NameSilo

Will the short domains bubble burst now?

Labeled as debate in "Short" Domain Discussion, started by RWD, Jul 22, 2017

Replies:
19
Views:
1,791

  1. RWD

    RWD Established Member

    Posts:
    530
    Likes Received:
    1,151
    In light of the recent situation with name gate '17. Will the bubble on short domains finally pop?

    When or if the market does see a drop in the coming weeks/months, is this bad for all of us?

    Will we see dumping or holding?

    Your thoughts?
     
    The views expressed on this page by users and staff are their own, not those of NamePros.
  2. CJ6

    CJ6 My favorite movies are too offensive now. Whimps. VIP

    Posts:
    2,910
    Likes Received:
    3,350
    Loading opportunity (if it does drop)
     
  3. The Rover

    The Rover Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    609
    Likes Received:
    106
    It's certainly possible. I suppose that depends on how serious and widespread the recent events actually are. Imo, it will likely depend on who ends up being caught and whether the uncaught perpetrators feel confident enough to continue the scheme. It will also depend on whether the platforms actually implement anything to prevent this. It will also depend on whether true investors (and end-users) will begin to rethink whether there was ever even half of the value of some of the types of domains they once thought were so "highly desired". Either way, it's beginning to be apparent that nearly half of this market is just smoke and mirrors and braggadocio, more than we could have ever imagined.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2017
  4. Beezy

    Beezy Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    5,713
    Likes Received:
    2,066
  5. Beezy

    Beezy Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    5,713
    Likes Received:
    2,066
    Just noticed LLLL.com "chips" started dipping below $1000 around the 13th/14th. Only a week ago. Trend is holding and growing.

    If we start to see $800's next week we know where the prices are going.

    From Namebio today:

    yqrx.com 1,006 USD 2017-07-21 GoDaddy
    xtjh.com 940 USD 2017-07-21 NameJet
    glhd.com 933 USD 2017-07-21 NameJet
    sxcr.com 925 USD 2017-07-21 NameJet
    gcwr.com 910 USD 2017-07-21 NameJet
    znmn.com 877 USD 2017-07-21 DropCatch

    Barely hanging on....

    GLHD is "english" premium, too.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2017
  6. domeen

    domeen Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    1,165
    Likes Received:
    3,881
    I am surprised it lasted that long!
     
  7. urlurl

    urlurl Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    3,055
    Likes Received:
    5,836
    sold off my chips a while ago
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2017
  8. promo

    promo Member

    Posts:
    2,357
    Likes Received:
    1,403
    Only bubble is the one based on the Chinese pump and dump scheme.

    Short domains have been the most attractive and liquid domains for as long as I have been in the industry. Not going to change.
     
  9. Sam

    Sam Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    3,624
    Likes Received:
    279
    LLLL random letters selling for $1000? That's a bubble popping. I remember hand registering LLLL with only premium letters back in the day off the drop manually.

    Also what is namegate?
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2017
  10. promo

    promo Member

    Posts:
    2,357
    Likes Received:
    1,403
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2017
  11. dnk

    dnk Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    1,617
    Likes Received:
    308
    Can you clarify what you mean by name gate 17. Most llll.com domain investors have held the domains for a decade, so a few years will not make a difference.
     
  12. promo

    promo Member

    Posts:
    2,357
    Likes Received:
    1,403
    He is talking about "Shill gate".. I included a link in the post above yours.

    It wont make a difference in the big picture. Prices on pigeonshit 4L.COMs will drop in short term. But not because of the shill gate thing, but because of the withdrawal of the principals behind the CHIP market, which carried all the non End User 4L.COMs value.
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2017
  13. deez007

    deez007 The More I Learn The Less I "Know" VIP

    Posts:
    7,837
    Likes Received:
    13,905
    Doesn't matter if bubble bursts (I don't think there is a bubble for short domains)

    But lets say this bubble bursts..then the solution is simple... just list ur domains on NJ at no reserve... wait for a few bids then start bidding on your domains also. If you have a brother or sister then ask them to get in on the action as well then you can bid on each others domains too. Seems thats how the "domain experts" do it :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2017
  14. RWD

    RWD Established Member

    Posts:
    530
    Likes Received:
    1,151
    Yes "Shill Gate" is what I was referring too.

    I guess a lot will depend on the rules set forth by NJ and others moving forward.
     
  15. Jim Holleran

    Jim Holleran Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    431
    Likes Received:
    779
    It all depends on the Chinese. I am out on my LLLL, sold too early, made an good ROI. IMO better investments elsewhere than short .com's.
    Time will tell as always.
     
  16. Beezy

    Beezy Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    5,713
    Likes Received:
    2,066
    Screenshot 2017-08-03 09.57.44.png

    August is a slow month tho...
     
  17. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    4,069
    Likes Received:
    14,429
    4L.com will always be strong...the crazy high prices (for now) should level off. IMO there are some good deals on 4L's out there now...if I had 20 grand sitting around I would be doing some bargain shopping!
     
  18. Beezy

    Beezy Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    5,713
    Likes Received:
    2,066
  19. Kassey Lee

    Kassey Lee Grandseeds.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    1,997
    Likes Received:
    5,862
    Even to this day, I still don't understand the concept of CHIP and so I have bought none. I do like aeiouv when they are at the right place. For example, Vivo.com was sold to a Chinese company for $2.1m in 2016. It contains two "v", one "i" and one "o". So, I don't understand why aeiouv are undesirable.
     
  20. Andrew Knox

    Andrew Knox Top Contributor VIP

    Posts:
    2,532
    Likes Received:
    1,173
    If any bubble bursts I think it will be CHIPs
     

Want to reply or ask your own question?

It only takes a minute to sign up – and it's free!
NameWorth
  1. NamePros uses cookies and similar technologies. By using this site, you are agreeing to our privacy policy, terms, and use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
Loading...