The Brandable Insider: Identifying Milestones and Trends from 2016

As 2017 rolls clearly into view I’m looking back at the events and forces that shaped the brandable domaining space this past year. From where I sit there were a number of notable changes and events that impacted the brandable domain niche and could have an influence on our domain strategies moving forward. They’re at least worth noting and considering as we look ahead, evaluate and visualize for the coming year.

Sales & inventory are up
Self-reported sales at leading brandable marketplaces continue to improve. Although they’ve yet to release their 2016 sales totals, BrandBucket reported in their May Sellers Newsletter, that “Q1 sales dramatically outpaced last year’s Q1 and early Q2 sales.” This indicates a potentially strong sales increase year over year. Simultaneously, brandable marketplace inventories increased dramatically with some marketplaces almost doubling their 2015 inventory levels.
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My favorite domains in the upcoming NamesCon domain Auction

RightOfTheDot and NameJet have teamed up to launch a premium domain name auction that will occur online on the NameJet website in conjunction with the live domain name auction that will be held at NamesCon 2016.

The live domain name auction will be on January 11th, 2016 at 2pm PST with live remote bidding on Namejet.com. The live auction will be followed by a online extended auction on Namejet.com which will run until Jan 21, 2016.

As submissions are now closed I took some time to scan through the 354 domains that made it to the list and wanted to share my favorite submissions with you:  (more…)

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