Where do you go to learn about Domaining in 2018?

learn domaining in 2018

One of my friends recently asked me where to go to learn about Domaining. Of course I first introduced her to Domaining.com which is always the first place I send anyone interested in learning about domain name investing. Then I introduced her to three of my all-time favorite blogs, DNJournal, The Domains, and Domain Name Wire, and last but certainly not least pointed her to DNAcademy.

Her response was – “wow, I had no idea all of these resources were out there, how did you learn about all of this?”

While those of us in the domain industry will recognize all the sites listed above, the average person has no idea any of them exist. Of course there are a lot more resources than this but giving my friend a list of twenty places to start learning about Domaining would probably be overwhelming.

Still I thought to myself…well this is probably an even better question for my readers so I thought I would turn the question over to you. Where do you go to learn about Domaining in 2018? I want to hear from you (and so does my friend!) – comment and let your voice be heard!

Update: Also I think it’s important to mention DomainSherpa which has a TON of great video content for Domainers at all level, and some pretty entertaining shows as well. (Thanks Andrew for the ping in the comment section below, not sure how I forgot to mention this to her, sending her an email now as I know she’ll love your site!)

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  • Jose April 18, 2018, 12:56 am

    Interesting post. In 2007 you started and in three years I want to remind you friend Morgan, that the Mentor Domainer is from which to learn everything from this market and industry Domain or Domaining here I leave a link to one of your blog entries https : //morganlinton.com/morgans-2011-holiday-reflections-domainers-that-changed-my-life/
    Here you can read who you came to know in just three years to get to be a good domainer yourself.

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  • Andrew Rosener April 18, 2018, 7:06 am

    I would argue that DomainSherpa.com is the single most complete resource to learn about domaining that our industry has. Yes, I’m bias, but the site doesn’t make us any money. We bought it just to keep this valuable resource going.

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    • Morgan April 18, 2018, 7:30 am

      Thanks @Andrew – and you are correct, that should be in my list as well, I’ll add it to the post now!

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  • Arpit Agrawal April 19, 2018, 3:52 pm

    NamePros helps more people learn about domain names than all of those sites combined, and has over 1,000,000 topics on domains, which is more than anywhere else!

    I personally have made a fortune starting with a Google Search, landing on NamePros.com and some blogs like yourself and some others Abdul Basit included.
    Overall, the community and you guys make it an amazing experience for newbies to start and then take off from there.

    Cheers!

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  • Joseph Peterson April 20, 2018, 5:35 pm

    Advice for a new would-be domainer: Avoid latching onto any 1 or 2 sources of information. Instead of a guru, try to get a dozen competing, contradictory viewpoints. Listen. Read. Jump around from platform to platform and from news source to news source.

    There are a zillion people with something to sell you. Whatever you plan to do, ask someone else – preferably a competitor – to criticize it.

    Find yourself 2 or 3 different forums (not just NamePros) and 5-10 different bloggers. Whoever you listen to, be aware of that person’s advertisers and business partnerships. Never buy from the person you take advice from. Those 2 relationships are at odds.

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    • George In Miami April 28, 2018, 4:52 am

      Good advice to follow up and get excellent results.

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  • Clare Chambers June 12, 2018, 11:49 am

    Great article and good to see your newsletter is back in action. DNAcademy also seems to be recommended a lot at the moment. I wondered whether your Domaininvestinghandbook.com was still up to date, as it’s still live but says updated in 2013?

    Cheers,
    Clare

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  • Mr. Growing Cents July 15, 2018, 8:51 pm

    I just got into domaining in a big way in 2018 and am still learning the ropes. Many of the websites/links mentioned here are some of the best I’ve found as well — NamePros, DomainSherpa, DNJournal, etc. I compiled a list @ http://www.growingcents.com/10-awesome-free-resources-to-learn-about-domain-investing/ with some info on each.

    Honestly I still have to dedicate time to read more and play catch-up for what I missed out on in the last decade. I tried getting into domaining sometime around 2006-2008 along with some other ventures, but wasn’t willing to risk much money and when the first few names I bought didn’t sell I gave up. In 2018 it’s one of the main side-hustles I’m trying.

    I think there’s still great potential from what I’ve seen, even if you’re just starting into the domaining world today. Brandable names still seem pretty hot based on Namepros sales. Crypto names were hot for a bit. Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality. There will always be some new tech or industry created that will drive demand for names not yet created.

    Domaining is definitely something that takes time and a lot of trial/error to get figured out.. and it’s far deeper than I had imagined it was. I find it fascinating, but also second recommendations on reading as much as you can before you dive in too deep.

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  • Jenshps October 23, 2018, 1:09 am

    I would like to enquire from an experienced domainer like yourself, where to buy domains (esp from Expireddomains.net) where the registrar will not suddenly keep “the domain” which was on pre-release & suddenly just disappeared before the deadline.

    I am a newbie & hope to make it a full time, but recently when I tried to check on the domain I had saved, it just disappeared from the registrar before the deadline, so would aprreciate very much if you could tell me where in Expireddomains.net that I would be able to really successfully buy one domain. I read from some domainers commented that it could happen this way, while they bid for it, it will just dissappear before the deadline.

    I woul like to find out where exactly I would be gauranteed to buy a domain & able to make it a full time business please especially in the expireddomains.net, or maybe there are some websites where i can buy domains/sell domains please.

    Thank you so much

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