You Are Muted

I don’t know what it is, whether it’s a domain investor thing or a Twitter thing, but I see far too many people responding to tweets about domain names to mention their own, usually less good, domain names. For instance, I could mention a high value one word .com domain name that sold, and inevitably, someone will reply mentioning their three word .biz domain name they hand registered a couple of weeks ago.

I am not really a confrontational person, so the remedy for me is to mute that person. I don’t do this to everyone, but if someone’s first interaction with me is a mention of their own crappy domain name, they’re muted.

It’s understandable to get excited when a domain name crosses the screen that has some traits of a similar domain name in the portfolio. I don’t really get why someone would think other people are interested in seeing their domain name though. It’s not like I am going to suddenly start buying .whatever domain names because someone mentioned it to me in a tweet about a totally different, much more valuable domain name.

Twitter is a great place to share news and opinions. Aimlessly spamming unrelated, valueless domain names is not a great approach, in my opinion. I know several people who simply block those people or respond by telling them how bad their domain name is, but that is a more aggressive approach. I am more of a mute person.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the 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


  1. Do what I do: report them to Twitter for “reply spam”. Twitter wants you to report to them when someone does “reply spam”, which is exactly what the annoying person is doing. Twitter has a “reply spam” option under the reporting functionality to help everyone with this problem.

  2. I don’t do twstter,facesheet,intagerm or any social media…..waste of time and peoples’ opinions are worthless..
    All I care is me, myself,I,numbero Uno,number 1—my health and nobody can force you to exercise except YOU.

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