I have a feeling this post might ruffle some feathers on both aisles so why don’t I start by apologizing to those whose feathers I might ruffle. To those who simply do not agree with me. It is OK, we both have a right to be wrong .
When you are a domainer, you see domains in almost anything. A couple of days ago, I was watching a documentary on the Harvard Business School. I couldn’t help but notice the similarities between generic domains and the salient points enumerated by the Harvard MBA’s shows presenter.
Most business schools wish they are Harvard
Most domainers wished there domains are generic
Most MBA holders wish there MBA is from Harvard
Most non generic domain end users wish there domains are generic.
A Harvard MBA cost a boat load of money
A category killer generic domain cost a ship Load of Money
Doors open more readily for you with a Harvard MBA
Doors open more readily for you with a generic domain
Employers pay more attention to you when you have a Harvard MBA
Investors and advertisers pay more attention to you when you have a generic domain.
OK fair and square, I have made both sides of the aisles happy. You can go on and on with this analogy to no end.
Now lets talk about when the rubber meets the road. While there are numerous super successful Harvard MBA holders, some of the worlds top business men never went to Harvard. Bill Gates, The founders of Google, Amazon.com’s Jeffrey Preston Bezos– close but not quite – Princeton University. Even our own Domain King, Rick Schwartz does not have a Harvard MBA
Even without a Harvard MBA these gentlemen have stood a pace ahead of there peers proving once again that “The race of life is not won by the fastest or the strongest but by the man who thinks he will”
The same scenario applies to generic domains. While there are lots of very successful generic domains out there online, yet the top businesses are by no means generic. I will list a few here:
It is ebay not auction
it is GoDaddy not Domains
it is Google not Search or Ask
It is Amazon not Shop (Close again but not quite– See earlier mention of ”Princeton”)
It is Craiglist not Classifieds
it is YouTube not Video
I can go on and on and am sure so can you.
This post is not intended to diminish the significance of a Harvard MBA or Generic domains but instead to let you know that you can still succeed in this business of domaining even if you do not have either of them.
“…..for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth….”, Deuteronomy 8:18
I am not by any means advocating buying worthless names but if you cast your hopes in God, the domain in your portfolio that everyone overlooked might become the gem of tomorrow. God is still in the business of giving ideas. With one great idea you can be catapulted to a level beyond your wildest dreams.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding“. Proverbs 3:5
Finally think of these words when next you hear a bad news about the economy this year
You crown the year with your bounty and your carts overflow with abundance Pslam 65 : 11