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soj

Founder
Saw this article on Andrew Allemann's Domain Name Wire and had a bit of a laugh.

And I also had to admit that some of them are so true ......... ;)

8 observations about domainers

Sound familiar?

They say there is a hint of truth in every stereotype. With that in mind, I present eight observations about domainers. Sure, they may be about the stereotypical domainer, but I’m sure you’ll nod your head to at least a few of them.

1. While companies think domain names are less important than they really are, Domainers think domains are more important than they really are.

2. Domainers always assume the worst about actions their service providers (e.g. parking companies, registrars) take.

3. Domainers think everyone is trying to screw them.

4. Domainers find it difficult to let a domain they registered long ago expire, even if they realize it’s never going to be worth something. Letting go of sunk costs is difficult.

5. Domainers think trademark holders are always in the wrong.

6. Domainers all have at least one domain in their portfolio that they now realize they overpaid for.

7. Domainers also have one offer to buy that they rejected and now wish they could accept.

8. Domainers think that just because they own a good domain they can create a great web site.


Loved some of the comments as well:

  • "Domainers always think their domain is more valuable then everyone else does".

  • “Estibot undervalues my names”.


Any more to add?
 

snoopy

Top Contributor
All very true. Here is another few

Domainers think a domain is worth X before they buy it, as soon as it changes hands suddenly it is worth 10X.

If a domainer registers 1000 domains and sells 1 for $2000 that represents a profit.

Domainers believe the road to success involves wordpress and an adsense account.
 

DavidL

Top Contributor
Domainers believe the road to success involves wordpress and an adsense account.

Do they? I thought the vast majority of domainers parked their domains? Once you start developing you kind of cease to be a domainer but rather a developer don't you?


Domainers tend to be lazy and sit back and wait for a big pay day rather than chase it

Domainers often incorrectly assume that a big market is automatically a better market

Domainers think that to make it big you've got to have blockbuster names and headline sales

Domainers think that the golden age of domaining is long gone

Domainers rush to their computers when they hear a new word
 

snoopy

Top Contributor
Do they? I thought the vast majority of domainers parked their domains? Once you start developing you kind of cease to be a domainer but rather a developer don't you?

I can't say I've seen many domainers talking about parking as the road to success in a while. Most have tried it, made very little (because the names are terrible plus you've got declining PPC rates) and when those names don't really sell either they move on to "mass development". I think if you took a poll many domainers would see development as a way to make a lot of money.

Of course that rarely works out either because most call wordpress + adsense on a whole lot of domains developing, and it typically comes as a last resort as opposed to people actually wanting to build a business. It is a bit like assembling a tin shed and calling yourself a builder.
 

xwdomains

Top Contributor
I can't say I've seen many domainers talking about parking as the road to success in a while. Most have tried it, made very little (because the names are terrible plus you've got declining PPC rates) and when those names don't really sell either they move on to "mass development". I think if you took a poll many domainers would see development as a way to make a lot of money.

Of course that rarely works out either because most call wordpress + adsense on a whole lot of domains developing, and it typically comes as a last resort as opposed to people actually wanting to build a business. It is a bit like assembling a tin shed and calling yourself a builder.

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