Domain Success Interview with Bogdan Vovchuk
Q: What got you into domaining? In what year?
A: Probably in 2017 when I saw some domain sales at Flippa.
Q: What were the first few domain names you registered or acquired?
A: Almost all of the first domains were hand-registrations: NueralFrame.com – SOLD, Carters.org, MachineStudy.com, Petabets.com, NeuralDream.com. Almost from the first day of my domaining journey I decided to take the Neural/Neuro niche.
Q: How many domains do you currently hold?
A: I currently own 666 domain names
Q: Is Domain Investing your primary career and source of income?
A: No, but I am trying my best to achieve this.
Q: Which are you preferred Domain Registrars?
A: Dynadot, NameCheap, Sav
Q: What’s the most you’ve ever spent on one domain name?
A: $10,000 for CVCV .com domain name
Q: What is your largest transaction?
A: Selling AlienBet.com for $11,000
Q: Do you still hand register domain names? If so, what were the last three domains you hand registered?
A: I do a bit, recently registered Early.id (just to test the waters with .id), SpinTape.com and ShuffleVentures.com
Q: What Top 5 Mistakes should new domain investors avoid?
A: Obvious TM-violation registrations, starting to hand-reg domains without proper learning (at least read through Namepros), selling fresh domains to investors, lack of patience, not enough initial capital.
Q: If someone had $2,500 to $5,000 and were first starting in domain investing today what would you advise?
A: Buy a couple of handregs in well-established niche, find hidden gems at NampePros, buy a couple good-standing .com domain names on expired auctions.
Q: When did you acquire PortJobs.com?
A: Monday, June 13, 2022 at 12:26 AM
Q: Did you have any prior knowledge and/or experience in the Port Jobs industry? How much research did you perform before deciding to buy the name?
A: No, I don’t. I was inspired by Peter Askew and his niche RanchWork.com and SEOJobs.com projects. When I found PortJobs.com and I checked the volume of 2 related keywords airport jobs and port jobs. They have 20,000 – 200,000 monthly searches in total. And then I realized it’s a DIAMOND!
Q: What did you pay to acquire PortJobs.com?
Q: What is your vision for PortJobs.com?
A: To become the entry point for those who search jobs in the airline/maritime industries.
Q: What platform are you developing the site on?
A: I’ve been in the Software Development industry for more than 8 years, so I can build almost any solution on my own. Current stack: MySQL, Elasticsearch, edis, Vue.js, Nginx
Q: Anything else you would like to share?
A: As far as you know my country is fighting a pure evil that wants to swallow the whole nation with our own traditions, language and centuries old history. Remember: if we fail – the whole democratic world will fail. You can support our struggle by donating at https://www.ComeBackAlive.in.ua
Many thanks to Bogdan for sharing his domain success and vision for PortJobs.com; we wish you the best success.