What country are you based in?
Do you feel your location has an effect on your domain investing?
How long have you been involved in domains?
I’m first and foremost a developer so investing is still only a hobby to me. As a developer I was using domains around 1998 but didn’t realise the investment potential until at least 2007. Even then I was thinking small and collecting names for development in the .co.uk extension. I’d love to have had the vision about .com names back then.
Are you a full time domainer?
I have two answers to this:
My first answer would be a definite no. If I slice up my day then I checkout the lists, reply to queries and make purchases but not for more than an hour a day.
My second answer is that I have a lot of automated software running all day, every day, either trying to catch names or sell names so my small setup is full time but my hands-on time is very much part time.
How did you find out about domain investing?
How many domains do you currently hold?
This time last year I had circa 1400 but I’m currently down to around 750 and rapidly reducing. I’m shrinking my portfolio by removing a lot of low quality names through either expiry, liquidation or reduced bulk sales. It’s tough dropping names you once thought had value. On the flip side I’m acquiring more quality names but slowly. Ideally I’d like to get down to around 180 names excluding my active business domains.
What's your favourite non .com tld/nTLD/gTLD?
As a developer I like .io, .app and .ai but as a domain seller I’d say for single keywords .io, .org and recently .xyz.
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?
What kind of goals do you set yourself?
I’ve gone backwards on my goals. I thought I could scale my drop-catching from cctlds up to global extensions but the cost to entry is too high. Instead I’ve now set myself more development goals. I’ve had success with recurring passive revenue on sites so I intend to continue with these and at the same time try to build more domain apps.
Who are your top 3 domain investors?
What's the toughest part of domain investing?
I’d say for me it’s separating the developer from the domainer as I will happily overpay on a name if I can see a development opportunity. As with many names the idea fizzles and you are left with a name that then has lower profit potential. I’ve done this so many times but I’m now getting better at knowing my limits.