Since i joined SH, I had much negative experiences with their review process,
One old story is when i submitted a list of unregistered names for review, And after i got my approved ones i gave away the rejected list on another forum so other members can register some of the domains as the list is no longer in use for me, Well, Someone has registered a couple and submitted them again on SH, And they approved the names for him! Only after a couple of days since they rejected them for me. Since then i started asking questions and trying to find out the criteria to get a name approved and to know more about the review process so i can make my work more accurate, By then it turned out the approval were at a review member discretion, Unlike now with a voting process like the Expert Reviews Selection Feature.
Quoting from an article about decision making :
“For instance, scientists Shai Danziger, Jonathan Levav, and Liora Avnaim-Pesso analyzed 1,112 bench rulings in a parole court and plotted the proportion of favorable rulings over the course of the day. They found that judges were more likely to deny a prisoner’s request and accept the status quo outcome as they advanced through the sequence of cases on a given day. More specifically, their proportion of favorable rulings started out high, at about 65% at the start of the day, but dropped off rapidly.” You may have a good read about that here
So yea, In accordance to that you cannot rely on one member to review the submissions and let all the external factors manipulate their decision, However, As they have switched to the voting process this should be better now.
It sounds good right? Unfortunately no. With that mixed up with SH System Issue that auto-rejects all the domains that were submitted before. ( Read about that here ) It really can’t be worse.
The system issue is still on effect even though they have switched my account to manual review and they confirmed that my domains will not be auto-rejected under any circumstance, Guess what, My domains are still getting auto-rejected by the system and i can’t be sure how much coins i have lost on this. There are no footprints to track so you can’t tell. For example, let’s say i have compiled a list of 100 unregistered domains and i submit them for review, A certain number of the names is likely submitted by some other creatives before, So it will be auto-rejected by the system. A good amount of time and a number of coins are lost already. How you can tell if a name is already submitted by another creative before is by checking the domain’s submission date, You find it showing the older time when the name was first submitted by another creative, Not the real time. Or simply check your rejected list, You will not find these names on your recently rejected names but on older times when they were first submitted by others. Sounds too much right? Well we are not done yet
Lately SH is saying that unregistered domains are no longer good for me, They are just rejecting everything! My last list that i had on Pending Review included 42 names, 3 of them auto rejected by the system, 38 Rejected today and one still on pending review, At times my approval rate nearly made it to %20, Now it’s zero, Up to %2 in best cases.
You can work on saleable keywords, Follow the trend line and do what it takes to make the most possible from unregistered domains and get your carefully hand-picked list submitted for review, At the end you get everything rejected.
Well if SH thinks they have a good premium inventory already and they no longer accept or strictly limiting hand-registrations at least mention it, Don’t make us spend coins which are typically cash, And wasting time for a fake hope to grow a portfolio with hand registrations.
For me i have made my decision today, No more unregistered submissions for me unless this is changed, I would have probably made some decent profit if i spent all this time on another investment model.
Edit : I have followed up with another thread and shared some suggestions to improve the process, Please check it out here and let me know your thoughts.