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12:42 pm on Jun 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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With the pricing available right now for domain names it is fairly easy to get caught up in this addiction. You won't believe how many neat domains are still unregistered, especially two keyword domains both hyphenated and unhyphenated (just talking about .com's).

Now, after gathering some 500 of 'em, WHAT DO I DO WITH THEM? I hardly have the time to keep up with my websites (running 21 right now with freelance help).

Any neat hint as of how and what you do most efficiently with a growing pool?

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>>At one time or another, I intended to develop every one of them

It's driving me crazy, I want to do up 6 websites, just brimming with ideas. How do you resist and just let them sit?

10:28 pm on Sept 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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But without the concept to develop them

That's the $64 zillion dollar question!

And ... you have to have resources, not just concepts. Many a great idea has died before it was born because the person couldn't pull together what it would take to make it happen.

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I just looked up some domain names that I wanted to buy and got lucky and found the two I wanted. I'm sure the good lord was helping me.

:)

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I was searching for a domain name for my new concept idea. The first name I came up with was already taken (but not being used... how annoying). The second one was available. I then got thinking of other ideas I could think. If I was just randomly typing in URL's for this niche, then what would I type. I ended up searching about 30 domains, of which about 20 were available.

A bit of research often pays dividends.

As a side note, the .com I really wanted was registered for 12 months in November last year. It hasn't been used since. The .net is available, but I think I'll wait 'til November to see if anything happens with the domain!

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guys i have preregister about 100 eu domains i have to hire about 20 webmasters next year.
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I have over 450 .com's, am I addict too? All of my .com name are keywords for known software, so I think I can sell them for more then I paid for them.
1:19 am on Sept 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>Anyone here sold a domain name for say...more than 100 times of what they had purchased for? (after the dot com crash)

Yes. It was brandable, and I approached the person best suited to monetize it. He paid 1/3 my asking price, but I still made 100x my cost.

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Hi Kirby!

Wow, that's nice to know. So, 1 domain name with 100X earnings, or many such domain names?

regards,

Prash.

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Prash, you are showing one of the signs of DAP - Domain Addictive Personality.

Better you should devote your time, attention and money to a good woman. Domains will never love you back.

Then again, unlike the opposite sex, domains don't have many issues: No monthly hormonal outbreaks, no bouts of 'you don't understand me', domains never say 'not tonight dear', domains don't criticize your favoriate old sweatshirt . . . hmmmmmmmm, thinking ...

Okay. I think I've got the answer to the dilema about what to do.

Leave the gun.

Take the canolis.

1:41 pm on Sept 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No, a domain IS like a woman.

If you don't give it a present on its birthday, it will get mad and leave you.

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I have the domains, I have the ideas, I have the technical skills to make it happen, and I have the past proof of their future profitability.

What I don't have is what it takes to get of my butt to make it happen... I've now offered bounties to any of my friends who can kick me into motion to finish any of my pending projects... What is wrong with me?

$N

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Kilroy, one thing that is wrong with you is that you haven't cleaned out your WW mailbox in awhile so you can't receive offers of assistance or consolation or commiseration or beer.
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guys i have preregister about 100 eu domains i have to hire about 20 webmasters next year.

ROFL! I'm in exactly the same boat! Those damn EU domains aren't the cheapest TLD to register either!

What is the certainty of getting the domain if you've successfully pre-registered? Anyone know?

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Ok, cleared some messages.

So, where is the free beer?

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7:33 am on Sept 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Webwork,

well, only person so far who has earned 100x the investment on a domain?

I am gonna do it...sign up as a reseller today! ..to get them cheaper!

Prash

7:20 pm on Sept 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Webwork "...or beer..."

Mine is empty and waiting ;-)

12:01 am on Sept 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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wow...

This post is making feel so much better about having what I had previously thought was an excessive amount of undeveloped domains (less than 50).

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After reading this thread I ended up buying a recently deleted domain...now I gotta find some time to develop it.
7:40 am on Sept 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have a friend who must have 2000 + domains, he is seriously sick.

This is my view:

A nice keyword rich domain can always help with seo, ie. keyword.com or keyword-keyword.com, when it gets to keyword-keyword-keyword.com it can be used for seo, but sounds a little spammy.

In my opinion, getting the domain to the top is the hardest part, and you could get any domain to the top with the right strategy.

Nice domains or usefull when you get the domain to the top and then you want to sell the entity. Then you have branding + traffic = good money

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i have also bought some EU domains some of them are the same name with some old established .com's thet wasn't anywhere free to get as .net .org .us.biz.info Lets see the results , as about the registration it will be at 1/1/2005.
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EURid.org says:

PLEASE NOTE THAT AT THIS TIME IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO REGISTER OR PRE-REGISTER A .EU DOMAIN NAME WITH EURid AND THERE ARE NO ACCREDITED REGISTRARS FOR .EU.

I think you guys pre-registering .eu domains are getting scammed.

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I bought a .uk for 5uk pounds once (was a Nominet member)and sold it for 35,000uk pounds - the company bought it as it their competitor had the version with - in it and mine didnt!

I bought another one for 5uk pounds and sold that for 12,750uk pounds - (during the dotcom boom) but the company went bust and didnt change the registrant details to them before they did - I now own the domain still - they only had it for 1yr!

I let drop a lot of domains I registered in '98 and renewed repeatedly until 2002, but then let them drop (because it wasnt really on the theme of what I did then). Unfortunately, they'd be ideal right now for my current business, doh :/

10:27 pm on Sept 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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wow....you did good sales :)
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my eu domains cost 10 euro i believe when they will come on line i will sale them for 10.000 euro....lol
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I sold many many others too, it wasnt the core part of my business though - the business I was in (webhosting) I use to register domains for, domains on the same theme as webhosting - simple really. The idea was to draw more traffic, I don't think it really did - but plenty of people bought them off me!

These days I have a few hundred .com's and .co.uk's registered in the last 6 months, mainly related to my core business - I got someone to write me a script that tells me how many typeins each domain has sent to my website which allows me to decide which to renew or not :)

For all those addicts out there, sorry, but you will probably get lucky one day, hang in there :/

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What is the certainty of getting the domain if you've successfully pre-registered? Anyone know?

None - All pre-registering does is allows the company you have pre-registered with to apply to the registry on your behalf. There maybe a hundred other registrars also requesting your name if it is popular.

AND thats assuming the company offering pre-registration is honourable.

ALSO it is likely Trademark holders will take precendent over the general public.

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How strong would First Widgets America Corp. be to hold their thumb over widgets.eu during the sunshine period although they do not hold a trademark on widgets?

eBay.eu is pre-registered 10 times with my registrar ;-)

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I did it again, dotster had 25 free .info domains promotion yesterday, guess who spent three hours last night to secure some future hightech and science domains ;-)
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I guess that's all well for technologies. But for me, .info just doesn't cut it.

For one, when I type in a site ending in .com, if it doesnt work I probably try the country code instead or try .net - After that, it's off to Google for me.

I'm not sure how many people type .com,etc and then go 'hmm, maybe its .info!' I think personally .info only works on the basis that it was designed for - information on something - Now, you could argue that someone would type companyname.info but really we all know thats an unrealistic place to start looking for a company. I think of .info for tourist type stuff, like information on a place I want to visit, etc.

I think a sign of a failed tld is companies giving 25 (not even 1 or 5, but -25-) free away. I don't think I have ever seen a .info in any advertising campaign in the UK (maybe in US its different - I somehow doubt it though) - It's proving just as popular as .biz (which I associate with spammers and makemoneyfast type people to be honest .biz has some sort of cheap ring to it)

Just my two pence (cents/etc!)

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yeah I agree .Biz does have an identity problem Kind of used by Viagra resellers....
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