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I bid $22k on this domain and lost by $100... So Pissed....

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by SEO Authority, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. SEO Authority

    SEO Authority Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Anyone think it's worth more? I'm considering buying it from the new owner

    Monetization ideas included: online education affiliate program

    And in five years I was thinking of running my own certification program with open courses
    and each user will get a profile
    and employees can check on each user to verify credentials​
     
  2. umerjutt00

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    lol. Are you crazy?? Paying so much for a damn domain name. I will say not worth it.
     
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  3. Veyron

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    I'd remove the image and URL from your post just to safe guard it as much as possible since you're interested in acquiring it from the new owner. Too bad though, it's a pretty good domain, it's unfortunate that you lost it over $100!
     
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  4. JuggernautJukey

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    I'm pretty sure your plans could work well with another domain. You know, one that doesn't cost $22,000!!!

    Unlucky though man!
     
  5. dar1x

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    undergraduate.academy

    Why is this domain better than the above mentioned ?

    1. New TLD
    2. Looks cool
    3. Educational related
    4. Costs $25 USD instead of almost $25k
     
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  6. faithjhung

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    Or wait a little more for undergraduate.school
    April is the release of the .school domain
     
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  7. erickishere

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    Damn that's crazy lol
     
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  8. gold33

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    I will be very surprised if the new TLDs don't end craziness like this lol.
     
  9. kumbhak11

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    You can buy IAmUndergraduate.com for $10 from Godaddy as it is currently available now.... :)
     
  10. sonicpunk32

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    Those new TLDs are going to driveme.crazy
     
  11. LakeForest

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    ijust.cantsleep

    imsoexcited.imintoodeep

    ohohoh.crazy

    butitfeels.alright

    babythinkingofyou.keepsmeupallnight
     
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  12. D Flora

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    I will say not worth it at all
     
  13. SEO Authority

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    Thanks so much guys - I really appreciate the support and great insight. Hope you guys don't think I was trying to brag. I was hoping I can inspire people. I started on Blackhatworld and made my way to where I am now. I never thought I would even have the money to purchase a $1,000 site before and now here I am.

    -So New TLDs are interesting. I registered some new interesting ones which I will later use on this forum to promote new services

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    Thanks I appreciate it :) I feel like a nice name is like instant authority whether it's true or not


    Wow, now that's very relevant

    I can't tell if these domains look ugly or look good

    I can't tell if they lack authority or look authoritative


    Ah yes, wow you are very right too


    Anyways, my consolation prize, I decided to buy Undergraduate.me and Undergraduate.academy as dar1x suggested.

    I may not do anything anymore on the site and shelve it away.

    I wish I could do more but no time -

    I plan to develop a site with unique profiles for all users, where they can take certain courses, and verify their knowledge
    and employers can check those links to see what users can do

    Threw up a quick site already - and gonna add some courses and start letting users register and get certified

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  14. Adrian112

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    Under-graduate.net
    undergraduated.net
    undergraduate.info
    iamundergraduate.net
    under-graduate.com
     
  15. BuildMoreLinks

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    wow, really thats one hell of a domain, anyways I would suggest removing that image.
     
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    just reading the headline tells me that this must hurt. yea domain names are worth much more then that. its petty cash in securing a product. i feel ya pain :dead1:
     
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  17. Veyron

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    I don't see why so many people are amazed to see a domain name go for $22K. Obviously, there's not a lot of people here that have seen some of the big sales on Flippa. Take a look at this auction for example where the auction ended under the reserve at $231,000:

    https://flippa.com/2842361-silver-com-yes-rare-6-letter-generic-dotcom
     
  18. SEO Authority

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    don't pretend to understand...! I'm now glad I didn't blow all that money. What was I thinking :confused:

    Now why did a good member like Veyron get banned for offering good content
     
  19. pxoxrxn

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    I don't understand why people pay this sort of money for this domain. You're not going to make 23k more than if you made the same website on iundergraduate.com
     
  20. SEO Authority

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    I've made a lot of money in my webmaster life time - and it's cool to buy stuff that people all want to get

    It feels premium to own something so nice - like a nice painting

    When you have enough money that you can blow on things without it affecting your main income streams - that's when you want to purchase

    cool trophies

    The education niche was just the biggest affiliate niche back in the day I've always wanted to conquer -

    I've made my money in payday loans, stocks, etc. But not yet education

    I've own category killer domains in payday loans and stocks, and have received good buy out offers but don't bother selling

    When you have a premium domain - and you build something good your multiplier you can sell it for goes from 10x monthly revenue to 10x yearly revenue - People think they're buying a legitimate company with a premium domain