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Some Famous Quotes on Domaining

I love quotes.  It probably started with Grandma’s “Quotable Quotes” section in the Reader’s Digest.  It could have been that my Dad loves quotes.  He didn’t go around quoting people. He read books and would always say to my Mom, “Oh, THIS is a great one” and read off some funny or highly perceptive quotes someone thought were good enough to put into book form.  I still get Reader’s Digest for that section and realize the best quotes were not written to become quotes but usually just an answer to a question. Here are some of the better ones I’ve heard about buying and selling domain names.  I’ll quote them if I know the author and I have no idea if they really even said them.Many of them were found on DnForum.

“Want to be successful in the domain business? Don’t piss your money away”Michael Berkens

“There’s so much more value in these names than pay-per-click” -Kevin Ham

“I shape my future with the names I buy. I shape the future of my loved ones with the names I sell.” — Chris Desouza

“Domains have and will continue to go up in value faster than any other commodity ever known to man” — Bill Gates

“Don’t buy a name you aren’t willing to own if you aren’t able to sell it.” -Rick Latona

“The moral is that we could get the domain. We ended up ‘tens of thousands’ for the domain. I think we used which was also a mistake.”Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder ( I absolutely hate

I’m selling this domain name cuz I need money to fund another project     -I’m not sure who said it originally but everyone seems to quote it

A broker of Internet domain names lists ‘’ for sale for $1 million.

“Perhaps I should be flattered that somebody imagines the name is worth so much, especially since my parents gave me the same name 42 years ago for free.” – Bill Gates

“Domains have and will continue to go up in value faster than any other commodity ever known to man” -Rick Schwartz

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda – Rockefeller

“If you control all the domains,” he says, “then you control the Internet.” -Kevin Ham

We’ve all heard that a million monkeys banging on one million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true. (Robert Wilensky)

Most of what you have is only really valuable to you. -?

“Anyone not willing to spend 5 to 10 thousand dollars to attend one of my conventions, are “Time Wasters” -Rick Schwartz at a convention

Arriving at the real value of a domain is like a blind man, in a dark room, looking for a black dog – that just might not be there…

“Higher Offer received via PM”  -everyone on a domain forum

“In the future, fortune could well favor those who didn’t sell their good domain names too cheaply, or too boldly” -Frank Schilling

“.tel will revolutionize the way people communicate around the world” ~TelNic  Acro found this one

“what’s the value of a click, if that click leads to the sale of a $20m plane…?”  -Rick Schwartz

I guess I was afraid to smile because I was worried the audience would not bid if I looked like I was happy about making money. — Rick Latona

“Just because an end user might have a lot of money, it doesn’t mean they will pay a lot of money for a domain.” —  DomainsInc

A small businessman who buys a domain in a new extension will essentially be invisible on the web. —   Ron Jackson
“It’s good to feel scared, it means you have something to lose” -?

In my 6 years of scanning expiring domain name lists I’ve found that only 7-12% of all names that expire mean anything to more than one person”  Frank Schilling
And my Favorite   “The harder I work, the luckier I am”   Thomas Jefferson

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2 Replies to “Some Famous Quotes on Domaining”

  1. you’re quickly becoming my favorite domain blogger, Shane..

    pace yourself – we out here in the domainersphere don’t want you to burn out blogging (as I did)


    1. Coming from one of the elite domainers such as yourself I really am humbled. Thanks for the kind words. I’m really enjoying writing this blog and you’ll see a little less posting during spring when I am incredibly busy training for my ironman and marathon events as well as working 80 hrs at the nursery. Somehow I’ll still find time for some posting. Again, thank you and much appreciated

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