Bob Hawkes

What Will 2021 Be Like In Domain Names? 55 Viewpoints

By Bob Hawkes, Jan 6, 2021

How optimistic are you about domain name investing in 2021?

  1. very optimistic (hopeful and confident)

    213 votes
  2. somewhat optimistic

    105 votes
  3. neither optimistic nor pessimistic

    60 votes
  4. somewhat pessimistic

    36 votes
  5. very pessimistic (hopeless and doubtful)

    41 votes
Total: 455 vote(s)
  1. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    There should be a NamePros badge for longest lasting newbie.:xf.grin:
    Being serious, the combination of an openness and freshness of spirit and outlook, along with the experience of seeing things over many years, is very valuable. Thanks for all your contributions to NamePros. Next time I will try to remember you are exempt from all the rules! Glad you did, and wrote much more than could be put in a single sentence!

    To others who responded, please feel free to chime in now with a longer version of what I forced you to say in a single sentence (and thanks to those who already have).

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  2. oldtimer

    oldtimer Do some good for humanity and the environment VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thanks Bob for your kind words,

    As you know in any situation it's best to hope for the best, but always be prepared if things don't go exactly as we all like to see,

    So this can make a good subject for another article that you can write about as far as how best domainers can protect themselves against any unforeseen situations that might arise unexpectedly.

    Last edited: Jan 9, 2021
  3. Satoshi's Domains

    Satoshi's Domains Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    We are optimistic but are unsure how much censorship is going to dampen the market. There will be a huge boom in crypto domain names as Bitcoin is adopted as a treasury asset by more companies, hedge funds, pensions, and eventually nations. Professional services will continue to come online such as custodians, banking facilities, bitcoin denominated financial products, etc.

    There will also be a boom in crypto domain names targeted at trading, analysis, education, and various projects covering several topics/keywords. Due to the decentralized nature of crypto, as well as the opportunity for small startups in a period of limited job opportunities, the potential market size for crypto domains will dwarf most other categories. There will be a large increase in demand for a limited supply of good domain names, as well as an increase in funds available to purchase these domains. As people investing in crypto have more money to burn they will become less sensitive to price. A $500 domain in 2020 could go for $5,000 in 2021.

    There will be a cooldown period as crypto prices peak and crash; however, there are many reasons to expect Bitcoin will not suffer as severe a crash as in previous bull markets. It is a long term play with dramatic short term price spikes. Crypto domainers should hold onto good names until 2025 if they don't get good offers in 2021.
  4. DigitalRoar

    DigitalRoar Investor & Creator VIP

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    2021 is the year I make a 7 figure sale!
  5. mobilespecialists

    mobilespecialists Established Member

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  6. CraigD

    CraigD Top Contributor VIP

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    So why are you currently trying to dump 4000 crypto domain names onto the market?
    Wouldn't you be better off holding them?
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2021
  7. Satoshi's Domains

    Satoshi's Domains Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    We are trying to sell our portfolio at wholesale value. There is a tradeoff in taking a different investment now in lieu of making more money from running an active business for the next 4 years. Our time has value as well, and we're taking that into account.

    We have no issue holding onto the domains and getting 10-50x our asking price.
  8. topdom

    topdom Top Contributor VIP

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    We will see a revolution in US, and then in Europe, UK, Australia, Japan, Israel. I'm not sure how this would affect domain industry. Things can become exciting or chaotic (or both).
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2021
  9. Satoshi's Domains

    Satoshi's Domains Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Agreed, it's hard to tell how these type of events would affect the domain industry in the short term; however, if there are issues having a physical business in a single location (areas with unrest) then there will be more demand for online businesses and domain names. Lockdowns, censorship, revolutions, changing tax laws, etc will all push people to become more location independent.
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