Difficult for Me to Test


I am frequently asked to test new products and services related to domain investing. I am generally happy to review new domain tools that can help my business, except if there is a requirement that I write about it or using the tool might give away business information. When it comes to testing new products or services with my domain names, I am pretty reluctant to do so given the number of domain names my companies own.

In total, my companies own fewer than 500 domain names. I have made it a point to focus on quality over quantity for the most part, so I don’t have a portfolio that includes thousands of domain names. This means that I don’t have a large enough inventory to offer for testing, and in addition, any test I would do on a group of my domain names would not be statistically significant. In short, even if I were to test and report a result to the company, they would be unwise to use my results as a basis for changes and/or updates.

When I meet with companies in the domain business, I am usually happy to offer feedback about their products. I try to give candid feedback about what I would like to see and where I am facing pain points. Luckily, there aren’t a whole lot of glaring issues right now, but I am always excited when a company surprises me with a new product or tool (DNS sales platform and Escrow.com and Agreed.com sale buttons to name a few).

If you are doing something innovative that will help domain investors with their businesses and I think it will help my business, I am happy to speak with you and learn about your product or service. Keep in mind that I don’t have the time to do user testing for something that isn’t of interest to my or my company, and I can’t promise that I will write about it.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

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