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    IDK about you, but over the years, I've registered a LOT of domains. Most, I still have. My oldest is 14 years. Which, is the catalyst for this thread. All those years gone, lots of chances in my life, but I can still remember the day I registered it. Of course with that memory, and those like it, events, people, places and what I was doing back then, all come flooding back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDave View Post
    IDK about you, but over the years, I've registered a LOT of domains. Most, I still have. My oldest is 14 years. Which, is the catalyst for this thread. All those years gone, lots of chances in my life, but I can still remember the day I registered it. Of course with that memory, and those like it, events, people, places and what I was doing back then, all come flooding back.
    Got to say that time flies by at an alarming rate, January was over in a flash (probably because I didn't observe 'Dry January' as I'd hoped to) and before you know it it'll be spring over here in the UK.

    Got one of those photo memories flash up on Facebook this morning of my kids playing in the snow from 8 years ago, all happy, smiling faces - pair of hormonal, grumpy teenagers now!

    As for domains, I've got some nearly as old as yours but let a load go recently that I'll just never, ever get to so pointless keep renewing them. Expect I'll regret one of those at some point

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    I still have many domains that I registered in 2001 ( plus a few from as far back as 1999 ) and also will probably never get around to developing them, but have spent so much in domain renewal fees over the years that I feel the need to ensure I make some money back from them one day LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topboss View Post
    spent so much in domain renewal fees over the years that I feel the need to ensure I make some money back from them one day LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDave View Post
    Yes, that's my view too
    lol same. tired of seeing all the idiots getting rich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topboss View Post
    spent so much in domain renewal fees over the years that I feel the need to ensure I make some money back from them one day LOL
    You are all smart enough not to fall for the sunk cost fallacy.

    You don't have to make back the renewal fees on those particular sites. Time probably better spent on existing sites rather than developing new ones and dealing with all the stuff associated with new sites.
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    James, You are actually so right of course, but somehow I still can't quite put my finger on that Do Not Renew Button!! Something always holds me back...and then of course another year passes and another couple of thousand dollars thrown into the domain fee pit!!

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    It's a pity I don't always follow my own advice Heather. Only this week I thought of a domain name, plugged it in to check and the message you already own xxx was displayed. I'm also a good one for watching a crap movie all the way through or reading a book to the end. All the while thinking, this will get better. It rarely does.

    That said, with domains and also my options trading, once I have dropped the domain or taken the loss it is out of mind. I then forget the domain name or the amount of the loss. One of those things where you have to experience it yourself to fully realise it is true.

    I don't remember the day as clearly as Dave remembers some, however, my first domain is coming up to 20 years ago. A lot of fun times and a bit of grief over the years. What I do remember more clearly is the first affiliate cheque I received. The accountant part of me still lingers deep down!
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    Only this week I thought of a domain name, plugged it in to check and the message you already own xxx was displayed.
    I have had that happen before!!
    I'm also a good one for watching a crap movie all the way through or reading a book to the end. All the while thinking, this will get better. It rarely does.
    Me too!!! I always feel as though I have left it unfinished if I don't watch to the end or read to the end no matter how crap it is!!
    Us humans are funny things!
    I actually still have my first Affiliate cheque as it was for $8.25 or something like that so was not worth cashing it, but that $8.25 was the motivation that got me firmly implanted in this Business!!

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    Hahaha,

    I have a similar experience, and why I originally bought my first gambling name.

    I recall getting a check from Casino Coins and was shocked, hey we can make money putting up ads. (I wasn't watching stats back then) I had only had a small banner on a page or two of a crappy banner farm I had built for the computer industry back in the 90's and bought my first gaming name in Spring of 2000

    I also recall joining the GPWA back in 2003 and how well I enjoyed the gang back then. I still have contact with a few of them, although some of them either are not in the industry at all or do not have time to visit much due to other reasons, and sadly some of them are gone now.

    I will also never forget the first iGaming conference I went to in 2004 in Vegas. During that trip I forged many life long friendships that have been special to me ever since. Of course that was a life changing experience for me in many ways, that only a handful of old timers would understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by universal4 View Post
    Hahaha,

    I have a similar experience, and why I originally bought my first gambling name.

    I recall getting a check from Casino Coins and was shocked, hey we can make money putting up ads. (I wasn't watching stats back then) I had only had a small banner on a page or two of a crappy banner farm I had built for the computer industry back in the 90's and bought my first gaming name in Spring of 2000

    I also recall joining the GPWA back in 2003 and how well I enjoyed the gang back then. I still have contact with a few of them, although some of them either are not in the industry at all or do not have time to visit much due to other reasons, and sadly some of them are gone now.

    I will also never forget the first iGaming conference I went to in 2004 in Vegas. During that trip I forged many life long friendships that have been special to me ever since. Of course that was a life changing experience for me in many ways, that only a handful of old timers would understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by universal4 View Post
    I also recall joining the GPWA back in 2003 and how well I enjoyed the gang back then. I still have contact with a few of them, although some of them either are not in the industry at all or do not have time to visit much due to other reasons, and sadly some of them are gone now.
    Its certainly changed since those days. This place was wall-to-wall activity, back then.
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    Yes, when I think back to my first website I have no idea how it made money but it did! To know then what I know now......

    I cant believe I have been doing this for over 10 years now, if I ever would have to go get a regular 9-5 job - ugg!

    All in all this is a pretty cool industry and I have enjoyed being a part of it. I have often thought about trying to break into other affiliate marketing but this is just such a good fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topboss View Post
    I still have many domains that I registered in 2001 ( plus a few from as far back as 1999 ) and also will probably never get around to developing them, but have spent so much in domain renewal fees over the years that I feel the need to ensure I make some money back from them one day LOL
    Ive got hundreds ive not developed ... its probably more stubborness then sense in keeping them all but i also convince myself that theyll all be put to use one day!

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