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  1. Bob Hawkes

    information Domain Name Registrars – Part 2: Investor Friendly Registrars, Registrar Market, Checklist

    There are currently 2499 ICANN accredited domain name registrars. This offers a lot of choice when picking a registrar. I present a checklist of considerations that might be included. Last week’s article looked at the top-10 registrars in terms of domain names registered. This week, I look at...
  2. Bob Hawkes

    information Domain Name Registrars – Part 2: Investor Friendly Registrars, Registrar Market, Checklist

    There are currently 2499 ICANN accredited domain name registrars. This offers a lot of choice when picking a registrar. I present a checklist of considerations that might be included. Last week’s article looked at the top-10 registrars in terms of domain names registered. This week, I look at...
  3. Bob Hawkes

    tools Finding Technology Trends And Opportunities

    2021 will be viewed as the year of trending terms within the domain name community. From various crypto-related opportunities, lately ETH in particular, to NFTs, and then meta / metaverse, many domain name investors have chased trending terms. Sometimes these opportunities have resulted in...
  4. Bob Hawkes

    tools Finding Technology Trends And Opportunities

    2021 will be viewed as the year of trending terms within the domain name community. From various crypto-related opportunities, lately ETH in particular, to NFTs, and then meta / metaverse, many domain name investors have chased trending terms. Sometimes these opportunities have resulted in...
  5. Bob Hawkes

    analysis A Look At How Different Domain Extensions Sell

    Should a domain investor invest only in .com? I went looking for an answer in recent domain name sales data. There seems a common consensus that, after .com, among general purpose extensions with investment potential are .net, .io, .org, .co and .xyz. There is not agreement on the order of the...
  6. Bob Hawkes

    analysis A Look At How Different Domain Extensions Sell

    Should a domain investor invest only in .com? I went looking for an answer in recent domain name sales data. There seems a common consensus that, after .com, among general purpose extensions with investment potential are .net, .io, .org, .co and .xyz. There is not agreement on the order of the...
  7. Bob Hawkes

    strategy How To Decide What Domain Names To Renew

    Recently I went through the .com and .xyz domain names in my portfolio, deciding which to renew prior to the price increases that took place Sept. 1. With another .com price increase coming in 2022, it won’t be long before the process is repeated. But how do we determine which domain names...
  8. Bob Hawkes

    strategy How To Decide What Domain Names To Renew

    Recently I went through the .com and .xyz domain names in my portfolio, deciding which to renew prior to the price increases that took place Sept. 1. With another .com price increase coming in 2022, it won’t be long before the process is repeated. But how do we determine which domain names...
  9. Bob Hawkes

    strategy Does How A Domain Name Was Previously Listed Matter?

    When you are considering a domain name acquisition, does it matter who owned the name previously, what price they asked, and the marketplaces they used to try to sell the domain name? We all know to check for possible developed use of a domain name, in case there was abuse that taints the name...
  10. Bob Hawkes

    strategy Does How A Domain Name Was Previously Listed Matter?

    When you are considering a domain name acquisition, does it matter who owned the name previously, what price they asked, and the marketplaces they used to try to sell the domain name? We all know to check for possible developed use of a domain name, in case there was abuse that taints the name...
  11. Bob Hawkes

    strategy Single Dictionary Word Domain Names

    Single dictionary word domain names can be incredibly valuable, as the list of sales in the next section shows. That does not mean that any dictionary word has value, however. With the spread of online dictionaries, some of which allow user additions, one has to be careful about whether a name...
  12. Bob Hawkes

    strategy Single Dictionary Word Domain Names

    Single dictionary word domain names can be incredibly valuable, as the list of sales in the next section shows. That does not mean that any dictionary word has value, however. With the spread of online dictionaries, some of which allow user additions, one has to be careful about whether a name...
  13. T

    advice Price sensitivity = very different for diff. price ranges, + some recent trends. Keep this in mind.

    I've been seeing this over and over and over again. Including lately with a lot of sales / testing including this sale from today. For some might be obvious, but if not, keep this in mind. The price sensitivity of buyers goes much higher when your domain has a lower retail price. This is also...
  14. T

    advice Price sensitivity = very different for diff. price ranges, + some recent trends. Keep this in mind.

    I've been seeing this over and over and over again. Including lately with a lot of sales / testing including this sale from today. For some might be obvious, but if not, keep this in mind. The price sensitivity of buyers goes much higher when your domain has a lower retail price. This is also...
  15. T

    analysis Some VERY interesting changes in pricing (numbers and strategy) during 2021

    2021 has been an wild ride for me. I started good, then slowed down (a lot). But after some recent changes described below, now my sales have taken off like a tsunami. There are reasons behind this latest stream of sales and it's not just random. For example I'm having a stream of 4-fig sales...
  16. T

    analysis Some VERY interesting changes in pricing (numbers and strategy) during 2021

    2021 has been an wild ride for me. I started good, then slowed down (a lot). But after some recent changes described below, now my sales have taken off like a tsunami. There are reasons behind this latest stream of sales and it's not just random. For example I'm having a stream of 4-fig sales...
  17. Bob Hawkes

    analysis A Look At What Sells In XYZ

    Aftermarket sales of .xyz are having a stellar 2021. Even at the midway point of 2021, the sales dollar volume has more than tripled over the 2020 whole year total. To put it in perspective, during the first half of 2021 the sales volume of .xyz is approximately equal to the combined sales...
  18. Bob Hawkes

    analysis A Look At What Sells In XYZ

    Aftermarket sales of .xyz are having a stellar 2021. Even at the midway point of 2021, the sales dollar volume has more than tripled over the 2020 whole year total. To put it in perspective, during the first half of 2021 the sales volume of .xyz is approximately equal to the combined sales...
  19. T

    discuss Has anyone seen recent decline in low priced .COM sales at Afternic? (clearance, $xx - $xxx range)

    During recent years, I used to clear a ton of .COMs for say $75 or $99 through Afternic before renewal time. Like one in 5 names used to go - and pretty fast. In the last 12 months though, through the same method, I've sold... none. And the names are far better than those I cleared before...
  20. T

    discuss Has anyone seen recent decline in low priced .COM sales at Afternic? (clearance, $xx - $xxx range)

    During recent years, I used to clear a ton of .COMs for say $75 or $99 through Afternic before renewal time. Like one in 5 names used to go - and pretty fast. In the last 12 months though, through the same method, I've sold... none. And the names are far better than those I cleared before...
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