With Memorial Day behind us, the typically slower Summer months are ahead. I think this is going to be a busy Summer for people in the domain space. Usually, I find that June, July, and August are fairly slow, but I think they are going to be busier than usual. My feeling is that there are segments of domain names that are selling for far more than before, and that is fueling speculation in other areas. This is driving up competition and prices in other areas.
Here are some thoughts and updates for you. If you would like to share some of your own business thoughts or updates, you are welcome to do so. Your comments are also welcome.
There were nearly 200 comments on Friday’s post about favorite domain names. The biggest surprise for me is the number of new TLD domain names that people chose as favorites. I think my personal favorite of names submitted by others is Strawberry.com.
LakeWinnipesaukee.com is now live! There is still a bit of cosmetic work to be done but I am happy with how it looks so far. Once I am satisfied with the look and feel of the website, I will begin to contact prospective advertisers. I will also begin work on SquamLake.com and Sunapee.com in the near future because I can then cross-sell and up-sell advertising.
I am now 50% of the way towards my Pan-Mass Challenge fundraising goal (the most recent $250 donation has not been updated on the page yet). Thanks so much for all of your support. There is still quite a bit of money to be raised though. If everyone who reads this today would donate a dollar or two, I would meet my fundraising goal! A donation in any amount would be appreciated and 100% of all funds donated go directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
I found a scary looking spider in my house yesterday. Apparently, it is a species called a false widow because it resembles a black widow. There was no orange hourglass design on its abdomen, which is what black widow spiders have.
Ron Jackson published a nice article about the team at Igloo.com. Tessa and Amanda receive quite a few emails from me asking about exceptional domain names that I believe they helped to sell. I wish they would comment more about them!
Please don’t ask me about consulting or brokering. I am still not interested in doing consulting nor will I buy/sell domain names on behalf of someone else. There are plenty of good domain brokers and consultants in the business, and I would rather spend my time working on my own business.
Three pieces of advice if you email me to try and sell me a domain name. 1) I am not going to buy a newly hand registered domain name from you. 2) I am not going to buy a new gTLD domain name from you. 3) If you have to explain what they domain name means or why it has any value, I am not going to buy it from you.