Since yesterday the temperature began to drop, "late spring coldness" finally arrived and the "late spring coldness" also struck in domain market. Recently, the domain prices have been all the way down, especially 4-letter and 5-letter domains. In such a market, the domain name group is also full of undercurrents. Just as a domainer describes that there are fierce battles in forum and bloods in market. Chinese investors are asking what is wrong with the market after the report said 2016 is the golden period of the domain market? Market downturn causes panic spreading in domainer group and a variety of arguments begin to appear----all name types reaching the bottom line, 5-letter domains collapsing, market-makers running. Some big players also reached commitment not to register a new domain name this year. Behind these signs, what is the real cause of the domain name market slump? We could simply discuss about it. Domainers say there may be two possibilities. 1. Market-makers intentionally sell names in a price which is much lower than the market price firstly and when some domainers follow this trend, these market-makers will buy these domains at a low price at the same time secretively. At last they will sell these domains again at a high price and make a profit in this way! 2. Too much hype in 4-Letter and 5-Number domains makes no next buyers. When some investors want to cash, the prices fall down. Taking all these views into consideration, the biggest problem is “capital”---- fund shortage in domain market capital pool. On the one hand, the current market funds is not enough because of the booming of so many new gTLDs domains and bulk registering long .com names. Taking 5N.com for example, there are almost 1454991 names, according to the current situation the market value is about CNY 181 million. If the average price is CNY 20 for each new gTLDs name, there would be about CNY 0.12 billion in about 30 gTLDs ( in the near future, there are a larger number of new gTLDs). These funds are all from domainers. Under the current investment environment, the domain capital pool is relatively fixed, and the fund between mainstream and non-mainstream domains is like a seesaw----a head rises, another head will decline. More and more domainers begin to invest new gTLDs and the fund for mainstream names would decrease undoubtedly. On the other hand, the problem is from capital source----end-users. Domainers’ capital poured into market are relatively limited, which could only be considered as tributaries, the end-users’ funds to the market is the source of capital flows. When so many new gTLDs domains and bulk registering long .com names are so flourishing, domainers becomes the last buyers and the capital in the pool couldn’t flow and the pool could be expanded anymore consequently. When investment deviates from the "domain’s application value ", it virtually restricts the market expansion and the market weakness is inevitable. Of course, in addition to capital, it also contains some reasons listed above. As a saying goes, "the braves get much more than the cowards." Market crash wouldn’t happen only if the capital is in the pool. Adhere to the rational investment! This "late spring coldness" will be a market reshuffle. The survival of the fittest---- after the storm, it will be a more healthy and prosperous market! http://www.amq.com/jingyanjiaoliu/1327.html Declaration: this is an informative article that do not represent official investing advice, with no intend in misleading readers.Please be open-minded and objective. Welcome varied discussion below.Thanks!