I promise you, this will be my last discussion about lists. I’m pretty sure nobody cares to talk about it any more. You either like them or you don’t and you either visit the blog that put’s them out or you don’t. Yet again I find myself causing trouble with another blog writer. I always write don’t mess with crazy and there I am again. messing with crazy.
I was so kindly emailed by a few people about a thread at Namepros saying that I was being shady by leaving off a few names a month from my list. I let it go for several hours and then decided to post this
I normally would just let this go as I have no need to defend myself but I thought there needs to be some real info behind the accusations. (This is Shane by the way)
First the easy one, Big is a word to quantify size. Big is relative. I use the word Big because I thought it was a good title. Anything more that’s read into it is personal and has nothing to do with me.
Second. Plain and simple, I put names on my list that I think can be bought and sold for more later. They are not always the best names. Some are obvious, I realize that. Some are pushing it, I know that as well. I am making a personal judgement call and it’s OK to not like them. Over the course of the week I can guarantee someone somewhere saw a name that they did not see in their scan. Rick Schwartz even wrote a post about a domain he considered his buy of the year that he found only through the list.
I have written the post every, single, day for three years. For two years before one penny was made from affiliate program (by the way, everyone who gets Namejet affliate money owes me because I was a driver of that program and if you don’t believe me ask Matt). I write the list because I scan the list every night for hours. I figured I might as well put down the names that I thought were good and share.
Now to answer the “hiding”. How in the hell can you hide public information? Not publicizing is correct, hiding? Wrong. I buy a grand total of 3 or 4 names on Namejet a month….at most. Last month I had 5 names that I would have put on the list that I didn’t. I bought 2. One was All Green Lights dot com. The name of my new company. You want that one? So out of 500 names I posted I kept 5 off the list that I would have purchased.
I find it funny that I am one of the most open and honest bloggers out there and this guy has the audacity to say I’m shady. I share everything. Many things I shouldn’t. I have absolutely nothing to hide and put everything I’m thinking and doing into written word.
So DVDrip you can like or dislike lists or my lists, I don’t care. But if you want to accuse me of something that is not true I have an issue. I work hard at everything I do and my results are always somewhere in between pathetic effort to brilliant. Rarely touching the two extremes. People that claim either are either lackeys or naive. I am going to put you at naive
So I’ll put this out. Does leaving 5 names a month off a list make one less than open and honest? Is OnlineDomain dude just trying to draw attention? My agenda is to make money and have fun doing it. I’ve always put that out there. I always figured there is plenty of money to be made being open and honest. If anything I lose money by not having a filter and constantly messing with crazy and giving publicity to those that don’t deserve it