Where My Prospects Come From

I wanted to share some stats with you regarding the location of people who are interested in buying my domain names. The information is from the last few months, and it counts the location of the people who click on the inquiry link at the top of my parked domain names.

Top 10 locations of people who express interest in buying one of my company’s domain names:

  • 49% United States
  • 12% India
  • 4% Canada
  • 2% United Kingdom
  • 2% Nigeria
  • 1% Russian Federation
  • 1% Pakistan
  • 1% Germany
  • 1% China
  • 1% South Africa

In addition to this top ten list, there were a bunch of other countries represented that had 1% of less of the interested buyers.

There are a few things to keep in mind of course. Not all of the people who clicked on the link made offers. I don’t know this information and it would take a bunch of cross checking to figure that out. In addition, there may be language issues. Although my inquiry message is pretty clear, I would imagine some people still have no idea what they are doing when they click.

I think the reason why this is so heavily weighted towards English speaking countries is because I almost exclusively own .com domain names, and the keywords are almost exclusively English keywords. I don’t really own any numeric domain names, nor do I currently own many  short domain names that seem to be favored in China right now. I would imagine had I still owned some of the LLL.com domain names I sold, it would be more heavily skewed towards Chinese prospects, although many of those buyers seem to inquire via Whois lookups.

I am not sure if you will find any value in this information, but I have it and figured I would share.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
  1. Good to see awareness among people from my country (Pakistan).
    I see many of your domains are parked with Uniregistry so how you those stats as I cannot find location based sorting/stats.

    • I’ve had plenty of my time wasted by inquiries from other parts of the world, including here in the US.

      One of the downsides of the business is that many people think a $50 offer is great because it is 5x the registration fee.

    • $50.00 may be 5 time the reg. fee but if you bought the name in the late 90’s you were paying NS 100.00 for 2 years and probably thought that was a good deal. So today you are in the name for about $250.00. $250.00 x 5 = $1,250.00 which is more realistic but in many cases will not buy you a name from the late 90’s.

  2. Fun info.

    I’ve noticed lately some days most of my traffic comes from phones and tablets. Something for people to consider when building landers, etc

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