Find Your Own Path to Success

One of the neat things about domain investing is the number of ways people can make money from their domain investments. I have always been strictly a .com investor, and that has worked for me. There are plenty of other people who are creating their own investment strategies, and they are finding their own success.

I want to highlight two examples of people I do not know personally, but I have seen them share stories of successful domain investing.

I follow Jason Sheppard on Twitter, and I appreciate his willingness to share details about his domain name sales. This morning, he shared that he sold $4,999 via This is a domain name that he registered just a handful of months ago, and he reported that he is now in the money on his .VC domain name investments:

While I don’t follow the .VC market very closely, I have seen some sales reported. Even more pertinent, I have some venture capital firms using .VC domain names. In my opinion, the more companies that use an extension, the greater the adoption rate will be from other companies. I do not know enough about the .VC market to have an opinion on whether or not it would be wise to invest in these domain names, but I always enjoy reading about sales like this.

On Ray Hackney’s blog yesterday, Ray interviewed a domain investor named Swetha from Swetha answered several questions about her .XYZ domain investments and sales. I have never bought a .XYZ domain name, but I have seen quite a few startups follow in the footsteps of Alphabet/Google by using .XYZ domain names.

As the saying goes, the best time to buy a domain name was many years ago. The next best time is today. There are many different ways to make money from domain investments even today. I don’t really invest in anything but .com domain names, but there are people who make money from their investments. Like any investment, there is risk (some might say it is considerable) in domain name investing, so it is neat to learn about other people finding success by creating their own investing strategy.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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  1. Nice to see these individual tld sales reports but be careful chasing one-offs. Even if you read about someone selling a hand registered domain that is similar to a reported sold domain, it does not mean you will have any luck selling similar domains. A lot of things in domains are one-offs or close to it.

  2. Hey , whichever dot whatever domains make money , go for it. My specialty is hand reg at cheap reg fees and sell for $$$$$.
    As I said many times, this is the best stress reliever hobby and making money and best of all, having fun.
    What thrills me is people hand reg and sell for big money unlike people who spent money to buy domains…that no fun. All it takes is money!!! and no creativity.

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