In this week's Top Topics, an investor asks whether it's an opportune time to perform outbound sales in light of the social isolation that much of the world is experiencing right now, thanks to the Coronavirus. Speaking of the Coronavirus, a domainer shares their story of how their domain, Coronavirus.es, was temporarily confiscated by the Spanish government. Elsewhere, our featured poll asks you to vote for the registrar that you feel safest with, and a domainer explains why the recent $172,984 sale of Bao.com was a bargain. Is It a Good Time to Outbound? The global COVID-19 pandemic is, naturally, the subject that is dominating the media, social media, and our collective thoughts. In the past few weeks, we have seen a dramatic shift toward social distancing and isolation in an attempt to quell the virus. With so many people stuck at home, is it a good time for domain investors to perform outbound sales? Traditionally, outbound sales is an effective way of creating cash flow for your domaining portfolio. However, during a period where many companies are still catching up after setting up remotely and with the economy at a standstill, is it a good time to perform outbound sales? Topic by: @topdom Coronavirus.es Confiscated by the Spanish Government This week, we have seen many marketplaces have banned Coronavirus-related domain names from their platforms. Potentially profiting from a global, rampant disease is a debate in itself, but the fact is that many companies have taken action to stop advertising Coronavirus domains. It seems that it’s not just domain marketplaces that are focusing intently on Coronavius names. According to this discussion, a domainer has had the name Coronavirus.es confiscated temporarily by the Spanish government. As of writing, the domain hosts an official Coronavirus response page. Topic by: @WhoaDomain.com My Recent Domain Acquisitions AbdulBasit Makrani is one of the most open domain investors, willing to share his sales, acquisitions, and experiments with other domainers on a regular basis. We’ve already featured some of his sales tests in other recent editions of Top Topics, but here, AbdulBasit is talking about his acquisitions. The domains acquired include a three-letter .COM, copious amounts of four-letter names, and some two-word .COM’s. Each set of acquisitions comes with an explanation as to why they were purchased. Topic by: @AbdulBasit.com Why Bao.com Sold for $172,984 This week, NameBio reported the sale of Bao.com for $172,984, taking place at the Chinese marketplace 4.cn. A domainer who speaks Chinese shed some light on the possible meanings of the Bao.com domain, and why the $172,984 price tag can be considered to be the name's "liquid value". It's fascinating to see the explanation as to why the name can be regarded as a potential seven-figure domain, and the abundance of possible definitions that could lead Bao.com to eventually be used by one of hundreds of companies or entrepreneurs in China. Topic by: @brandsly Poll: Which Registrar Do You Feel Safest With? We recently hosted a poll asking the community to vote for the best domain name registrar. This time, a different subject. Which registrar do you feel safest with? Not all registrars are created equally when it comes to domain name safety features. Most registrars have basic 2FA (two-factor authentication) protection, but some go further than this by adding transfer restrictions, free privacy protection, or highly responsive customer service. Which domain registrar do you feel safest with? Topic by: @equity78 Top Topics of the Week is a blog series featuring the most popular discussions and content within the domain community. Tune in weekly to see what’s trending.