One look at the auction activity alone and you are seeing things never seen before in the history of domaining. The consequence of this will take about a year to see, but it will be shocking. A few visionaries probably are already making purchases based on this.
When a domainer buys a name for 100 you can bet he will ask for more than a 100 and when he buys one for 1000 you could bet he will ask more than 1000.
What happens when the good names go at auction for 5x what you would expect the same name would go for 5 years ago? You end up having a flood of names on the aftermarket suddenly priced way higher on avg. than you used to have.
When buyers look for domain options and everywhere they look they see 4-5 digit prices, you start anchoring their brains to this being the norm. You end up seeing more sales at higher prices thus other domainers up their prices and before you know it in a short period of time you have 5-6 figure sales being as normal as 4 figure sales are now and even 7 figure sales become common.
I monitor who ends up buying a lot of names at GD auctions even for 4+ figures. In fact, a while ago I would post on here the results. I was totally shocked to see someone like HD spend so much on GD. But guess what, they know what's up and they started to up their prices accordingly.
For example, on 2-4-2021 digitalmagician com was purchased by HD for 500 and is now listed for about 9k. On 12-25-2020 BanterNews com closed on GD for 370 and is listed by HD for 7700. I am using HD because they know what they are doing and I never seen them be the buyer of so many names that end up being over 500. They were always aggressive but i'm seeing a whole new level of aggressiveness and I like to study what the people that know are doing vs. some random guy playing around with domains.
I also look at sales reports and it is incredible what some names are going for. We are going to suddenly wake up to this giant explosion in domain prices and obviously many right now not aware of what's going on are donating their domains.
More degenerate gamblers where created in the past 6 months than in the past 6 centuries. You are seeing it in crypto, meme stocks and overall stocks, startup funding, real estate and even in domains. When you see people fighting to pay 4-5 figures for non dotcoms, you know what's to come.
If you are holding domains of real value, make sure you are pricing them for todays market and the market that's upon us. If you don't you will feel as silly as someone selling their BTC last year for 4k and their home for 30% less than what they can get now.
With the rise of available cash for startups more will need domains and it is always easier for them to spend 5-7 figures on a name when the money came easy.
It is only a matter of time before a financial publication takes note on the brewing bubble in domains and that will just bring more people into this. Many of those people racked up a fortune in other assets and will see it as a way to diversify.