I listed 9 .XYZ domains at 95 bucks each over at CAX yesterday: Surveys.xyz (sold), Parenting.xyz, Skateboards.xyz, Programming.xyz, Stress.xyz, Reputation.xyz, Publishing.xyz, Instruments.xyz and Productivity.xyz.
One of them (Surveys.xyz) was sold and I’m drawing the following conclusion: yes, there seems to be reseller market demand for new gTLDs but nothing spectacular and if you’re serious about selling to another domainer, the terms have to be amazing (preferably strong one word terms) and the price very low.
Most domainers don’t seem to understand this.
Click here to take a look at all of the dot xyz domains listed at cax and I’m sure you’ll agree with me.
Think about it: if I’m offering domains with extremely strong terms on the left of the dot (which would be worth a fortune in dot com) at 95 bucks a pop and only sell 1 out of 9 (sure, a sale is better than no sales but still, hardly spectacular), what’s the likelihood of obtaining 4 figures or 5 figures from another domainer?
That’s why I don’t understand most of the CAX listings.
Even when selling an amazing dot com on a reseller market, the price has to be low enough to leave upside on the table for the other party, so for you to be able to sell a new gTLD to a domainer, it should be downright outrageously low.
That’s just the way things stand at this point.
My preliminary conclusion with respect to the reseller market demand for new gTLDs is therefore simple: yes, there is reseller market demand but only for domains with amazing terms on the left of the dot which are priced aggressively.
It’s just a preliminary conclusion, of course.
For two reasons:
1) I only listed the 9 dot xyz domains yesterday, so there might be more sales later on (I plan on leaving the nine domains there at 95 bucks each until the end of this week)
2) 9 domains just aren’t enough for me to consider these results extremely relevant, the data will be more relevant as time passes and my new gTLD portfolio increases in size