Domain Name Investors Guide 2014 – Part 3

Domain Name Value

Are you guilty of pricing your domain name on public sites? A good chunk of Domain Name Investors are guilty of pricing domain names and listing them on domain name forums on a daily basis.  There is nothing wrong with posting domain names for sale on public forums but there is a problem when you add the discounted price and your domain name to the title of your sales thread that ends up on search engines permanently.

The other day I was ready to invest $6500 U.S.D to purchase a 3 Letter Dot Com Domain Name (LLL) listed on a domain name forum.  While doing some research on the domain name I found 50+ indexed sales threads posted on numerous domain name forums with title tags that read:

  • Buy this LLL.com for $8000 this Friday only!
  • Weekend Discount LLL.com for $7800
  • Black Friday Special LLL.com for $6800

My example title tags above do no justice to some of the title tags I found on Google Search Results dating all the way back to 2001!

Why would I invest $6500 U.S.D into a domain name that is haunted by past sales threads that reduce my chances of selling the domain name for a profit?

Domain Name Investors are not always thinking Long-Term! They buy and sell domain names for a quick profit! This type of domain name investing is harming our industry and our domain name values.  We need to think long-term as a community and protect our virtual assets.  Otherwise potential End Users with large budgets will pay us less for our domain names!

From Reg Fee Domain Names to LLL.com Domain Names, as Domain Name Investor we need to protect the value of our Dot Com’s and its future!

Make the change for 2014 and help boost domain name profits!

Until my next Domain Name Investment Article, Happy Domaining!

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Domain Name Investors are not always thinking Long Term! They buy and sell domain names for a quick profit!

2 Comments

  1. This is a brilliant write up, T. I’ve really been struggling with
    this issue. If you ever post the name up for sale, your instantly
    devaluing the name, because now the sales pitch is permanently etched
    into the spiderbot’s memory. This can of course be very troubling to the
    brand owner.
    One solution that I have used in the past is to embed
    the domain name into a JPEG image. Then post the image online. This is
    similar to what we did with our beta launch 0.1 of Namestrap which you
    can see live (01/07/14). If you check out the pages you will notice the
    jpeg images used as the domain names!
    However after giving it alot
    of careful thought and consideration, we decided that if we merely kept
    the listing on our website and removed it immediately upon a domain
    purchase, we could pretty much (using google webmaster tools) remove
    that one URL from our website and resubmit to spiders.
    In another
    few days (or less), we are re-launching our website with the new
    implementation of text being Unicode. (devlog: github.com/namestrap) The
    reason for this was twofold. Firstly, ease of use. From a UX
    standpoint, allowing our end users to sift and sort through the domain
    names if just more important at the end of the day.Secondly; We
    looked into all types of ways to hide the content, like index nofollow,
    and using a javascript embedded iframe nesting the contents, but at the
    end of the day, as long as we only list the domain on our site, we can
    remove it from our site, and effectively, kill the page from the spider
    in a reasonable timeframe.

    Reply

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