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How profitable was domaining in 2017 for you?

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How profitable was domaining in 2017 for you?

  1. Lost more than $10,000

    36 vote(s)
    8.0%
  2. Lost between $1,000 and $10,000

    47 vote(s)
    10.4%
  3. Lost less than $1,000

    52 vote(s)
    11.5%
  4. Broke even (profit is equal to cost)

    48 vote(s)
    10.6%
  5. Profited less than $1,000

    51 vote(s)
    11.3%
  6. Profited between $1,000 and $10,000

    101 vote(s)
    22.3%
  7. Profited between $10,000 and $100,000

    87 vote(s)
    19.2%
  8. Profited more than $100,000

    30 vote(s)
    6.6%
  1. boker

    boker Active Member VIP

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    I think that we could use this info to see exactly how healthy is the domaining industry in 2017 and what we could change for 2018. So, the important question is: How profitable was 2017 for you regarding just your domainig activity? I know there are guys who could make some xxxxx sales and loose money and in the same time they could be some guys selling for xxx or xxxx and make a healthy profit. It could help also if you add the total number of domains owned and a balance of sales and acquisition costs, like 5xxxx sales and 2xxxx cost of acquisition( including commissions and renewals).
     
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    best year yet, about 8% turn with names in the $x,xxx range
     
  5. DefinitelyDomains

    DefinitelyDomains Business Member Business Account VIP

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    It's been a good year for me. Sold more ccTLD's (.co.uk) names this year than last year, and always making a steady profit. Profit in the low $x,xxx range from these alone with bigger expectations next year.
     
  6. Addison

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    Predating my buying hiatus, my profit was around $100,000 to $250,000/year.

    Postdating my buying hiatus, it has been:
     
  7. Joe Nichols

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    @Addison where's your profile page? Would love to have a look.
     
  8. AIS01

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    less than 1k.
     
  9. andydotlol

    andydotlol Business Member Business Account

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    No sales, too many silly hand regs and drop catches :'(
     
  10. UmerK

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    First year in domaining, profit about $2.5K, mostly hand regs and with portfolio size of about 70 from which I would hardly be renewing 5-10 names.
     
  11. eurorealtor

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    Great results of the pool so far. 2017 neutral year for me, but I have relocated from US to EU and spent 6 months by remodelling of my new home, so didn't have much time for domaining, so all my 2017 sales were at DNS (Uniregistry).
     
  12. RobM

    RobM Business Member Business Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    All my profit came from co.uk - hopefully will ease back into the .com this year
     
  13. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Golden bull of names Business Account VIP

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    Profited between $10,000 and $100,000

    But much closer to 10K than 100K :( ;)

    80% of profit from new gTLDs...
     
  14. Isac

    Isac DnBucket.com - Sell your domain with us NamePros Supporter

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    From April 2017 - Dec 2017 - Profit more than $ 3 K from a small portfolio of 30 domains.

    Sold everything. On some domain i lost and on some i profited. Overall my Profit was more than $ 3 K.

    The most important thing i got is friends and experience here

    Thanks
     
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  15. boker

    boker Active Member VIP

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    I would expect more profit from you, because I know a lot of ngtlds reported sold by you, but probably you had a big number of ngtlds and the renewals are costly also.
     
  16. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Golden bull of names Business Account VIP

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    Yes, that is one reason. I think the renewal fees are about 8000 dollars a year.

    Also, I did not promote my names as much as I did in 2015 and 2016. Our some company had some other sources of income.
     
  17. boker

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    I know that reports and poll answers are not always genuine, but I would like to know the one's who lost money and especially the one's who lost over 10k, in what they have invested, short .com's, long tail keywords, brandables, chips, ngtls, cctls. It'a always nice to learn something from anything.
     
  18. RobM

    RobM Business Member Business Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You can't make a loss on its potential - only if you sell it at less than it cost you to register ;)
     
  19. bonin

    bonin NamesBefore.com VIP

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    How much is your average sale price for .co.uk domains and do you selling two words domains?
     
  20. bonin

    bonin NamesBefore.com VIP

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    Outbound or inbound, last year I didn't sale a single. Co.uk domain.... I'm shocked all my sales comes from. Com domains
     
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  21. mpls

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    First of all CONGRATS! 1% of domainers (or less?) make half million in profit.

    Can you explain us:

    - How many domains do you own?
    - Are all singular dictionary words / LL / LLL .com (And with this profit I suppose yes)?
    - When have you start domaining (With this profit I suppose in early '90s, or do you have millions to buy amazing names in aftermarket)?

    This can help domain industry to learn from a REAL PRO.

    Thanks for your time.
     
  22. alcy

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    i think some years are up and down.. and the most importnat figure is how much you lost or made since your first domain investment.

    jmo
     
  23. DefinitelyDomains

    DefinitelyDomains Business Member Business Account VIP

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    Average sales price is between $400-$600, mainly 2 word names.
     
  24. bonin

    bonin NamesBefore.com VIP

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    Thanks, so it’s time to start sending some emails... I have some interesting names, good luck in 2018 mate
     
  25. RobM

    RobM Business Member Business Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I always make at least 4 figures. The uk market is bigger (and easier) than many people think :)
     

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