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 Basic.vc $4,999 via DAN.com. 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:
Nice little sale late last night.
This makes me ROI positive on my .vc experiment.
Basic(.)vc sold for $4999
Hand reg on 2/25/2020
Now if I can just sell a .gg! pic.twitter.com/YpPaa7VvFt
— Jason Sheppard (@DVDJKingpin) July 23, 2020
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 DNGear.com. 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.