Discussion in 'General Board' started by domainseller200, Sep 12, 2012.
How many of Number 2 do we have on Acorn ?
Bit like the good, the bad, and the ugly!
More and more judging by the new user registrations...
I am not a domainer even though:
I bought my first investment-only domain in '98 (not super early but still well before most people realised they would become valuable).
I have bought and sold domains in the £x,xxx range - I'd say you need to make a living from it to be a true domainer (it's a sideline or a hobby otherwise).
I have 700+ domains - the number of domains you own does not make you a domainer. I am closer to a domain addict than a domainer.
I'd consider a domainer to be someone that has quality and quantity in their portfolio that allows them to have a near full time income from it .... which all rules me out! Otherwise, as inbound says, "it's a sideline or hobby", or maybe even a bit of a gamble?
Anyone who has a substantial amount of domains names which are intended to be sold.
I wouldn't class a domainer as a status which has to be achieved after making x amount, as that's like saying your not a chef unless you make x amount of meals.
Someone who makes a full time living would be a successful domainer and someone who sells none, makes no money would be a failed domainer.
Portfolio quality certainly needs to enter the picture at some point. Quantity is not enough, because anyone with more money than sense can fill their boots with worthless domains.
If somebody has 1,000 "no hoper" domains (as viewed by a knowledgeable independent observer with a good understanding of the domain name market, and what is likely to sell) they surely can't really be considered a "domainer", any more than somebody clumsily mixing random ingredients before foisting their nauseating creations on reluctant friends and family can be considered a "chef". A minimum level of skill is required in both instances, even on a purely amateur basis.
Simples - if your main source of income derives from selling domains, or from passive domain monetization...then you're a domainer. Quality and quantity have nothing to do with it. You can still be a domainer even if you don't own any domains.
No other definition counts.
End of discussion.
Thank you, and good night!
BTW, to answer the initial question - quite a few!
Yes your right there's a difference between a professional chef and the chef at the roadside cafe!
I think professional domainer and amateur domainer is the equivalent with amateurs not requiring much skill.
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