James Iles

Top Topics: Your Best Month of 2018; If You Owned

By James Iles, Nov 25, 2018
  1. In this week's Top Topics, an investor asks what you would do if you were the owner of, would you sell it or keep it? Elsewhere, domainers disclose their best month of 2018 for sales and this week's featured poll asks whether .CO or .IO would be better for investment for one-word domains.

    The Big Loss: If You Owned

    Ethereum is one of the largest open-source public blockchain distributed platforms in the world, made famous thanks to the ETH cryptocurrency that uses the Ethereum blockchain. For a couple of years, the domain name has displayed a basic for-sale page that currently lists a reserve price of $10 million.

    In this discussion, investors are debating the future of the domain name, considering the fact that Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, is allegedly not interested in the name. What would you do if you owned

    Topic by: @MSN-Domains


    New gTLDs: Drop or Renew?

    New domain extensions (new gTLDs) for want of a better phrase, have been around for a few years now, with numerous investors forming strong either for or against these new gTLDs. Those who have amassed new gTLD portfolios may be profiting, or they may still be holding a vast number of their purchases.

    Here, investors are invited to use an interesting voting system to help domain owners decide whether to renew or drop their names.

    Topic by: @lolwarrior

    Your Best Month in 2018

    Success as a domain investor can fluctuate throughout the year, with summer traditionally seen as the quieter part of the year thanks largely to vacations, whilst the fourth quarter may be the most lucrative for some.

    An investor has asked a very simple question: What has been your best month for sales in 2018? This discussion has some great, often previously unreported sales data, too.

    Topic by: @mani0307

    Poll: Which Extension is Better for Investment?

    One-word .COM domains can be some of the best investments available to domainers, with many such names trading for five and six-figures a piece. If those domains are out of your budget, would you invest in one-word domains in an alternative extension?

    Two popular alternative extensions are .CO and .IO, but which would be better for one-word investment? This poll seeks to gauge opinion from the community.

    Topic by: @Rizwan Razzaq

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  4. James Iles

    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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  6. Riz M.

    Riz M. Gold Account

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    Donmarick Established Member

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    Hmm lease ;D
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