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Daily Poll: How Long Have You Been Investing in Domain Names?


I left a corporate marketing job in November of 2007 and never looked back. I have been buying domain names since graduate school (circa 2002) though. I probably got serious about domain investing in 2006 or so. It has been pretty thrilling to build my business. Lots of ups, plenty of downs, but overall, it has been a great decision.

It would be interesting to know how long readers have been buying domain names as investments. Participate in the poll below to let us know how long you have been investing in domains.

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Comments (5)


    I started buying domains in 1998 but just for projects and they weren’t good. Began buying them as investments in 2006 and did it full time in 2009 to current.

    February 13th, 2018 at 9:34 am


    Bought junk in 1997. Invested in better starting in 2009. Part time only.

    February 13th, 2018 at 10:25 am


    I’ve been speculating in domain names since summer 2015. I have had moderate success, made my biggest mistakes in Year one because that was the worst time to enter domain speculation; since the new gTLD con was heavy that year. But, by luck and experience I moved from the red to heavily in the black. Only buy dot-Com domain names with commercial meaning now…

    February 13th, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Eric Lyon

    Since 2005 – My first domain was a .ws and second was the .com version (several months later).

    February 13th, 2018 at 9:20 pm


    Have been investing in the name space for the past 10-11 years.

    As I refine and perfect my strategies, whilst focusing further on brandcentric domain names, each year just gets better and better.

    February 14th, 2018 at 4:42 am

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