People Will Always Register **** Domain Names (NSFW)

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Since domain names started to be registered as investments, there is one thing that has rung true. Some people will always register shit domain names that would never ever have been registered if it was not for their speculative purchases.

Through the years, I have seen portfolios that contain domain names that are awful. Every day, I see terrible domain names that should never have been registered in the first place, yet they were registered by someone more than 20 years ago. Every person has a different background and a different way of looking at things, and shitty domain registrations will happen no matter what the extension is.

Over the weekend, Shane Cultra asked people to share their best .XYZ or .GG domain name that they would sell for $1,000:

There were dozens of replies and many domain names were shared. Mind you, many people who have bought .XYZ or .GG domain names for investment purposes would not be satisfied by selling them for $1,000. I certainly wouldn’t sell my .XYZ domain names for $1k because these are win big or lose trying lottery tickets for me. People who responded might feel the same way and only listed their worse names – who knows.

In looking through the names that were shared, there are a whole lot of terrible domain names that I wouldn’t take for free if given the chance. I wouldn’t want to accidentally renew them and I wouldn’t want to take a chance that the funk rubs off on my other names rendering them worthless.

Someone who read Shane’s tweet and the responses to it shared something I agreed with:

In my opinion, an entire extension could be unregistered and available for investors to pick over, and you’ll have some people who would register good names and others would register domain names that make absolutely no sense. Of course, nonsensical domain names are sold on the aftermarket every day, but owning a portfolio of nonsensical domain names makes it that much more difficult to sell and make money.

My portfolio has plenty of losers in it. I am sure I have plenty of domain names I bought that wouldn’t sell for 1,000 years if the price was $1,000 or less. Fortunately, the winners cover the losers, but everybody has some shit in their portfolio. The key is not having too much shit and also having enough good names to outweigh the bad ones.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. People Will Always Register SHIT Domain Names (NSFW)….

    q: Who are these people?

    A: Everybody!!!

    I have and will always hand reg “shit ” domains but they always sell.

  2. These are some of my “shit” domains I hand Reg….
    bullshitwebsites.com
    cloudcombo.com
    cloudengineer.com
    cloudnursery.com
    ecloudhosting.com
    farmbubble.com
    gardenofriches.com
    generationhot.com
    gunresponsibility.com
    karmabrand.com
    karmaenergy.com
    keepamericaopen.com
    marijuanadealer.com
    marijuanadomain.com
    marijuanaguy.com
    marijuanaoasis.com
    marijuanaspices.com
    onlinedrones.com
    soundpain.com
    vacationmemory.com
    squarely.com

    Okay, never mind, they will never be sold anyway and I will delete all of them!!

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