Comments on: Adam Dicker’s 2013 Predictions Domain blog featuring domain investing strategy, domain valuation, and domain development commentary from Elliot Silver, founder of Top Notch Domains, LLC. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:39:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: tommy butler Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:21:32 +0000 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.

By: Raider Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:45:47 +0000 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.

By: tommy butler Wed, 01 Jan 2014 21:59:53 +0000 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.

By: Raider Wed, 01 Jan 2014 19:26:15 +0000 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.


By: Mike Seaton Sun, 20 Jan 2013 16:32:09 +0000 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;//

By: Adam Dicker Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:20:54 +0000 Yes, and made under $10 on them all so I dropped them all after the first year. Lesson Learnt, ;)

By: Adam Dicker Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:19:53 +0000 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!

By: Ron Mon, 31 Dec 2012 19:29:36 +0000 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?

By: Ron Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:37:22 +0000 You invested a nice chunk of change into .xxx did you not…

By: Ron Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:35:39 +0000 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.

By: Find it Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:29:45 +0000 It`s even possible to find it on (published by

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

By: BullS Sat, 29 Dec 2012 03:15:00 +0000 #9 Dicker will the most popular boy name

By: Adam Dicker Sat, 29 Dec 2012 00:22:03 +0000 That’s an RSS thread that was pulled from another blog into dnfblog….LOL

By: theo Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:48:43 +0000 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.

By: Olex Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:34:51 +0000 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…

By: Shane Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:28:16 +0000 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

By: 2013 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:22:16 +0000 Actually, I also remember that Adam was saying great things about .co.
You can read it here

By: Adam Dicker Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:17:28 +0000 That’s very true, but in 2013 they will have no choice.

By: Braden Pollock Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:16:24 +0000 Adam,

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

By: Tommy Butler Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:09:08 +0000 Totally agree with those comments.