There’s not enough trading going on in domaining to get domain names into the right hands. Many domainers out there are just concerned about making the most out of each sale and hang on to domains until they receive an offer they can’t refuse.
What if it never comes?
Many domainers are sitting on cool brands alongside their generic keyword domains and neglect the brands. Stick to your specialty. Those brands then languish parked (with minimal type-in traffic and revenue) and wasted forever. As you know, parking is down these days. Send them straight to a sale page instead, especially if it’s a brand of any kind.
Someone should make a site out there that encourages domain trading or anything that gives the industry more liquidity.
The domain economy is far too illiquid, almost as much so as actual real estate. It’s a shame that so many great domains never change hands when all it takes is a few keystrokes and 5 minutes and the domain can be that much closer to finding the right home. Let’s get some more liquidity going which will ultimately lead to the domains finding their way into the hands of the right end-users at prices domainers are happy with as well.
Make an impact with them. Get them in the hands of the creators even if it sometimes means settling for less.
Use that liquidity to buy more domains. Rinse. Repeat.
Many end users had a great idea but settled for less than the very best domain they wanted because the price was too high. The domain owner passed on a good sales opportunity, the end user wasn’t happy either.
Too much rigidity, not enough trading and liquidity.
I’d make the domain trading site myself but I’ve got too many other projects going on. Anything that helps make domains more liquid is good news to domainers because right now there’s not enough trading going on.
This post was written by domainer Matthew Crowder. His domains are listed over at BuyNamez.com.