My name is Tucker Perret and I’m convinced that my addition to Shane 2.0 was the result of a lost bet or bribe. Either way, I join the ranks of veteran Domainers for the sake of sharing experience and perspective. Like many in this industry I have a trading background – equities and commodities – and added Domains to the fray a few years back. I’ve got more names in my portfolio than friends on Facebook and consider them of equal value in some cases. The exceptions are well aware.
For the sake of brevity I’ll spare readers of quotes and gesticulation. I’m a no-nonsense writer who enjoys trends, but appreciates the quick flip. I’m a graduate student, so you know my nose is glued to the books and computer screens already. Coffee flows through my veins, and like many type-A’s, I wreak of competitiveness.
If you’ve been in the industry for a while, or you’re a newbie gaining perspective – you’ll likely value the statistics. Numbers are emotionless, unlike many of my peers. So if you relish the auction, upping your bid to avoid bruising your ego, you’ll find no sympathy here. Do your homework, find a great name, make a realistic offer, and move on. Same goes for sellers.
I consider myself somewhat opinionated, but more of a realist. I have worked with start up businesses – including a few internet co.’s – and can give you some clues of what investors are looking for from the money side perspective. I am acutely aware of Trademark and Copyright issues and since I’m focusing on Internet Law, hope there may actually be a job on the other end of this experience.
You’ll continue to get good advice here – despite my addition – but you’ll also get some good reviews, a few comparisons, and names we think can add to your portfolio or make good flips if properly developed. Some observations may have nothing to do with Domains, but they’ll likely highlight an industry we feel has growth potential, or which may been saturated and needs avoiding. Alcohol is not such an example, so expect it to influence both content and style of the writing.
The advice you don’t pay for, may be the most valuable. TP