It Is Not Old Domainers Vs. New Domainer
There have been a few comments in various places about new vs. old domainer talk lately and many of the comments I read first started around some of the posts I made in the last couple weeks. I just wanted to make sure the spirit of some of my posts that I have done lately was clear.
I do not have any “us against them” agenda or thoughts. I can tell by reading some of the comments discussing my posts that people may think I do, well I do not. My comments are purely based on the fact that there is not just one group of domainers. There are multiple groups and some people that fit in more than one of the groups. I consider myself someone who fits across multiple groups (mainly .COMs but also believe you can build a business even if you do not have it).
But if you had to split into 2 groups it would work out to be those that started early or with capital and the second group would be those that are starting to find a bit of a taste of success or have had much success that came later to the game.
The difference is each group has different interests but are part of the same industry, the industry as a whole has one main goal but each group approaches the path differently. Sometimes that causes one group to call the other group crazy but at the end of the day we are all shooting for the same thing (plain and simple, profit).
I can tell after meeting with several people this past week, some who have been around the game for awhile, some of the frustration is that much of what is discussed is that much of the discussion in the domaining industry is more of the same yet things have changed and I think people truly just are looking for guidance to give them a way to be successful after the bottom fell out of PPC/Parking.
Anyway, just wanted to clear the air a bit, anyone that speaks to me outside of my blog knows that I have respect for people that had the foresight to start early, my mindset though is that it is time for some innovation and progressive thought on moving the industry forward, if that sounds like New vs. Old I do not know why, to me that sounds like someone just being interested in seeing the domain industry as a whole growing.
We are one industry with multiple paths.