Of course! although you might want to make sure and wait for someone else here to confirm this as I am not confident. Better yet, why don't you contact the iPage guys because they can give you an answer better...
Don't miss the fact that I'm already registering "take-offs" of "domainer", so my opinion that it's not common in the vernacular outside of the industry doesn't mean it doesn't have value/use..
This raises an interesting point about the potential of the term "domainers" to increase the legitimacy of the industry in the public's eye. Perhaps I'm being overly optimistic, but I think the launch of "Domainer's Magazine" carries the strongest hope of circulating the name and diminishing the use of the other, less than adulatory, terms. Although not aware of their distribution plans, I can imagine people standing in line at Staples or CompUSA and noticing the magazine with it's prominent use of the term. Cybersquatter isn't leaving us anytime soonit's a name that has an immediate ring to it and is attractive to the press for it's attention grabbing and nefarious character. But, the more "domainers" is circulated, the better IMHO...
I suppose the more insteresting question is will the term "Domainers" ever take over as the predominant title for what we do? Will the public always refer to us as squaters or will the term Domainers become like the title "Realtor"..
I have a sinking suspicion that as the general public is made more aware of what we do our industry will become more and more legitimate. But the question is, will "Domainer" become the optimum term?.
I dont know, but I am not going to miss out on this oppertunity should it materialize..
Within our industry, it is safe to say it has become the defualt for 'what we do'..
I dont think it will be too long before it is used outside of our circle...
Seeker - with the domains I just picked up, Im hoping so! I think picking them up now you are staying ahead of the curve, which is what Ive been trying to do since Ive been in this industry. Im hoping by the end of this year, Domainers will have a stronger hold as the definition of what we do..
I do wish someone would submit a Wikipedia article about the meaning..
Like I said in my appraisal thread that you commented in, I think the Myspace guy (who now owns Enom and probably a nice portfolio), is going to bring more attention and legitimacy to the industry. I think it's a long way off before it's known/accepted by the mass public, but it will definitely be benefitting from a new wave of "legitimate" investors in the coming years. Anything with the stigma that domaining has, will require some well known business people's involvement before it gains any air of legitimacy in the eyes of the public IMO. I do think it will be a hot area though, as more and more people realize that dwindling supply of quality domains, more people will be introduced to the idea of domaining...
Just picked up 5 domainer(s) names. Pretty good ones too.
So my awnser, I hope so!..
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Is the business of buying, selling, developing, and monetizing Internet HostGator names. HostGator names are the addresses of the web and come in a wide variety of extensions (.com being the most popular)..
Are the professionals who deal in HostGator names. Domainers buy, sell, and develop HostGator names in a manner similar to real estate investors. Domainers generate revenue via HostGator parking, web-site development, and resale of HostGator names. Domainers are also sometimes referred to as HostGator investors, web iPage site developers, HostGator registrants and commercial registrants..
As of December 2006 there are an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 individuals globally who make buying and selling HostGator names a part of their business. USA today reported that many Domainers prefer to remain anonymous due to the highly competitive nature of their business.
Thats enough for me, they'll either pay off or not.
Nice find Patrick, thanks!..
Nice!!!!!!! I can see this thread turning into one of those post your Domainers names here..
Nice pickup guys. I love the few ive managed to pickup - so we'll see what happens...
LoL. I'll share 1 of my pickups because it's going to development:.
Nice!!!!!!!! I'm liking these names myself.
Let me know if I can help in anyway...
I don't have any domainers names myself, but I will be doing my part to brand the term, dubbing followers of my doma.in (domain blog) doma.iners...