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This may come across as a bit self serving, and it probably is, but I want to give some feedback about why I like my site, DomainQuestions.com. I also think it’s good to remind people where they can get answers to some of their own domain questions.

It seems like every day that I receive a question related to domain names. Some questions are about domain monetization, some are about general domain investing, and others are related to domain acquisitions or sales. It’s humbling that people feel that they can ask me a question about domain names and get a good answer, and I appreciate that level of confidence in me.

However, I stopped doing private domain consulting over a year ago. I don’t have the time to give to others on a regular basis, and time away from my own business development is detrimental to my bottom line, even while earning a decent amount of money from consulting. Despite this, I still receive many questions about domain investing, and I want to give a good answer since people took the time to write to me.

Enter DomainQuestions.com, a site I launched several months ago. Instead of saying, “sorry, I don’t do domain consulting,” I can let the person know I will do my best to answer the question if they take the time to post it on DomainQuestions.com. Not only does this become a resource for people who have similar questions, but it also saves me time answering questions I’ve answered in the past when I simply need to email them a DQ thread with the same question and an answer.

If the person doesn’t want to spend the time or effort creating an account and posting a question, why would I ever want to spend my time answering the question?  If the question is private in nature, there are plenty of great domain consultants who will happily answer their questions for them.

In addition to the site being a resource for domain related questions, it has become a (slow growing) revenue stream. As traffic continues to grow, I’ve been fortunate to have a few advertisers on the site. It seems like a win/win.

If you haven’t checked out DomainQuestions.com, I urge you to do so the next time you have a question. I’d also recommend creating an account, adding your profile information, and helping to answer the questions that other people have. I appreciate it and they will appreciate it, too.


About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.


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Comments (11)

    Michael

    Good thing about this websites is that you can get fast response to your domain related questions but the bad for developer is that you have very limited audience and there is no way to grow in huge scale.
    But I know that this is only tiny part of your online portfolio, so won’t bother you that much

    May 29th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    M

    Totally reasonable, and if it becomes popular (and earns more $$) it could eventually be worth spending more and more of your time answering questions. Like you said, Win/Win for everyone, good luck with it.

    May 29th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Robert Cline

    I personally think it is worthless. Too long.

    However, I just found Adamsblog.com

    and guess what, there happens to be news that .Co Domain Name Sales Are Up.

    link:
    http://www.adamsblog.com/2011/05/29/co-domain-name-sales-are-up/

    May 29th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Cline

    Ironic… I think most of your comments are worthless, especially when it comes to .CO. I wouldn’t even trust your opinion on choosing a coffee shop.

    May 29th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Uri Schonfeld

    Will do. Thanks for the post. Your time is precious of course and it’s a very reasonable approach.

    One thing that is different is that I would share things in private with you via email that I would not post in public. But again a very reasonable approach.

    I happen to be a teaching assistant and I adopted formspring.me (not mine unfortunately) for this purpose, answering questions in public and answering them only once.

    Thanks again,
    Uri

    May 29th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Yitzchok

    There are still some questions that I wouldn’t want to post publicly, like if they’re about specific domains that I don’t want to be public knowledge, but for the rest of the questions, that works.
    Of course, this way you also can get some interesting responses to your questions… 😉

    May 29th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Uzoma

    Elliot,

    I’ve been knocking you for making your write-ups egocentric, but this takes the cake.

    You actually wrote an article praising your own site?

    May 29th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ Uzoma

      Or you can look at it as a way that I politely told people not to send me any domain questions any longer, and if they want me to answer something, they should post it on DomainQuestions.com.

      Since I received four emails in the last couple of days, this was a timely post.

      BTW, still wondering why you’re comment when you said you weren’t going to comment anymore 😉 It’s always nice to see your positive comments.

      May 29th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Uri

    If there are things that should remain private, you should probably keep them private between you and a domain consultant.

    May 29th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    BullS

    @@ Uzoma

    It is Elliot’s blog and he can pee all he wants. Don’t like it, just move along. This is America!!!

    BTW, all site owners love to brag, it is human nature-everybody loves attention-that why we have attention wh_0res

    click “BullS’ and you will know why.

    May 29th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    AB

    @ Uzoma

    So, ELLIOT, the owner of ELLIOTsblog.com, made a personal blog post? Shocking

    May 30th, 2011 at 11:53 am

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