Brandable Insider Domain Review #34 – The 25 domains I Bought This Week

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Today’s episode is a careful look at the 25 plus domain names that I acquired this week via the aftermarket.  It includes domains I bought via back orders, in the expired auctions and the GoDaddy closeouts.  I also summarize and explain my strategies and approach to value domain investing as I continue to accumulate and expand my brandable domain portfolio.

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Brandable Insider Domain Review #27 – Michael Krell Returns

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Another episode with former Managing Director of BrandBucket, Michael Krell.   Discussion topics include new features at BrandBucket, SquadHelp and BrandPa. Plus tips on how to buy domains at wholesale, set prices, maneuver payment plans and generate sales. Lastly, Michael and I review 22 brandable domains that sold this week in the wholesale and retail markets. 

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What’s New In Domaining?

Learn. Help. Support. Smile.

That’s the motto for Michael Cyger’s, soon-to-be legendary, Domain Social event. On this week’s edition, of the best virtual-happy-hour on the planet, Michael reminded me of how long it’s been since I’ve written on DNGeek.

So here I am guilt writing, and sharing, a quick list of my recent domaining discoveries.

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What Kind of Domainer Are You? Part One: Domain Flipping

After being shot down numerous times, I humbled myself and came to the stark realization that this is a much more intricate process.

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Before we buy a domain we should have a concrete plan for selling it. For veteran domainers this is an almost instantaneous calculation when they consider a domain purchase.  Beginners, on the other hand, may need to write down and think through their plan before hand.  In either case a practical plan should include both a buy and sell price, a list of potential customers and preferred methods for transactions (sales venue, payment process, commission and escrow fees etc).

Without a plan we might acquire a domain with little to no marketability or overpay and lose potential profit. 

This process will be different for different types of domainers including what I call flippers, trend riders and investors.

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Why We Love to Hate those Domain Appraisal Tools

In order to profit we need to buy low and sell high. Sounds simple. But it’s not. Especially in the domain industry.  Why? Because there’s no standardized and regulated repository for valuations, acquisitions and sales. In other words, no measuring stick.  This leads to a lot of frustration for domainers, especially those that are new.  One of the main scapegoats for our buy/sell pricing conundrum are the estimated pricing tools.   Oh how we love to trash talk Estibot and their ilk! 

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