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  1. humble pie United Kingdom

    humble pie Banned

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    10 years ago when you told someone you owned a certain domain they were impressed.. 5 years a go they were still impressed.. now?
     
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    They got bored of you going on about it for 10 years? :)
     
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    LOL :)

    I think they'd be more impressed with a really good website behind the domain name you own and a 5 figure sum coming in each month from advertising carried on that website.
     
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    @bonus on the contrary, I never talk to anyone about domains!

    Maybe it's just me, but It feels that some how 10 years ago you told someone with average computer/internet knowledge you owned shortoneword.co.uk or famousukplace.co.uk they probably would have have been impressed - excited and inquisitive even about future plans for it and how one acquired it etc.

    Logically one would have thought that 10 years on from say the domain peak around 2005, and with less *good* domains about now, prices and demand for quality would have risen more drastically.

    Take sex.co.uk (maybe not a great example), but I would be sure today it would not reach would it would have in 2003 (even EMD boost aside).

    Perhaps recessions combined with new domain extensions (uncertainty) and elections is all just bad timing, or things are better than they seem to *me* and I'll just shut up :)
     
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    Perhaps the novelty has worn off a bit, but we're really still in the early days of the internet.

    There's probably a tendency for domainers to focus too much on domains and not enough on what they're used for. A domain registration itself isn't really very impressive. If someone was impressed that you owned a single word premium it was probably because they imagined it was a big/successful website

    As you say there have been a lot of changes with the EMD update and new extensions, but in my view the long term outlook for quality domains it still very good.
     
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    I think the general ( not just domains or the internet ) interest in others has worn off in the past 10 years, everyones so wrapped up in self worth and attention seeking me, me, me that its got to the point where society has lost its interaction or has the cant give a shite attitude .

    You only have to look at forums and how they were 10 years ago with people asking questions etc, now days no one is open to debate or more to the point no one is open to being proven wrong and therefore don't ask in the first place.

    I blame social media for giving everyone an instant feed into others lives, Social media "gurus" for being complete plonkers, censorship, the "PC" brigade and general attention seeking nonsense :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Are you Julian?


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    Reality is 10 years ago EMDs were all the rage, and a great EMD was your path to Google success. Affiliate marketing was in - techies could buy a name, build a 5 page content crap site, throw in some high paying affiliates.....and bam, first cheque could have arrived in a month. I remember the days of earning 2p a search from Ask Jeeves - and was making £500 a month from it. Not a chance today.

    Saturation beyond belief, the big boys arrived years ago smashing a lot of small businesses out of there way in the stampede , technology changes, proper graphic designers putting the affiliates to shame, CMS like Wordpress dominate with great looking templates that can be customised by most - and many domains becoming much less 'necessary' for success.

    Nowadays the name not so relevant. Who remembers domain names any more, or even write them down. Category killers will always command a price but the domains of yesterday bow down to the significance of social link sharing, apps etc...

    No-one has to think anymore.

    It's as easy to build a good brand on a two word domain than a one word nowadays - everything else being equal.

    The number of domains with value has plummeted, leaving a lot of dusty domains on creaking shelves until the owner finally gives up on the dreams of yesteryear and gets rid.

    I do miss those days of shining lights and wonder, and those years have been good to most of us, but like everything else if you don't innovate you'll be left behind.

    Still waiting for someone to post a £30 each domain post with a cracking name and I get there before anyone else :)
     
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    Does fit the "I talked to a barman, he said no one needs a domain name.." mould
     
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    and [eating] "humble pie" as a username. :)

    By the way I see you sold rabbit.co.uk to Andrew Bell recently but didn't make a post about it like you did when you acquired it. Take much of a hit on that one?:cool:
     
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    Yep made a big loss :( but you live and learn uh

    + I would rather leave it down to the discretion of a buyer whether they want to public state they've bought something

    When I bought it I felt the discretion laid with me.
     
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    Sorry to hear. Unfortunately I felt at the time that you made a bit of a boob purchasing that domain name, particularly because of the TMs. However your purchase did, from memory, encourage me to buy this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1905609078/?tag=acorn06-21 which I now have and have partially read so every cloud has a silver lining. :)

    The registrants name is published for all to see in the WHOIS so in my opinion it's not unfair to openly state this. I presume you contacted him.


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    Yep I had to suck it up and start contacting people, try and at least get some money back on the mistake I had made.
     
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    What exactly made you go cold on the domain name? Just wanted to release some money to use elsewhere or lost confidence in the domain name and therefore didn't want to hold onto it any longer? Hopefully members reading appreciate you're openness so far. I do. :)


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    Kudos to you for having the balls to talk about this. I think rabbit was a good name but not a great name, but just bad timing for you perhaps. I'm sure you'll get another chance to invest in something else down the line using the knowledge you have now.
     
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    + 1 cant be fairer than that well done Murray
     
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