The Unsaid Value Of Domaining.com
While hanging out with a group of fellow domainers at the Affiliate Convention someone brought up a very good point, something I had noticed but never really thought about much. The point that was brought up is that Domaining.com has really done a good job evening the playing field for new ideas to come to light in the domain industry.
It really leveled the playing field as far as giving people a chance to say their opinion, give info on what they find successful, and in general give a voice to people that may not be big names in the industry.
I know some would argue the value of having people that some would call “amateurs” having a voice but to me the most innovative thoughts come from those looking to find a new way to approach things, that is not to say there is not huge value in listening to the people that have been successful, there is value there. But things are always changing and if you continue to look at things as they were 10 years ago sooner or later you will be left behind. If you would of told me I would be able to grow a business on a .ME 5 years ago I would of told you to run away, not so much now….
Admittedly not every blog is of the same value, we all have those we find interesting or useful but the fact that we can find them and be aware of those we may not of found otherwise really is valuable.
There are some great blogs out there with people looking at various domain monetization methods, new ways to approach buyers or maybe even take a new extension and turn it into a business. I know people would like for you to think there is no value unless you have a one word.com with 1000 type ins a day but that just is not true. You may not be the same type of domain investor as that person but you can still be a successful domain investor.
Kudos to Francois and Domaining.com for letting new ideas come to light and leveling the playing field just a bit for people with new ideas. And also thanks to the person at the Affiliate Convention who brought this up as it really got be thinking the past few days.
Also, another great post to read today if you are someone looking for new ideas and thoughts about your domaining business is over at Fusible.com .