Daily Poll

Daily Poll: Do You Do Outbound Marketing to Sell Domain Names?

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Outbound marketing takes quite a bit of time and effort. You need to research prospective buyers, custom tailor emails, and send a few to the most qualified buyers. Outbound marketing for good domain name is an effective tool to sell good domain names.

Today’s poll question is Do You Do Outbound Marketing to Sell Domain Names? You are invited to vote in the poll below and are welcome to share additional thoughts in the comment section.


Daily Poll: Are You a Full Time Domain Investor?

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I always assumed the vast majority of people investing in domain names do it part time to supplement their income. Investing in domain names full time isn’t easy, and I think it can take quite a bit of time to get the hang of it and be able to fund the growth of the business while earning enough of an income to support yourself or your family.

I left my corporate job in November of 2007, and I haven’t really looked back. Some might say earning some income from this blog would mean I am not a full time domain investor, but it’s a small % of my business revenue and my investment business is what allows me to have the insights I share and the time I have.

In any case, today’s poll question is: Are You a Full Time Domain Investor? You are invited to vote in the poll below and are welcome to share additional thoughts in the comment section.

Daily Poll: How Many .Web Domain Names in Year 1?

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On January 10, Verisign filed an 8k with the SEC with an update on the .Web gTLD domain name extension. From the filing:

“As the Company previously disclosed, on January 18, 2017, the Company received a Civil Investigative Demand from the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) requesting certain material related to the Company becoming the registry operator for the .web gTLD. On January 9, 2018, the DOJ notified the Company that this investigation was closed.”

From my vantage point, this seems to indicate that Verisign will be able to move forward and operate the .Web registry, selling .Web domain names to the general public. Many people seem to believe .Web will be one of the top performing new gTLD extensions. For today’s daily poll, I ask readers to guess how many .Web domain names will be sold in the first year they are available to buy. People may not be able to buy a .Web domain name for quite some time still but I am interested in knowing how many you think will be sold the first year.


Daily Poll: Do You Participate in Domain Forum Discussions?

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I have not been all that active on forums during the past few years. It’s probably because I spend more time writing articles here, and I might as well publish insight and information via DomainInvesting.com to be more fair to the companies advertising. I am a regular visitor of Domain Boardroom and NamePros, and I value the sharing and discussions that take place on those two domain name forums.

Today’s poll question is Do You Participate in Domain Forum Discussions? You are invited to vote in the poll below and are welcome to share additional thoughts in the comment section.


Daily Poll: At What Price Will 3339.com Sell?

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Last night, I noticed that 3339.com is in pending delete status. On NameJet, the domain name already has 34 bids with a high bid of $7,777. Other auction venues such as DropCatch.com will also be vying to catch and auction this domain name once it completes its expiry cycle.

In the prior year, NameBio has recorded 32 public NNNN.com domain name sales. They range in price from $121,000 for 1515.com to $9,000 for 2145.com. If you look at the past 5 years (when the Chinese domain name market was hot), public sales went beyond $250,000 for a 4 number .com domain name.

For today’s poll question, I want to know in what price range 3339.com will sell. Feel free to share a comment as well.


Daily Poll: Do You Always Use an Escrow Service to Transact?

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I think it is important to use an escrow service when buying or selling a domain name. It might take a little more time to transact with a third party escrow service and it might cost a bit more money, but I think the safeguards are worth it. (Sidenote: as you can see from the developing PDD.com situation, buyers need to do due diligence before buying, and that is not something an escrow service does.)

As much as the benefits seem obvious to me, I know there are plenty of people who still don’t use an escrow service to transact (not including deals involving very familiar trading partners). Today’s poll question is: Do You Always Use an Escrow Service to Transact? You are invited to vote in the poll below and are welcome to share additional thoughts in the comment section.


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