There is a lot of talk lately about who makes lists, how many and who’s lists are the best. I occasionally look at one of the lists but only to see what kind of domains are in there. I do my own lists and keep them to myself. I have been doing this for 10 years now. If you don’t make lists then you will not get far in domaining. That is what I believe.
I understand that lists bring in a lot of traffic to domain blogs but I decided from the start of this blog that I will not be doing drop lists, not yet anyway and I will explain.
Mainly I don’t do drop/auction lists because I am still actively buying and bidding on dropped or expiring domain names in nearly all the the backorder/auction websites like Pool, Snapnames, GoDaddy, Namejet etc. I don’t want to bring any more competition to the domain names I going after myself. Whenever a see a domain I like in a list then I know I will not get it cause bids and auction prices go up. And whenever I see a domain sell for more that it is worth (to me anyway) I know it is featured in someone’s list. And it is kind of funny when I am outbid in Snapnames by a bidder named “domainlist”. 🙂
So if wanted to make lists I would only have one option. To hide the domains I am going after myself. But that would dilute the list and also my readers would be cheated. Some of the top list makes said that the domains he really wants don’t make it to his list. Well I can’t do that.
If you see me making lists then you will know that I have stopped buying names from a certain backorder service or that I have stopped buying expired or dropped domains altogether. I will not hide domains and I will not compete with my readers. Period.