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.com price crash? - Cost Of Malinvestment?

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Is buying a .com a bad idea?

  1. Yes

    17 vote(s)
    9.0%
  2. Maybe

    21 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. Probably

    3 vote(s)
    1.6%
  4. Of course

    3 vote(s)
    1.6%
  5. No

    145 vote(s)
    76.7%
  1. Rhythm8

    Rhythm8 Established Member

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    Source: namebio (Huge props to namebio for revealing the reality of .com)



    The domain equityinvestor.com sold for $1,050 at GoDaddy for a decrease of 64%.
    It last sold for $2,888 on April 11th, 2007 at BuyDomains.

    The domain dragonpoker.com sold for $595 at GoDaddy for a decrease of 94%.
    It last sold for $10,000 on June 12th, 2012 at Sedo.

    The domain flexiheat.com sold for $175 at NameJet for a decrease of 97%.
    It last sold for $5,000 on March 12th, 2011 at Sedo.

    The domain cheapwood.com sold for $100 at NameJet for a decrease of 94%.
    It last sold for $1,801 on April 23rd, 2006 at SnapNames.

    The domain californiachampagne.com sold for $1,054 at GoDaddy for a decrease of 75%.
    It last sold for $4,288 on November 11th, 2012 at Afternic.

    The domain diamondjeweller.com sold for $510 at Sedo for a decrease of 87%.
    It last sold for $4,000 on December 3rd, 2014 at Sedo.

    The domain highwaylogistics.com sold for $151 at NameJet for a decrease of 95%.
    It last sold for $2,988 on June 12th, 2015 at BuyDomains.

    The domain insurancesupermarket.com sold for $221 at NameJet for a decrease of 99%.
    It last sold for $15,000 on April 11th, 2007 at Sedo.

    The domain iwage.com sold for $511 at NameJet for a decrease of 66%.
    It last sold for $1,500 on March 10th, 2015 at NameJet.

    The domain stemcellregeneration.com sold for $610 at GoDaddy for a decrease of 84%.
    It last sold for $3,788 on May 21st, 2014 at GoDaddy.

    The domain startup360.com sold for $1,266 at GoDaddy for a decrease of 58%.
    It last sold for $3,000 on January 25th, 2011 at Sedo.

    The domain megavault.com sold for $709 at GoDaddy for a decrease of 79%.
    It last sold for $3,350 on December 2nd, 2012 at Afternic.

    The domain giantvideo.com sold for $155 at GoDaddy for a decrease of 95%.
    It last sold for $3,288 on February 5th, 2008 at Afternic.

    The domain premiermedical.com sold for $3,250 at NameJet for a decrease of 21%.
    It last sold for $4,100 on August 6th, 2013 at NameJet.

    The domain facets.com sold for $8,088 at NameJet for a decrease of 31%.
    It last sold for $11,721 on January 25th, 2012 at Sedo.

    The domain pmpw.com sold for $1,324 at NameJet for a decrease of 30%.
    It last sold for $1,900 on May 5th, 2016 at NameJet.

    The domain hypertravel.com sold for $309 at GoDaddy for a decrease of 85%.
    It last sold for $2,088 on December 4th, 2006 at BuyDomains.

    The domain starterhomes.com sold for $4,138 at DropCatch for a decrease of 17%.
    It last sold for $4,999 on May 13th, 2016 at Uniregistry.

    The domain wirelesslife.com sold for $301 at NameJet for a decrease of 92%.
    It last sold for $3,888 on February 19th, 2008 at Afternic.

    The domain resourcepage.com sold for $105 at GoDaddy for a decrease of 97%.
    It last sold for $3,350 on October 13th, 2013 at Afternic.

    The domain freesubscription.com sold for $109 at Sedo for a decrease of 97%.
    It last sold for $3,600 on May 19th, 2009 at NameJet.

    The domain spiritualsupport.com sold for $265 at NameJet for a decrease of 92%.
    It last sold for $3,175 on November 1st, 2016 at BuyDomains.

    etc
     
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  2. Haris

    Haris Best Domainer Of The End-Times Business Account VIP

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  3. SellDomains.site

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    i think these some .com domains not showing any ignition about
    .com price crash .
    It happens in this industry when you want to get quik cash , MikeMann is Best example for .com . IMO
     
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  4. Kuffy

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    Some of those might be as a result of bad selling. I'd have paid more than $300 for wireless life. Mobile home sales are on the increase, and one of my projects is related to off-grid computing. I'm posting this via free WiFi.
     
  5. WeSell-Domains

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    Is buying a .com a bad idea?
    1. Yes
    2. Maybe
    3. Probably
    4. Of course
    Results are only viewable after voting.

    Sort of a "stacked deck" on your poll. I only see these 4 choices and they are all negative.
     
  6. dordomai

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    some of the sales look like end-user purchases to me that dropped and were sold on the reseller market again.

    of course you are getting massive differences. if you don't like .com i would recommend investing in .agency

    this is where the money is (for the registry)

    travel.agency 3,000 USD 2017-01-23 NamesCon
    travel.agency 9,999 USD 2016-03-30 Flippa
     
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  7. MasterOfMyDomains

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    tech.xyz 3,072 USD 2016-12-21

    tech.xyz 2,050 USD 2017-01-22

    tech.xyz 1,600 USD 2017-02-05

    Prices are falling everywhere :xf.rolleyes:
     
  8. Haris

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    Trump presidency maybe? Everyone around the world scared because a reality TV star is Potus? Lol that they are no longer splurging on domains?

    :xf.wink:
     
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    deez007 Emancipate Yourself From Mental Slavery VIP

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    I don't think this is an indication of a crash.....

    considering there are 10000's of .com sold every year one can not simply pick a few sales that sold for less than what they were purchased for as a means to prove the market is crashing. Take into consideration how many of us sell hand reg .com domains for $xxx / $xxxx .
     
  12. Marshall999

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    No choice to Deny.

    Poll is Rigged! O_o
     
  13. Kate

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    .mobi: names selling for 6 figures in 2008, worth reg fee today (some have actually dropped).
    And what about the countless domains in .com and new extensions that cannot even be flipped for 1% of the acquisition price ?
    If you make bad purchases, or you pay too much (end user price), then yes you lose.

    In fact I could even contribute to this list: zimbabwe.com for example :xf.laugh:

    But anyone with half a brain can read sales reports and figure out for themselves where the money is going.

    Hugely...
     
  14. deez007

    deez007 Emancipate Yourself From Mental Slavery VIP

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    I would also like to add.... (I won't elaborate so don't ask)

    I myself have bought domains for $xxxx and sold them for $xxx and did so with a smile on my face because is was very profitable.

    Sales data is simply sales data..... there are often reasons behind some of these sales that 90% of people have no clue about.
     
  15. Rhythm8

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    But wait, there's more: latest update

    The domain HappyBee.com sold for $1,040 at GoDaddy for a decrease of 58%.
    It last sold for $2,450 on October 5th, 2011 at Afternic.

    The domain AutoWreck.com sold for $125 at GoDaddy for a decrease of 94%.
    It last sold for $2,188 on May 20th, 2013 at Afternic.
     
  16. Michael

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    What you posted is misleading for multiple reasons.

    First, I would say just from eyeballing it that 95%+ of your examples are where the original sale was an end user sale, and the subsequent "flop" is a wholesale sale. It is natural for a domain investor to pay much less than an end user (usually 90% less), and doesn't point to a "crash".

    Second, there are many examples in our Daily Market Report articles of "flips" in the .com space and you left these out entirely and didn't even mention that they exist.

    Third, your poll only has options to agree that buying .com is a bad idea. Nobody can vote that it is a good idea, so you're only measuring degrees of passion within your echo chamber.

    Here's a handy little guide on interpreting Sales with History without bias:

    Wholesale => Higher Wholesale (possible increase in market)
    Wholesale => Lower Wholesale (possible decrease in market)
    Wholesale => Higher Retail (means nothing, this is just natural)
    Wholesale => Lower Retail (maybe market was hyped leading to original over-payment)
    Retail => Higher Wholesale (maybe hyped market, or maybe just a lot of time has passed)
    Retail => Lower Wholesale (means nothing, this is just natural)

    Retail to Retail (higher or lower) doesn't tell you too much and are pretty rare anyway.

    Almost all of the ones you posted were the last example in the "guide" (Retail to Lower Wholesale) and means almost nothing.

    With a decade in the industry I assume you know this already, so I guess you have an agenda like a big investment in new gTLDs.
     
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  17. deez007

    deez007 Emancipate Yourself From Mental Slavery VIP

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    That's about 25 domains that you have listed... out of the few thousands that are sold on the aftermarket every year.... if you really think that's sufficient data to make an informed decision then good luck!... if you want to liquidate your 3L /3N / 4L /4N .com domains for $5 each let me know...I will buy the lot from you.
     
  18. Rinkuji

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    Have you checked these all names..
    Are they really worth Mid XXXX to XX,XXX
    Smart Sellers VS Over Smart Buyers :xf.grin:
     
  19. JB Lions

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    Dumb thread, where you cherry pick sales. I can pick sales where it goes up. Also, probably troll account. Just started posting yesterday after signing up 10 years ago. You skipped this from the other thread, you can address it here.

    You said:

    "Schilling knows what's up"

    ".com is dead,"

    I pointed out that Schilling buys .com all day long on the aftermarket. You said Schilling knows what's up. So you're saying we should be buying .com just like him.
     
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    deez007 Emancipate Yourself From Mental Slavery VIP

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    "The domain insurancesupermarket.com sold for $221 at NameJet for a decrease of 99%.
    It last sold for $15,000 on April 11th, 2007 at Sedo."

    Bwhahaah - who in their right mind pays $15 000 for InsuranceSupermarket.com -
     
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  21. Rhythm8

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    What's he buying?

    FS diversified. He has .com, .registrar and a registry.

    I'm saying diversify.

    Investment 101: Risk Management.
     
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    .coms, everybody knows this. And if .com ever crashed, everything below it would be even worse.
     
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  24. Rhythm8

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    Such as?
     
  25. JB Lions

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    Such as hop on Namejet and look for yourself. But I'm glad you pointed out we should be buying .coms like Frank.
     

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