Time Capsule September 2000

Morning folks!!

In 2000 the following exchange took place between a fellow board member and myself. As you can see he is feeling sorry for himself. How many of you wish we could rewind back to 2000 and get those GREAT domains at really cheap prices?

To give you some historical perspective, the poster that felt defeated wrote this about the same time that Frank Schilling bought his first domain name. So if you REALLY want to see the future, you MUST look into the past.

The exchange is a true classic and starts when I say 'I don't like takers that don't give
back!' referring to people reading my board, reading my posts, getting valuable info and then never sharing and giving back.

No offense intended. But it is VERY easy for you to say this considering the position you're in. Yes, you DO give TONS to this board. And for this we are all appreciative (at least I am). And I think we all
try to give back as much as we can. But there are just certain things that can't
be shared with the masses. Not at this stage of the game at least.

As for you, you can go out and divulge ALL your nitty gritty methods to the public
and be secure in the fact that NOBODY can touch you. You don't have to worry
because NOBODY will ever be able to recreate what you've done. You said it
yourself, that window of opportunity has all but closed. But not all of us are
that lucky or didn't get in the game as early as you did. So we need ALL the
edge we can get... it's just business. I believe the same goes for hoping Netsol
has auctions.

That WOULD be great if all of us had deep pockets. But most of us
don't. Hence, what I perceive as a totally unfair advantage. But of course, the
person with the money would see it otherwise.

That's just my opinion.

My response in September 2000.

If you want to make it BIG in
domains......I'll tell you the VERY most important thing.

If the FIRST domain you buy does not have this type of traffic.....you are on the WRONG path. The BEST
way to GROW your business is to make sure that your BUSINESS pay for your domains.

I ALWAYS hear this SILLY shit about it's too late and You were lucky to get into it then......BULLSHITTTT!!!


In 1998 I sold ALL my traffic for about $1.5 million a year. I had
nothing to do and having retired a few weeks earlier from my other business in
my early 40's I had no real motivation to do anything. But I did.

I SIMPLY repeated the process and did EXACTLY what I had done before except this
time it was MUCH harder but I was MUCH smarter cuz I already been there and done

Point is ANYONE can do this and do it good IF you point yourself in
the right direction.

Many of you NEW faces don't realize how lucky you are.

There are SEVERAL people in this forum that ARE millionaires and have
become that thru the net. Now maybe I am silly but if I had my choice of
listening to folks that made millions on the net or those that lose millions on
the net......I know what my silly choice would be. :-))

There are an INFINITE amount of .com domains. It will NEVER run out.

#1 advice......stop registering 100 $15 domains and buy ONE $1500 DOMAIN with
typeins! That's the path folks......if you elect not to take it....all I can say
is I gave you the road map....

So there you are. A guy who looked at me and CHOSE to defeat himself. Just look at how many (Most) folks came to the domain industry AFTER September 2000.

There is some SCHMUCK saying the same thing right now.

They said it in 1996 and in 1997 and in 2001 and 2003 and they were ALL wrong. They will
say it tomorrow and next week and next year and they will ALWAYS be wrong. Every
entry point will have a different way to be successful but you will NEVER EVER
run out of entry points. Unless of course you defeat yourself before you begin.

Human nature controls us, to be successful you must control human nature. The
secret is really no secret at all.

Have a GREAT day!

Rick Schwartz