.COM is king but not everything is about .com. There are still many opportunities in other gTLDs and ccTLDs. I had an intense 24 hours in domaining and my day didn’t involve too much of .com.
At first I got a call from one of the top 5 companies in the world (US based) that wanted to buy one of my .info domain names. My wife answered the call and gave me the phone to talk. The caller only told me his name, so I didn’t know for what company he was working for at that time. When he told what domain name he was interested in I knew he wouldn’t like my price. I can’t disclose the domain name but it wouldn’t be so hard to guess.
I asked him if he had an offer and he said that he wanted to hear my price first. I started telling him that I have declined a lot of 5 figure offers for this domain in the past few years. He interrupted me and told me that he only had an offer for $5,000 USD. So we left it at that and hung up. Don’t think for a moment that the 5 figure offers were a sales pitch. I have actually received these offers.
Then I got back on my PC only to find an email that the caller had send before he called me. He had send the same offer but it was then when the company he was working for was revealed. I didn’t know the company when I talked to him on the phone but my price was and is going to be the same. No matter who calls, my price will be the same for this particular domain. I don’t think this is over just yet…
On the same day I got an offer through DomainNameSales.com for a .org domain from one of the largest and most known UK associations. They are interested in buying a .org domain name I own.
Again on the same day I sold a .net domain at Sedo to a US individual and got a decent offer on a 3 letter .biz domain.
Finally I got an inquiry for a 3 letter .org that I am not willing to sell as it relates to my wife’s line of work. I am currently negotiating a lease for this domain.
And because most of the domains above haven’t produced any results yet here is what domains I have sold so far this year:
All sales were for $1500 and up and only 4 of the 10 domain sales have been reported. All the others were private.
I must admit that I have a pretty diverse portfolio and that my .info portfolio is at least above average but my results must be very interesting. Don’t you think?
.COM is king and will be for many years to come but not everything is about .com.
Agreed – .COM is king and the domainers who entered the space fifteen years ago are at the top of the hill. But not every business wants to spend six figures on a domain name. An authoritative alt TLD can still be more brandable than a vague four-word .COM. Last week I received a four-figure offer for a foreign-language .TV and turned it down.
Dot Com will remain king. No one will want any version of another extension without owning the .com version as well. .com owners will be the main beneficiary of the gtld expansions.
I can’t believe you sold 3 info’s .. which ones? How much? (if you can say)
🙂 Why can’t you believe it?
I sell tens of .info every year.
This article is from last year so I am not sure I remember correctly: