DNForum barely tops NamePros in survey.
A survey of 401 domainers says that DNForum is the best domain name forum — but just barely. Of the survey participants who selected a choice, 47% voted for DNForum and 42% voted for NamePros. DomainState came in third with 11%, and AcornDomains received 2%.
But other than deciding which forum is “best”, there are some other relevant questions that I’d like your feedback on.
Are domain forums as relevant for discussion as they once were?
I didn’t include any of the exclusive domain name forums in the survey, but many people wrote in Domain Boardroom. Why do many people prefer Domain Boardroom to mass market domain forums? I think a lot of it has to do with the degradation of meaningful discussions at forums. Apparently a lot of people have nothing else to do other than pick fights on forums all day.
That’s not to say these forums aren’t helpful. I stopped by NamePros today and saw several threads whereby I was able to guide people making decisions.
Are domain forums still a good place to sell domains?
Domain forum0s are certainly struggling in this category. Blame the massive amount of crappy domain names listed for sale. Three or four years ago the inventory was mostly good, now it is 99% bad. Forums are starting to segment the junk with “high priced” sections. For example, NamePros has a moderated section exclusively for domains over $1,000.
What do you think? Are forums still as useful as they were in the past? Are you spending more or less time on forums?