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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 make from domain investing to quit your day job in 2022?

A Look Back at 2021

With a new year upon us, it's the perfect time to reflect on 2021. This time last year, few of us would have guessed that NFTs and .XYZ would be dominating the domaining landscape, but that was the case. We've seen fortunes made, and millions of dollars worth of domains sold.

Here, Raymond Hackney looks back at last year in detail, analyzing the impact that NFTs, the metaverse, and Web 3.0 had on the domain name industry.

Topic by: @equity78

My 37 Factors for Selecting and Valuing Domains

"How much is my domain worth?" is one of the most common questions that we come across in the domain name industry. Naturally, domain owners want to know the value of their domain name, but many do not have a reliable valuation system in place, which often results in poor domain valuations and acquisitions.

In this discussion, one investor has written a comprehensive guide filled with thirty-seven different factors that have an impact on a domain name's value. These factors may help you to refine the valuations of your own names and help you choose better domains to acquire in the future.

Topic by: @twiki

What Do You Need to Earn to Quit Your Job in 2022?

While some investors are happy to keep domain investing as a side-hustle, it's the aspiration of many domainers to make a living from domain name income alone. Relatively few have achieved this, but it may become a reality for some in 2022.

With that in mind, how much would you need to earn to quit your job this year? We're looking for a monthly figure, with all earnings created from your domain investing activities. So far, a majority would need to make $10,000 or more per month from domaining to quit their day jobs.

Topic by: @redemo

Which Personality Type Would Make the Best Domainer?

According to the World Economic Forum, extroverts, sensors, thinkers, and judgers tend to be the most financially successful personality types, based on a study of 72,000 people. Just looking at the domain industry specifically, though, this may not be applicable.

There are hundreds of successful domain investors that may not fall into these categories. Which, then, would be the best personality type for a domain investor? Is an extroverted salesman a better fit, or would an introverted researcher make the best decisions to be a successful domain investor in the long term?

Topic by: @abstractdomainer

Price Increases for .IO in January 2022

The .IO extension has become popular among both investors and end-users. While .XYZ took the limelight in 2021 in terms of alternative extensions, .IO also had a standout year, leading plenty of domainers to make significant investments in the extension.

It's notable, then, that the .IO registry has announced a price increase for registrations, renewals, and transfers of .IO domain names from January 2022. You can find out more information on the price increase in this discussion.

Topic by: @Mkt Sales Leads

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Wesley SweatmanTop Member
Ty Mr. James. Happy New Years! :)


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@James this is an interesting compilation, thanks.