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Adam Dicker’s 2013 Predictions


I posted a single prediction for the domain industry in 2013 by many people I consider domain industry experts. Several of these people were kind enough to offer additional predictions for 2013, and Adam was one of those people.

Here are Adam’s predictions for the domain industry in 2013:

1) Smart Domainers will realize it’s no longer a pissing contest of who owns the most domains, it’s about building businesses.

2) Many domainers will be looking for full time jobs because parking will continue to deteriorate to the point where you may not even be able to feed your dog let alone your family.

3) 2013 will be the year domainers drop 80% of their crap domains and upgrade their portfolios, quality over quantity will be the right target to aim for. It’s far better to own 10 fantastic domains than 10,000 pieces of crap.

4) Hopefully people learnt from .mobi, .tel .co and .xxx not to waste their money filling the pockets of the registrars while they are left with no traffic and no revenue from these pipe dreams.

5) The public will be completely confused with the launch of all the new TLD’s. They barely understand why they need a website now let’s explain to them that my new email address is adam@dogs.pets, most will still add the .com to that and go to

6) 2013 will be the year lead generation overtakes parking by a mile.

7) Facebook will finally find a way to stop people from adding you to ridiculous groups without your permission like ‘Premium Domains’ and all that’s in there is for $125,000.

8.) Before the end of 2013, Elliot will announce he and his lovely wife Karen will announce another bundle of joy and more sleepless nights are on the way.

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Comments (29)

    Rick Schwartz

    Nothing to disagree with here!

    December 28th, 2012 at 12:51 pm


    Sounds right on target to me. I’ll personally be focusing on #3. Thank you Elliot and Adam.

    December 28th, 2012 at 12:56 pm


    Great predictions…i guess I’m two steps ahead…I already did all this in 2011 & 2012.

    2013 looks like a great year for me…i am finally completely out of domains and moved that money into Internet Sweepstakes Cafes which are like small gambling type casinos mostly in Florida.

    Also invested in software companies that make these casino type games…every $100k investment is given us a monthly net profit of $10k residual income.

    Domains are fun but gotta follow the big money…

    Good Luck to ALL

    Have A Great 2013!!!

    December 28th, 2012 at 1:37 pm


      This is hilarious, you think sweepstakes cafes are going to be around in a year, smart move… they are already passing laws to shut them down.

      Buying for 24K, and IndianJewelry for $16 and basically selling them for 60 cents on the dollar to anyone that will hear your spam was really smart.

      It is really these kind of fools they are paying 200% above what an end user will pay for a domain in the aftermarket that are suffering, and will continue to do so.

      Agree with #4

      In each of the past 3 years, my sales have been increasing, closing larger sales, and getting more offers.

      December 31st, 2012 at 1:35 pm


    Thank you Adam.

    There were all main points told in compact form that are obvious for many investors based on this year results.
    Main One I woud like to focus next year is #1.

    Happy New year! And best wishes to domain investors in changing internet Space…

    December 28th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Elliot Silver

    LOL @ #8

    I don’t know about that :)

    December 28th, 2012 at 1:45 pm


    Its funny as Dicker said on his site tthat .co is a good extension.
    Now I see his different opinion, of course I am not surprised as I know what kind of person he is.

    December 28th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      Adam Dicker

      I have never supported .co that I remember but anything is possible. Post under your real name.

      December 28th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Adam Dicker
      At least there’s a name for people like you. Happy Holidays!

      December 28th, 2012 at 3:11 pm


      You invested a nice chunk of change into .xxx did you not…

      December 31st, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      Adam Dicker

      Yes, and made under $10 on them all so I dropped them all after the first year. Lesson Learnt, ;)

      December 31st, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Scott Bender


    Thanks for posting Adam’s 2013 predictions. This is right on!

    I’ve focused the past three months (since the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. convention) on not just being a domainer, but building out sites and creating lead generation and other meaningful businesses.

    I’m now poised for a great 2013 kick-start from many of the ideas I learned from Adam and the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. convention (which is where I met Adam)

    Best wishes for a happy holiday to all.

    Scott Bender Orlando Florida

    December 28th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Tommy Butler

    Totally agree with those comments.

    December 28th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Braden Pollock


    Leadgen has always done better than parking. Domainers have just been too lazy to go after it.

    December 28th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      Adam Dicker

      That’s very true, but in 2013 they will have no choice.

      December 28th, 2012 at 4:17 pm


    Actually, I also remember that Adam was saying great things about .co.
    You can read it here

    December 28th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      Adam Dicker

      That’s an RSS thread that was pulled from another blog into dnfblog….LOL

      December 28th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      Find it

      It`s even possible to find it on (published by

      Tuesday, April 3, 2012

      December 30th, 2012 at 5:29 am


    Could have released these same points in 2010 and 2011 and still have been right on. Don’t tell Mike Mann about the end of the pissing contest though. He’s been drinking a lot of water preparing

    December 28th, 2012 at 4:28 pm


    Why parking companies do not collect/work with real niche leads when they really have this opportunity in huge list of any niche names?
    I think 2013 will popup with several companies that will deploy such lead collectors in public on niche preselected domain name diamonds…

    December 28th, 2012 at 4:34 pm


    Good predictions.

    Disagree on 2 sorta.
    If i compare from 2009 and nowdays it improved alot.
    Seems Frank S woke the rest up to cough up more.

    Disagree on 5.
    The average joe aka joe sixpack has no clue atm anyways.
    Any new gTLD that can leave a mark and attracts customers that actually use the gTLD is more viable then .co and has a stronger domain market. For the record i do not see any gTLD offer that, but time will tell.

    For the rest yeah i agree.

    December 28th, 2012 at 4:48 pm


    #9 Dicker will the most popular boy name

    December 28th, 2012 at 10:15 pm


    Point #3

    I remember you doing a video on cord banks, and how you said you went out and spent thousands upon thousands in securing .com .ca geo cord bank domains, a week later, I saw sell on sedo for $5K?

    Now sits parked with a for sale lander, so wouldn’t it have been wise to just purchase the 1 domain, rather than have thousands of dollars in renewals, rather than just one?

    December 31st, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      Adam Dicker

      I own almost the all the state cord banks and I prefer them targeted by state, also I never saw for sale. I may pursue it. Thanks for the tip!

      December 31st, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Mike Seaton

    Points 1) and 3) hit home in Adam’s post.

    I definitely plan to thin out my domain portfolio dramatically and build more business-orientated sites – have already started with http;//

    January 20th, 2013 at 11:32 am


    Point 3) A lot of domainers including myself were dropping over 80% of their crappy domains all the way back in 2008, 2009 when the economy took a real hit, their many postings about it, and this is a prediction?

    Point 4) Such hypocrisy, did you not announce on Sherpa’s Blog that you were investing in GTLD’s? and your advising others NOT to invest in GTLD’s that have already failed? that’s some advice.

    Domainers keep repeating the same scenario, the only difference is the TLD, it usually goes something like this;

    Joe Domainer

    2014: I think many of these GTLD’s have real promise and I’ll be investing in as many as I can.

    2015: I just registered 500 domains, got some great ones too!

    2016: It’s been 1 year now and no sales yet, no PPC either.

    2017: Wow, it’s been 2 years now and not one offer, what do you think happened guys?

    2018: Well, I decided to drop all my GTLD’s, my advice to domainers is; DON’T buy GTLD’s, it’s just another money grab.

    2019: Did you hear ICANN announced Numeric or NTLD’S? Based on my marketing experience and ability to count to 10, I think these have real promise, more so than GTD’s, which we all know was a big mistake.


    January 1st, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    tommy butler

    Still doing what I always do.
    the 16 years that been buying domains never been into parking, always developed my domains will continue to develop domains. it still is the only way. Ps forget all the other crap thats being launched you cant beat .com and country tlds.

    January 1st, 2014 at 4:59 pm


    With good capital, good common sense and a good eye for names that end users desire, almost anyone can be successful in this business, Does success equate to “Expert”? I don’t think it does, you can be successful in one area and not another, add to that all the times these “Experts” have been wrong, REALLY wrong, .Mobi being the biggest example, and yet they continue to be praised and put on pedestals by others, These predictions for example are a joke.

    It’s unfortunate were in a industry where so many o these “experts” are hung up on notoriety, the desire to have their name in lights, as well as a being arrogant, even going so far as to give themselves titles of “God and “King”, this strong desire within has it’s downside, generally these people are not well liked by their peers, A humble person will always be respected and admired more than arrogant person.

    I noticed the “Troll” label being used, disagree and your a troll, agree and the drinks are on me, I refer you to the link he posted, if ONLY he read it first and understood the definition…. I too was labeled a troll, even at the time I predicted the demise of .Mobi and triple X before it’s release, but the “experts” well, they knew better, registering beauties like these;

    I just don’t put a lot of weight into people who proclaim themselves as experts, or others who try to attach the label for them, it’s my experience they know a lot LESS than we give them credit for, that a lot of what they say is just plain common sense or has been learned from other domainers and regurgitated, If you feel you’ve heard it before, you very likely have but from someone else.

    January 2nd, 2014 at 10:45 am

    tommy butler

    Totally agree with the post its not the quantity of domains that make the person its the quality. few years back one my domain friends showed me what earning with parking. less that $600 month. Now what was intresting about this is this person has over 18,000 domains. every one of them was parked, they had tried different parking companies they had same results with them all. Yet while at domain event my other mate who has about 6 domains that I would kill for. turns up event people turn nose up him as if he is crap. yet his 6 domains turning over 7 fiqures.

    January 2nd, 2014 at 11:21 am

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