Do you want to be a domainer? Start reading…

I read Acro’s post the other day about people cold emailing him with domains for sale. Usually they use a fake name that is more appealing to a native English speaker.

Today, I got an email. At first glance I thought it had to do something with Acro’s blog at DomainGang.com. When I looked closer I saw the domain name in the subject was DomainBang.com. That was kind of funny. This is what it said inside:

Hello Sir/Madam,

We understand that you are the owner of the domain bang.info,

We have a domain for sale which you maybe interested in – domainbang.com. Since it is closely related to the keywords in your domain name, we thought that you might be interested in acquiring this one as well.

We are only asking $2000 for this premium domain. If you are interested, please let us know. Else, we apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Regards,

Kevin McReed

So his reasoning was that just because someone owns a domain name you can stick the word “domain” next to it and sell it to him/her for thousands of dollars. So he could open up a dictionary and buy all the “DomainWord” domains he can find and try to sell them for millions. Good luck with that. This is a very bad strategy to get into domaining. And it makes all domainers look stupid. There are many forums to get help and articles to read on how to do it right. So start reading.

Of course the real name of Kevin McReed is Prakhar Agrawal from India.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He loves domains and building websites. He is online since 1995, learned about html in 1996 and got into domains in 2002. He started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

2 comments

  1. Hey Konstantinos – as a domainer starting out with a smart portfolio I was eager to receive some pointers on “how to do it right” and where to start reading at the end of your post. Any advice on where to start? Thanks!

    • Hi Johnny,
      you can start by reading by blog! 🙂
      But seriously you should read every domaining blog(check out my blogroll for starters) for a few months, join the major forums, study the sales, watch the auctions, look at expiring/deleting lists.
      I will write a post about this in a few days.
      Thanks

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