I contacted a number of prominent domain industry people to ask what they saw for the year ahead. I suggested ten questions, ranging from Overall, are you positive about domain investing in 2020? to Is there an important topic that is being overlooked? I asked each person to choose one question, or a few questions. I also searched NamePros discussions for member predictions on the same topics. The result is this compilation of views from twenty-five different people. The respondents include domain investors, brokers, leaders, service providers, analysts and others. Overall. most are optimistic about the market for quality domain names. Fractional domain name ownership, as well as increasing use of payment plans, were noted trends. A number of people commented on consolidation within the industry, as well as concerns over regulatory control of domain names. Increasing wholesale prices, along with limited inventory of quality names, were raised as issues going forward. Several interesting niches to watch were suggested. Are you positive about domain investing in 2020? There was general optimism for a strong 2020, at least for high quality domain names. In a NamePros poll, about 60% of respondents predicted an outstanding 2020 for the domain industry. Only about 5% saw a domain market recession in 2020. What other extensions will be strong? A number of respondents see a strong 2020 for .io, .co and .ai. A few other extensions received mention in the replies. Are there particular niches to watch? A wide variety of niches were mentioned including AI, distributed technology, 5G, gaming, shared resources, medicine, and many others. Do you envision new products or services? See also the Things On The Way section below for additional answers. What changes do you see in domain investing? What storm clouds threaten domain name investing? Is there an important topic that is being overlooked? Do you plan any major change in focus? What do you predict for high value sales? I encouraged respondents to speculate on whether we will see another sale in the $30 million range this year. And one respondent gave us a very precise domain sale price prediction! What other topics are important? What new is on the way? As part of their responses several respondents indicated planned or new initiatives. A few more quotes Find more predictions and leave your own For additional predictions check out the 2020 Predictions Thread started by Silentptnr. Please feel free to add your own predictions, either in that thread or in the comments section here. Rob Monster started a domain forecast for 2020 thread, and many NamePros members added their own predictions there as well. May 2020 be a fantastic year for each of you! My heartfelt thanks to all who took the time to provide insights for this article.