The first rule for new domainers is “Quit hand registering junk!!!!!”, yet when I went back at my snapnames history to look for halvarez restitution money, it made me realize how much junk I used to buy. I bought them thinking one of two things. I could flip the name for a quick $100 or there would be a huge offer down the road. Secondly, I had in mind a great site that would go with the name. Guess what? Neither happened and I let half expire, sold a few, and still have the rest. It’s ironic that I just got through reading Arbel’s article about his snapnames poll and laughing about #1 , “quit registering junk”. I thought to myself “I never slice”, I was pretty good about staying away from junk……..Wrong.
Ursox, coaxi, bidfm, p2pus, myorv, otmos,ylaws, cttee, pexta, nawla, pcmon, dnlib, petsu, voded,voudo. I could go on for ever. I didn’t register anything this bad but these are typical of the names put out for the 5L showcase at Namepros every day. I apologize in advance to the owners of these names, I don’t mean to single them out as bad domainers as their portfolios may be filled with solid domains as well. Yes, there may be a money maker in there but the most likely all these names are a complete waste of $8. Even if you develop these names, the content will have to overcome the name, not vice versa. I just hope some of them learn quickly to quit throwing their $8 or $60 away. I liken it to buying a lottery ticket each day. Sure you may hit it big but if you throw that $1 in the glove compartment instead, at the end of the year you are guaranteed to have $365.
There is a silver lining. I was lucky enough to spend some money and buy some good names, names that were strong enough to pay for all my mistakes. As a matter of fact I bought one for 1K and sold it for 27K which made up for all my junk and more. Of course I turned around and spent that on quite a bit of junk as well.