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How has been your September so far in sales?

Labeled as question in Domain Selling and Domain Sales, started by twiki, Sep 18, 2021

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  1. twiki

    twiki Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    Tomorrow is 20th, 10 days remaining from September (one third).

    Been watching my sales and I'm not happy. Likely going to be in a small profit but that's not enough. It looks so far identical to August in sales.

    I'm also always watching the reported sales thread. When I get lots of sales, there are lots of sales there too. Especially in the 4-fig area there's always a speed match. I can tell NP-ers are not selling that much these days - from what I see there.

    How about you? How has been your September so far?

    ( Edit: my .coms are selling a little, but in other TLDs there has been a grinding halt to zero in the last 30 days. )
     
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  2. twiki

    twiki Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    Namebio Prices Untitled.png Namebio Sales:

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    Confirmed.

    Edit:

    Multiply the two graphs = $ in sellers pockets. Both graphs are low, and the effect is clearly higher when multiplied. Lower than August actually.
     
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  3. Ostrados

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    Identical to August (very slow).
     
  4. Dude called Michael

    Dude called Michael Just one more... Blue Account

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    Pretty interesting....

    August was not great for me at all, was not able to get one single sale. September on the other hand has been very good so far. Could turn out to be my best month ever actually. Remarkably enough the 'older', more aged domains sold well in September while the newer part of my portfolio has gone pretty much undercover. Already looking forward to October. Hope you guys can get some sales too, stay positive.
     
  5. twiki

    twiki Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    We do, I'm (pretty) sure.

    Thanks for this. Maybe yours is a sign of sales coming (October should be far better from previous trends).
     
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  6. AEProgram

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    Companies like wix and fiverr issues weak guidance, if domain sales are up, they see better sales.
     
  7. stub

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    Sept has been flat (0) so far. But I sold enough domains in April - July to pay for my renewals for the rest of the year. So I'm relaxed :)
     
  8. Samer

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    But “correlation does not imply causation.”

    disagree, but using a company’s guidance

    to forecast yours, industry sales, is interesting

    Samer
     
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  9. AEProgram

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    Wall Street spends billions of dollars a year on data you would consider irrelevant. Yes, companies that sell services to people that are starting new websites is certainly a good indicator about the purchases of domains. You could back test this really well, no faith is needed here.

    During the pandemic sales of domains really skyrocketed and so did the sales of fiverr, godaddy, wix and others in the business of helping people with their websites. Even AI based logo generators are a good indicator.

    You could tell a lot of uneducated online business dreamers showed up as the rise of end user buying of junk TLD's increased.
     
  10. stub

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    [QUOTE="AEProgram, post: 8399323, member: 954494"You could tell a lot of uneducated online business dreamers showed up as the rise of end user buying of junk TLD's increased.[/QUOTE]

    I liked this part best. I've said before. The only people making money off of the NewGTLD's are the Registries. They are even selling some of these new domains, at premium prices, directly from the registry~registrar chain. I wonder how many of these new online retailers (because of COVID), will realize they cannot rely on their domain for maximizing customers, since most people (in the buying public) still have no idea what a NewGTLD is. Which means a lot of money has to be poured into SEO etc, in order to get their domains into the SERPS.
     
  11. Sumeeth

    Sumeeth DomExpert VIP

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    It's been good September so far, I have 2 sales but both of them are Lease to own (60 months) for 15k€ and 10k€ and both are hand registered nGTLds and hold time less than 4 months.
     
  12. kite26

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  13. twiki

    twiki Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    TLD? Just curious if you can share.
     
  14. Jurgen Wolf

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    For me it is like endless summer still... Only domainers disturb me...
     
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  15. twiki

    twiki Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    I liked this part best. I've said before. The only people making money off of the NewGTLD's are the Registries. They are even selling some of these new domains, at premium prices, directly from the registry~registrar chain. I wonder how many of these new online retailers (because of COVID), will realize they cannot rely on their domain for maximizing customers, since most people (in the buying public) still have no idea what a NewGTLD is. Which means a lot of money has to be poured into SEO etc, in order to get their domains into the SERPS.[/QUOTE]

    Not to mention: Most nGTLDs won't even work for email.

    That could be all the profits lost for that business.
     
  16. Jurgen Wolf

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    They are not new, 7 years elapsed already. Just another wave of gTLDs.
    I already sold 16 of them for high $xxx per domain on average, almost all within 1st year. Inbound only.
    Regged for promo/standard fee.
     
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  17. pokainc

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    August and Sept have been very slow for me also. August had a couple of sales early on which made it fine, but since around august 10th, until today (sept 19) , it's been very dreadfully uncharacteristically dead... i do get some 250$ - 300$ - 500$ - 1k offers (mostly max 500$ people) but that I couldn't accept.
     
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  18. Sumeeth

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    They are. Earth and. Network

    Thanks,
     
  19. zomainhacks

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    Noticed the same and I'm not talking about keyword related uptick in sales. Also I have a small portfolio and this makes reasonable assuming names are strongly correlated even in the short term.

    You guys think that this slowdown in September it's just due to normal seasonality or is there something else going on? Is this slowdown stronger than previous years?
     
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  20. twiki

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    It is seasonality indeed at this time.

    It just seems worse this year.
     
  21. Jurgen Wolf

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  22. karmaco

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    With all due respect, nobody knows by reports on here how everyone is selling. Very few participate or report here. Some will only report certain sales. Some report nothing at all. Some think reporting every little sale is important. Others do not.

    The same can be said for your own sales. You having a bad month is not an indicator everyone is and vice versa.
     
  23. twiki

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    Well, in the last 3 years as I've always watched, there was always a correlation between my sales volume and the number of sales reported per day in the sales thread.

    So I have to disagree. It's not a simple coincidence.

    Edit: And it also usually matches Namebio trends as well. Please note that I have a larger portfolio (25k) with very different domains and TLDs and niches so I'm all over the board, and this makes the sales more smoothly distributed and less fluctuations. It might not be the case if I had a specialized portfolio.

    Edit2: Not everyone will, of course. But for me the sales thread is basically a valid trend monitoring tool. Not only that but also the breakdown on common TLDs usually matches my own breakdowns per TLD.
     
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  24. DefinitelyDomains

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    September for me too has seen Zero sales but I'm optimistic for the next few months in the run up to Christmas. July and August saw some $$$ sales but I'm not too concerned. I'm already in profit this year to renew those quality names, invest in more and still have some funds still available.
     
  25. stub

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    Not to mention: Most nGTLDs won't even work for email.

    That could be all the profits lost for that business.[/QUOTE]

    I read this before. But only just got to it. Can you give us some examples of some of of the NGTLD's which don't have emails. I've never come across one. But maybe I just have a 5th instinct about this.
     

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