Everyone knows I am a dotcom kinda guy. I focus on dot com
domains. As I was prospecting and speculating there were a number of domains
that were taken in dotcom so I would register a .net or a .org so I would have
something that was still of value and was generally one word, sometimes two.
But because the dotcom versions were all gone or I already owned it, I would
get the next best thing that was
still meaningful and could have an audience. When I did, they were generally
pretty damn good. For years I have
debated and argued my feeling about .net and .org. Some agree, many do not. But
hey that is why they have many flavors of ice cream. Different toppings on
pizza and all the rest.
So later this year I plan to sell or auction off some or all
of the following domain names. Most if not all have traffic and revenue. But
they are not my focus and it is time to parlay these, so I can reinvest in the
domains I need to fill in and strengthen what I have at greatly discounted
prices. I already bought more domains this year than the last 2 years combined.
I described why in a previous post. Even better values are coming. If you are
in a strong cash position, you are set to do very well.
So my business plan will never look like any other domainer.
It is unique to me and so is everyone reading this plan as theirs are unique to
them. Some folks have a hard time
facing and accepting that. We are dealing in unique assets, and while we have
similarities, we also have more unique plans than any other sector. So nobody
has to do it my way or your way or their way. We all have the freedom to choose
the way we like it and if some don’t like it, I guess they have to say so. I
just do the same thing I started doing in 1996. I share my path. What is
working for me. What I am finding out. Your path has to be different. Different
time, different ages, different goals, different agendas and unique assets. How
could they possibly be the same?
So when I go thru my portfolio, these are what I would call
my “Orphan domains.” Does not mean
they don’t have great value. Obviously they do as many folks focus on .net or
.org these days. But it is not my focus. I will let the market decide value. Let’s look at it as a car
collection. I may focus on Mint condition Corvettes, but along the way I bought
some Mustangs and Camaros and a
t-bird without the hardtop. All have great value. But I focus on Corvettes and
would rather unlock the value of those other brands so I can add some more vettes.
Pretty simple and straight forward. I don’t know what they will go for. The market decides and I have faith that they will sell for enough to cover at
least a few other purchases or trade for what will fortify my portfolio while
others are fortifying theirs.
I am announcing it now as I expect to gather several end
users by the fall. I have a mission. We have a mission. We all talk about end
users but we each have a responsibility to reach that end user. For my part, I
am going to focus on Ladies.org and Brides.net to find end users. I see this as
fertile territory. Many Ladies organizations to target and same with brides and
bridal houses. This is the first time I am being proactive with a sale. Until
now I don’t usually reach out and try and sell domains, I simply respond to the
selected offers and emails I get. But again, it is all in the timing. I could
have done this a decade ago and walked away with $500. Like I tell most of the
folks that want my 3 digit domains, as soon as the market reaches $50k or more I will consider selling them. I could
have sold them for $500 a decade ago. $5000 3 years ago. $25,000-$50,000 today.
So if you want 235.com, no problemo, just come back when the market reaches my
number if I don’t adjust higher by then which is somewhat likely.
The following are all the .nets and .orgs I have accumulated
along the way and may part with before the end of the year.
Have a GREAT Day!