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How Many New gTLD End User Offers Have You Received Thus Far?

Posted on 24 July 2014 by Andrei

In my case, there is absolutely nothing to report when it comes to end user offers but then again, my new gTLD portfolio is quite small. Therefore, I’m hoping those of you with larger portfolios can chime in and let us know how things stand up until this point.

If possible, let us know how many new gTLD domains you own and how many offers you received. If you can provide even more info (amounts, for example), even better.

Personally, I’m not counting on end user offers/sales at this point for the simple reason that most potential end users don’t even know new gTLDs exist.

Will this change?

I have no idea.

That’s precisely why we need as much data as possible.

You don’t have to mention any specific domains if you don’t want to, a simple comment such as “I own x new gTLDs and received y offers up until this point” would be more than enough.

Of course, as mentioned previously, any additional information would be appreciated.

For example:

1) Whether or not any of those offers turned into sales

2) Amounts

3) Additional information about your portfolio, such as which extension(s) you’ve paid more attention to

Oh and just one more thing: not all inquiries should be considered end user offers. In some cases, the other party is another domainer (for example, a person who tried to get the domain in question but didn’t manage to because you beat him to it), so be sure to keep that in mind.

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15 Comments For This Post

  1. Kevin M. Says:

    So far one end-user offer for a .florist domain – $750. Declined it.
    I have about 37 new gtlds.

  2. Leonard Britt Says:

    Just my opinion but I believe expecting end users inquiries on new TLDs this soon is a bit premature. I have been in this industry for about eight years and generally speaking even with .COM acquisitions it is rare to get an end user inquiry without any outbound marketing effort in less than three years from acquisition date. Oftentimes one just has to wait and wait and wait – which can be very problematic when one has premium renewals to pay. I recall a handreg .COM from 2008 I sold for $2500 five years later – but to expect an offer for that domain weeks after I had regged it would have been unrealistic. Note I have received quite a few “How much?” inquiries on .COM domains I have hand-regged or backordered this year – but as a result of outbound marketing efforts. Nevertheless, my long-term view of those domains is much different than those casual responses so I have found outbound marketing to not be an effective use of time and energy.

  3. Business Show Says:

    Agree, it is simply too soon and when informed of the new extensions, business owners are unsure if their validity because they are yet to see other examples. It will not be until a major company such .bmw or .sony reach the critical mass that you can expect any type of change. It was always for the long term in my view.

  4. Ryan Says:

    3 offers on 52 gtlds all $500 or less not even worth my time, I have stopped buying as of 2 months ago now.

  5. Frank Schilling Says:

    This is a lot like that time in the early to mid 1990’s when many good names were gone but the com zone file was quite small. You would approach sellers and ask for a price. They would quote you a very high number, and you’d scurry to the available-pool instead to register something at cost. It will take a few years to sort all this out and for good, available names to be stripped away. It happens every day. Then suddenly the good premiums in new-g’s will start to sell more regularly. It’s hard for a vibrant secondary market to exist when so many good names remain unregistered in the available pool. That said we’re still seeing offers on premiums each day and with each passing day less good stuff remains unregistered.

  6. withheld Says:

    GTLDS are all worthless .crap

  7. Leonard Britt Says:

    FS alludes to a scarcity value creator in .COM which I don’t see being resolved in new TLDs for quite some time. Part of the value of a one-word .COM is the fact that with more than 100 million .COM registrations, most reasonable two-word and even three-word alternatives are taken. But how long till you reach tens of millions of registrations in each of the new TLDs so that those one-word premiums start getting serious offers? I don’t see it for a long time. Why not?

    .TV is a good comparison as it has existed since about 2000 – some fourteen years now and has reached around 600k registrations. There are occasional four and even five-figure .TV sales but it is still very possible to create a brandable or two-word combination and avoid the aftermarket if you want to launch a video-oriented site on .TV. So while I have some decent .TV domains, I rarely get serious offers – even though the TLD has existed for well over a decade. I believe the new TLDs will face a similar scenario of having to wait many years for end user adoption and current new TLD buyers won’t have the staying power to pay a decade of premiums without sales to fund them.

  8. Savio D'Silva Says:

    Developing the new TLDs into websites is a great solution to helping all of us get more sales. I have less than a dozen new TLDs and have developed a micro-site on almost all of them. I have started placing links on relevant pages on my website network which has helped get a few visitors each day to some of these sites. In the past, I have successfully sold hand registered domains within 3 months of registering them. My way of selling things appears to be quite different from what most domainers do so I don’t know if it will work for others. I usually make micro sales (between $20 to $70 per domain sold) but since I register most domains for less than $5 I manage to make a decent profit. I am trying the same thing with the new TLDs but I am giving it a year before I expect to sell them for 5x to 20x the price I paid for it. This delay is because I am realistic enough to know that few sales will happen if I just buy domains and expect to get offers on them without them even being indexed on major search engines.

  9. Nokta Domains Says:

    Hi,

    We have almost 200 domains with new gTLDS.

    We received around 25 offers. We sold 3 of them.

    One of them sold for mid XX,XXX range and other two were sold for mid X,XXX range.

    Best regards,

    Arif Sengoren
    NoktaDomains.com

  10. Lennard Says:

    I own 39 new gTLDs and i got one offer for $20 which I politely declined ;-)

  11. Howie Crosby Says:

    Currently own 3 gTLDs and have no offers from potential clients.

  12. Maz Says:

    70 xyz’s…..sweet fa interest

  13. matty Says:

    I own just 8 new gTLDs with the best one being seo.services

    A guy is trying to buy this of me now but I would rather lease if possible. I at least want to keep this a few years to see the level of interest for this and also the popularity of the .services extension.

  14. raymond Says:

    I have 33 gtlds.

    Have received 1 offer EUR150 for Billionaire.Properties. I am not interested selling, waiting for 5-6 figure mark as long term investment.

  15. Max Says:

    ~20 mostly single words, registered to match my .Com domains.

    I’ve had no serious offers, though I’ve made no effort to market them. I have had a few random emails, but not many.

    I plan to develop rather than resell.

    Aloha :)

 
 
         
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