At the end of 2011, Domain Holdings hired Ryan Colby as its Senior Vice President of Product Management. Lately, Ryan has been working quite a bit on the brokerage side of the business, and he just started a periodic newsletter called “Domain Aftermarket Insights.”
This newsletter has been emailed weekly for the past couple of weeks, and it offers Ryan’s personal insights into current domain market conditions.
I think it’s especially helpful to see what kind of inventory is being offered on the market as well as real time activity in the secondary market for domains. One thing I would like to see is more buy it now priced domain names, especially those that are new to the market. It’s good to see what’s available at any given time, but it’s even more beneficial if the price is listed to prevent time wasting. Another thing I’d like to see is recent company sales. I know most sales are subject to a non-disclosure agreement, but I assume many are free to share, at least in a private email list.
If you aren’t a client of Domain Holdings and/or you haven’t been added to the newsletter distribution list, I recommend you do so. Even if you’re not a buyer right now, you’ll be able to see what’s on the market as well as what others are expecting for their domain names. Ryan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org an also followed on Twitter @RJColby.