Reach Out Over the Phone


The domain investment industry can be isolating, and although there are domain forums to discuss business, there isn’t always the same level of camaraderie found in a traditional workplace. Attending a domain conference is a very good way to meet other domain investors, but for some people, the travel and/or expense isn’t feasible.

I recommend reaching out via phone to people who you would consider colleagues to have a conversation. I don’t necessarily recommend calling someone specifically to pick their brain or ask a bunch of questions (which can be annoying), but if it’s a peer you’ve interacted with before, a phone conversation can be helpful in starting friendships and establishing business relationships.

Just like calling a domain owner to inquire about a domain name can yield more positive results than emails can, a phone conversation can do the same thing. Chances are good that the person you call will be interested in speaking as well, and you might learn a thing or two in the process.


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  1. I did experience such a phone call before with a domainer/logo designer whom I met through the brandbucket’s fan page, it was interesting coz I designed for that dude more than one logo for his listed domains but never knew it was the same owner I’m designing for (I am a logo designer and a domainer too).
    The best conclusion I had was that I’m not the only one out there who is thinking the way I do about domaining which gave me some relief specially that I am a newbie to the industry.

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