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Daily Domain Picks 5-26-19

Daily Domain Picks 5-26-19

ToughGuy.com was the top close on Saturday at $5,350. Spacie.com was close behind at $5,300.

Top sales/closes from yesterday:

*data courtesy of Namebio

Go Daddy Auction Picks 5-26-19 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com

15645.com
84588.com
AirActions.com
AmazingChicken.com
CarsGo.com
ComFeed.com
ConsumerCompanion.com
CrowdedHouse.com
DCAS.com
DealsToday.com
DirectWorkforce.com
EconomyMag.com
EliteDecor.com
FastManagement.com
GenuineLeads.com
GrowthAgile.com
GRTR.com
HigherLocal.com
JapanSite.com
LifeWork.net
LithiumJet.com
MastersEDU.com
MDGeek.com
MetricBoy.com
MyFountain.com
OBVG.com
QTVH.com
RealtyAuction.com
RightShoppers.com
RoosterDrones.com
SalesHacking.com
ScienceToy.com
SellerTactics.com
Skylight.me
SupremeBrains.com
ThinkerWorld.com
ThriveNest.com
TravelTomorrow.com
TrellisTech.com
VRChamp.com
WarmFly.com
WolfAdventures.com
ZOQT.com

Disclosure: GoDaddy Links are affiliate links.

Sponsored.Link – Durelo.com for sale at BrandBucket

Sponsored.Link – Great buys at DomainFlippr.com

Bring your domains to life at Undeveloped.com

https://www.namepros.com/images/supporters/np/256x128.png

NamePros Auction Picks 05-26-19 Powered by NamePros Marketplace

Disclaimer: All domain investing is highly speculative, you may never sell a domain you purchase. A mention here is not a recommendation or solicitation to purchase, do your own research and stick to a budget.

Become a better domain name investor with Efty. Sign up here

The post Daily Domain Picks 5-26-19 appeared first on TLD Investors.

Daily Domain Picks 5-26-19

Daily Domain Picks 5-26-19

ToughGuy.com was the top close on Saturday at $5,350. Spacie.com was close behind at $5,300.

Top sales/closes from yesterday:

*data courtesy of Namebio

Go Daddy Auction Picks 5-26-19 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com

15645.com
84588.com
AirActions.com
AmazingChicken.com
CarsGo.com
ComFeed.com
ConsumerCompanion.com
CrowdedHouse.com
DCAS.com
DealsToday.com
DirectWorkforce.com
EconomyMag.com
EliteDecor.com
FastManagement.com
GenuineLeads.com
GrowthAgile.com
GRTR.com
HigherLocal.com
JapanSite.com
LifeWork.net
LithiumJet.com
MastersEDU.com
MDGeek.com
MetricBoy.com
MyFountain.com
OBVG.com
QTVH.com
RealtyAuction.com
RightShoppers.com
RoosterDrones.com
SalesHacking.com
ScienceToy.com
SellerTactics.com
Skylight.me
SupremeBrains.com
ThinkerWorld.com
ThriveNest.com
TravelTomorrow.com
TrellisTech.com
VRChamp.com
WarmFly.com
WolfAdventures.com
ZOQT.com

Disclosure: GoDaddy Links are affiliate links.

Sponsored.Link – Durelo.com for sale at BrandBucket

Sponsored.Link – Great buys at DomainFlippr.com

Bring your domains to life at Undeveloped.com

https://www.namepros.com/images/supporters/np/256x128.png

NamePros Auction Picks 05-26-19 Powered by NamePros Marketplace

Disclaimer: All domain investing is highly speculative, you may never sell a domain you purchase. A mention here is not a recommendation or solicitation to purchase, do your own research and stick to a budget.

Become a better domain name investor with Efty. Sign up here

The post Daily Domain Picks 5-26-19 appeared first on TLD Investors.

Daily Domain Picks 5-26-19

Daily Domain Picks 5-26-19

ToughGuy.com was the top close on Saturday at $5,350. Spacie.com was close behind at $5,300.

Top sales/closes from yesterday:

*data courtesy of Namebio

Go Daddy Auction Picks 5-26-19 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com

15645.com
84588.com
AirActions.com
AmazingChicken.com
CarsGo.com
ComFeed.com
ConsumerCompanion.com
CrowdedHouse.com
DCAS.com
DealsToday.com
DirectWorkforce.com
EconomyMag.com
EliteDecor.com
FastManagement.com
GenuineLeads.com
GrowthAgile.com
GRTR.com
HigherLocal.com
JapanSite.com
LifeWork.net
LithiumJet.com
MastersEDU.com
MDGeek.com
MetricBoy.com
MyFountain.com
OBVG.com
QTVH.com
RealtyAuction.com
RightShoppers.com
RoosterDrones.com
SalesHacking.com
ScienceToy.com
SellerTactics.com
Skylight.me
SupremeBrains.com
ThinkerWorld.com
ThriveNest.com
TravelTomorrow.com
TrellisTech.com
VRChamp.com
WarmFly.com
WolfAdventures.com
ZOQT.com

Disclosure: GoDaddy Links are affiliate links.

Sponsored.Link – Durelo.com for sale at BrandBucket

Sponsored.Link – Great buys at DomainFlippr.com

Bring your domains to life at Undeveloped.com

https://www.namepros.com/images/supporters/np/256x128.png

NamePros Auction Picks 05-26-19 Powered by NamePros Marketplace

Disclaimer: All domain investing is highly speculative, you may never sell a domain you purchase. A mention here is not a recommendation or solicitation to purchase, do your own research and stick to a budget.

Become a better domain name investor with Efty. Sign up here

The post Daily Domain Picks 5-26-19 appeared first on TLD Investors.

Daily Domain Picks 5-26-19

Daily Domain Picks 5-26-19

ToughGuy.com was the top close on Saturday at $5,350. Spacie.com was close behind at $5,300.

Top sales/closes from yesterday:

*data courtesy of Namebio

Go Daddy Auction Picks 5-26-19 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com

15645.com
84588.com
AirActions.com
AmazingChicken.com
CarsGo.com
ComFeed.com
ConsumerCompanion.com
CrowdedHouse.com
DCAS.com
DealsToday.com
DirectWorkforce.com
EconomyMag.com
EliteDecor.com
FastManagement.com
GenuineLeads.com
GrowthAgile.com
GRTR.com
HigherLocal.com
JapanSite.com
LifeWork.net
LithiumJet.com
MastersEDU.com
MDGeek.com
MetricBoy.com
MyFountain.com
OBVG.com
QTVH.com
RealtyAuction.com
RightShoppers.com
RoosterDrones.com
SalesHacking.com
ScienceToy.com
SellerTactics.com
Skylight.me
SupremeBrains.com
ThinkerWorld.com
ThriveNest.com
TravelTomorrow.com
TrellisTech.com
VRChamp.com
WarmFly.com
WolfAdventures.com
ZOQT.com

Disclosure: GoDaddy Links are affiliate links.

Sponsored.Link – Durelo.com for sale at BrandBucket

Sponsored.Link – Great buys at DomainFlippr.com

Bring your domains to life at Undeveloped.com

https://www.namepros.com/images/supporters/np/256x128.png

NamePros Auction Picks 05-26-19 Powered by NamePros Marketplace

Disclaimer: All domain investing is highly speculative, you may never sell a domain you purchase. A mention here is not a recommendation or solicitation to purchase, do your own research and stick to a budget.

Become a better domain name investor with Efty. Sign up here

The post Daily Domain Picks 5-26-19 appeared first on TLD Investors.

Daily Domain Picks 5-26-19

Daily Domain Picks 5-26-19

ToughGuy.com was the top close on Saturday at $5,350. Spacie.com was close behind at $5,300.

Top sales/closes from yesterday:

*data courtesy of Namebio

Go Daddy Auction Picks 5-26-19 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com

15645.com
84588.com
AirActions.com
AmazingChicken.com
CarsGo.com
ComFeed.com
ConsumerCompanion.com
CrowdedHouse.com
DCAS.com
DealsToday.com
DirectWorkforce.com
EconomyMag.com
EliteDecor.com
FastManagement.com
GenuineLeads.com
GrowthAgile.com
GRTR.com
HigherLocal.com
JapanSite.com
LifeWork.net
LithiumJet.com
MastersEDU.com
MDGeek.com
MetricBoy.com
MyFountain.com
OBVG.com
QTVH.com
RealtyAuction.com
RightShoppers.com
RoosterDrones.com
SalesHacking.com
ScienceToy.com
SellerTactics.com
Skylight.me
SupremeBrains.com
ThinkerWorld.com
ThriveNest.com
TravelTomorrow.com
TrellisTech.com
VRChamp.com
WarmFly.com
WolfAdventures.com
ZOQT.com

Disclosure: GoDaddy Links are affiliate links.

Sponsored.Link – Durelo.com for sale at BrandBucket

Sponsored.Link – Great buys at DomainFlippr.com

Bring your domains to life at Undeveloped.com

https://www.namepros.com/images/supporters/np/256x128.png

NamePros Auction Picks 05-26-19 Powered by NamePros Marketplace

Disclaimer: All domain investing is highly speculative, you may never sell a domain you purchase. A mention here is not a recommendation or solicitation to purchase, do your own research and stick to a budget.

Become a better domain name investor with Efty. Sign up here

The post Daily Domain Picks 5-26-19 appeared first on TLD Investors.

A short and succinct guide to domain investing

There are plenty of guides, ebooks and courses out there on domain investing for newcomers, I wrote a piece here that has seen a lot of traffic since it was written, to give a quick synopsis for the TL;DR crowd who does not and will not read a long lengthy course.

Namepros member Dave wrote a very good, straight to the point post that all those coming into domaining should read:

I see so many posts from newcomers asking how to make money from domains so I thought I’d write you all a little guide on the different possible types of investment in domaining. Consider carefully how you want to invest before spending your hard earned money. In my opinion the best investment strategy is dividing your investments across all different possible types.

This guide is catered to the 99% of typical domain investing. Getting into that top 1% means you need to learn to do all the following correctly in the first place.

PLEASE NOTE that all the following is not to be considered as definitive investment advice. Please use this as only a guide to help better learn and understand more about domain investing. Afterwards do your own research further before spending money.

The following guide is also only for .com domains.

Brandables

Firstly we have the brandable type of domain. These are usually conjoined keywords / phrases or keywords that match well together like a colour + animal. They can also be known business niche keywords combined with an adjective, noun or verb.

Examples of brandable type domains:

  • Intellizone.com (combines intelligent + zone)
  • Hempwave.com (business niche + word)
  • VrHome.com (business niche + word)
  • FlowFox.com
  • BlueBird.com

Brandable domains are one of the more difficult but lucrative types of domains to invest in. They are lucrative because they can typically be acquired for lesser amount than other types whilst yielding huge ROI. Most brandable type domains don’t usually have an existing end user, you’ll most likely be investing in these with the hope of a startup naming their company, product or service with the matching name.

Advantages:

  • Lower acquisition cost than other types
  • Still plenty to be hand registered
  • Has potential for the most ROI

Disadvantages:

  • Very low chance of being able to outbound
  • Can take a long time to sell
  • Low percentage sell through rate

Brandables are typically the domain of choice for those starting out with a small amount of capital. For example if you’re only starting domain investing with $100 capital then it’s either this or GEOs as your choice of investment.

You want to typically try and acquire brandable domains for 50x less than what you’d expect to sell it for. This is because sell through rate is typically 1-2%. The sweet spot for most brandables is the low 4 figure range. Of course there are 5 figure+ brandable sales but they are less common. The higher valued domains typically have a better sell through rate so you have more leeway on acquisition cost.

Tiered acquistion cost of brandables:

  • $1000-3000 sale price: Acquire for between reg fee – $50 at 2% expected sell through rate (50x cost)
  • $3000-5000 sale price: Acquire for between reg fee – $250 max at 5% expected sell through rate (20x cost)
  • $5000-10000 sale price: Acquire for between reg fee – $750 max at 7.5% expected sell through rate.

Take a look at brandable marketplaces like Brandpa or SquadHelp to get a feel of what makes a good brandable.

GEOs

Next up we have the GEO type of domains. These are a service or offering targeted at a particular city, town, state or country.

Examples of GEO domains:

  • ChicagoWindows.com
  • LondonPhotography.com
  • NewYorkCitySEO.com

GEO domain values are based on primarily the following factors:

  • Population
  • How many companies are offering said service in the geographical region
  • Search volume for the keywords
  • Advertising competition for the keywords

GEOs can be a great investment if you know a particular business niche really well, or if you know the competitors within said niche.

Advantages:

  • Relatively high sell through rate compared to brandables, typically looking at 10-15% depending on keywords and location
  • Best type for outbound by far, so it’s a great choice if you see yourself as a salesman
  • Easier to identify what makes for a good GEO domain compared to other types, they’re typically very intuitive

Disadvantages:

  • One of the lowest ROI of all types, the majority of GEO domains typically only sell for $xxx
  • More time consuming to invest in, requires plenty of research to identify good niches / markets to target

As mentioned most GEO domains typically go for $xxx with the sweet spot usually around low to mid $xxx. This means you’ll only want to acquire for between reg fee – $99 at most. Yet again of course there are more premium GEO domains but this guide is targeting the 99% as I stated.

The value of GEO domains increases along with search volume. Consider the following search volume to sales price list as an example only:

  • Search volume between 100-499: $100 – $299 sales price.
  • Search volume between 500-999: $300-799 sales price
  • 1000+ search volume: $800-$xxxx+

GEOs are again a good choice for those just starting out with less capital. Take a look at deleted .com domains or closeout auctions to try and find some gems.

Keyword Domains

Next up we have keyword domains. These type of domains are what people search for. Their value is primarily based on the keywords search volume online. GEOs, generics and category killer domains are actually highly specific subsets of keyword domains. The difference between general keyword domains and those specific types is that they are typically more targeted searches within a particular niche.

Examples of keyword domains:

  • CBDOil.com (CBD but specifically CBD oil)
  • HotelsNearMe.com (not just hotels but hotels near me)

If you choose to invest in keyword domains you typically want to only buy keyword domains that have medium to high competition in advertising and above 1000 in search volume.

Category Killer

These are domains whereby the keywords are the exact match for an entire niche of product, offering or service.

Examples of category killer domains:.

  • Cannabis.com
  • VirtualReality.com
  • Crypto.com

Category killer domains are some of the most valuable. You either have to be incredibly lucky to register them ahead of a niche blowing up or you will require a lot of capital to invest in this type of domain.

Final Thoughts

Domain investing is NOT a get rich quick scheme. It takes time, effort and realistic pricing if you want to have any hopes of making a successful return on investment.

The numbers and figures I’ve used in this guide are based upon my personal experience with the various types of domains. When I started out in domaining I wasted money on nonsense domains for a long while before I turned a profit, so with this guide I can only hope to help others not do the same. Since those awful beginnings I’ve only ever been in profit from domaining, which to me is a success as I’m sure many will agree.

Please only take you what I’ve written here as a guide and reference to help in your own investment choices.

Thanks

Well done, Dave currently has conference.io for sale and I wanted to provide a link here as a thank you for the well written post.

The post A short and succinct guide to domain investing appeared first on TLD Investors.

A short and succinct guide to domain investing

There are plenty of guides, ebooks and courses out there on domain investing for newcomers, I wrote a piece here that has seen a lot of traffic since it was written, to give a quick synopsis for the TL;DR crowd who does not and will not read a long lengthy course.

Namepros member Dave wrote a very good, straight to the point post that all those coming into domaining should read:

I see so many posts from newcomers asking how to make money from domains so I thought I’d write you all a little guide on the different possible types of investment in domaining. Consider carefully how you want to invest before spending your hard earned money. In my opinion the best investment strategy is dividing your investments across all different possible types.

This guide is catered to the 99% of typical domain investing. Getting into that top 1% means you need to learn to do all the following correctly in the first place.

PLEASE NOTE that all the following is not to be considered as definitive investment advice. Please use this as only a guide to help better learn and understand more about domain investing. Afterwards do your own research further before spending money.

The following guide is also only for .com domains.

Brandables

Firstly we have the brandable type of domain. These are usually conjoined keywords / phrases or keywords that match well together like a colour + animal. They can also be known business niche keywords combined with an adjective, noun or verb.

Examples of brandable type domains:

  • Intellizone.com (combines intelligent + zone)
  • Hempwave.com (business niche + word)
  • VrHome.com (business niche + word)
  • FlowFox.com
  • BlueBird.com

Brandable domains are one of the more difficult but lucrative types of domains to invest in. They are lucrative because they can typically be acquired for lesser amount than other types whilst yielding huge ROI. Most brandable type domains don’t usually have an existing end user, you’ll most likely be investing in these with the hope of a startup naming their company, product or service with the matching name.

Advantages:

  • Lower acquisition cost than other types
  • Still plenty to be hand registered
  • Has potential for the most ROI

Disadvantages:

  • Very low chance of being able to outbound
  • Can take a long time to sell
  • Low percentage sell through rate

Brandables are typically the domain of choice for those starting out with a small amount of capital. For example if you’re only starting domain investing with $100 capital then it’s either this or GEOs as your choice of investment.

You want to typically try and acquire brandable domains for 50x less than what you’d expect to sell it for. This is because sell through rate is typically 1-2%. The sweet spot for most brandables is the low 4 figure range. Of course there are 5 figure+ brandable sales but they are less common. The higher valued domains typically have a better sell through rate so you have more leeway on acquisition cost.

Tiered acquistion cost of brandables:

  • $1000-3000 sale price: Acquire for between reg fee – $50 at 2% expected sell through rate (50x cost)
  • $3000-5000 sale price: Acquire for between reg fee – $250 max at 5% expected sell through rate (20x cost)
  • $5000-10000 sale price: Acquire for between reg fee – $750 max at 7.5% expected sell through rate.

Take a look at brandable marketplaces like Brandpa or SquadHelp to get a feel of what makes a good brandable.

GEOs

Next up we have the GEO type of domains. These are a service or offering targeted at a particular city, town, state or country.

Examples of GEO domains:

  • ChicagoWindows.com
  • LondonPhotography.com
  • NewYorkCitySEO.com

GEO domain values are based on primarily the following factors:

  • Population
  • How many companies are offering said service in the geographical region
  • Search volume for the keywords
  • Advertising competition for the keywords

GEOs can be a great investment if you know a particular business niche really well, or if you know the competitors within said niche.

Advantages:

  • Relatively high sell through rate compared to brandables, typically looking at 10-15% depending on keywords and location
  • Best type for outbound by far, so it’s a great choice if you see yourself as a salesman
  • Easier to identify what makes for a good GEO domain compared to other types, they’re typically very intuitive

Disadvantages:

  • One of the lowest ROI of all types, the majority of GEO domains typically only sell for $xxx
  • More time consuming to invest in, requires plenty of research to identify good niches / markets to target

As mentioned most GEO domains typically go for $xxx with the sweet spot usually around low to mid $xxx. This means you’ll only want to acquire for between reg fee – $99 at most. Yet again of course there are more premium GEO domains but this guide is targeting the 99% as I stated.

The value of GEO domains increases along with search volume. Consider the following search volume to sales price list as an example only:

  • Search volume between 100-499: $100 – $299 sales price.
  • Search volume between 500-999: $300-799 sales price
  • 1000+ search volume: $800-$xxxx+

GEOs are again a good choice for those just starting out with less capital. Take a look at deleted .com domains or closeout auctions to try and find some gems.

Keyword Domains

Next up we have keyword domains. These type of domains are what people search for. Their value is primarily based on the keywords search volume online. GEOs, generics and category killer domains are actually highly specific subsets of keyword domains. The difference between general keyword domains and those specific types is that they are typically more targeted searches within a particular niche.

Examples of keyword domains:

  • CBDOil.com (CBD but specifically CBD oil)
  • HotelsNearMe.com (not just hotels but hotels near me)

If you choose to invest in keyword domains you typically want to only buy keyword domains that have medium to high competition in advertising and above 1000 in search volume.

Category Killer

These are domains whereby the keywords are the exact match for an entire niche of product, offering or service.

Examples of category killer domains:.

  • Cannabis.com
  • VirtualReality.com
  • Crypto.com

Category killer domains are some of the most valuable. You either have to be incredibly lucky to register them ahead of a niche blowing up or you will require a lot of capital to invest in this type of domain.

Final Thoughts

Domain investing is NOT a get rich quick scheme. It takes time, effort and realistic pricing if you want to have any hopes of making a successful return on investment.

The numbers and figures I’ve used in this guide are based upon my personal experience with the various types of domains. When I started out in domaining I wasted money on nonsense domains for a long while before I turned a profit, so with this guide I can only hope to help others not do the same. Since those awful beginnings I’ve only ever been in profit from domaining, which to me is a success as I’m sure many will agree.

Please only take you what I’ve written here as a guide and reference to help in your own investment choices.

Thanks

Well done, Dave currently has conference.io for sale and I wanted to provide a link here as a thank you for the well written post.

The post A short and succinct guide to domain investing appeared first on TLD Investors.

A short and succinct guide to domain investing

There are plenty of guides, ebooks and courses out there on domain investing for newcomers, I wrote a piece here that has seen a lot of traffic since it was written, to give a quick synopsis for the TL;DR crowd who does not and will not read a long lengthy course.

Namepros member Dave wrote a very good, straight to the point post that all those coming into domaining should read:

I see so many posts from newcomers asking how to make money from domains so I thought I’d write you all a little guide on the different possible types of investment in domaining. Consider carefully how you want to invest before spending your hard earned money. In my opinion the best investment strategy is dividing your investments across all different possible types.

This guide is catered to the 99% of typical domain investing. Getting into that top 1% means you need to learn to do all the following correctly in the first place.

PLEASE NOTE that all the following is not to be considered as definitive investment advice. Please use this as only a guide to help better learn and understand more about domain investing. Afterwards do your own research further before spending money.

The following guide is also only for .com domains.

Brandables

Firstly we have the brandable type of domain. These are usually conjoined keywords / phrases or keywords that match well together like a colour + animal. They can also be known business niche keywords combined with an adjective, noun or verb.

Examples of brandable type domains:

  • Intellizone.com (combines intelligent + zone)
  • Hempwave.com (business niche + word)
  • VrHome.com (business niche + word)
  • FlowFox.com
  • BlueBird.com

Brandable domains are one of the more difficult but lucrative types of domains to invest in. They are lucrative because they can typically be acquired for lesser amount than other types whilst yielding huge ROI. Most brandable type domains don’t usually have an existing end user, you’ll most likely be investing in these with the hope of a startup naming their company, product or service with the matching name.

Advantages:

  • Lower acquisition cost than other types
  • Still plenty to be hand registered
  • Has potential for the most ROI

Disadvantages:

  • Very low chance of being able to outbound
  • Can take a long time to sell
  • Low percentage sell through rate

Brandables are typically the domain of choice for those starting out with a small amount of capital. For example if you’re only starting domain investing with $100 capital then it’s either this or GEOs as your choice of investment.

You want to typically try and acquire brandable domains for 50x less than what you’d expect to sell it for. This is because sell through rate is typically 1-2%. The sweet spot for most brandables is the low 4 figure range. Of course there are 5 figure+ brandable sales but they are less common. The higher valued domains typically have a better sell through rate so you have more leeway on acquisition cost.

Tiered acquistion cost of brandables:

  • $1000-3000 sale price: Acquire for between reg fee – $50 at 2% expected sell through rate (50x cost)
  • $3000-5000 sale price: Acquire for between reg fee – $250 max at 5% expected sell through rate (20x cost)
  • $5000-10000 sale price: Acquire for between reg fee – $750 max at 7.5% expected sell through rate.

Take a look at brandable marketplaces like Brandpa or SquadHelp to get a feel of what makes a good brandable.

GEOs

Next up we have the GEO type of domains. These are a service or offering targeted at a particular city, town, state or country.

Examples of GEO domains:

  • ChicagoWindows.com
  • LondonPhotography.com
  • NewYorkCitySEO.com

GEO domain values are based on primarily the following factors:

  • Population
  • How many companies are offering said service in the geographical region
  • Search volume for the keywords
  • Advertising competition for the keywords

GEOs can be a great investment if you know a particular business niche really well, or if you know the competitors within said niche.

Advantages:

  • Relatively high sell through rate compared to brandables, typically looking at 10-15% depending on keywords and location
  • Best type for outbound by far, so it’s a great choice if you see yourself as a salesman
  • Easier to identify what makes for a good GEO domain compared to other types, they’re typically very intuitive

Disadvantages:

  • One of the lowest ROI of all types, the majority of GEO domains typically only sell for $xxx
  • More time consuming to invest in, requires plenty of research to identify good niches / markets to target

As mentioned most GEO domains typically go for $xxx with the sweet spot usually around low to mid $xxx. This means you’ll only want to acquire for between reg fee – $99 at most. Yet again of course there are more premium GEO domains but this guide is targeting the 99% as I stated.

The value of GEO domains increases along with search volume. Consider the following search volume to sales price list as an example only:

  • Search volume between 100-499: $100 – $299 sales price.
  • Search volume between 500-999: $300-799 sales price
  • 1000+ search volume: $800-$xxxx+

GEOs are again a good choice for those just starting out with less capital. Take a look at deleted .com domains or closeout auctions to try and find some gems.

Keyword Domains

Next up we have keyword domains. These type of domains are what people search for. Their value is primarily based on the keywords search volume online. GEOs, generics and category killer domains are actually highly specific subsets of keyword domains. The difference between general keyword domains and those specific types is that they are typically more targeted searches within a particular niche.

Examples of keyword domains:

  • CBDOil.com (CBD but specifically CBD oil)
  • HotelsNearMe.com (not just hotels but hotels near me)

If you choose to invest in keyword domains you typically want to only buy keyword domains that have medium to high competition in advertising and above 1000 in search volume.

Category Killer

These are domains whereby the keywords are the exact match for an entire niche of product, offering or service.

Examples of category killer domains:.

  • Cannabis.com
  • VirtualReality.com
  • Crypto.com

Category killer domains are some of the most valuable. You either have to be incredibly lucky to register them ahead of a niche blowing up or you will require a lot of capital to invest in this type of domain.

Final Thoughts

Domain investing is NOT a get rich quick scheme. It takes time, effort and realistic pricing if you want to have any hopes of making a successful return on investment.

The numbers and figures I’ve used in this guide are based upon my personal experience with the various types of domains. When I started out in domaining I wasted money on nonsense domains for a long while before I turned a profit, so with this guide I can only hope to help others not do the same. Since those awful beginnings I’ve only ever been in profit from domaining, which to me is a success as I’m sure many will agree.

Please only take you what I’ve written here as a guide and reference to help in your own investment choices.

Thanks

Well done, Dave currently has conference.io for sale and I wanted to provide a link here as a thank you for the well written post.

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A short and succinct guide to domain investing

There are plenty of guides, ebooks and courses out there on domain investing for newcomers, I wrote a piece here that has seen a lot of traffic since it was written, to give a quick synopsis for the TL;DR crowd who does not and will not read a long lengthy course.

Namepros member Dave wrote a very good, straight to the point post that all those coming into domaining should read:

I see so many posts from newcomers asking how to make money from domains so I thought I’d write you all a little guide on the different possible types of investment in domaining. Consider carefully how you want to invest before spending your hard earned money. In my opinion the best investment strategy is dividing your investments across all different possible types.

This guide is catered to the 99% of typical domain investing. Getting into that top 1% means you need to learn to do all the following correctly in the first place.

PLEASE NOTE that all the following is not to be considered as definitive investment advice. Please use this as only a guide to help better learn and understand more about domain investing. Afterwards do your own research further before spending money.

The following guide is also only for .com domains.

Brandables

Firstly we have the brandable type of domain. These are usually conjoined keywords / phrases or keywords that match well together like a colour + animal. They can also be known business niche keywords combined with an adjective, noun or verb.

Examples of brandable type domains:

  • Intellizone.com (combines intelligent + zone)
  • Hempwave.com (business niche + word)
  • VrHome.com (business niche + word)
  • FlowFox.com
  • BlueBird.com

Brandable domains are one of the more difficult but lucrative types of domains to invest in. They are lucrative because they can typically be acquired for lesser amount than other types whilst yielding huge ROI. Most brandable type domains don’t usually have an existing end user, you’ll most likely be investing in these with the hope of a startup naming their company, product or service with the matching name.

Advantages:

  • Lower acquisition cost than other types
  • Still plenty to be hand registered
  • Has potential for the most ROI

Disadvantages:

  • Very low chance of being able to outbound
  • Can take a long time to sell
  • Low percentage sell through rate

Brandables are typically the domain of choice for those starting out with a small amount of capital. For example if you’re only starting domain investing with $100 capital then it’s either this or GEOs as your choice of investment.

You want to typically try and acquire brandable domains for 50x less than what you’d expect to sell it for. This is because sell through rate is typically 1-2%. The sweet spot for most brandables is the low 4 figure range. Of course there are 5 figure+ brandable sales but they are less common. The higher valued domains typically have a better sell through rate so you have more leeway on acquisition cost.

Tiered acquistion cost of brandables:

  • $1000-3000 sale price: Acquire for between reg fee – $50 at 2% expected sell through rate (50x cost)
  • $3000-5000 sale price: Acquire for between reg fee – $250 max at 5% expected sell through rate (20x cost)
  • $5000-10000 sale price: Acquire for between reg fee – $750 max at 7.5% expected sell through rate.

Take a look at brandable marketplaces like Brandpa or SquadHelp to get a feel of what makes a good brandable.

GEOs

Next up we have the GEO type of domains. These are a service or offering targeted at a particular city, town, state or country.

Examples of GEO domains:

  • ChicagoWindows.com
  • LondonPhotography.com
  • NewYorkCitySEO.com

GEO domain values are based on primarily the following factors:

  • Population
  • How many companies are offering said service in the geographical region
  • Search volume for the keywords
  • Advertising competition for the keywords

GEOs can be a great investment if you know a particular business niche really well, or if you know the competitors within said niche.

Advantages:

  • Relatively high sell through rate compared to brandables, typically looking at 10-15% depending on keywords and location
  • Best type for outbound by far, so it’s a great choice if you see yourself as a salesman
  • Easier to identify what makes for a good GEO domain compared to other types, they’re typically very intuitive

Disadvantages:

  • One of the lowest ROI of all types, the majority of GEO domains typically only sell for $xxx
  • More time consuming to invest in, requires plenty of research to identify good niches / markets to target

As mentioned most GEO domains typically go for $xxx with the sweet spot usually around low to mid $xxx. This means you’ll only want to acquire for between reg fee – $99 at most. Yet again of course there are more premium GEO domains but this guide is targeting the 99% as I stated.

The value of GEO domains increases along with search volume. Consider the following search volume to sales price list as an example only:

  • Search volume between 100-499: $100 – $299 sales price.
  • Search volume between 500-999: $300-799 sales price
  • 1000+ search volume: $800-$xxxx+

GEOs are again a good choice for those just starting out with less capital. Take a look at deleted .com domains or closeout auctions to try and find some gems.

Keyword Domains

Next up we have keyword domains. These type of domains are what people search for. Their value is primarily based on the keywords search volume online. GEOs, generics and category killer domains are actually highly specific subsets of keyword domains. The difference between general keyword domains and those specific types is that they are typically more targeted searches within a particular niche.

Examples of keyword domains:

  • CBDOil.com (CBD but specifically CBD oil)
  • HotelsNearMe.com (not just hotels but hotels near me)

If you choose to invest in keyword domains you typically want to only buy keyword domains that have medium to high competition in advertising and above 1000 in search volume.

Category Killer

These are domains whereby the keywords are the exact match for an entire niche of product, offering or service.

Examples of category killer domains:.

  • Cannabis.com
  • VirtualReality.com
  • Crypto.com

Category killer domains are some of the most valuable. You either have to be incredibly lucky to register them ahead of a niche blowing up or you will require a lot of capital to invest in this type of domain.

Final Thoughts

Domain investing is NOT a get rich quick scheme. It takes time, effort and realistic pricing if you want to have any hopes of making a successful return on investment.

The numbers and figures I’ve used in this guide are based upon my personal experience with the various types of domains. When I started out in domaining I wasted money on nonsense domains for a long while before I turned a profit, so with this guide I can only hope to help others not do the same. Since those awful beginnings I’ve only ever been in profit from domaining, which to me is a success as I’m sure many will agree.

Please only take you what I’ve written here as a guide and reference to help in your own investment choices.

Thanks

Well done, Dave currently has conference.io for sale and I wanted to provide a link here as a thank you for the well written post.

The post A short and succinct guide to domain investing appeared first on TLD Investors.

A short and succinct guide to domain investing

There are plenty of guides, ebooks and courses out there on domain investing for newcomers, I wrote a piece here that has seen a lot of traffic since it was written, to give a quick synopsis for the TL;DR crowd who does not and will not read a long lengthy course.

Namepros member Dave wrote a very good, straight to the point post that all those coming into domaining should read:

I see so many posts from newcomers asking how to make money from domains so I thought I’d write you all a little guide on the different possible types of investment in domaining. Consider carefully how you want to invest before spending your hard earned money. In my opinion the best investment strategy is dividing your investments across all different possible types.

This guide is catered to the 99% of typical domain investing. Getting into that top 1% means you need to learn to do all the following correctly in the first place.

PLEASE NOTE that all the following is not to be considered as definitive investment advice. Please use this as only a guide to help better learn and understand more about domain investing. Afterwards do your own research further before spending money.

The following guide is also only for .com domains.

Brandables

Firstly we have the brandable type of domain. These are usually conjoined keywords / phrases or keywords that match well together like a colour + animal. They can also be known business niche keywords combined with an adjective, noun or verb.

Examples of brandable type domains:

  • Intellizone.com (combines intelligent + zone)
  • Hempwave.com (business niche + word)
  • VrHome.com (business niche + word)
  • FlowFox.com
  • BlueBird.com

Brandable domains are one of the more difficult but lucrative types of domains to invest in. They are lucrative because they can typically be acquired for lesser amount than other types whilst yielding huge ROI. Most brandable type domains don’t usually have an existing end user, you’ll most likely be investing in these with the hope of a startup naming their company, product or service with the matching name.

Advantages:

  • Lower acquisition cost than other types
  • Still plenty to be hand registered
  • Has potential for the most ROI

Disadvantages:

  • Very low chance of being able to outbound
  • Can take a long time to sell
  • Low percentage sell through rate

Brandables are typically the domain of choice for those starting out with a small amount of capital. For example if you’re only starting domain investing with $100 capital then it’s either this or GEOs as your choice of investment.

You want to typically try and acquire brandable domains for 50x less than what you’d expect to sell it for. This is because sell through rate is typically 1-2%. The sweet spot for most brandables is the low 4 figure range. Of course there are 5 figure+ brandable sales but they are less common. The higher valued domains typically have a better sell through rate so you have more leeway on acquisition cost.

Tiered acquistion cost of brandables:

  • $1000-3000 sale price: Acquire for between reg fee – $50 at 2% expected sell through rate (50x cost)
  • $3000-5000 sale price: Acquire for between reg fee – $250 max at 5% expected sell through rate (20x cost)
  • $5000-10000 sale price: Acquire for between reg fee – $750 max at 7.5% expected sell through rate.

Take a look at brandable marketplaces like Brandpa or SquadHelp to get a feel of what makes a good brandable.

GEOs

Next up we have the GEO type of domains. These are a service or offering targeted at a particular city, town, state or country.

Examples of GEO domains:

  • ChicagoWindows.com
  • LondonPhotography.com
  • NewYorkCitySEO.com

GEO domain values are based on primarily the following factors:

  • Population
  • How many companies are offering said service in the geographical region
  • Search volume for the keywords
  • Advertising competition for the keywords

GEOs can be a great investment if you know a particular business niche really well, or if you know the competitors within said niche.

Advantages:

  • Relatively high sell through rate compared to brandables, typically looking at 10-15% depending on keywords and location
  • Best type for outbound by far, so it’s a great choice if you see yourself as a salesman
  • Easier to identify what makes for a good GEO domain compared to other types, they’re typically very intuitive

Disadvantages:

  • One of the lowest ROI of all types, the majority of GEO domains typically only sell for $xxx
  • More time consuming to invest in, requires plenty of research to identify good niches / markets to target

As mentioned most GEO domains typically go for $xxx with the sweet spot usually around low to mid $xxx. This means you’ll only want to acquire for between reg fee – $99 at most. Yet again of course there are more premium GEO domains but this guide is targeting the 99% as I stated.

The value of GEO domains increases along with search volume. Consider the following search volume to sales price list as an example only:

  • Search volume between 100-499: $100 – $299 sales price.
  • Search volume between 500-999: $300-799 sales price
  • 1000+ search volume: $800-$xxxx+

GEOs are again a good choice for those just starting out with less capital. Take a look at deleted .com domains or closeout auctions to try and find some gems.

Keyword Domains

Next up we have keyword domains. These type of domains are what people search for. Their value is primarily based on the keywords search volume online. GEOs, generics and category killer domains are actually highly specific subsets of keyword domains. The difference between general keyword domains and those specific types is that they are typically more targeted searches within a particular niche.

Examples of keyword domains:

  • CBDOil.com (CBD but specifically CBD oil)
  • HotelsNearMe.com (not just hotels but hotels near me)

If you choose to invest in keyword domains you typically want to only buy keyword domains that have medium to high competition in advertising and above 1000 in search volume.

Category Killer

These are domains whereby the keywords are the exact match for an entire niche of product, offering or service.

Examples of category killer domains:.

  • Cannabis.com
  • VirtualReality.com
  • Crypto.com

Category killer domains are some of the most valuable. You either have to be incredibly lucky to register them ahead of a niche blowing up or you will require a lot of capital to invest in this type of domain.

Final Thoughts

Domain investing is NOT a get rich quick scheme. It takes time, effort and realistic pricing if you want to have any hopes of making a successful return on investment.

The numbers and figures I’ve used in this guide are based upon my personal experience with the various types of domains. When I started out in domaining I wasted money on nonsense domains for a long while before I turned a profit, so with this guide I can only hope to help others not do the same. Since those awful beginnings I’ve only ever been in profit from domaining, which to me is a success as I’m sure many will agree.

Please only take you what I’ve written here as a guide and reference to help in your own investment choices.

Thanks

Well done, Dave currently has conference.io for sale and I wanted to provide a link here as a thank you for the well written post.

The post A short and succinct guide to domain investing appeared first on TLD Investors.

Flippa changes pricing again

Last November I posted how Flippa had changed their pricing model. Well just 6 months later and they are changing the pricing model again. Back in November 2018 the pricing changed to the following: Asset Sales including the sale of a domain, app or starter site, i.e. something not generating any revenue, can be sold […]

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Now you can sell your #domain portfolio directly to #Uniregistry

Uniregistry, a DomainGang sponsor, announced its portfolio acquisition plan today, for domain investors seeking liquidity. Why let GoDaddy get all the good domains, when you can get the experts at Uniregistry guide you through the process? According to a new announcement via the Uni Blog, the process is as follows: Uniregistry now facilitates the wholesale […]

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A short and succinct guide to domain investing

 TLDInvestors.com: There are plenty of guides, ebooks and courses out there on domain investing for newcomers, I wrote a piece here that has seen a lot of traffic since it was written, to give a quick synopsis for the TL;DR crowd who does not and will not read a long lengthy course. Namepros member Dave wrote […] The post A short and succinct gui...

Flippa changes pricing again

 The Domains: Last November I posted how Flippa had changed their pricing model. Well just 6 months later and they are changing the pricing model again. Back in November 2018 the pricing changed to the following: Asset Sales including the sale of a domain, app or starter site, i.e. something not generating any revenue, can be sold […] The po...

#Australian Broadcasting Corporation files #UDRP against the aged #domain ABC.net

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has filed a UDRP against the premium, aged domain name, ABC.net. Registered in 1995, ABC.net has been in the possession of a Canadian domain investor, Beautiful Domains. There is no track record of a sale for the domain, and the current registrant appears to have held the domain since at least […]

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Dot .COM #domain sightings : American Air & Heat dot #com

What are dot .com sightings? Simply put, when you encounter a domain name in the real world – not on the Internet. These “domains in the wild” arrive in the form of a decal on moving or stationary vehicles, on stores, or any other “real world” object. We classify them in two categories, dot .com […]

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WeedClub acquires Extract.com, rebrands Blockchain Platform to Extract

With marijuana now legal in states across the US, more and more businesses are popping up supporting this fast-growing ecosystem. One of those companies is WeedClub which coins itself as the “Cannabis Business Hub” – wondering what that means? Here’s a little snippet from their about page:

For members of the Professional Marijuana Industry, WeedClub fosters a safe & elegant environment to discover and connect.

For consumers, WeedClub is a fast and accurate way to discover local dispensaries and retailers.

Members enjoy access to our messaging platform. Members can find and communicate with each other without revealing their personal information. Furthermore, WeedClub does not store or log messages in our system. In tandem with the way Member Information is hidden from view, we only allow verified Members to access the Vendor contact information — adding to the level of trust in our fledgeling community.

(Source – WeedClub.com)

Evan Horowitz is the Co-Founder and CEO at WeedClub and if that names rings a bell, it’s because he’s also been in the domain name industry for a long time. Among a solid list of previous ventures Evan ran Hunting Moon, which started thirteen years ago and took part in millions of dollars in domain name deals. While they specialized in adult domains, they also owned and brokered a wide range of names.

One of their most notable brokerage deals was six LL.com domains that they brokered back in 2012. So suffice it to say, when it comes to domain names, Evan gets it.

This week Evan announced on Facebook a major domain acquisition for WeedClub – Extract.com which is going to be the home for their new Blockchain Platform, Extract.

First things first, this is a big name and definitely a really nice acquisition for Evan. Second, it highlights a point that I make a lot when talking to other startup founders about domain names. If you acquire your matching .COM, you can call your company/product/brand by it’s name, hence in this case, Evan gets to now have a platform called Extract. If you don’t own the .COM, then you can to call your company/product/brand using it’s domain name otherwise people will get confused and go to the .COM.

Extract.com was originally listed for sale on Ganjapreneur.com, a company run by Andrew Rosner from Media Options. I don’t think the price has been released at this time but if either Andrew or Evan is reading this and wants to share either the price or the range it sold it, that would be cool 🙂

Huge congrats to both Evan and Andrew, this is a great domain and will no doubt give WeedClub’s Blockchain Platform an incredibly strong brand to build on.

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171 Domain Discoveries for May 25th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s list has 171 domains for sale with history. […]

AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 24, 2019

A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 23, 2019.

If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where the price was when the domain auction ended, but the name may not have sold if a reserve was in place.

Other Names at Auction

CountryProperty.com   Real close to the reserve.  Millions of acres of country property sells each year

At $2,799 with 6 hours left – $200 from reserve

GoDaddy Names at Auction

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Namejet Names at Auction

13626.com $3,000
wasil.com $2,600
kreativa.com $1,955
promoveo.com $1,545
koels.com $1,010
123buy.com $922
90596.com $800
ttv.net $737
quicktow.com $718
dutchdoor.com $685

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