Domain industry evolution: Global Domain Report | 2024 edition

Fresh from Sedo and InterNetX arrives the Global Domain Report for 2024. It's not just a pretty bundle of information and charts; it's the quintessential representation of the domain industry's evolutionary path. The report does not just present data but it's backed by raw data that both InterNetX and Sedo—two large companies in the domain industry with decades of expertise—have formulated into meaningful trend indexes. Here are the key takeaways from the report: Exploring the domain industry landscape during the past year Delve into the nuances of the domain sphere Examining the rise and adoption of targeted TLDs, SLDs, and keyword trends Unraveling the interplay between domains, technology sector, and artificial intelligence Thorough examination of the domain … [Continue reading]

Negotiate with BuyDomains via Sedo if you can

The art of negotiation is a learning process and domain investors benefit from such knowledge, both for financial reasons and for the purpose of overall engagement. In a recent transaction that took place via Sedo, I was able to acquire a domain name that BuyDomains had listed across several marketplaces. I chose Sedo as it's an established marketplace with well-defined processes of which I've been a member for 20 full years. The negotiation with BuyDomains began with defining a budget first. Would I be able to acquire the domain at the full asking price, had my attempts failed? Absolutely. Saving money is important, though. My opening offer was undercutting their asking price by 35%. It's fun to mention that if that same percentage were applied to one of my domains for … [Continue reading]

An interesting glitch at locks down the BIN price provides several options to domain investors, including selling with a BIN price, making an offer, and lease to own options. In the past few months I've completed 3 LTO deals successfully, which means that three entrepreneurs are now using these domains under full ownership. Dan has been instrumental in creating a niche market for such domain sales that give the opportunity to start-ups and entrepreneurs to roll out brands immediately, paying off the domain cost in installments. That being said, I recently came across what I would describe as a glitch that locks down the BIN price. Consider this scenario: A buyer makes an offer for a domain that is priced at $5,000 dollars. Let's say they offer $1,000 dollars and you decline that offer, countering with $4,000. … [Continue reading] delivers excellent back-end support for domain transactions

Last week I completed my first domain sale in October, for a domain I acquired for a few hundred dollars almost 15 years ago. It's not the first time this long hold of a domain leads to a substantial … [Continue reading]

Potential issue with Dan sales of Uni/GoDaddy domains

I've been using with great success in the past two years and its acquisition by GoDaddy was disappointing. The Dutch start-up was about to roll out its own domain registrar, as a white … [Continue reading]