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My Entire Portfolio - $2000 CA

It occurred to me recently that what I joked about being an obsession with domaining might be more serious than I thought. Domaining is fun, but time-consuming and pretty pricey. Not to mention addictive, I feel like a gambler (though I've just about broken even so far).

Anyway, I've decided to tempt fate by putting the whole of my small portfolio for sale at $2000. This offer will stand forever (though the price will grow) until someone decides to buy me out so I can return to writing 10-page essays or watching movies without stopping to compulsively and fruitlessly scour expireddomains.net or the latest TBR list for hours at a time.

I am open to lower offers.

If you're interested, please email me at sales@canuckdomains.ca or private message me.

Thanks!
 
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I hate to tell you but (in my estimation) 150 domains is not a small portfolio.

You have good instincts, I quite enjoyed watching you but like most newbies you are trying to do too much too fast. I remember quitting about 5 years into my domaining adventure and coming back about a year later. Patience is the key, it only takes one hit to make the 2.5k, consider letting them sit, point them to for sale landers and have some patience.
 
Thanks. You're right, you're right, it has only been 4 months... sigh Any tips on repressing the constant urge to idly scroll and re-scroll through thousands of domains in the meantime?

Haha..... why do you think I came back to domaining after my break? It never truly leaves you once you catch the bug.
 
Haha..... why do you think I came back to domaining after my break? It never truly leaves you once you catch the bug.
Sad Charlie Brown GIF by Peanuts
 
You have a pretty decent catalog, you will probably regret that decision when the first domain sells for 5k.

Instead you should set your renewal budget, stop registering, cull the so so domains (let them expire), make sure they all go to a lander and wait for a client.

You may go into the red for the first year or two but will come out with a profit when you get the first sale. I see it over and over again, all the newer domainers give up because they don't have the patience or the funds for renewals.

Some say domaining is a waiting game and even though I agree with that it is also a hustle, you have to constantly look at your catalog, see what's tending in Canada and contact a potential end user you think may benefit from the domain.

I will be sad to see you go, you are probably one of the few new domainers that showed good promise.
 
You have a pretty decent catalog, you will probably regret that decision when the first domain sells for 5k.
I hear you. But as you say it's a hustle. Between the time consumption, the renewals, and the near-complete lack of guarantee or liquidity, I prefer to sell and invest in the S&P500. The returns might not be nearly as good in the long run, but I personally value the lower risk and peace of mind. But if no one's willing to take on my hundreds of pretty decent .ca domains, I might as well stay the course.
 
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I hear you. But as you say it's a hustle. Between the time consumption, the renewals, and the near-complete lack of guarantee or liquidity, I prefer to sell and invest in the S&P500. The returns might not be nearly as good in the long run, but I personally value the lower risk and peace of mind. But if no one's willing to take on my hundreds of pretty decent .ca domains, I might as well stay the course.

Here's what I recommend.

List every domain on a marketplace (I like Dan as a flexible option) and forward the traffic there using their nameservers. Then set BINs for all domains, using the GD valuation (assuming it's realistic for you) as a starting point to speed things up. No offers, just BINs for now, as that will get you extra traffic through the Afternic/GoDaddy MLS system.

Then wait, follow the traffic and trends, and see if you hit something. If no sales pop up, don't just automatically renew the lower-end stuff and remember that adult sites are not allowed on .CA so you probably won't sell any of those. If you get a sale, allocate some of that cash to renew your top domains and use the rest to buy newer and better domains.

Drop the junk and figure out what the quality level of each domain is. Seriously ask yourself "would a business actually pay 4-figures to buy this domain?" and really look for reasons why a business would not. Don't just buy to buy or renew to renew, and have a firm reason why a domain will be attractive to a business.

And don't just keep pouring money into "renewing everything" if you're not getting sales as that's a quick way to the poorhouse. No sales = really taking a close look at your portfolio and deciding what to keep and what to jettison. Only spend when you are making money, and even then be careful with what you buy and for how much.

And if it's not working over the longer term and renewals are becoming too much of a strain on cash, then there is no shame in dropping out and trying something else. .CA sales is a very rough business right now.
 
You can do the exact same here, make a listing for every domain, it will tell you at the top of each listing exactly what the traffic is.
There will be a link on every listing showing all your listings.

Set a bin price and specify e-transfer as payment.

Difference being you now save the commission and you can take e-transfer which flies below radar.

Either way is good but listing here allows you to push larger sales to Dan at 5% when you can't take e-transfer.

That said, I'm selling more domains on payment plans lately where I'm taking a monthly e-transfer until the domain is paid.
I usually keep the domain in my portfolio and point the nameserver wherever the client wants it until the domain is paid in full.
 
You can do the exact same here, make a listing for every domain, it will tell you at the top of each listing exactly what the traffic is.
There will be a link on every listing showing all your listings.

Agreed, but I think this seems more suited for an established investor looking to negotiate for a premium price at a low commission, and with the time and capital necessary to do so.

The OP's situation seems more like he needs a quick infusion of cash and jumping onboard with the expansive GoDaddy network might get him that, albeit with a higher commission rate. I have zero domains pointed to GoDady.com but I regularly sell domains there, simply due to their inherent traffic.
 
The OP's situation seems more like he needs a quick infusion of cash and jumping onboard with the expansive GoDaddy network might get him that

I've purchased a few catalogs and the negotiations were done behind the lines using dn messages. In fact my biggest domain purchase rams.com and countless other purchases were negotiated on dn.ca. Domainers are more inclined to sell via informal negotiations to other domainers than through official marketplaces.

I continue to do booming business via the back end on dn.ca, so much so that I have stopped using pretty much anything else. I am constantly opening up new dialogue and often pick up domains at insane discounts conversing directly with the owners. If a domain is not represented here I contact via the whois form and invite them here to chat.

Officially, for end users DAN is great, to other domainers a sale or purchase is done far more effectively using the forum. Even on retail some end users are intimidated by marketplaces and a friendly forum can be an asset to facilitate a sale.

At this point I am certain that the free tools on dn.ca, which grow all the time, will be a huge asset to domainers. I am currently working on contact forms from within listings.

Also we are the only marketplace that automatically connects all the listings with a free marketpage.

I don't mean to preach but I'm proud of the work I've done to date to help everyone with free tools to sell their domains. Combine that with the power of a single or multiple e-transfers and you have all the tools to conduct business for free. Plus you get instant exposure to most of the top Canadian domainers in one place. Once enough of them point their domain to their market pages, or listings, we will have the absolute biggest target audience for .ca. We have the potential to be THE place for businesses and individuals to come to when they need a .ca, we just need to work together and that starts by pointing domains to here.
 
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