Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 9 Yet another balanced list and nowadays, my number one goal is no longer having as much inventory as possible. The idea of selling hundreds of domains through a newsletter may seem tempting but if it makes you accept inventory which either isn’t good enough or isn’t priced properly doesn’t make sense.
At the end of t...
Domaining Tips - Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 23:39
One of My Top Goals for 2016: Learn Chinese I’ve been thinking about this more and more lately, 2016 will most likely be the year in which I learn Chinese.
Well, I think most people don’t yet realize just how much Chinese investors and capital will shape our industry in the future.
I’ve always been reasonably talented at learning foreign languages.
Domaining Tips - Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 13:16
Are Domainers Interested in Economics-Related Stuff? As some of you know, I’m an economist “by trade” and in my opinion, all domainers should at the very least know the basics when it comes to economics.
What inflation is, what deflation is, what a central bank is (… as well as how central banking policies affect you) and so on.
These may seem like
Domaining Tips - Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 13:38
Seems Efty.com Is Doing Well, Congrats Mike! I’ve exchanged emails with a domainer today and for the first time, I’ve noticed him using Efty.com for his portfolio site.
As some of you know, Mike Cyger announced his involvement in Efty not so long ago, he’s done a lot for the industry and I really hope he will do well with this venture.
Domaining Tips - Friday, October 9, 2015 - 15:0
Even Selling Decent New gTLDs for 25 Bucks Is Hard As someone who runs a domain sales newsletter, observing the discrepancy between selling new gTLDs and selling dot coms is truly fascinating.
People are, for example, crazy about LLLL dot coms at this point. Extremely easy to sell, ridiculously easy. If someone contacts me via email and asks me to sell some LLLLs at the current
Domaining Tips - Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 14:30
Saying “Thanks” Really Helps I’m really happy to see that people are replying to the emails with the portfolio reviews that I sent yesterday and saying thanks.
Contrary to popular belief, bloggers aren’t robots
Blogging, for the most part, isn’t an amazingly lucrative endeavor.
People see the ads on DomainingTips and assume I’m doing ve...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 13:6
All of the Remaining Portfolio Reviews Have Been Sent (I Think) As promised, I’ve sent all of the remaining portfolio reviews via email to those who requested them.
If you haven’t received yours, I must have missed it, please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the domain(s) you’d like me to take a look at and I’ll get back to you asap.
It wasn’t easy bu...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 12:5
Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 8 This week’s newsletter is quite balanced in my opinion.
My newsletters are usually dominated by one domain category (LLLL.coms, keyword domains, one worders and so on) but this week, there’s something on the list for everyone. I have LLLL dot coms, I have one word dot coms at further reduced prices, then some other domain...
Domaining Tips - Monday, October 5, 2015 - 2:32
Post Your Skype Username Not sure how many of you are active on Skype, thought it might be a good idea to invite readers to post a comment with their Skype username, along with a few details about themselves and their interests.
Please don’t just limit yourself to posting your Skype ID, you need to also let people know a
Why Are the Chinese Buying So Aggressively? Don’t make the mistake of assuming, like many people do, that Chinese investors are simply mindlessly buying certain types of inventory because they don’t know better. I assure you, their reasons for buying are extremely rational.
A lot of them are doing it because they are interested in acquiring assets outside their co...
Domaining Tips - Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 15:1
Fanboys.com – Last Chance to Make an Offer I’ve received an offer for Fanboys.com from another domainer that I’m thinking about accepting, the price is ridiculously low but I need some quick liquidity, so I’ll most likely accept if I don’t receive a higher offer from you guys.
To make me an offer, send an email to email@example.com.
Domaining Tips - Friday, October 2, 2015 - 6:24
Does It Matter What *I* Like? I’ve never been an amazingly active short domain investor. I’ve owned a few here and there but nothing spectacular, I’ve always preferred one word dot coms. My newsletter however has been and will continue to be dominated by short domains, especially LLLL dot coms (I’ll have quite a few nice ones next week, ju...
Domaining Tips - Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 13:48
Domains and Bitcoin Are *Not* Similar Due to the fact that both of them are online assets, a lot of people make the huge mistake of assuming they’re pretty much the same thing. Nothing could be further from the truth, they are actually fundamentally different and today, I will try to explain why.
Domain names are assets which thrive under periods of
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 12:22
Things That Could Make Domain Investing Grind to a Halt As a lot of you probably already know (as this news has literally been all over the place over the past 24 hours or so), proof that water in liquid form exists on Mars seems to have been found. This made me wonder: what if one of these days, instead of such an announcement, people
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:38
Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 7 Very balanced newsletter today, pretty much all domain categories have been covered.
Today’s email is dominated by over 100 LLLL dot coms (125, to be more precise) and short domain investors will also find the numerics I’m offering interesting.
I’m also selling one worders at discounts even steeper than those offere...
Domaining Tips - Monday, September 28, 2015 - 1:45
What Do You Think Humanity’s Main Goal Should Be? I invite you to visit GlobalGoals.org when you get a chance to, where humanity’s top 17 goals for the next 15 years are illustrated. And don’t just limit yourself to spending 5 seconds on the homepage: at the very least pick your favorite goal, click on it and read a bit more.
Some of the goals
Domaining Tips - Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 10:17
The Last Day of Portfolio Reviews Up until this point, I’ve been offering free portfolio reviews for those who subscribe to my newsletter using the form on the sidebar. Unfortunately, I’ve decided that I just can’t keep up with the volume of requests (if you’re reading this and haven’t received your review yet, please accept my sincere a...
Domaining Tips - Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 13:51
Are You Prepared for the Next Financial Crisis? Most of you know that I’m an economist “by trade” but unlike most economists, I do not pretend to be able to predict the future. I cannot. However, I do have hunches every now and then and in my opinion, we should be expecting a financial crisis somewhere over the next year or so.
Domaining Tips - Friday, September 25, 2015 - 12:16
How Much of Your Net Worth Should You Invest in Domains? I believe it’s reasonably likely that at some point in the future, investment grade domains will be recognized as a “status quo” asset class. In other words, the average investor who up until this point limited himself to asset classes such as stocks, bonds and real estate will start taking domains seriously.
Domaining Tips - Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 12:3
Premium Renewals Just Don’t Make Sense Mike Berkens has every right to be pissed off after finding out that BigGame.Fishing carries a $2,700 yearly renewal fee. Or Quarter.Horse (I’m sorry but even when the domain makes sense, the Dot Horse new G still makes me chuckle).
Just plain ridiculous.
I’ve said this time and time again: by implementing a premium rene...
Domaining Tips - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 8:37
The Day-to-Day Frustrations of a Domaining Blogger The post Konstantinos published earlier today makes it clear that the life of a domaining blogger is anything but easy.
At time, it tends to be quite frustrating.
Konstantinos invests in new gTLDs.
I don’t, at least not anymore.
By reading both of our blogs, you are exposed to different viewpoints which enable you to make info...
Domaining Tips - Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 14:3
Domain Sales Newsletter Case Study – Part 6 This week, I’ll be trying a new experiment: after having a “short domain” themed newsletter last week and a “keyword domain” themed one the week before, I will be focusing on my own domains exclusively this week in a very aggressive manner.
I’ve invited people to make offers and am very motivated ...
Domaining Tips - Monday, September 21, 2015 - 12:45
Domains vs. Real Estate – Revenue Comparison Now from an asset appreciation perspective, real estate can’t touch domains, this much is certain.
From a revenue perspective however, real estate frequently wins and my country represents an example.
I live in my country’s second biggest city and can generate returns in the 9 – 15% yearly zone relatively easily by...
Domaining Tips - Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 13:49
Are You Currently Bullish or Bearish on Domains? … in other words, are you pessimistic or optimistic at this point?
Investment grade domain values are up across the board, especially short domains.
This makes some people optimistic but on the other hand, some think that things have gone too far and that a correction is due.
Where do you stand?
As far as I’m concerned, ...
Domaining Tips - Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 14:54
NamePros Live Domain Auction In Progress To help Rami Steitieh raise money for a life or death situation, NamePros is organizing a live auction event which is taking place as we speak. I’ve mentioned Rami’s situation on DomainingTips before and for more details, you can visit his GoGetFunding page.
All of his domains are being auctioned through the NamePros liv...
Domaining Tips - Friday, September 18, 2015 - 15:59