People in the domain space tend to laud those who own the best domain names. I am regularly impressed by the quality of domain names some of my friends and colleagues own. There is one downside to owning valuable domain names – they are not easy to sell for full value.
The best domain names receive inquiries all the time. I would imagine the owners of top one word .com, LLL.com, LL.com, NN.com…etc. domain names receive inquiries and offers every day. It is reassuring to receive regular inquiries for top domain names, but the vast majority of these inquiries will not lead to deals. Virtually all offers are either from people who either don’t understand that these domain names are ultra high value or they simply do not have the budget to buy the domain name.
Obviously an advantage of high value domain names is that they tend to be more liquid than other types of domain names. There will almost certainly be buyers of these kinds of domain names if they are put on the market. The prices paid for these domain names are reflective of their wholesale value though.
Getting retail prices for valuable domain names is difficult. Despite the fact that the market for domain name assets has matured over the last 20 years, the nature of the market makes it challenging to sell assets at their full value. I am sure the owners of high value domain names appreciate the regular interest from prospective buyers of these domain names. The reality is that getting a buyer to pay what a domain name is worth is quite difficult.