It’s a term we’re using every day. A term that some like and some don’t, but it seems to have replaced the term domain investor and encompassed all the business models that include domains. It’s a name that sits there idle, waiting for someone to monetize it. Do you think you have a way to monetize it? The owner, Goed Bekeken, will give you that opportunity and all you have to do is split the gross revenue.
In reality it’s not a bad deal. It’s a name that everyone in our field recognizes and is used almost daily. You can get use a major name in exchange for half the revenue. A nice chance for someone with little money and big ideas. Not everyone in the industry has a ton of money and this would provide opportunity. But there is a reason it sits idle.
Most people in our field would much rather own the domain than lease. Domainers tend to be the lessee rather than the lessor. Our business model tends to be buy and flip or buy and develop, with the emphasis being on the buy. We’re not the creative idea people. The creative idea people are the ones that buy the domains from us. Of course I speak in generality, because there are some great minds in our industry, but overall in the last few years there has been very little game changing companies introduced by people within our field (here come the comments).
The other obvious choice would be a domain community. A community that has already been built over at Domaining.com. In my mind there isn’t much reason to build another. Adding another would just make them both struggle. A social site for domainers is a nice idea but there’s no money in it and remember you’re going to share half the revenues but not half the costs. Those are all yours. I think these are the reasons it sits idle. Like many fantastic names, it’s difficult to build a business model that will provide profits. The owner, like me, is struggling to think of a way to develop domainers.com. Do you have a way to make money with the domain (other than sell it)? If so and feel like sharing, I’d love to hear it. That is unless it’s so good you want to go directly to domainers.com and share it directly so nobody steals your concept
PS. I’m not brokering the name and have no vested interest nor do I even know the owner. But if the name sells as a result of this I would like to be paid handsomely