* Quick side note: after first reading it probably might sound too crazy idea to be true but take your time and try to look at the picture not only through .UK current domainers eyes but also ... I. does this solution can help to bring more investors (not TAG holders and miners) and interest in the .UK market? II. Can we create together more value, execute faster and make a profit? In theory, Acorn community could be decent digital agency - there are many developers, SEO experts, designers, copywriters, bloggers, problem solvers, sales gurus, just name it. All of you have your own domain portfolios. Some of you focusing on domain flipping, others develop sites which usually do not get very far in a long run because to do everything by your own (develop, design, SEO, marketing, solve 1001 problems and start the whole process again) takes time, skills, nerves and to be very good at all of this is a challenge. Let’s focus under this topic only premium one-word SEO .uk domains (there are many of these for sale £10,000+) that has not planned to develop by current owner/domainer. Owners who want to sell and not keep it as their pension backup plan. Possible experiment STAGE #1 * Example: Let’s say that 100 Acorn members decide to invest in a domain that cost £100. Everyone will pay £1 for their 1% equity. STAGE #2 * There are three different scenarios what to do with domain: a) add value and try to sell it b) add value and cash in from ads c) flip - people (end user/company) very often do not know what they need if you do not serve it properly. How much time the average domainer have spend for an active sale and present all her/his domains that they look “Instagram friendly” if they have thousands of domains? Should focus lead generation and sales. What would be the reason for the experiment? 1. To see do strangers in one community but with so different background can work together and do something better than professional SEO and marketing companies in the UK and beat them on Google ranking table. 2. Let’s not forget about money! Can we take one domain and add 3-5 times value for domain and execute in the next 6-8 months? 3. To see is there an interest for domain crowdfunding. If yes then @lazarus be so kind and consider to add crowdfunding option on flip.uk because that might attract premium domain owners to list their portfolios on flip.uk (in this case I would probably be interested in to invest my £10 in premium domains - for me it does not matter if I own domain alone or have just a piece of it what really matters is the quality of domain). 4. Crowdfunding has been recent years quite trendy and fancy word. I’m not going to copy-paste all statistics here because you can find it easily using Google for that. If you do that focus on average "crowdfunder" profiles to see their investment behaviour. Usually, they invest in small amounts which means that if you list £10,000+ domain on dan, Sedo, etc. then for them it would be too high risk to buy it BUT if they could invest £100 pounds in a premium SEO domain then that might change the game. Domain crowdfunding might cause quite a lot of emotions and feedback on the market ... so good time if we can do that through flip.uk then it is one way how to get a bit more traffic and blow life on it. __________________________________________________ Question: What do you think would it work based on Acorn community? * Do not hesitate to give some lemons, all opinions are welcome and there are no right or wrong answers.