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I believe Cloud.us reached over $10k. Seems like GoDaddy got dished out some excellent dot us domains in their auction. Domain owners let quality dot us drop. MovieTheaters.us was another dot us gem. The top dot us is thus Cloud.us. Good acquisition to flip later.
Elliot didn't make a mistake purchasing Lowell.com for $50k. People laugh because they want to entertain others. GEO city sites hold great value. The website can easily make a huge return based on job leads alone. It wouldn't take much work to make back a roi. You can even build lead generations for cleaning, legal, services, and etc. Several people list their favorite blogs. Nonetheless, these domainers show up at the blogs they claim to feature less than quality information.
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2011 on A very interesting forum post at Hybrid Domainer
Domain Sherpa's publisher has a background in publishing and engineering. He knows what he's doing. Who else would build a media website that generated nearly a million unique per month based on business content? He sold that publishing company. I find many to be a bunch of followers on these forums. I would never recommend a forum to any new domainer. Too many people talking with little results to back up their success. The problem is that experts visit sites without reading a title. A title such as how to appraise a domain name using online valuation tools is not suggesting that domain valuation tools are the standards. Of course, you can leave it to several idiots to debate the article. Domain Sherpa is innovative. I don't see Frank Schilling doing any interviews on other sites. Many domain blogs are too advanced for any common domainer to understand. Most of the time people visit to post their worthless domains. I suupose thread expert domain investors are teaching new domainers how to become good domainers.
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2011 on A very interesting forum post at Hybrid Domainer
@Mary, Well said. I'm doing that now with a few dozen domains. Linking the keywords to the generic is a great strategy. It works.
The past owner of the two property domains made out good. I'm sure you will also do well these domains in the future. Owning the singular and plural generics increase the value of the long tailed domains. What many will learn is that you don't have to aim for domains with 1,000+ exact searches. There are many great domains with less than 500 exact monthly searches that can produce a good sale.
Not every person types-in the generic name. I receive many searches on various domains for exact matches. For example, most people don't type "resume." They usually search for what they need such as "resume service" "resume writing service" and etc... You can build property subdomains, but that will require time and money. Three word domains can easily produce a big sale. Property.com is too generic. Sure, the domain is worth 7 figures, but a future buyer will have to pay thousands per month to market the site. You can't always depend on type-ins. The resume example also applies for job domains. Most people don't have the funds to purchase the generic. They look for alternatives such as the three word domains. Owning the generic and the three word domains build more value in those domains. Thus, the three word domains can generate a bigger sale.
You have to detach from a domain. It's the same when you walk away from a slot machine, and another wins $3 million. That's hard to accept, especially when your quality of life can be improved. The orginal owner of camroulette.com also made a mistake with turning down the first offer to accept $1400. The first buyer file a suit in NYC. I'm not sure sure how that turned out. He spent the money he made on the sale for a legal consultation. The first buyer file a $150,300 suit against him, minus the $700 offered for the domain. You can't think about missed sale opportunities or a DN Journal sighting. Every owner has a different advantage. They may have better contacts, or are just lucky. If I sold a domain for xxx and it resold for xxxx, I wouldn't care much. You'll find another deal later. I'll sell a domain to survive. I don't think twice about selling a dozen quality names for 7% of their value. You can make 1000% on another name. You never know. Cool article. Thanks. lucky.
People act like they're Saints on this blog. Should the employee be fired? The employee is being treated as if they killed a person. No differen than owning questionable domains (i.e. Sex). Whatever it takes to make revenue. I see that domain privacy is a concern. Moreover, there are many instigators out there that have a vendetta to expose companies for their lack of ethics. Who is 100% honest in the world. Buyers rip off sellers and vice versa. Companies sell customer information for profit. There are a bunch of righteous people out there trying to play the progressive. If the employee has a history relating to breeches, then the Moniker can discipline them. It really depends on the terms and conditions of employment. What's the big deal with having a a name of an elite domain investor following sucks.com? The theme of this article is to demonstrate that privacy is supposed to protect a domain owner. Information shouldn't be given out that may jeopardize the parties involved. What I find inconsistent is how people are too quick to judge a situtation and they adopt the same unethical behavior. That is being biased, or a hypocrite. Maybe the domain company wants to make sure the information is accurate before issuing a statement. Writing about the breech is an attention getter. Maybe the employee wants attention, as well. Who really knows the backstory. It looks like domain investors want domain companies to fail. Reminds me of another blog that criticizes me for asking question, saying that this isn't kidergarten, and them goes out there and develops a question site. Every blog is the same. Controversy equals traffic. Anyhow, nice one-sided article.
Good article for those that have great names. The buyer has the edge when the names are inferior. You find youself in a passive position to make a sale. I know for a fact that you have to put in a ton of work to sell names under a $1000. I would try your technique, but I don't stand a chance because I don't own a valuable generic domain name. I developed my own strategy that seems to work when a buyer leaves the door open. My sales are mediocre compared to domainers on this blog. However, I'm a few sales from breaking even on money invested, and will still own 700 names. I will renember to use your selling steps when I come across a batch of quality domains. I don't see the potential for .mobi. I own own one, tried.mobi., and I'm not interested in buying any other. As for selling, too many people seem to agree with everything instead of challenging elite domain investors such as yourself. Your steps will work one I begin to broker names for other owners.
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