! What were offers like then? $200 for a 3 letter name?

    Ahh! The sale! This is amazing! Have you done a blog post around this?

    What a luck man! How long have you been holding it? How much did you acquire it for?
     
  14. Wali Dahot

    Wali Dahot Top Contributor VIP

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    My Aha moment was waking up a weekend with an email by DAN that they have received the payment for MoralAi.com, which sold for 399$. That was my first ever sale back in March, 2019.
     
  15. AbdulBasit.com

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  16. jayrat14

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    Yea that is very true indeed. I wish i knew that much earlier
     

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