What Do You Remember Better – Your First Car – Or Your First Domain Name?

This post is to tickle domainer’s interest in what they (we) prioritized & remembered most in life. In my case, I remember both. The first car I owned & the first domain name I owned. When I turned 16 years old, in the USA, it was common to buy your first car after completing your Driver’s ED course. Since I worked for Sears, I had some money stacked up. Luckily, my high school job was to work at Sears Roebuck at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg IL while getting through high school. Woodfield Mall is the 2nd largest mall in the United States of America. Sorry domainers, but in my case I remember my first car way better than I remember my first domain name.

If you follow my blog you can see how I followed domain names mostly. Even Sears.com & NASA.com were available for hand reg in the early 1980’s. When I was a little kid. However, I will never forget my first car. It was the best transaction I can remember. The seller bought the car brand new from the dealer & was in a pinch to sell it. He had no intentions to sell the car except that there was a little one on the way into his family. So this became the first transaction I indulged into and so far it has the best memorable transaction that keeps me going today. If network solutions hadn’t pondered upon the high registration fees, I could have very well bought those domains &  burned through that cash in domain names instead – but the domain world was a secret which noone was allowed to peek into at that time.

The car I bought was a 1989 Mustang GT with a little less than 7,000 miles on the odometer. I purchased the car around fall of 1994. When the seller sold the car to me, he literally started shedding tears & crying. At the time, I didn’t give a rip & I just wanted to sign the title to my name. Long behold almost five years later I sold the car for around my original purchase price & had stacked up over 40,000 mile on the odometer. Along with a couple nicks, scratches & dings on the body. I’m glad my negotiation skills taught me that I was basically able to use & abuse this car and turn the same profit from the sale to equal the rice I originally paid for the car.

This strategy dwells on me for every domain name sale I make nowadays. If it’s too good to be true, I better jump on it. There is no negativity that it may be a bust. I am really lucky in my strategy & blessed that so many sales keep rolling in my favor over & over again.  To this day, I remember how I successfully flipped a car for equal of what I paid & was able to use it to my liking. I like to apply this method to the domains I catch nowadays & make my tomorrow better. So far, I am not off in what I do & recommend you follow the same strategy. What do you have to lose?

You can drop catch some domains, flip them for cost or better & put the profits in your pocket. What can be better than that? I understand that the domains that were available back in the day won’t be available today- but there’s so many diamonds in the rough that you should keep you chin up high & follow what feels good to you. Worst case scenario, you drop some drop caught domains a year later, but the experience will make you stronger & better at what you do on a daily basis.

Domaining should be fun, like it is for me, but so many people have lost grip of that where they have become naysayers & try to rain on your parade. Keep up the good work. Our industry will keep growing and your help is appreciated.

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