Obviously if sales aren't at least covering the reg fees then you've got a problem!! As noted in the article, reg fee domains still make up around 25 - 30% of my sales, so they're easily covering reg fees. In a nutshell snoopy - yes I'm making a profit!I think most would know that some reg fee domains sell, but a true comparison would look at total costs of each sale, not just the $20 -> $3000 isolated examples. In other words what was the total cost spent on registering names to get each sale, including the names that didn't sell.
To expand on that, let's take a one year snapshot of hand regs based on my example in the article of "probably a dozen or so each month". That's 144 domains for the year, for a total cost of $3,168 for the fixed 2 year registration period (at $22 a domain - I pay less but keeping things simple). So then I've got 2 years to make the 1 or 2 sales which will cover that cost. Provided you know what you're doing (i.e. you don't buy 144 horsesh*t domains) that's a very low bar to success imo.
i get what you are saying, but you are saying is all good names have now been taken ? surely thats impossible ?I tend to agree with Snoopy on this, I very rarely see any benefit in hand reg domains, there is always the odd exception.
so then we have to think about you agreeing with snoopy given that he is totally against EMD's , which would lead you to think he feels "brandables" are better, so if a brandable is better then isn't anything really available as a handreg?
fiverr dot com was a hand reg , elance dot com, o desk dot com, and they are not emd's
For the record I dont always agree with Snoopy! I support .au and believe that there are a lot of opportunities with .au domains. I like EMDs and brandables alike. I did add the exception because I have seen some good exceptions to the rule. When I have purchased domains for my business (for example www.tm.com.au) I have had to approach a current registrant to do a deal, or picked them up on the drops.so then we have to think about you agreeing with snoopy given that he is totally against EMD's , which would lead you to think he feels "brandables" are better, so if a brandable is better then isn't anything really available as a handreg
erhan the topic is "Reg fee .au domains can pay off ! "
your tm.com.au looks great, perfect for what it needs to do, but its not a hand reg , you should have gone the LLL and got "tim.com.au " LOL
its when people buy buy buy without a PLAN to exit that you have a problem, there's a real obvious example thats been happening for the last 12 months...... for newbies........sorry but if you don't know, then you just don't know and i don't want to post it out of respect, but PM me if you want