Rick Latona left the domain game.? His message (to the world) says in part, “We feel?that domains just aren’t worth that much anymore and the only way to?sell one for a significant amount is to get a little lucky.”? I can’t help but hear that quote (from The Dark Knight but probably from other sources too) in my head that says “You make your own luck.”

The irony is that he is paying to post this message on the top section of Domaining.com since Tuesday (it is now Friday).

IMO, if you’re going to post a message on a site about domains that is read by domainers you may not want to bash their business model.? It’s not going to leave people feeling warm and tingly and anxious to hear your message.? That is Business 101.

4 comments on “A Little Irony… Maybe a Lot

  • I give Rick ALOT of credit for his truthful message. Most domainers do not want to hear the truth about a broken business model. The fact of the matter is that there will be opportunities in the domaining space for BLUE CHIP top quality generic domain names. That said, the vast majority of domains that do not have a viable business model will wither and die.

  • Ironic indeed. But this is hard time so I understand. It is worth losing some credibility and get criticism if it means survival and live to fight another day. I completely understand.

  • Want some more irony?

    Your blog post today quotes Rick Latona,”…domains just aren’t worth that much anymore and the only way to sell one for a significant amount is to get a little lucky.”

    Immediately following your blog listing on Domaining.com
    is Mike Berken’s blog listing entitled:

    “MediaOptions.com Brokers Adventure.com For $200K & Has Brokered $17 Million in Domains In The Last 18 Months”

  • Whether or not it is truthful is up for interpretation… there are still domain sales going on every day (blue chip and non-blue chip alike). Maybe he couldn’t land the blue chip domains to broker… but that does not mean the industry is falling down, it means he couldn’t land the blue chip domains to broker.

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