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LET'S COMPARE! 2016 VS. 2017 NEW G'S

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NamesCon Live Auction 2016

88.xyz $70,000
web.hosting $52,500
stock.photo $16,000
8.link $14,500
night.club $12,000
jet.ski $12,000
buy.cars $11,000
strip.club $10,000
pot.club $10,000
smart.watch $9,500
athletic.club $9,000
i.rent $9,000
wedding.gift $8,500
i.link $8,250
i.click $8,000
e.gift $8,000
investment.property $7,000
e.help $5,000
lasvegas.online $4,750
beachfront.property $4,750
e.flowers $4,500
space.club $3,750
viral.video $3,500
180.xyz $3,500
i.ski $3,250
we.help $3,000
water.ski $2,750
b.sexy $2,750
too.sexy $2,500
vintage.auto $2,250
electric.guitars $2,000
paleo.diet $1,700

NamesCon Live Auction 2017

Lasvegas.cam $2,200
e.hosting $3,400
domain.company $1,200
gold.club $4,000
travel.agency $3,000
diamond.club $2,300
casino.club - Reserve Not Met
boob.tube $1,700
420.shop $3,000
Silver.club $1,500
Business.broker $3,000
auctions.global $600
luxury.club $5,000
shoes.xyz $1,000
 
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Bram C.

AlmightyDomains.com + HeroForYou.comTop Contributor
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In 2016:
32 gTLDs were sold. Average selling price: $10,162 USD.

In 2017:
13 gTLDs were sold. Average selling price: $2,454 USD.

In both namescon auctions there were not many end users. But what resellers are willing to pay for the new gTLDs went down dramatically this year compared to 2016.
 
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WhoaDomain.com

WhoaDomain.comTop Contributor
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In 2016:
32 gTLDs were sold. Average selling price: $10,162 USD.

In 2017:
13 gTLDs were sold. Average selling price: $2,454 USD.

In both namescon auctions there were not many end users. But what resellers are willing to pay for the new gTLDs went down dramatically this year compared to 2016.


must be the Trump Effect! lol
 

Internet.Domains

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In 2016:
32 gTLDs were sold. Average selling price: $10,162 USD.

In 2017:
13 gTLDs were sold. Average selling price: $2,454 USD.

In both namescon auctions there were not many end users. But what resellers are willing to pay for the new gTLDs went down dramatically this year compared to 2016.
Highlighting the word 'dramatically' is absolutely justified...This is a complete collapse of the New G market...After the partying in Vegas ends, the registries have lot's of work ahead of them.
 
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I keep hearing....

It takes time.
It's only been three years.
Give it another 5-10 years.

How long do you think they can sustain a business model on losses?

I guess some can't just except the truth.

I'm all for progression.

I just don't think the new g's are the answer.

You think the new gtld market was bad....wait till the effects of the auction set in.

Can we say....Yardsale

Just my thoughts.
 
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Patient new TLD investors do have a point - it has only been three years and it may take several more years before new TLDs become widely accepted. Of course, it has been fifteen years or more since .info and .TV were released and some thirty years since .net was released. .Net has limited acceptance but is still a difficult TLD to sell to end users. .Info has millions of registrations but good luck selling one to an end user. .TV is used by many developers for video programming but the TLD can be particularly challenging to sell. End users tend to go with reg fee .TV domains that makes one go ??? rather than buying aftermarket .TV domains.. So now that we have a thousand new TLDs to choose from, what magic is going to happen to create millions of end users willing to open their wallets and start buying aftermarket domains rather than the reg fee domains they usually go for?

New TLDs do offer some interesting combinations like Miami.Condos and Running.Shoes but generally those cool combinations are not priced for investors. Newbies tend to overestimate how much end users are willing to pay for a domain, what the sales ratio of a domain portfolio typically is, how alternative extension selection affects pricing and sales ratios. Newbies also tend to register keyword combinations that really suck. Hey once upon a time we were all newbies.

What these lower sales figures indicate is that after a few renewal cycles, new TLD investors are starting to realize that selling new TLDs is not nearly as easy as buying them.
 

Alessandro Couteau

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Wait ... Forgive me for showing up to the party a little bit late ...

But you mean to tell me, you're surprised about the recent auction results ? And you're not sure why the resulting sales for 2017 were down from what was being invested in 2016 ?

It's called a new investment and in the first year of Gtlds making a prominent statement for themselves. You had the curious, the gamblers, the lucky, and the lost ones ...

2017 was filled with scared and anxious investors for not just Gtlds but all Internet domain names in general ... Besides, Bar.com ...
We can clearly see there was not much quality in the recent auction, wether it be Gtlds or Tlds ...

~ You should not be confused that this was bound to happen, with investors turning there face away from Gtlds ... It's the fear and mystery that drives investors away ~

Best advice, don't invest in Gtlds and participate in auctions, thinking you are going to make six figures or seven figures in a matter of two years of selected popularity ...

This requires time ! Build some cash value and invest in the Gtlds that are worth it like Internet.Domains ...
Perfect match Left.Right will be the winners in the long run !

It's articles and posts like this that shun Gtlds and corner them like a casual domain investment that is doing poorly, which is not at all the case (forget the numbers) ... It's evolution and the idea that change takes a long time ! Just like a bird growing wings and learning how to fly ! He can't soar in the sky till he has the wings to fly or the knowledge to flap his feathers !

There will be a time, and for those of you who doubt change and evolution, especially in the internet world - save it - And for the love of God, do not invest if you don't believe in the market your investing in ! There are some people here who are being sheep ...

For once in your life break away from the Herd and become a wolf !
Trust me when I say, it feels good to howl at the moon ;)

Best Wishes to all Investors and Endusers, wether it be in Gtlds or Tlds !
 

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Here's another perspective of the results.
First I agree with Mr. Dobalina - sucky selection! so many better New "G"s were turned away in part by "reserves"
Agree with Alessandro - not much quality in the recent auction, and for those of you who doubt change and evolution, especially in the internet world - save it - And for the love of God, do not invest if you don't believe in the market your investing in !

2016,
there were(11) 1-2 L/N domains
(6) 3 L/N
(8) 5 L
25 total

2017,
there were (1) 1-2 L/N domains
(1) 3 L/N
(2) 4 L
(1) 5 L
5 total
Happy Hunting!
 

B&J

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First, you need to compare the initial inventory. There were less new gTLDs comparing to 2016, or not?
 

Kate

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Another possible point of view: the auctions are attended by domainers who have already stocked up on new TLDs and are losing patience. Before you buy more you want to sell a few :)
 

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It's articles and posts like this that shun Gtlds and corner them like a casual domain investment that is doing poorly, which is not at all the case (forget the numbers) ... It's evolution and the idea that change takes a long time !

For once in your life break away from the Herd and become a wolf !
Trust me when I say, it feels good to howl at the moon ;)

Best Wishes to all Investors and Endusers, wether it be in Gtlds or Tlds !
1. I posted numbers and not my opinion. If you feel the numbers "shuns" or "corners" the New G's, that is your opinion.
2. "Forget the numbers"......Numbers don't lie.
3. I am neither a sheep or a wolf as you mention, I am a sheep dog..:xf.grin:
 
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First, you need to compare the initial inventory. There were less new gTLDs comparing to 2016, or not?
2016 -( 25 ) 5c or less
2017 -( 5 ) 5c or less

Yes.
 
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In before 'ifs & buts' - this is not surprising at all, the initial euphoria is wearing off, the renewals are chewing up the bank balances, was bound to happen.

See the aftermarket's 'affair' with .mobi to see how it happened before, now it's multiplied thousandfold.

Anyone else think that without other 1c reg offers ntlds will end 2017 with regs below the 27.5m high we've seen at the beginning of the year?
 

Alessandro Couteau

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1. I posted numbers and not my opinion. If you feel the numbers "shuns" or "corners" the New G's, that is your opinion.
2. "Forget the numbers"......Numbers don't lie.
3. I am neither a sheep or a wolf as you mention, I am a sheep dog..:xf.grin:

Make no doubt or assumption ...
We are on the same team but I feel articles like this especially when we know, "the stock being presented this year was both half in quantity and quality theb previously shown"

Sheep dogs are certainly a rare bred and if you believe that's the blood you were born with, then you should understand publicity is not what need ... Silence is golden ! We must be humble even when the time is not best, even when we have nothing to be thankful for ! We must stay conscious and understand we are the ones who realize the world changes and so shall the same be said for the Internet world of domains and Internet marketing