As I contemplate the trip to Austin for Namescon in a month, I wonder if anything has really changed in our Business in the past five years. I will be bringing some new insights on domain name investing and community in February. I want to know who else is disrupting. My conclusion is we have become pretty insular.
For me I still like buying and selling internet real estate and educating domain investors and the public on the domain name industry. I am a Domain “homer”. I still don’t make enough money on sales to buy everything I want…. maybe … Read the rest
I’ve wrote previously about growth versus value domain name investors. This might also be said momentum investors versus collectors. I’ll look at some principles I’ve learned, mostly by making mistakes. Momentum investing first.
Growth and Momentum domain name investors are looking for whats moving now. You can buy whats working now and wait and get retail offers, or operate in whats working now in the wholesale space.
In the wholesale space your trading among other domain name investors. The more trading being done paints a picture of liquidity, which draws more investors. The thought is you can own the name … Read the rest
LLL.com Domain Names on Auction
I received an email last week about 10 LLL.com domain names for auction at 4.cn. Supposed to end on December 10th.
Maybe I’ve got the time zone wrong, but only 5 are now still active. All non “Chip” names under $10k. The sole chip is at $11,385. I’m not familiar with the terms at 4.cn so do your own research on escrow, buyers premium and bidding and other info.
Is the market for LLL.com now under $10k? This may show the effect of the “CHIP” premium winding down. I think the old school and and … Read the rest
Page’s Available Hand Registration Domain Investor Lists
This week I have listed 5 and 6 letter names, and coin/crypto and vanity names.
These are recently dropped names. Every other domain investor and bot passed.
I consider this like showing up at the swap meet late in the day. All the obvious bargains are gone, but you have some time to evaluate what you want, and you know if you like it, its buy and go. Your not wondering if you will get the back-order, or having to do a 3 day auction.
Also, I sometimes I find groups of names … Read the rest
There is no historic practice in a legacy gTLD to raise prices 10%, except yours.
If you search for anything related to the .org deal, you will find a paid spot at the top of search engine results for KeyPointsAbout.org. They have various taglines like
“We would never make dramatic price increases, as we know that would harm .ORG customers. Get the details about .ORG pricing and other information regarding the transaction.” (Source Google Search)
So from the start, only because of the sale to Ethos Capital, the .org registry, awarded to the non-profit Internet Society, is spending … Read the rest
Democratic Candidate Tom Steyer bought the domain name KeepAmericaGreat.com As reported on FoxNews.com Billionaire Tom Steyer, polling above 5% in the race for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, now owns the domain name KeepAmericaGreat.com The name was … Continue reading
Whats dropping? Any worth buying and what are others passing on?
Each week we bring you some of the best dropped names available for registration.
I’ll wait 24 hours before registering any myself.
ClinicalDepressionTreatments.com… Read the rest
Can you help “fill gaps in needed research” on Internet Governance? The Knight Foundation may have funds for you. While it seems intended for social media research I can’t help but think some in our community can contribute to the … Continue reading
For Domainers, every day could be Christmas when a $20-$100 expired name auction asset sells for $3-5k. For Domainers every day could be Singles Day, or Hanukkah, or New Years Day, or Boxing Day because we mostly have to wait for offers to come in, quote a price and collect the cash. Every day is a holiday. The work we do in Domaining, especially at the under $500 end is searching, and finding,.. and thats fun and enjoyable also.
On DN.BIZ, We highlight regular monthly deals, like the recently ended Name.com sale. And many registers run specials all year long … Read the rest
.Com Daily Registrations are Surging Higher
Driven by a few very specific terms, .com domain registrations have set all-time records multiple times in the past month. Dropping name are also increasing as we covered yesterday.
We pulled up daily .com registration stats from provider DomainNameStat.com.
For the 30 days preceding November 13th, rolling 30 day and 7 day registrations were at their highest level ever… by a long shot. Beginning in September, rolling 7 day daily registration totals have been 20-60% above prior year amounts almost every day.
In fact, of the top ten all time days, almost all have … Read the rest