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Popular Blog Articles

In this article, we provide a handpicked list of some of the most popular, interesting, and helpful articles to have ever appeared on the NamePros Blog. If you're short on time, or if you're not sure where to start, then you may want to check out...
 
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information Top Topics: Is January 2022 Slow For You?; I Sold This Domain for $6,000...

In this week's Top Topics, we look at how domain investors are faring this month. Is this January slower than usual for you? Elsewhere, we discuss whether .COM will be king in five years' time and we hear from a domainer that has sold a name for...
 
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news Fractional Ownership And Domain Names As An Asset Class

Are we approaching a time when domain names will be considered an asset class, like bonds, stocks, real estate, currencies and commodities?

Will investors be able to hold domain name investments without the need to be directly involved in...
 
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information Top Topics: From a $20,000 Offer to a $75,000 Sale; How Many Domains Do You Need to Make a Sale Each Month?

In this week's Top Topics, domain investor AbdulBasit Makrani describes how he was able to take a $20,000 and transform it into a $75,000 sale. Elsewhere, we look at how many domain names you need to own before you make regular monthly sales, and...
 
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opinion Predictions For 2022 In Domain Investing

What will happen in domain investing in the coming year?

Will the market continue to surge? Will different extensions or sectors emerge? What will be the hot keywords?

While no one can predict the future with certainty, being receptive to a...
 
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information Top Topics: My First Year Back in Domaining; How Did 2021 Compare to 2020?...

In this week's Top Topics, a domain investor offers a candid insight into their first ear back in the domain industry. Elsewhere, we're invited to share our domaining targets for 2022, and how did 2021 compare with 2020 in terms of domain name...
 
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analysis 2021 Domain Name Sales Very Strong

The year 2021 was very strong in aftermarket domain name sales, with strong prices, rising numbers of sales, and solidly higher dollar volumes.

Across all extensions, there were more sales in 2021 than in 2020, about 150,800 versus...
 
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information Top Topics: A Look Back at 2021; My 37 Factors for Valuing Domain Names...

In the first Top Topics of 2022, we take some time to reflect on 2021 and the most impactful domain industry events of the year. Elsewhere, a domainer shares their thirty-seven factors for valuing domains, and just how much money do you need to...
 
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information 21 Useful Sites for Domain Name Investors

For this last post in 2021, I assembled a list of 21 websites that I find useful. Many of these are well known, but a few will perhaps be new. Although a number of the sites offer a paid service, all provide some level of free service. Please...
 
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information Top Topics: What's the Next Encompassing Rebrand?; Is Buying at the Beginning or End of the Year Better?...

In this week's Top Topics, domain investors are wondering what the next encompassing rebrand will be after Square launched a parent company named Block. Elsewhere, Squadhelp has released its 2021 marketplace review, and which is better, buying...
 
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strategy Domain Name Portfolio Record Keeping

Year end is a good time to consider improvements in record keeping for the coming year. Many months ago, long-term NamePros member @Ostrados approached me with the idea of an article on financial record keeping and projections. He has...
 

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information Top Topics: GoDaddy Wins .TV Contract; Forge.com Sold for $2.2 Million...

In this week's Top Topics, domain investors react to the news that GoDaddy has won the contract to operate the .TV domain extension. Elsewhere, we receive news of a $2.2 million domain sale, and have you ever used paid ads to promote your domain...
 
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information Domain Names 2021: The Year In Review

2021 has been a pretty incredible year in domain name investing. From big returns in ETH and meta names, to new marketplaces and landers. The .xyz extension was stronger than almost anyone predicted. There have been more million dollar...
 
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information Top Topics: Will Wholesale Prices for .XYZ Keep Going Up?; What Will 2022 Hold?...

In this week's Top Topics, we take a look at the .XYZ extension and the current popularity among domain investors. Will wholesale auction prices for .XYZ domains, which have recently been reaching four-figures, continue to rise? Elsewhere, a new...
 
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information How Big Domain Name Sellers Do It – Ideas For Small Portfolio Sellers?

Most investors sell predominantly on the major domain marketplaces. However, a number of individual investors maintain a website, either for occasional direct sales, or as their main sales channel.

There are a number of large portfolio domain...
 
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information Top Topics: Jack Dorsey's New Domain Name; Which Landing Page Should I Use?...

In this week's Top Topics, we look at the .XYZ domain name that Jack Dorsey's new corporation is using, an investor asks about which landing page is best for them to use, and which TLDs should a company register? Elsewhere, we also begin a list...
 
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information Domain Name Registrars – Part 2: Investor Friendly Registrars, Registrar Market, Checklist

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information Top Topics: Is Immersive the Next Big Trend?; Black Friday & Cyber Monday Promos...

In this week's Top Topics, we look at whether the term "immersive" will be the next big trending keyword for the domain name industry. Elsewhere, we cover the domain-related deals that investors can find over the Black Friday weekend and there's...
 
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information A Look At Domain Name Registrars – Part 1: The Top 10 In Terms of Registrations

Registrars serve an essential role, as the intermediary between the registries and the domain name investor. In this article I take a look at the number of domains under management at different registrars, as well as providing a brief history for...
 
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information Top Topics: Rearranging My Portfolio for 2022; Looks Like OpenSea Bough OpenSea.com...

In this week's Top Topics, we look at OpenSea's reported recent acquisition of OpenSea.com and we see why Dana White had big regrets before eventually acquiring UFC.com. Elsewhere, a seven-figure domain sale is received and an investor is looking...
 
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tools Finding Technology Trends And Opportunities

2021 will be viewed as the year of trending terms within the domain name community. From various crypto-related opportunities, lately ETH in particular, to NFTs, and then meta / metaverse, many domain name investors have chased trending terms...
 
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information Top Topics: Bird.com Domain Name Sells; Has the Meta Craze Slowed?...

In this week's Top Topics, we examine whether the meta domain name craze has slowed after some sizable recent sales. Elsewhere, we discuss the strategy for testing new landing pages and we receive news that the Bird.com domain name has sold...
 
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interviews From Smoke To Fire: An Interview With Dennis Tinerino –$50,000 ETH.Paris Seller And Domain Smoke Founder

Dennis Tinerino is an accomplished domain investor as well as editor and founder of the Domain Smoke newsletter.

He recently sold the domain name ETH.Paris for $50,000 at Dan. He had held the domain name for only 25 days.

That...
 
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information Top Topics: Metaverse.org Sells Within Days; How Do I Make the Marketplace Listing Process More Efficient?...

In this week's Top Topics, we look at possible means of making the marketplace listing process more efficient, and are some domaining strategies just a lottery? Elsewhere, news breaks of the sale of Metaverse.org and Intis Telecom puts its new...
 
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analysis A Look At How Different Domain Extensions Sell

Should a domain investor invest only in .com? I went looking for an answer in recent domain name sales data.

There seems a common consensus that, after .com, among general purpose extensions with investment potential are...
 
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information Top Topics: IT.com Sells for $3.8 Million; Facebook is Now Meta...

In this week's Top Topics, domain investors react to the news that Facebook has rebranded its corporation to Meta, using the Meta.com domain. Elsewhere, there's advice for new domain investors and we have news of a $3.8 million domain sale...
 
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