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Domain Buying Addiction? How To Stop It?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Brad100, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Brad100

    Brad100 Supreme Member

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    Hey guys, so here's how it is. I have been on a domain buying spree from the last month, but last week it has gone from bad to worse. I spend at least 16 hours online so when I'm sitting in front of my laptop, a lot of wonderful ideas pop in my mind and of course, I have namecheap bookmarked on the first spot on my bookmarks bar so whenever an idea pops up, I go there and end up buying a domain name related to the idea and throwing the domain on my VPS and install wordpress on it. Then I get busy with some client's work and completely forget about the domain.

    And visiting namecheap every now and then has became like an addiction, I put in random keywords and buy 2-worded domains which I don't do shit with later on. In the last 7 days, I've bought exactly 23 domain names, I don't even remember the names of them anymore (obviously). Whenever I try to work on them, I feel lazy or get busy with something else, I think I should stop this and start building a PBN, but I don't need it since all my sites aren't dependent on SEO at all because they're community sites.

    Anyways, I'm pretty sure that some of you also went through this addiction? How can I overcome it? I've spent a good $210+ just last week on useless domains, I know it doesn't really make a HUGE difference, but it was very useless to spend this money.

    Shit.....cockrooster.com is available, I'm already getting so many ideas of what I could turn this into...somebody stahp me!
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That is why Johnny Manziel is in rehab... it has nothing to do with booze... it is his domain addiction.
     
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  3. OnFlySEO

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    You may have a lot of great ideas which cause you to become an impulse buyer with domain names however it can become costly as you've seen. My suggestion would be to temper down your "want" to purchase domain names and instead, focus on developing out the ones you've already purchased. There's no "tips" or "suggestions" that will make you stop purchasing domain names, that's a decision you need to make.
     
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    Don't stop now man, you never know which one's gonna hit the jackpot.

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    Haha lol, I don't know either. I also have this bad habit of buying domains and then I get lazy and do nothing with them. :D :p
     
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    To avoid this laziness, you have to start working on atleast one domain, and start working on getting traffic. You will automatically get out of addiction from domain ideas.
     
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  7. Brad100

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    Well shit.

    Yeah, gotta stop it myself :D

    yeah, someday it might just happen :D

    :target:

    Yeah, should probably do that, if I had these many great domains a few months back, I would have developed every single one of them into something better, but I guess when you're not desperate anymore, its hard to get your ass to work :D. Will try to do something about them though.
     
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    This is a pretty positive addiction in my book.
     
  9. Brad100

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    Glad to know that :D
     
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    Why stop? Just resell them. Especially if you don't have time/wish/means to develop them into something of value.
     
  11. Brad100

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    They are just fresh domains with no real SEO value at all, so I don't think selling them would work. Maybe buy 1,000 domain names and let em' sit for an year, a month before the renewal date, sell them all for double the price on which I got them, that would be $10,000 pure profit after an year :D...Shit...this can actually work if I invest about $10k to buy the domain names for $10 each LOL
     
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    How is this a bad thing? You could hit a jackpot by keeping your pipeline so full.

    Unless you have money problem, who cares.
     
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    as long as youre gettng good domains keep GOING!
     
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    You have a such big problem in life, I feel sorry for you man
     
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    At least use Namesilo or Godaddy with coupons. Namecheap is too expensive with no real benefits.
     
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    Block Namecheap via hosts file, problem solved.
     
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    I'm almost the same as you. I have 5 domains here, doing nothing. Good thing one is already at renewal. Just take that bookmark off. OR maybe block it on your browser (if that is even possible)?
     
  18. Brad100

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    Not sure if trolling but now these comments are pushing me to buy seomadness.net but now its out so I shouldn't buy it! Hey, I should just put the domain names here so I don't buy them :D

    Yeah man, thanks for your sympathy.
    Godaddy is shit and not sure about namesilo but namecheap has been my favorite one so far and they give you free whois for the first year, internetbs gives a lifetime free whois I heard? but their name doesn't allow me to purchase anything from them ;)

    That would be torture
    Yay! another one with the same problem! Its nice to see a list of so many domains in your dashboard but its not nice to see them sit there and bring nothing in :p
     
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    I've got well over 150 domains... All future projects!!

    Would save myself a lot if money if I disabled 'auto renew' lol
     
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    This ^ is what I have, but the problem is, I bought 42 of these just within the last 30 days, only 5 are established...LOL