Two days back I posted this tweet after connecting the Strip account to the Indie Hackers page here.
At that point had one PRO customer and one more customer was on trial. Today the trial expired and we now officially have two PRO customers with monthly subscriptions.
My last post was about rebranding HIGHSCORE.domains to HighscoreWeb.com and it's not happening anymore.
📤 Sent out the second part of the email saying http://HIGHSCORE.domains will stay as it is.
TL;DR: Unfortunately (or is it fortunately?) not going ahead with the rebranding/migrations. HIGHSCORE.domains will stay as it is.
Not a TL;DR:
After the last email and the poll on Twitter, had conversations with a couple of people. Realized that most of us "liked" highscoreweb.com but few of us "loved" the initial HIGHSCORE.domains leaderboard concept.
🏅 Will be continuing as the fun leaderboard to find out who owns more domains
🌐We can showcase our domain names - including the one we just bought and haven't set up a website yet. (domains that aren't reachable were hidden; will add back soon but without the "Visit" link since it is not reachable)
✅ Start working on verifying domain ownership (this is long overdue!)
🛠 Few tools for domain owners (don't have an exact plan of what tools to build but feel free to let me know if you would like to see any tools)
To get more visibility to featured domains, I'm also thinking of running few campaigns/monthly contests for finding "Fanciest domain names", etc. Let me know if you have any ideas to bounce around. Any thoughts? Feel free to reply or hop on our discord server. Have a great day!
HIGHSCORE.domains : A fun leaderboard to find out who owns more domains
Highscore Web: Discover awesome new websites curated by members
If you are interested in reading more, I have written the reasoning, business decision, and other details on my personal blog:
I have been sharing screenshots of monthly stats for HIGHSCORE.domains on Twitter and this time decided to open up our analytics dashboard to everyone.
This would be helpful especially for our PRO customers since they can track how many visits they got from showcasing their website above our leaderboard.
Our open dashboard:
There are a couple of things I did.
juneOFFand auto applied in the Flurly URL: https://flurly.com/p/highscore-member?coupon=juneOFF
🥳 We just got our 100th entry on http://HIGHSCORE.domains and that too a verified entry
🤞 Starting today, I'm charging a one-time fee of $10 for new entries. More details here: https://flurly.com/p/highscore-member
HIGHSCORE.domains is #10 on Product Hunt and featured on the newsletter for May 26th.
Usually, #1 is what people look for and get more excited about.
I think #10 is cool too. Since it's last on the list and easy to notice. Just kidding.
The reason it feels like a milestone to me is that I did not plan this launch.
Product Hunt Launch was better in every single way than I thought. Actually gave me a boost to try scheduling and use tools like https://previewhunt.com/ next time 😊
Here is the stats: https://www.haptic.so/p/highscore/117
So, here is a weird unexpected announcement:
Launched on product hunt. Yeah, just like that.
Most likely going to regret it later. But so be it 😹
Your upvotes are much appreciated 🙏 😇
also, participate in the leaderboard if you haven’t already! 😸
Published the first issue using revue :)
I have been posting website updates in a Twitter thread and now we have an official newsletter to send out changelog and updates 😎
Now that we have a leaderboard to find out who owns more domains, I thought it would be fun to have a page to showcase domain names we own and people can vote for the fancies domain names 😻
Yay!, so we have one more feature shipped in https://HIGHSCORE.domains 🚀
Not really sure what's next - Cloudflare, Namecheap, other registrar integrations to sync domains count?
or maybe even have a private dashboard for all members to see their downs registered on different registrars? Curious to know what you would like to see next 😊
and yes, don't forget to showcase your domain name too 😎
Thought it would be fun to find out who has more domains and the fanciest domain name.