Two days ago, I wrote a post through which I illustrated that even selling a really good new gTLD, easily one of the top 100 for that extension, is anything but easy.
As per my calculations, it is hard for me to obtain even 0.15% of the value of the corresponding dot com for Stocks.xyz. As mentioned in the post, there are easily at least a couple of domainers willing to pay $1 million for Stocks.com right here, right now.
I for one would accept $1,500 today for Stocks.xyz. $1,500 represents 0.15% of $1 million. So far, it has been rumored in domain or folklore that a .net tends to be worth 5 to 10% of a .com (although I consider these numbers a tad optimistic). Therefore, obtaining 0.15% should make sense.
On the one hand, it is true that scarcity isn’t that much of an issue when it comes to new GTLDs, with hundreds of them available at the moment of writing. However, for a lot of them, the term stocks does not make sense. Let me give you just a few examples: Stocks.Horse (I don’t know why but I always smile when reading about dot horse domains, am I the only one?), Stocks.Movie, Stocks.Bike and so on.
Realistically speaking, there aren’t that many new extensions for which the term “stocks” represents a good fit and therefore, the supply and demand equation shouldn’t be *this* disastrous.
If I’m not able to obtain 0.15% of the corresponding .com value for Stocks.xyz, then what can be said about lower quality domains?
For new gTLDs to stand even the most remote chance of representing a decent investment opportunity for domainers, there should at least be a somewhat of a reseller market for the best of the best in terms of inventory. If there isn’t even liquidity for terms such as “stocks” and a decent extension, then again, what can be said about the other domains?
I’m well aware that there has been drama surrounding .XYZ but still, even with the Network Solutions thing and what not, .XYZ can still be considered one of the most successful new extensions. There’s even the Google alphabet incident which puts .XYZ in the spotlight and believe me, it received a *lot* of exposure because even a publication from my country covered it extensively. In light of all this, .XYZ can at the very least be considered somewhat successful. Therefore, the issue is even more interesting.
Does anyone doubt that the term “stocks” is extremely strong? Of course not!
Does anyone doubt that.XYZ is one of the most successful extensions? Again, even with the drama that has surrounded the extension, I’m sure most people agree that .XYZ that is one of the most successful strings. That brings us to today’s question:
How much would you pay for stocks today?
I could’ve phrased today’s question differently by asking people how much they think Stocks.xyz is worth but that way, new extension supporters could have said $10,000 or more just like that. By asking them how much they would actually pay for the domain today, I am fine-tuning my question quite a bit.
Should be interesting