PODCAST: Which is better the singular or the plural?
In this episode I discuss trends in brandable keywords with specific reference to the singular and plural versions of existing brands and recently purchased domain names.(more…)
PODCAST: A listener’s comment, Keto domains and two Dogs of the Day.
In today’s review I discuss another dot IO sale, going retro on Keto, and my usual wholesale commentary including this week’s pick for Squeal of a Deal and Dog of the Day. All domains discussed in this podcast are listed below so you can easily follow along.(more…)
New Podcast Format!
A quick review of about a dozen brandable domains that sold in the aftermarket this week. Sale prices range from $17 to $275 (see list below).
If you have a domain you’d like me to review you can submit it in the comment section below. I’ll try to include some or all of the submissions as part of a future podcast.
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Opportunity is invisible to most. THAT is why it’s an opportunity to begin with. You have to look for voids and holes in the fabric of society – for the customer – and if you fill that gap, voila! – Rick Schwartz, The Domain King
Like any industry or asset class, booms and busts come and go. I think we are nearing the end of another cycle and while there will be pain for many there will be opportunity for others. The purpose of this article is to let you know that a) there is likely a bust coming b) how it might happen and c) how you could profit from it.(more…)
Everybody knows that if we price our domains too high, they won’t sell and we’ll go bankrupt, right? Well not everybody. As newbies we think we’ve struck gold with hand-regged domains like SandpaperSusan.com and we list them for sale at 5 figures. After a year when it hasn’t sold we feel foolish and change it to a bargain price of $50. After a month, when it still hasn’t sold, we’re at our wits end.
The art and science of domain pricing is a crucial factor in the management of our portfolio. It can make or break our business. I feel it’s one of the most under-recognized factors in the, domain profitability, equation.
Many of us have the habit of registering a domain name whenever we have a great (or not so great) idea for a new startup company, product, project, blog or side-business. But those ideas often remain just that, an idea. And the domain name will end up sitting dormant in your registrar account for months, years or even decades alongside an often growing family of other, unused domain names. These domain names don’t have to stay dormant; starting up a business is incredibly scary, but achievable. Some are scared that their business won’t succeed with little marketing, but there is a new way to spread the word of your business around. Here is a Guide to Email Marketing, the new way of running a promotion to boost sales or announcing a special offer. Taking the leap means you won’t have to sell your domain name in the first place…easy, right? Alternatively, you could use the trustworthy method of an SEO Consultant who will work to push your business to the top of a web search. Either method should successfully grow your business.
Other reasons for owning unused domain names could be that you retired from or closed a business, decided to stop updating your blog or personal site or you acquired other companies over the years, with their domains. If so, you’re probably wondering if these domains are worth anything to someone else and if yes, how you can sell your domain names?
In this post, I will guide you through all the different steps in the process of successfully selling a domain name. From valuation to pricing, marketing, listing, negotiating and closing a sale with a safe and secure way to transfer the domain name to its new owner and the seller (that will be you) receiving payment. Before we begin, you could also look into the mass-selling sector, like eBay or Shopify, if you’re ever confused on what can you sell on shopify then you are going to want to find out some more information as it’s a great tool! You can use the links below to jump to a specific section. (more…)
I haven’t done a recently-sold review in a while so I thought now would be a good time. I’ve picked an array of names, in different styles and genres. All of them sold for under $600. For each one I’ve given my thoughts on why I think the name works and what industries it might be used for.
In most cases, I think these names sold at higher than “normal” prices which is great for the sellers, not so good for the buyers. What’s interesting about that though, is that people like Rick Schwartz and Drew Rosener say that while the low end of the aftermarket is currently way overpriced, many high end domains, particularly 3Ls, are going at bargain prices. Go figure. Here’s the names.