Initial thoughts on Clubhouse

I signed up for an account (@elliots) on the new Clubhouse app yesterday (thanks, Andrew), and I spent some time using it over the last couple of days. It is neat to be able to jump into an audio chatroom spanning all sorts of topics and listen to people share thoughts, opinions, and banter on a variety of topics.

After spending a bit of time in various domain investment related discussion rooms, I want to share some very initial thoughts on Clubhouse at it relates to domain investing. You are welcome to share your thoughts as well:

  • It was nice to see so many people interested in domain investing. Each time I visit a room with domain name discussions, there were often dozens of people participating.
  • It was great to see diversity in the different rooms, both in terms of the people participating and the types of domain names people are buying.
  • It is neat to be able to listen to people informally chat about domain names all day long in the background.
  • It is easy to appear to be an expert speaker in a room, and people who are new to domain investing need to do their own research before investing.
  • There are a lot of people I consider experts who are spending time on Clubhouse, offering good advice and anecdotes.
  • It is great when more people are spending money to invest in domain names, but if people just jump in and buy names, there are going to be quite a few disappointed investors who lose money. Domain investing is not a “get rich quick” type of investment.
  • I’ve been following discussion on Twitter about the increase in registrations of .Club domain names, but I still have no idea why this is happening.

I can’t say whether or not Clubhouse is going to be a fad or not. I would imagine it is going to be tough to keep experts engaged and chatting all day. It is possible to keep Clubhouse open in the background, but I found it a bit distracting at times.

I might drop in on Clubhouse from time to time, but at this point, I doubt I will become an active user.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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  1. I had an incredibly productive and interesting hour on Clubhouse during my initial session over a week ago. But I am struggling to find the time to participate. I do however see the potential in many areas.

  2. Im probably going to take flack but as owner of the premier social brand WhatSay I have to admit I am baffled about the interest in or allegiance to the brand clubhouse as a social catch all communication site.

    Clubhouse is a nice brand but honestly not a brand I would consider first if at all if I was looking for a catch-all social communications platform.

    As a consumer or internet user I would more likely consider clubhouse if I was looking for some sports news info products or even gambling site?

    As the saying goes you can either pay for a great brand or pay greatly to brand the name you choose instead.

    • Well you are missing it completely and putting the domains you happened to register on a pedestal. The success of the app has nothing much to do with “brand”.

      Secondly, I typed “what say” into Google and nothing even comes up other than definitions so I have no idea what you are talking about with this “premier social brand” stuff.

      • Meanwhile back on topic

        This site is I was speaking to the value of the domain. I have played Golf many years and afterwards we went into (the Clubhouse) and the Clubhouse at the Club I belonged to. Well, they didn’t allow cell phones. So No I don’t think aligning a catch-all social communications app is the best use of the domain

        I’m confused are we talking about domain names on domain or are we discussing zillion dollar inflated valuations of weeks or months old apps

        • You are putting domains on a pedestal (and mostly your own names) and missing the point entirely! Their domain is worthless, nobody really cares because it is an iOS app. They’ll buy the proper version when they have so much money that they couldn’t care!

          Lastly clubhouse does not imply golf, it is a place where people in a club meet. I think you are focused on your own version of events because you play golf. The stuff about cellphones is irrelevant and probably from 1994 when cellphones were a thing.

          Think about the broader market, focusing on your own viewpoint will cost $$$.

  3. I love listening to people talk at clubhouse…lots of great info.
    I heard lots of famous celebs talk.
    These celebs will never answer ur email or message or talk to u on the phone but they talk to you on clubhouse…amazing app.
    It’s valued at over a billion dollars already.
    It’s here to stay.
    After being on clubhouse, there are lots of people registering .club domains.
    Clubhouse is getting more popular by the second.
    Overall I love it.

  4. Whats the difference between the affordable DNAcademy course and Ryan Colby $2,000 course?

    Is Ryan going to make them millionaires? Or another pump and dump!!!

  5. This was the same thing happening in most domain conferences from yesteryears.

    I remember Rick Schwartz call out those pricks somewhere on his blog.

  6. Well the “pump and dump” was going on a lot earlier than with domain names. Newbies in stock markets, currency trading and many others have paid millions to the hype and virtually disregarded the better value courses run at lower prices by people who knew what they were talking about.

    The problem, if it is a problem, is that people want short cuts. Shysters and twisters offer those shortcuts. Those buying the shortcuts should know better but, let’s face it, they’ve never spent the time learning anything worthwhile before. Are they going to start now?

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