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Which industries value domain names the most?

Labeled as discuss in Niche Domain Discussion started by Tey, Jan 22, 2020.

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  1. Tey

    Tey Established Member

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    I have just started to get into domaining. I have not sold a domain yet but have bought domains for many different industries. I am curious to see what industries value domains the most. Listening to Podcast's, reading threads/blogs, watching DomainSherpa etc. From what i am hearing is Tech companies, Cannabis/CBD, Financial. Which industries in your opinion values domains the most? Or Niche Industries that are on the rise. Any Thoughts?

    Also, am curious to hear about any surprising sales in unconventional markets.

    Thank You!
     
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  2. Winfluence

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    I think that what you want are trying to ask is "which industry values purchasing in the aftermarket the most?"

    From my observation it's been affiliate marketers and other entrepreneurs who monetize with sites that depend on ranking high on Google, like drop shipping sites and sites that rely on ads for revenue.
     
  3. Tey

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    Thank you! i didnt articulate it the best!
     
  4. BlackCatsAreNice

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    Believe it or not, but DENTISTS pay good money for EMDs.

    Dentists are unique in the healthcare word because each dental office is run like a business. A sole proprietorship. Whereas doctors and other members of the healthcare profession work for some big organization, dentists go at it alone. And reap ALL the rewards. It's not uncommon for many dentists to make MUCH more than a general surgeon.

    Don't ask me how I know!
     
  5. Pay.My.id

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    Its depend on market demand. I only start with one step then learn,learn ,and never stop to learn more. One step = Offer Now , or rent now to other people. IMO, all domain extention and all industries are worth in certain situation or worthless in another situation.
     
  6. Winfluence

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    Not to mention, e-commerce as a whole... These industries benefit from having domains that are the names of products and services that consumers are looking for.

    The companies that are least likely to purchase a domain from my observation are manufacturers - which is why I ended up dropping a sh*t load of my VR domains... They were focused on the manufacturer side of the industry instead of services...

    I'm not saying manufacturers don't buy... I'm saying they are 100 times less likely to buy as they tend to focus more on their own brand domains, which more thames than not are brandable, not generic...
     
  7. lock

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    This is the most mental of topics as it has to with domain precedence the reason why it is mental is due to many factors. Some industries to date look like they over payed for domains where other industries never offered the keyword for sale due to being profited from the start. If you registered sex dot com and never put it up for sale your still making a living no matter what your doing. There are some keywords that are never get offered making two words the starting point.
    So much more to consider what is previously said and then a whole lot more.
     
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  8. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    A really interesting topic - thanks for starting the thread @Tey.

    If I look at the highest value sales of all time, it seems to me that adult, financial, travel, gambling and retail sales are well represented. I may try to more quantitatively answer this and look for trends over time at some later time.

    Thanks again,

    Bob
     
  9. just-j

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    I would think automotive related categories
    high potential......

    CARS.COM 872 million !!
     
  10. iKhalyfah

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    I agree with you on this one!
     
  11. Winfluence

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    I agree, another category is geo domains. Lawyers, dentists/doctors, car dealerships, real estate agencies, and other industries that care less about having a unique brand and more about having a name that reflects the local area that they cater to, like "City Name + homes.com"...
     
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  12. HotKey

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    To add, if you can categorize some of the companies mentioned from following thread into industry-specifics:

    https://www.namepros.com/threads/these-companies-own-the-most-domains.1171922/#post-7578628

    perhaps the tech industry leans into it. They show they value domain names if judging by sheer amount.

    From the thread:

    - Procter-Gamble (consumer goods)
    - Amazon (tech, e-commerce)
    - Microsoft (tech)
    - Google (tech)
    - Unilever (consumer goods)

    If not judging by sheer amount, a different yardstick could be used, such as the quality of name/names chosen to represent the company, as to who values domain names most.

    My opinion, any company that is based solely online might understand the value of a quality name over a bricks-and-mortar outlet, because it is the only avenue for them to do business. A bricks and mortar also can get away with a lesser name, having the advantage of being community-fed to survive.
     
  13. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    The answer perhaps depends on whether we interpret this as highest sales volume or top price. There may be certain areas where a few names go for huge amounts, but other areas where many moderate sales add up to more volume.

    Some of the huge reported sales that are not in the NameBio database, or DNJournal, are names that include other business aspects along with the domain name in the sale, and that also complicates it.

    Note that you can use the category feature in NameBio to look at the niches they cover, but the strong amount of wholesale sales within the NameBio database may mask true trends.

    Bob
     
  14. Ntmt

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    @Tey, thanks for rising this important question!
    In this DomainSherpa interview Andrew Rosener mentioned to @Michael Cyger that B2B (Business-to-business) companies do not care how good their domain is (he was talking in context of fishmongers companies).
    I wonder is this true for all the B2B verticals or just for fishmongers?
     
  15. Tey

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    Interesting. Thank you!
    Thank you for your contribution to the industry. I just listened to you on Kickstart Commerce. Respect. Thank you for input on this thread. Helpful.
     
  16. Tey

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    Great Point! Thank you!
     
  17. Tey

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    Makes Sense. Thank you!
     
  18. Tey

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    Good to know. Thank You!
     
  19. Ntmt

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    "I stick to industries where people are Internet savvy and where I know they would be more likely to buy a domain name because they somewhat understand the value of the domain name. And you could tell that by the number of advertisers in Google for that particular term or things like that. I mean obviously limos are obviously popular. Things that people book through the Internet. I mean if I need a lawyer in – I don’t know – Florida, I could find one. If I needed a family lawyer or a divorce lawyer, I could find one. Things that people go to the Internet to find are good local domains – better local domains – than trying to sell SeattleBakery or something like that, where bakeries just are not going to be selling many products through the Internet."
    Adam Dicker
     
  20. Tey

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    This Post is Gold! Thank you!
     

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