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Domain Auctions: Problems & Solutions – Part 1


Most domain investors would probably agree that the results of live domain auctions have been pretty weak recently. Aside from a few strong sales that have taken place, most auctions haven't produced the results people hoped to see. I'd like to discuss problems I see in part one and give my advice to improve live auctions going forward.

In no particular order, here are some of the reasons I believe domain auctions haven't been successful recently.

  • Lower PPC payouts and poor economy affecting domain investors' spending ability

For a few years, live domain auctions were dominated by some of the wealthiest domain investors. Many of these people and companies were spending money that they earned from PPC revenue. With payouts down across the board, there is less money to reinvest.

Likewise, with the economy in the tank, there is less financing available for domain buyers. People can't refinance their homes or other property as easily, and ultimately it means less money to spend on domain names. In addition, people are more → Read More