And when I’m referring to “the best of the best”, I’m not talking about the top 10,000 names within an extension and not even about the top 1,000.
I’m referring to let’s say the absolute best 100 domain names.
Thus far, the only success I’ve had selling new gTLDs on the reseller market has been right after the launch, while the extension in question was in the spotlight so to speak.
As far as Dot XYZ is concerned, I did notice an uptick in interest after the Google Alphabet thing and if someone would have offered me very low 4 figures for Stocks.XYZ, I wouldn’t have said no. Quite frankly, I’d accept a $1,500 offer today. But I didn’t receive any 4 figure offers and in my case, we’re talking about “stocks”… a spectacular term.
So if I don’t manage to get low 4 figure offers on a domain like Stocks.XYZ, what can be said about StockBrokers.GTLD or BuyStocks.GTLD?
If you guys remember the “which percentage of the corresponding dot com is a dot net worth?” discussions that have existed over the years, you’ve frequently seen percentages such as 5% or 10%… I consider these on the optimistic side but let’s go with 5% for the sake of our discussion.
How much would a domainer pay for Stocks.com?
I’d say that right here, right now, you’d be able to find a buyer at $1,000,000. Probably more but let’s go with one million.
The corresponding dot net would be worth $50,000 under the 5% paradigm.
… what about a new gTLD?
I for one would take $1,500 for Stocks.XYZ today.
If someone emails me today and offers $1,500, I’d say yes.
That’s 0.15% of what domainers would pay for Stocks.com.
Zero point fifteen percent!
I’ll let you guys draw the appropriate conclusions but if I can’t sell Stocks.XYZ for 0.15% of the Stocks.com value, what can be said about all of the other new gTLDs out there?
Maybe you guys had better luck selling new gTLDs on the reseller market.
If you can, feel free to share your stories.
I for one however, based on my experience thus far, am highly skeptical at this point.