I’m not sure you’ll all agree but hear me out.
I spent 13 hours this week reviewing domains submitted to the marketplace. That is almost 2 full working days! Other reviewers and SH must be in the same position.
Most of the submissions are bad, and I mean seriously bad. 12+ letters, 4+ syllables etc. I find myself fighting ‘reviewer fatigue’ trying not to miss the good ones. Weekends are particularly bad. It also pains me when I google a name submitted, see there are several other extensions taken and in use and is a sure fire name that will sell, then it doesn’t get approved. I’m sure this is because some reviewers have also hit their ‘reviewer fatigue’, haven’t googled it and don’t realize this.
I believe that many of these submissions are chancing their luck, they might as well submit because it’s free (with no coin). I also believe that many of these submissions are by non-SH-ers that will either sell their domains on the wholesale marketplace or drop/remove their domain in a year or two. Both of these options cause work and expense for SH.
Isn’t it time we went to submit with coin only? This will drastically reduce the number of bad domains submitted, reduce the workload for SH, reduce the expense for SH, reduce the chances of domains dropping from the marketplace in the future, encourage reviewers to look into why the name was submitted better and increase acceptance rate which in turn will encourage those submitting good names instead of demoralizing them and reduce review time.
Reducing review time is particularly important for those that want to buy dropping or auction domains as there is a short window on what is dropping or being auctioned. This alone encourages quality submissions instead of hand-reg submissions. SH should be aiming for a 24 hour or less review time to: 1. Create a buzz in this industry. 2. Make sure the best names go here, not to the first platform that reviews the name which is what is happening now.
Perhaps there could be some coin earning incentive within SH, so that true SH-ers get some benefits over the fly-by-night-luck-chancers too.