I often think that most of the domainers are not actually domaining. They are in fact – investors. An investor is a person or organization that puts money into financial schemes, property, etc. with the expectation of achieving a profit. Business-defined as work relating to the production, buying, and selling of goods or services on regular basis.
And, here are some of my points on Domaining as an Investment or a Business?
You’re not domaining if you’re selling a domain once in a while but regularly buying domains.
You’re not domaining if you’re selling a domain once in a while and also has stopped adding new inventory
In both cases above – selling and buying activities are not in an active status. As a result, it’s better to describe such a domainer as an investor.
And, if you’re buying and selling domains regularly irrespective of buying cost and selling price – you’re actually in the business of domaining. And, since selling and buying are actively taking place – it’s apt to describe such a domainer as a real domainer
When I analyze my situation. I find myself more of an investor type. Because I am not actively selling names. And, at the same time, I am not that active when it comes to adding inventory.
So, what are you? Are you a domain investor or a real domainer?