Did I go too far in my blog post yesterday? I think I might have…

Yesterday I wrote a blog post about a new domain investor who has been tweeting about his investments in .CX domain names. I wrote the post, hit publish, and woke up this morning to a stream of comments. What I saw honestly didn’t feel great, it was either people really slamming this new Domainer or commenters calling me a jerk for picking on a new investor.

So I think I went too far and I feel bad about it.

I think what I was responding to is a somewhat protective feeling for new domain investors that I think can often read what other new investors are doing and mimic their strategy. I do think there is very little data around .CX being a good investment and I guess I felt that Johan was writing about it on Twitter as if it was a successful investment strategy.

I’ve seen new domain investors go down the wrong path and lose a lot of money doing it. For some, they have the play money, but it’s sad to see someone that invests money that is very meaningful to them and their family into domains just to lose it all. I do think .CX is a very risky investment and that’s really what I wanted to get across in my post. I have also talked about the dangers of investing in domains that violate known Trademarks so felt that was important to bring up as well.

Okay, now all that being said, after reading my post again I think I come off sounding like a jerk. I emailed an apology to Johan and he sent a nice and well-written email back, and yes – he felt singled out and I can understand why.

So I’d like to take a minute to apologize publicly to Jothan for my post yesterday and some of the wording that I used. Looking back on it, yeah – probably not the right way to share my opinion.

For new domain investors who read my blog, I guess what I’m trying to say is, if you’re getting started in the Domaining world, I’d be very careful with putting too much money into things like .CX domains…but I probably just could have said that without dragging Jothan through the mud.

That being said, there are two kinds of people in this world, those who will never apologize for anything and think everything they do is right…and those who know when they screw up and apologize. I’m in category #2 so Johan – I’m sorry about that, it wasn’t the right way to share my thoughts, you seem like a good guy and you deserve a warm welcome to the Domaining world. I hope to buy you a beer someday and would welcome an interview with you on my blog so you can share your journey with us.

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  • Daniele September 12, 2019, 3:59 pm

    Dont apologize to anyone, that guy is a troll and never listens to anyone.

    Hope he goes bankrupt from buying .cx names. He is in forums and chats and wastes everyone’s time with nonsense spamming the chats. He should quit domaining ASAP!
    .CX is not an extension to invest in and won’t ever be. You said it right, there is a ton available there because no one wants them! .cx wont even be the next .ws which sucks!

    ROCK ON MORGAN!! DON’T FEEL BAD.

    WE NEED YOU HERE SPEAKING THE TRUTH!

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    • Snoopy September 14, 2019, 5:54 pm

      Agree, I think a lot of the claims of offers received are not genuine.

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      • Johan Jönsson September 15, 2019, 12:11 am

        Whats your problem with me Snoopy? Get real, alot of the offers received I have shown in the group (masked of course). Just because you arent selling you dont have to hate on me. Easy to sit there being cynical behind a fake name.

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        • Snoopy September 15, 2019, 8:59 pm

          Let me know when you have actual sales to talk about, preferably something that can be proved.

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          • Johan Jönsson September 15, 2019, 9:52 pm

            Of course Snoopy.
            Just give me your Email and your actual name and I can send you screenshots/transactions or whatever you like. Shoot me a mail on Dose@Dosebuy.com.
            Then afterwards you can tweet about how wrong you where.

          • Snoopy September 15, 2019, 10:26 pm

            What sales? You are promoting yourself on the basis of offers not taken, nothing to prove or disprove when no transaction has taken place.

          • Johan Jönsson September 15, 2019, 10:51 pm

            Like I said. I talk about both my actual sales and also offers not taken. Im happy to show you if you contact me via my mail.

  • Paul September 12, 2019, 4:15 pm

    Send him a tshirt.

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  • haha September 12, 2019, 4:16 pm

    Sorry For What? This is a Rough Business and those who cant handle it should sell shoes, Al Bundy Style. “Coffee’s for Closers” and if you don’t have great domain names NOT .CX Shit. you will never sell anything over $x,xxxx Your Domains should be getting tons of visitors each day if not you own .CX and every other crap gtld on the sub market. watch this glengarry glen ross clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkjfZctGMq8 “you think this is abuse???? you think this is abuse you s– o- a b—-?

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  • BullS September 12, 2019, 4:22 pm

    You are doing him a big favor before he loses his balls.
    He should sent you a thank you card.

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  • Dave September 12, 2019, 4:22 pm

    Daniele, don’t you have better things to do
    than come on a comment section berating someone who is spending THEIR own money having fun whilst learning the domain game?

    Anyone would think his spending your money.

    You’re nothing more than a horrible troll.

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  • Johan Jönsson September 12, 2019, 4:27 pm

    Nice people here. Daniele and Haha are really the kind of people I would love to have in my community…oh, wait, they are since they on Domain Talk. Too bad they dont have the strenght inside to front with their real names…that would be the day…

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  • Johan Jönsson September 12, 2019, 4:30 pm

    And thanks for the apology Morgan. Like I said, not needed. I enjoy your posts and Twitter feed, even more now than yesterday. Have a good one.

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  • Data Glasses September 12, 2019, 5:06 pm

    He can get a free copy of my domaining ebook via TokenDonation/Com …. it’s all good

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  • Mark Thorpe September 12, 2019, 5:25 pm

    The domain Industry is you versus everyone else. Definitely not a team sport.
    It’s very cliquey as well. You have to have thick skin.

    Just like any other Industry, people like to see you fail, rather than succeed.

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    • Ethan September 12, 2019, 7:01 pm

      While competitions do exist in the business world, I’m really not a fan of those dark-minded Thick Black Theory things. Competitions can be constructive; they don’t necessarily need to be destructive.

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  • Yakov September 12, 2019, 5:48 pm

    Morgan,

    Cover important topics that mean business to serious domain investors. It is not hard to type and click. Good blogging is research based.

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  • tommy butler September 13, 2019, 12:29 am

    Morgan

    You gave a honest answer with the amount of time you have been in the business. Its always better to be straight with person.

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    • Johan Jönsson September 13, 2019, 2:17 am

      Hello Tommy.

      Answer on what? I hadnt asked any question 🙂

      /JJ

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  • MapleDots September 13, 2019, 5:48 am

    I’ll be so very Canadian here…

    Live and let live, I will caution new domainers but I will never berate them. I might tell them of a better choice but I have a policy never to criticize someone’s portfolio.

    I started in 2000 and everyone said I was crazy focusing on Canadian flavored .ca domains. Here I am in 2019 and if I posted my net profit to date I would probably be called a braggart.

    So the only thing I can say is that humility comes from taking your lumps, almost packing it in, taking 5k per year lossed for a number of years before ever making your first big sale. Then of course there is the big culling when you realize you own shit and you drop half your portfolio.

    I could go on but why…. it’s a ritual, let every domainer experience it. In the end they will either pack it in or be a much better domainer.

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  • Alan Dodd September 13, 2019, 6:44 am

    Imagine for a moment that every single domainer had the exact same intelligence level and abilities with words, which translated into them being a successful domainer.

    How would the “good” domainer be able to identify themselves?

    So we can identify “good” domainers but looking at what “bad” domainers do.

    You then arrive at the conclusion that “good” domainers absolutely need “bad” domainers, otherwise how would they know they were a “good” domainers?

    They are like two peas in a pod!

    Incidentally, “good” domainers usually keep score through the system of money — a completely abstract, notional system of debits and credits which will disappear just like the dream they have at nighttime will disappear in the morning.

    Onwards!

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  • Bob Hawkes September 13, 2019, 7:30 am

    First I would like to say that I admire that you are big enough to rethink and do this follow up post and apology Morgan. Also, I think without exception we all sometimes say things we later regret, so be kind to yourself. You have a fantastic blog post and Twitter presence, do incredible work in bringing information to so many. I truly appreciate your contributions.

    On the actual issue of .cx domains I know zero so won’t comment on that.

    Not referring to your post but experienced domainer advice to new domainers, I feel that being too blunt is actually counter productive in most things in life and in domaining as well. I know in education extreme bluntness does not work.

    Maybe it is just because I know so little, but I like to share with people how to find information on a topic, but not in general on what is right or wrong. Decisions people make themselves will always be best.

    I share much of the view expressed by MapleDots above, live and let live. Maybe cause we are both Canadian :-).

    Best wishes to both you Morgan and to Johann.

    Bob

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  • The Durfer September 13, 2019, 10:07 am

    I regged FlyingFishCove.cx anyway, the only one you need. The capital of Christmas Island, so, haha. lol. 🙂

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  • Bertrell September 13, 2019, 9:31 pm

    While I don’t own any .cx domains, I came here to say “Than.cx” for your follow-up post.

    Ba-dum-tsh!

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  • Brian September 13, 2019, 10:24 pm

    All, This is the kind of empathy & professionalism – we need more of in this space. It’s not always easy to do, but sometimes the right thing to do.

    So thank you – Morgan – for setting a positive example (in general), (but in this case) by addressing a negative one.

    We all know how frustrating it can feel when you see a potential problem, want to help (through education), & feel like the bad info is “winning” + others potentially hurt (at least financially). It’s a daily thing & we all need to be part of keeping it in check & helping those new to the industry find a real business, investment, growth path. +++ help keep speculation to the “pros” or gamblers.

    Thanks again,
    Brian

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