The Winter Olympics started last week. In years past, I tuned in to some of the events but didn’t go out of my way to watch beyond some of the feature events. I know there are people who are avid viewers of the Olympic games, and I am wondering where you fall.
Today’s poll is unrelated to domain names. Are you watching the Olympics?
A few years ago, the Chinese market was on fire. “CHiPs” (Chinese premium domain names) sold for huge amounts of money. Numeric domain names appreciated even more, and people were registering somewhat nonsensical domain names (7, 8, and 9 numbers) because they speculated the China-based domain name buyers would buy them and drive the values up.
Over the last couple of years, the Chinese domain market has faltered a bit. Numeric and 3-4 letter domain names still sell for a considerable amount of money, but they remain off the high water mark set when the Chinese domain market was in its heyday.
Today’s poll question: Will the Chinese Domain Market Rebound? You are invited to vote in the poll below and are welcome to share additional thoughts in the comment section.
Marketplace.org published an interview with Jen Sale of Evergreen.com discussing domain names, domain name acquisitions, startup branding, and domain name investments. In the interview, Jen discussed what she does as a domain broker and also discussed what kinds of domain names she focuses on selling. One thing I appreciate is that she explained the difference between domain name squatting (cybersquatting) and domain investing, which I think gets a lot of people confused.
The article title is The dot-com URL is still king, and I thought I would ask in today’s poll what you think of that. Readers know what types of domain names I buy, and I am probably in a bit of an echo chamber when it comes to those investments. I am curious what you think.
The NamesCon extended domain name auction is ongoing at NameJet. It looks like there is a little more than one day remaining in the auction, and it seems like most of the highest valued domain names have not yet met reserve prices.
For today’s poll question, I am curious if you submitted domain names for inclusion in this year’s NamesCon auction. Vote in the poll below:
Everyone loves their domain names. Some were won in difficult bidding wars and others were bought after long and sometimes challenging negotiations. Most of us buy domain names because we think they have more upside than the purchase price.
I am curious to know what you think your most valuable domain name is worth. You are invited to share what you think your most valuable domain name is and are also welcome to share what you think the name is worth in the comment section and within the poll.
I have never spent a lot of time and money hand registering domain names. Perhaps it is to my detriment, but I also don’t think I would have the patience to find unregistered and available domain names to buy. I think I hand registered just one domain name so far this year (UpForEverything.com). It would be interesting to see what others’ buying habits are.
Today’s poll question asks how many domain names you hand register each year. You are also welcome to share what types of domain names you look to hand register – ie new extensions, trending domain names, potential trend domain names…etc. Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts!