What country are you based in?
Do you feel your location has an effect on your domain investing?
Not really because most of my portfolio is focused on the .xyz extension that’s mainly adopted by a worldwide customers, but luckily nowadays some Chinese startups have noticed that the .xyz is a great extension to initiate a Web3 project.
How long have you been involved in domains?
Are you a full time domainer?
No, I am running a business consulting company in Shanghai, to be a domainer is a hobby for me.
How did you find out about domain investing?
When I started up my own company I was looking for a desired domain name for my brand but the things turned out I couldn’t have any chance to get one in .com so then I realized it could conceivably be a valuable asset because I am the guy who can’t stand any more or less words or letters appear on my domains.
How many domains do you currently hold?
What's your favourite non .com tld/nTLD/gTLD?
If you have seen my Twitter you’ll know I am mainly interested in .xyz, I also like the domain hacks.
What's the best advice you've been given by another domain investor, either directly or through something they've said on twitter or in an interview?
Like every domainer says, patience!
What kind of goals do you set yourself?
I don’t have a particular goal about certain gains, the only thing I hope is to renewal my domains as long as possible because I love all of my domains, I hope some companies will have pleasures to buy it and use it in a proper way.
Who are your top 3 domain investors?
First is Swetha, she found the potential of .xyz 4 years earlier than I and none of domainers had a such strong belief to have prepared for a long term investment even you know there’s likely a chance you would never recover the renewal cost with that large quantity in a couple years.
Second is Bob Hawkes he’s really provided a tons of productive information in a neutral way, he seems very happy doing it and to me it’s more valuable than anything else, so glad we have him in this industry and of course he deserves a good fortune.
Third is the DomainKing, although I don’t agree his wording “except .com the rest is poopoo” but I admire his strategy of how he stand what he wants and many good advices, I think he’s born to be a good domainer.
What's the toughest part of domain investing?
The toughest part is to gather every right things together including right name, right time, right price and the right buyer, and finding your personal core value to reflect on your domains is also one of the hardest part.
How do you structure the domaining part of your day?
Everyday I wake up I check my dashboard on my park lander to see if there’s any offers, besides that, whenever I have a break I browse technology news to see if there’s any new terminology coming out, I spent some time to envision any possible combination or acronyms for the new trend.
How do you manage your portfolio?
I don’t put a hard time to manage it because all of my domains are parking at Dan.com and few dictionary words on Afternic, I like it to be simple
What's the most you've ever spent on one domain?
I am willing to spend 1-10k on a domain if I like it, it really depends on my cash flow.
Have you ever done outbound? If so, were/are you successful?
Very rarely to do that, unless I found out a company that is very suitable for my domain.
You're given $10k to spend on domains, how do you spend it?
I will decide to renew all of my domains, I am kinda a long term investor.
Outside of domains, what other business/wealth/personal growth figures do you look up to?
I like Steve Job’s spirit. The Wachowski Brothers who direct the Matrix that it really gives me a deep thought about humanity.
What do you do when you're not domaining?
I like to spend time reading articles about something I think I don’t acknowledge well especially something relate to economics, and the rest of free time I eat delicious foods.
What advice would you give to people just starting out in domains?
I believe every domain you registered is more or less represented to the domainers themselves, so don’t fall in love too much with your domains, rationally pricing your domains based on the fact and research, unless you have prepared a very long term investment or the specific target of end user.