Is where fools rush away their gold for domain names.
Hello, and welcome to scratchpad! This is my completely irregular, unreliably scheduled column on whatever streams through my head. We used to call this silliness, but on the web today it’s valued as “transparency.”
Seriously though, I do believe in transparency, so here’s some food for thought:
1 – Last year, I spent hundreds of dollars on domain names. I’m letting many of them drop this year. Why? 2 reasons.
- Focus: You can’t be successful by doing a million projects at once.
- Trademark issues: I was a little aggressive in buying some domain names. While I was not quite squatting, the domains would probably be taken away if I ranked them and turned them into any kind of commercially successful sites. Oops!
2 – Focusing on providing great value can be a superior way to accumulating gold, as opposed to domain name speculation and praying for a greater fool to show up. Here are some great items of value I’ve found online: