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Top Topics: I Sold a Domain for $90,000; What's the Next Big Thing?...

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By James Iles, Aug 16, 2019
  1. There have been some stellar articles on the blog recently from a couple of new writers, @Bob Hawkes and broker @Darryl Lopes. So far, these published pieces have covered topics such as negotiation, domain sales and domain name data. A quick tip for those of you who may have missed these articles - you can subscribe to the NamePros Blog by clicking “subscribe” further up this page. You’ll receive a handy alert every time a new article is released, which is typically twice per week.

    Here are this week’s Top Topics.


    I Sold a Domain Name for $90,000

    It isn’t every day that we see details of a publicly-disclosed $90,000 domain sale. This particular deal took place at the BrandBucket marketplace, and the seller was able to share some interesting facts with the community.

    After acquiring the name in 2003, the seller has waited for sixteen years for the right offer to come along for this four-letter pronounceable name. More details, including the sold name, are available in the discussion.

    Topic by: @richasis


    What Is the Next Big Thing?

    Trends can be very profitable for domain name investors. There are numerous examples of domains on NameBio that sold for five or six-figure fees after taking advantage of the demand caused by a trend. Cryptocurrency, for example, was the trend responsible for @Mike Mann's $195,000 sale of CryptoWorld.com.

    It's natural, therefore, to try to predict the next big trend. In this discussion, investors give their opinions on future profitable industries. The likes of 5G, DeFi, and automation are all mentioned. What would you consider as the next big thing?

    Topic by: @FavourB


    At What Point Do You Stop Buying Domains?

    For some, domain name acquisitions are more of a hobby than a profitable venture. In the archive, there are numerous polls that revealed many investors do not make money at all with domain names. With that being said, when do you stop buying domains?

    If you're a hobby domainer, do you never stop? If you're a domainer looking to profit from your portfolio, do you stop buying if you haven't made a sale?

    Topic by: @DefinitelyDomains


    Why Would a Buyer Require a 1099?

    An investor is in the process of closing a deal for $1,000, but for the first time ever they are being asked to fill out a 1099 form. According to Intuit, a 1099 form reports income from self-employment earnings, interest and dividends, government payments, and more.

    The discussion that has arisen following this question throws up some interesting points about accounting practices and domaining, which may be useful to many other domainers.

    Topic by: @Avtar629


    What Is Wrong With My Domain?

    On a regular basis, investors post discussions asking for feedback on certain domain names that they feel have potential. This discussion is interesting in particular since it concerns a two-word .CO domain that the investor has exhibited via outbound marketing with some positive response.

    However, these positive responses haven't turned into a sale. What follows in the discussion is an interesting debate on .CO domains, and their relative value to the .COM equivalent.

    Topic by: @FavourB


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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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    I am banking on the next big thing to be plant based domains.Just hope I don't break the bank going in the wrong direction ?
     
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    Thanks to share
     
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    Great info. Thanks
     
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    I think that Chinese netizen’s offers long term brand opportunities as east & west superstrate linguistics merge Baoxian247.com - Baoxian24x7.com {insurance by the hour - day - year}
    WeChat FB & digital generations are the arbiters as Baidu MO ultimately follow the Google Adwords cash cow. Generics are cognitive the world over ...
     
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    Typo error should be IMO
     
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    Thank you so much for sharing.
     
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