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Old 23rd May 2005, 03:12 PM   #1
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Hello Out there.


Anyone noticed the shift in the domain industry? The .com is still very popular, but the others are moving in fast. Experts estimate that an addtional 6 billion will be purchased over the next 10 years! I found out that the fastest growing one is the .ws domains.

If Anyone else knows.... let me know. I have a web-hosting company...but never really had an interest in directly dealig with domain names. This is something that I have gotten into as well and it is certialy paying off!

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Old 23rd May 2005, 08:36 PM   #2
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I thought .info was gaining popularity at a faster rater than .ws
I think that at the end of the day, .com is still the best. I have purchased over 80 domain names and less than 10 of them aren't .com

tekman

What do you think about putting a "-" between two words in a domain name?
I have read it's good for search engines as they distinguish the two words as independent but people seem to prefer not putting a dash between words. Personally, I purchase both and then use the domain name without the dash.

I was under the impression that it was a bit late to make much money specialising in .ws domain names. If I was going to sell domain names, I'd join Wild West Domains as I'd have a good range to sell that includes .ws .tv and others.

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Old 23rd May 2005, 10:18 PM   #3
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If I was going to sell domain names, I'd join Wild West Domains as I'd have a good range to sell that includes .ws .tv and others.
Speed-Mixing,

Is Wild West the one owned by Godaddy? Do you know of anyone that has set up a business through Wild West and how they are doing?

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Old 24th May 2005, 08:49 PM   #4
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Yes Wild West is the Godaddy domain reseller.

I've talked on a different forum to somebody who makes money through it but I don't that person and I don't use that forum any more. I don't really know of many people who have used it. What I do know is that I have came across quite a few of the Wild West sites while looking up different things on the net (they are pretty obvious since they mostly just use the same template). My personal conclusion from seeing a lot of them is that there are quite a few people making money from them. I know that some people just join so that they can just buy bulk domain names for themselves. I don't recommend Wild West Domains as a great web hosting reseller as many other groups have better web hosting resources and many other groups have a better reputation for customer service but I think that GoDaddy has made their name through keeping the cost of domain names low and I also like their email hosting packages.

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Old 1st January 2006, 03:47 AM   #5
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Is Wild West the one owned by Godaddy? Do you know of anyone that has set up a business through Wild West and how they are doing?
I subscribed last two months ago for the reseller program but reclaimed my cash. It was not as I expected to be, i mean the features are not suitable to me.

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Old 20th February 2006, 06:38 AM   #6
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Is there still money in buying and selling domain names? I thought the big money had gone out of it.

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Old 20th February 2006, 03:08 PM   #7
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I joined "Wild West Domains" a little over a year ago. Everyone has different experience, and I am glad to share mine.

I have not generated any income, but I continue with the reseller program.

I could go direct to GoDaddy and get attractive pricing without the reseller program. However I like to learn the features, and I have found it an excellent service for my own interests, family and friends.

By having a reseller relationship I can help friends and family. If I refer them to GoDaddy it is harder for me to help them.

Another plus was to park domains until I had time to develope them, and then when I began to develope a site the hosting fees are very reasonable.

I have now grown my personal development to a level I now have a dedicated server for Domain Parking, E-mail, and Hosting (my own sites). My dedicated server has a 80Gigs hard drive, C-Panel, Sql database, and 1200 gigs of transfer per month. All for under $180.00... starting price $119.00, but I added a few whisles and bells.

Bandwidth of 1200 Gigs per month is great.. my most active site is just under 50 Gigs, so I have a lot of unused bandwidth for growth.. my dedicated server is not with GoDaddy or Wildwest.

So with that as the background for my answer.. my answer is that if you want to generate income by people "finding" your service or a link on your site the ROI is pretty small. If you want it for your own service and use it is a good value.

We all have a different experience, and I hope mine helps you.

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Old 28th February 2006, 09:33 PM   #8
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Is there still money in buying and selling domain names? I thought the big money had gone out of it.
The big money has gone but it is still possible to make decent sales selling domains.
Pre-requisite is, of course, to have good domains in the first place.

I recently sold a seemingly average name: phone-system.org for $1,000

If you have good domains, hold on to it. It might take a bit of time ~ be patient. Good domains will go up in value.

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Old 20th March 2006, 09:15 AM   #9
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Selling domain names is pretty competitive. I wouldn't think to many people make big money with it, unless it's one of the big boys like a godaddy, enom or directi. There's places you can get a free domain reseller account. If anyone's interested in finding out more, let me know.

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Old 2nd April 2006, 07:57 PM   #10
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Is there still money in buying and selling domain names? I thought the big money had gone out of it.
I buy domains - I sell domains - I also run a domain parking company.

I can guarantee you guys the domain industry is far from being dead.

Go grab yourself some names asap.....

Best of luck and take care.

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