On Tuesday, I exchanged thoughts with some readers and tried to explain that despite the fact that let’s say .info is considered a failure by most domainers, certain domains definitely have reseller market value.
To do that, I asked one of my readers whether or not he would pay 100 bucks for Dating.info. He understood my point and acknowledged that even for .info, there is at least some reseller market demand. That’s a fair position and I was glad the necessary clarifications were made.
However, after that, two other readers posted the following comments:
Huh? No, I would most certainly NOT want to buy Dating.info for $100. Total liability. Very small, unlikely upside. If the $100 is burning a hole in your pocket, use it to renew 10+ .com domains. That will get you much farther than a worthless .info or any of the stupid gtld’s.”
“@Andrei: Sorry, I too would not give you $100 for a .info.
Just not worth it.
Nor would I pay even 1/2 of that for a gtld. Those are a tasteless joke designed for fools and to be traded by knaves.”
I highlighted the parts I found interesting.
Because for top dot info domains such as dating.info, there have been auctions not so long ago and the prices those domains ended at made it clear that for top one word terms in dot info, the reseller market prices are quite high: 4 to even 5 figures.
In other words, there are currently domainers willing to pay 4 to 5 figures for top keywords in dot info. And again, there were several such auctions not so long ago, so cannot say “oh, that sale was simply a fluke” or something along those lines.
In fact, the second comment came after I posted another message where I mentioned that such dot infos tend to fetch 4 to 5 figures at auction venues and therefore, by purchasing dating.info for 100 bucks, you can be almost 100% certain that you’d easily be able to sell it for 4-5 figures to another domainer.
In my opinion, there’s a lesson to be learned.
The lesson is that as a domainer, it’s important not to let the fact that you don’t like other extensions make you see everything in a “black or white” manner. Dating.info is worth considerably more than 100 bucks on the reseller market and if someone were to offer it to you at that price (highly unlikely), it would be a mistake to say no to that opportunity just because you don’t like the .info extension.
Again, this doesn’t mean dot info will ever come close to dot com.
It doesn’t even mean dot info is a good extension.
It simply means that certain domains have a 4-5 figure reseller market value in the dot info gTLD and that you shouldn’t say no to an almost risk-free opportunity such as buying dating.info at 100 bucks just because you don’t particularly like the extension.