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Busting domainer myths (1 Viewing)

RedRider

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1. Myth: Domainers are the Secondary Market

Domain name investors are but one group participating in the thriving domain name Secondary Market, in which already registered domain names move from one owner to another. After twenty-five years of rapid growth of the commercial Internet, the most desirable domain names are already registered and therefore are not available to be registered directly from a registrar in the domain name "primary market." It may be possible, instead, to acquire them on the Secondary Market from the current owner. Individuals, businesses and professional domain investors, therefore, all turn to the Secondary Market when looking to buy or sell desirable domain names that have already been registered.


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lotsofcoffee

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Excellent article!

It always surprises me when potential buyers think that if it weren't for domainers, they would just be able to hand register valuable domains.

Also, realistically, it is easier to buy from a domainer than from some corporate entity that happens to own surplus domains that they are not using, but do not really have any person or procedure in place for dealing with them.
 
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Zak's articles are always with facts. I enjoy listening to him.
 
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lotsofcoffee said:
It always surprises me when potential buyers think that if it weren't for domainers, they would just be able to hand register valuable domains.

I know, the thought that "if only there were no domainers" then all those ultra-high-end LL/LLL and premium 1-word COMs would all there for the picking in 2021 is the single most bizarre fantasy in the history of mankind.

I almost wish these bozos could travel back to an "alternate universe without domainers" (cue Rod Serling), and then find out how incredibly difficult and insanely-expensive it would be to pry those same domains from larger corporate entities like Google, Apple or Microsoft (assuming a company wasn't already running on it for years/decades), who surely would have bought up the rest long ago.
 

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