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Are you investing in new gTLDs in 2020?

Labeled as question in gTLD Discussion, started by Brands.International, Jul 26, 2020

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  1. Brands.International

    Brands.International formerly lolwarrior VIP

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    I am curious - how many people here invest in new gTLDs in 2020?
    (invest in new gTLDs means you have at least 1 new gTLD domain name)

    And if you can share, how many new gTLD domains do you have at the moment? And does it work for you?

    Thanks for sharing :)
     
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  2. lambo.com

    lambo.com dnas.com highiq.com VIP Gold Account

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    nope (0)
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2020
  3. Grego85

    Grego85 Quality.Domains VIP

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    They are pretty much all I invest in. I likes them!

    I'm especially focused on disruptive technology industry brand names this year. Especially finance/fintech related.
     
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  4. Riz M.

    Riz M. EmpireNames.com VIP Gold Account

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    buying ngtlds is art which you know very well :) i also like the way @Grego85 pick new gtlds but i am not into gtlds :)
     
  5. Brands.International

    Brands.International formerly lolwarrior VIP

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    Nice to meet a fellow investor here :)
     
  6. Brands.International

    Brands.International formerly lolwarrior VIP

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    Riz, maybe in future, you will give them a try :xf.smile:
     
  7. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Prior 2020 I sold 13 non-premium nTLDs for $1K+ per domain on average...
    This year as of now - the only 1 sale at $250...

    p.s. I still have a few hundreds but mostly drop them... due to lack of cashflow...
     
  8. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    No. Still love ya tho.

    Samer
     
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  9. Brands.International

    Brands.International formerly lolwarrior VIP

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    I do much appreciate that friend and positive vibes back to you :xf.smile:
     
  10. Brands.International

    Brands.International formerly lolwarrior VIP

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    Sad to hear that. Keeping my fingers crossed Jurgen!!!
     
  11. Ace3coiner

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    I lost one recently forgot to renew:

    Cardano.one
     
  12. John Bates

    John Bates Restricted (50-70%)

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    I would only invest with a back up plan to develop into a website.
     
  13. Brands.International

    Brands.International formerly lolwarrior VIP

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    That is wise - I think it is always better to invest in names which we can also develop by ourselves (if conditions are good for that).
     
  14. John Bates

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    I could be wrong but I think that the web is still somewhat underdeveloped (despite the few social media companies that take up a large amount of space). Decently developed websites might be quite valuable in the future.
     
  15. Nishant R

    Nishant R Established Member

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    Yes! Of course!! I have registered few including

    CryptoWallet.blog

    5Gnetwork.dev

    Eagle.cafe
     
  16. Brands.International

    Brands.International formerly lolwarrior VIP

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    So far only a few people it seems .. :)
     
  17. Grego85

    Grego85 Quality.Domains VIP

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    ^ more for us

    But that is wishful thinking.. I've noticed this space getting much more competitive over the last year or even two. It used to be a lock that I would catch every name I wanted. Now, I get maybe 1/3 or so of the names I'm going for.

    Many domainers are set in their ways, but those of us that work at it every day can see that more people are noticing the value in these BETTER domains.

    Especially with newer tech and newly expanding industries.

    Go and have a look in the new two word brandable showcase thread and tell me with a straight face that a decent nGTLD name isn't superior to most of the names in that thread.

    my favorite quotes:
    "in .com of course" or "in king"
    its like - yeah no shit, that name sure as hell isn't taken in any other extension!
     
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  18. BRANDERX.COM

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    The only appealing thing about those are the stories we hear from one particular member here (I forgot who). They sold like two names for $50K or something in one day.

    The rest belongs to the registries, since they're more like rentals, if one has to pay 4 & figures to keep them.

    A handful of new gtlds will always be worth investing in, but a handful isn't usually investment material.

    imo
     
  19. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I have never owned many but I have maintained a small group of new gtld's. It took a pandemic for me to make my first .media sale which is an extension I always liked. I sold Star.media, and though he did not take the offer, working with Michael Berkens I was pleased to see a $15,000 offer come in for TV.media, one of the .media names Mike owns. I sold sponsored.link a few months back as well.

    I think a lot of extensions are difficult to invest in due to little reported sales. I have looked at a few names and thought maybe I pick this up, to see 0,1 or 2 reported sales in that extension. If it was super great maybe I would buy but I don't want to play for an outlier and make the only reported sale in an extension.

    Years ago I sold OnlineCasino.website and that got me off to a start as far as sales, I sold VR.watch wholesale but for a profit and short holding time.

    I have some names in topics I like, I love esports and own Esports.video and for the low renewal price it's a good hold, would be a premium price in many new gtlds. It has received two offers but just low ballers.

    Theater.life and Robots.life are my only names in that extension. Robots.life already sold for $2,500 once. I got it after the end user dropped it, for reg fee.

    Theater.life has been the one that has gotten some action, 3 offers, one accepted then they backed out due to having some other bills come due.

    Stock.loans had $1,000 offer I accepted, the buyer admitted to front running. https://tldinvestors.com/2020/05/stock-loans.html

    I still own 3 .media all which I like and know I can do something with (same as I would like to do with esports.video if I can't find the proper price). FS.media Fantasy.media and ABC.media.

    My sales are reported to Namebio for verification.
     
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  20. hn

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    Yes, I have invested in a few gtlds one word which makes sense with the extension but hardly any inquiries though if I see parking stats seems quite a bit of type in traffic.
     
  21. Imrannewgtld

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    Yes. New gTLDs are good investments if done properly.
    A few years back it was easy to get hold of good expiring domains. Now it is not that easy. Sadly, even Donuts is picking up good names.
    I registered three .click domains In July this year and in 20 days I got an offer of $1000 for one of the domains. I did not accept it.

    For registration and renewals, I stick to these few rules.
    1. Register/Renew only the names that you want to keep at least for the next 10 years.
    2. Rank your own domains. Every year try to get rid of the bottom 5% to 10% till you finally settle down to your best.
    3. While registering new names go for the names that fit in your top half of the ranking.
    4. The meaningful single word left and right dot combinations are the best.
    5. Refer Namebio and try and avoid keywords of least returns.
    6. Google search to know keyword popularity. E.g. For business.link, do a google search - "business link"
    7. Check if you really want the high renewal price premium domain. Sometimes, this is alright. But at other times multiple low renewal price domains instead of one high renewal price domain are better.
    8. Check keyword availability in other extensions.
    9. Check the price of similar aftermarket domains.
    10. Always have a set yearly budget. Do not spend over it.
    11. Do not keep a domain name in which you start doubting the investment.
     
  22. clarkemarketing

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    I bought a single one so far this year:
    Startup.Name
    The fact that the word Startup is registered in 445 extensions and I was still reluctant to pay $200 for the domain tells you what I think of gTLDs ;)
     
  23. Brands.International

    Brands.International formerly lolwarrior VIP

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    Thanks for sharing your experience so far with new gTLDs Ray.

    Star/media is a beautiful name and happy you had a nice sale.

    A $15,000 offer for TV/media is pretty low IMO, so no wonder it was not accepted by Mike.

    I do like fantasy/media a lot, sounds like a very nice name. Hopefully one day someone can spare 20k - 30k for it!

    Nice names :)
     
  24. Brands.International

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    Those are very very good rules, thanks for sharing! :)
     
  25. ArielT

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    Yes, today I registered diseño in dot online

    It means design in spanish
     

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