It's been a while but never too far away.
In case you haven’t heard my partners and I are opening up not only a domain brokerage, not only a marketplace on Stud.com but we have added some secret sauces that’s going to blow the doors off of the industry and open us up to the world.
Stud.com was born on July 1 via a Twitter post and for the last 100 days or so we have been working night and day to bring Stud.com online.
The domain marketplace is about 1/3 of what stud.com is going to be about.
In the weeks ahead we will unveil version 1.0 of STUD. But we won’t stop there. We have big plans for expansion as we add these new features.
Stud will be a paid membership if you want to list your domain names and free to those that want to shop and buy. Other services will be offered. Some free, some paid.
Stud will not only empower domainers we will show domain investors how to get top dollar for their prime Domain Names by “Breeding” them not just selling them. But when they do sell, they need to get top dollar.
OUR number one enemy are domain investors selling their assets way too cheap. When it comes to valuation domainers are either up in the ozone for worthless domains or they’re giving away life-changing domains for less than life-changing amounts. Sometimes even chump change. When will they ever learn??
Don’t come to Stud.com if you’re desperate and you need to sell your domain TODAY for the lowest price. There are plenty of venues that can do that for you and STUD is not one of them. We don't need millions of names clogging up the system. Therefore we will set minimum values and quality to be listed.
Come to stud because you are a founder of that domain name and maybe you deserve more than just a one time DESPERATE payday. Come to stud because you want to market and circulate your domain name and have it utilized for the highest and best use. Come to stud for the right reasons not the wrong reasons.
I wish I could tell you more but all I can say is I would not come out of retirement to do a project of this magnitude if it wasn’t going to be a big deal and I believe someday it’ll end up being my legacy.
I can’t tell you how excited I am and how I am busting at the seams to tell you more.
We've been going over the Stud project & fine-tuning everything!
My detractors will jump on anything or will make it up so we need everything to be perfect. We want domainers to go “WOW, Stud .com is MINDBLOWING!”
If you want to be among the first to know when stud goes live and become a member, go to Stud.com and sign up on our email list.
Stay tuned for our grand opening in the weeks ahead. I think you will be stunned and delighted at the depth and width of the Stud.com project.
We are now in the process of marrying the front end with the back end and then we’re going into beta.
The minimum value for the first year will be $2500. However I want everyone to know that that number will be going up substantially. Those that sign up early will be grandfathered in for at least one year. And I will grant them one year more. However after that it’s just going to be whatever the minimum is. I hope to raise it to $5000, $10,000, $25,000 and eventually at least $100,000.
Stud.com will be based in Ireland
And finally this… In the nearly 26 years that I’ve been investing in DomainNames the time was never right to be proactive until now. I would never waste a moment on outbound or proactive sales until this year. We are in a new era. It’s not an era of desperation. It is the era of understanding and knowing just how important a prime domain name is to the future of any business and person on this earth.
Stop selling your best domains to support your crappiest domains. It's a terrible formula. Learn to negotiate from strength not weakness. If you are a "Cat on a hot tin roof" and you have to sell your name TODAY, Stud.com is NOT the venue for you.
We will be announcing particulars in the weeks ahead including some fantastic free perks offered by our new and growing partnerships.
Commission will be a flat and easy 10%. All fees will be split 50/50 between buyer and seller unless negotiated differently. There will be ZERO TOLERANCE for trademark violations. One warning only!
All domains under $10,000 MUST have a BIN price.
There will be no "Make an offer" on Stud.com. IT's WEAK!!!!
It says, "I will pull my pants down because I am desperate"
Portfolios and Domains must be approved.
And we are not the platform to dump 10,000 or 100,000 names into.
We want only your finest names.
Stay tuned my friends. STUD.com at your Service!™️
Sign up RIGHT NOW to be the very first to know when we launch and news along the way!!
Have a GREAT Day!
Sounds great Rick! Looking forward to more details and the launch.
K J Haroon Basha
A welcome concept, but $2500 fees will deny the opportunity to majority of the domain name sellers.
The $2500 is the minimum value of the domains we will allow on the platform, NOT a fee.
Do the names have to be dotcom or can they be any extension over $2500. Who values the names?
Any extension with a $2500 or more value.
This is great news and the perfect match for all of my .HORSE domains. I will be listing my entire inventory there as soon as it launches!
Will listings have to be exclusive to Stud?
Only if you want top dollar.
I can’t help whores. :-))
It’s weak and desperate when it’s listed everywhere.
Buyers see that.
I’ve been holding out for a broker like you, sir, who can bring my domains down the stretch and across the tape for top dollar.
Let me know when I can send your way. I’ve got some betting, win, odds, sports, casino domains that have some gallop.
And some NFT, COIN, CRYPTO domains that have pedigree breeding.
Ireland? I actually lived on a horsefarm in Maynooth, the horsefarm that produced 2 Belmont Stakes winners, and 3 Irish Sweepstakes winners.
Also home to the great racehorse SHERGAR who was horse-napped by the IRA, supposedly, and held for 10 million ransom. Shergar was never found.
My GF at the time was daughter of the owner of the racehorse farm. He also owned Porsche, the company, and founded Computer Associates. He lived to be over 100 and at 80 he could take on 90% of guys half his age – spoke 7 languages fluently.
btw – they give irish racehorses guiness for breakfast
Best of luck for this new endeavor!
Every great domain name deserves a great business mate.
I just signed up to your stud farm, sir.
My stud days are long past but I’ll live vicariously through my stud domains.
A few might need some taming to get out of the gates, but with the right saddle, rider, trainer and a proper stall with the daily comestibles and coat massaging, they can grow into fine domains. They got the bloodlines to compete in the Sport of Kings.
Great news Rick n all the best !!
one clarification pls, this $2500 is from Godaddy ?
Why Ireland Rick?
I have two nice .coms I will be listing there if accepted.
Not sure if K1D.com will be accepted but I market it as #1 KID.
It would make a perfect brand but the nay sayers have been on me with this one. Regardless I think it does have the potential to an end user.
Hello Rick Schwartz,
Everyone is calling for a wild feast of (lifechanging .comEPA’s) to shore up their Cash War Chests. The really large investors are just (NOW SHOWING)! Get ready for the FireWorks. JAS 10/14/2021
Gratefully and respectfully, Jeff Schneider
( Contact Group ) METAL TIGER
Former : ( Rockefeller I.B.E.C. Strategic Marketing Intelligence Analyst/Strategist – Senior Lead
Licensed : C.B.O.E. Hedge Strategist
( USeBiz.com ) / ( UseBiz.com ) GEMINIRISING
Who values the names? Thanx.
The Domain investor is the one who ultimately values the domain.
However we will give guidance especially when a domain is priced too low or laughably high.
That´s a very interesting article at FORBES!
They talk about “candy.com”