In case you missed it, NamePros writer @Bob Hawkes produced an in-depth look at portfolio diversification this week. A highly diversified domain name portfolio may be better prepared to stand the tests of an economic downturn. If you are curious about exploring the concept of portfolio diversification more, then Bob's article is an excellent starting point. Here are this week's Top Topics. My Domain I Sold for Five-figures Just Expired How often does a domain, acquired for five-figures, ultimately get dropped by the new owner? This scenario happened recently for this domain investor, who then contacted the domain's owner to let them know about the domain's expiry. According to the discussion, the domain was intentionally dropped. A five-figure name was intentionally dropped. Unfortunately, the investor didn't manage to buy back the domain at auction after it sold for a higher amount than they were willing to pay. Topic by: @xynames How I Flipped a Domain From $7.49 to $799 Domain flipping, the practice of selling a domain name for a higher price soon after acquiring it, is a common means of producing an almost consistent revenue stream. Some investors have had luck with the practice at different price points, from hand registered names up to five and six-figure names. Here, an investor shares in detail how he hand registered a remote work-related domain recently, and how they were able to sell the domain name for a fee of $799. Topic by: @Stephen C. How Do I Find Email Addresses for Outbound Sales? As we've mentioned several times before on Top Topics, outbound sales can be a proactive means of creating cash flow, rather than waiting for potential buyers to come to you. However, performing outbound sales can be difficult. How do you find leads? How do you contact them? This investor is struggling with finding email addresses for leads. Having used the WHOIS database as well as consulting specialist extensions such as Hunter, the investor has drawn a blank on an email address. Do you have any tips or tricks to find the right email addresses? Topic by: @AYOUB1KHAN GoDaddy's Expiration Timeline As the world's largest domain registrar, GoDaddy processes thousands of domain name expirations per day. Some of these names end up being sold at GoDaddy Auctions. Have you ever monitored a domain in anticipation of grabbing it at GoDaddy Auctions, but you're unsure when it's going to enter the auction platform? Here, a domainer has shared GoDaddy's domain expiration timeline. If you're a regular buyer at GoDaddy Auctions, and you track a lot of domains heading to expiry auctions, you may wish to bookmark this discussion. Topic by: @Silentptnr What Are Your Thoughts on Four-Letter .COM's? Four-letter .COM domains have been a popular investment with a portion of domain investors for quite a while. Some domainers, for example, profited handsomely after the Chinese domain-rush of 2015 caused prices of many names to soar from low $xxx to over $2,000 per name. Do four-letter .COM's have a bright future, though? Raymond Hackney of TheDomains.com and TLDInvestors has asked investors to chime in with their opinions of whether four-letter .COM's will increase or decrease in value over the next eighteen months. What do you think? 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.