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Top Topics: 2018 Reported Outbound Sales Analysis; Your Realistic Goals for This Year...

By James Iles, Jan 5, 2019
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    In our first Top Topics of 2019, we take a look at an in-depth analysis of reported outbound sales from 2018, and a domainer asks other investors to share their realistic domaining goals for 2019. Elsewhere, someone asks for feedback on some advice they dispensed and our featured poll asks for your preferred sales venue in 2019.

    Your Realistic Goals for This Year

    The start of a new year is an opportune time to set new personal and business orientated goals. Posting these goals in public can give some sort of accountability to them, which is what one investor is encouraging domainers to do.

    So far, some of the goals include achieving a four-figure sale, reducing inventory and beating a 2018 sales total.

    Topic by: @Arpit131

    Poll: Your Preferred Sales Venue

    In this week's featured poll, we take a look at domain marketplaces. A domain marketplace allows investors to sell their domains on the aftermarket, with each marketplace catering for slightly different clientele, from domain investors to end users.

    The poll asks investors to vote for up to two of their favorite domain sales venues or sales services. As of writing, there are two obvious leading sales venues amongst investors.

    Topic by: @JudgeMind


    2018 Reported Outbound Sales Analysis

    Sales analysis can be beneficial to a wide array of domain investors. We sporadically publish Domain Data articles that often prove popular. Here, an investor has shared their analysis of all 201 outbound domain sales that were disclosed on NamePros in 2018.

    It's a fascinating, substantial analysis that has proven popular with investors this week. This discussion is a must read for anyone performing outbound sales.

    Topic by: @Trent1000

    Did I Give the Wrong Advice?

    As a domain investor, you may occasionally get friends and family asking you for advice on how to get started as a domainer. This week, a freelancer asked whether they should consider becoming a full time domain investor.

    This question was posed to an active domainer, who responded with one word: no! The argument for not becoming a full time investor is that the income may not be regular, and cannot substitute for a continuous income flow. Did the domainer give good advice here? That's the question being asked in this discussion.

    Topic by: @Arpit131

    How Much Did Renewals Cost in the 1990's?

    In the early 1990's, domain names were free to register. Then, renewal fees were imposed in 1995, with renewal fees continuing to this day, where .COM names can be renewed for around $10 per year. This discussion asks how much a .COM domain name cost to renew in the 1990's.

    According to the discussion, early .COM renewals may have cost around $50 per year, with one investor informing others that they were able to register .COM domains in 1999 for $6 at Network Solutions.

    Topic by: @atinc

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    About The Author — James Iles

    James is a domain name industry professional currently working on numerous domain industry research, acquisition and sales projects. Contact [email protected] For all inquiries relating to NamePros stories and interviews, please email: [email protected]

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  6. elevator

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    Thanks for the first summary in 2019. Cheers
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