We’re almost half way through the year, and I hope your business is doing well. My sales numbers are up significantly over the first half of last year. As a result, I have continued making strategic acquisitions in the domain aftermarket.
Here are some thoughts and updates for the weekend. Your comments and updates are invited as well.
- There are a few spots remaining for the DomainSponsor / RookMedia domain investor meetup in Chicago. Here are the details if you want to attend. It will be a fun evening at the Cubs game with other people in the business. I haven’t been to Chicago in a few years, and I am looking forward to it.
- Sorry, your [random] .Rocks domain name is not worth any more today than prior to the Autism.Rocks sale.
- I am not interested in selling Embrace.com, which I bought on NameJet earlier this month. Despite making it clear that the domain name is not for sale, I have turned down multiple offers for significantly more than double what I paid for the domain name.
- It’s always a bit amusing seeing price increases on domain names that haven’t sold in years.
- I have a question about the English Premier League and hope someone can answer. Why are all 2015/2016 EPL matches scheduled to start Saturday at 15:00? I know there are other match times (like on Sundays) and I am wondering when the real schedule is announced with actual kick off times. Let me know if you know!
- There are quite a few very good domain brokers in the business. As a domain investor, the trouble with buying a domain name from one of them is that the odds are very high that they also contacted end user buyers. One must wonder why those end user buyers weren’t willing to pay more for the domain name.
- I don’t really agree with Morgan’s assessment. I can’t even think of other examples of the exact match new gTLD domain name selling for more than the exact match .com, aside from Autism.Rocks vs. AutismRocks.com. You are welcome to share some that I may have missed.
- After year one, I have no regrets that I didn’t invest in more than a handful of new gTLD domain names.
- That being said, I would not hesitate to launch a non-domain name investment business on Silver.Ventures. It would serve as an informational website, and being found online would not be critical to the success of the business. My main concern would be lost emails. It’s not happening for some time, but I wouldn’t hesitate in the same way I didn’t hesitate to use Elliot.CO.