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Top Topics: Afternic Price Clearance Advice; Would You Sell This .CO for $1,000?...

By James Iles, Oct 25, 2020
  1. In this week’s Top Topics, domain investors discuss the latest blockbuster sale from Mike Mann, and a domainer shares some advice on selling your domains for clearance prices at Afternic. Elsewhere, we see which keywords may have lost value thanks to the coronavirus, and an investor asks for advice on a $1,000 offer.

    Mike Mann Sells for $94,888

    Founder of DomainMarket, Mike Mann, announced his latest sale this week. He revealed on social media that he sold for $94,888. This is a phenomenal sale, but bear in mind that Mike owns a portfolio of several hundred thousand domains, so he needs to achieve significant sales figures in order to pay for renewal costs, for example.

    In this discussion, domain investors are reacting to the sale as well as discussing the sales price and the potential buyers.

    Topic by: @equity78

    Afternic Price Clearance Advice

    If you are looking to trim your domain portfolio somewhat, you may be willing to cut your asking prices in order to make some return on investment before letting domain names expire. If you are looking to clear out some domains, you may benefit from this discussion.

    Here, an investor gives some advice for listing clearance names on Afternic. Not typically a platform you may consider for attempting to liquidate your domains, but after getting success with some sales, this investor is offering some guidance for others seeking to liquidate low-value names.

    Topic by: @twiki

    Which Keywords Have Lost Value?

    Domain trends, by their very nature, see keywords become popular while other once-popular keywords seem to fade away into the ether. Unless you follow closely, it can sometimes be difficult to recognize trending keywords.

    This discussion asks a more specific question about keywords losing value. Which domain keywords have lost value due to the coronavirus? Some suggestions so far include keywords in the flights, tourism, and cruise sectors. Do you know of any domain keywords that have lost value thanks to the coronavirus?

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    Poll: Would You Sell This .CO for $1,000?

    Sometimes, it’s easy to accept or decline an offer, but sometimes it’s difficult to decide whether or not to cash in on a domain name. Here, an investor has asked the wider community for their opinion on whether to sell a name or not.

    The domain in question is a two-word .CO name that has received an inbound offer of $1,000, up from an initial offer of $500. Would you be inclined to accept an offer for a two-word .CO name? So far, the majority of the community seems to think the investor should sell.

    Topic by: @alcy

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    About The Author — James Iles

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  6. BradWilson

    BradWilson Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Thanks for another weekly Top Topics.

    I always look forward to them. Now I'll catchup on anything I've missed :)
  7. The Durfer

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    You have to have money first,
    Then you can buy as many domain names as you want
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  11. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    Superb summary @James Iles !
    I had missed the discussion started by on which keywords had lost value, an important topic.
    The clearance price discussion started by @twiki presents a topic that hasn’t been talked about much.
    Thanks again.
  12. tanveer_bdy

    tanveer_bdy Established Member

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    certainly corona virus demolished many industries and the people selling those domains related to the industries hard hit by the virus have lost value.
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