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Domain Buying/selling within your area of expertise

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  1. Bailey United Kingdom

    Bailey Well-Known Member

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    It was Rob-F and his recent appraisal request for plots/co/uk plus the recent wide ranging opinions on the guy asking about 3d domains that prompted this question.

    How many of us actually try to stay within our areas of expertise when purchasing domains ?

    Now of course i'm aware that 5 to 10+ years ago you brought whatever was in the window of opportunity (and there was lots) But, things have changed. Those coming into domains today really have to play to their strengths and so often you see a domain listed that those within an industry know will just not hold commercial appeal.

    I've actually looked down my list of around 1000 domains, and even I'm suprised how often I've stayed within the commercial areas that I know most about. I would add I only ever held one porn name but I sold that for 10k ;-)

    My areas are Food & Catering, Electronics & Technology, Promotions & Advertising. and I'm sure that covers about 80-90% of my registrations
     
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    Buying and selling domains could be very cool and highly profitable but everything is related to the actual websites hosted over the net. For example, simply trying to buy or sell an older domain may not work over the net because the sites need to have been up and running for some years. The best example could be the business.com and do you think if the domain was deserted and with no accessible homepage, the value of it would still be that high?
     
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    I don't disagree with you bermuda is some sense, but to believe "everything" is related to an actual website is totally wrong.

    A far better analogy would be one of value of an empty building plot set against the value of a property in an established area. The empty domain-V-the established website. Of course domains with traffic and income are at the top of the want list (no matter what the domain is)

    I try not to be critical of anyones efforts but, you only have to see some of the sites that some call developments to realise there isn't always that much difference in content to a simple parked page.

    My original statement was trying to identify where A new entrant to domains would actually make a start today - I do agree that a good developer is like any professional and will reap rewards but that is not quite the same as those looking at this purely from "domain name investment" view.

    I'm not going to comment on giving "business.com" as an example as that already speaks volumes.
     
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