At the beginning of this year, I discussed how I was bearish on the domain market. This year has turned out to be better than I expected for my business. I had several significant sales this year, but it feels like the lower to mid level sales were not as strong this year as in prior years. My perception is that inquiries were down year over year, but it wouldn’t be easy to really analyze this, and I don’t think an analysis of my inquiries would benefit anyone else.
When I tally my final results in the next week, this year will likely rank at the top end of the middle of my annual results since 2006. My guess is it will be a top 5-6 year for my business out of the last 13 years. Not extraordinary, but not too bad either.
As you likely know, my portfolio of around 1,000 domain names is 99+% .com domain names. I do not own many investment grade non .com domain names – some might even say the few that I have aren’t investment grade. I mention this because my portfolio makeup differs from many, so what I observed is likely different than what others observed.
With a week to go in 2019, I am interested in hearing about how your business fared this past year. Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts in the comment section.