Daily Poll: Does August Suck for Domain Sales?

August seems to be a slow time of the year. Kids are out of school for the Summer, families go on vacation, and business generally slows down. Although my family spends a week on Nantucket every August and we travel elsewhere throughout the Summer, I am always connected to my work. It’s a blessing and a curse because I can get away to anywhere in the world at any time, but I can never really get away from my business. This means I can really feel if things are slow as opposed to getting away, shutting things down, and not paying attention to business.

I have noticed that offers and deals tend to slow during August. Last August may have been an anomaly because I spent weeks negotiating a large deal that eventually closed early this year, but beyond that negotiation, things were relatively slow. With my relatively small portfolio, it is difficult to make conclusions about the general state of the domain business based solely on what I see. I could have a few nice sales that change my perception of August.

In asking around, it seems that most people find that August is a slow month for domain sales. I asking you if you have that same feeling about the month of August. Does August suck for domain name sales?

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


  1. It’s normally slow in August for us but this month we have had several decent sales.

    Some months are crazy others are slow but we are very active most months in the co.uk sales

  2. I have a large portfolio and haven’t found august too much different from the rest of the year, a bit slower i suppose. I typically find from thanksgiving to mid january the slowest.

  3. All my sales thus far have happened during the spring or fall. Seems to me, that corporations like to make digital purchases from Labor Day up to Thanksgiving. But, I am closing on a sell to a corporations rn; but the negotiations has been very slow the last two weeks.

    But this is anecdotal of course…

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