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Are You Currently Bullish or Bearish on Domains?

Posted on 19 September 2015 by Andrei

… in other words, are you pessimistic or optimistic at this point?

Investment grade domain values are up across the board, especially short domains.

This makes some people optimistic but on the other hand, some think that things have gone too far and that a correction is due.

Where do you stand?

As far as I’m concerned, short domain prices definitely seem to be in bubble territory but this doesn’t mean a correction is due.

It’s impossible to determine just how much steam the bull market has left.

Let’s face it: it’s hard to deny that short domain prices are euphoric to say the least at this point.

Irrational exuberance or however you wish to call it.

On the other hand, the prices of other domain types haven’t gone up in such a dramatic manner, so it would be very hard for me to say that domain prices in general are on the high side.

I will try to articulate a more coherent position in a later post.

For now, I want to find out where you guys stand, so it’s time for some brainstorming.

Are you bullish/optimistic?

If so, why?

Are you bearish/pessimistic?

If so, why?

4 Comments For This Post

  1. Leonard Britt Says:

    Unfortunately I am going to have to admit a bearish view on the “business” of buying domain names for resale unless you hold one and two-word .COM domains with significant search volume or LL / LLL / NN / NNN .Com type domain names. Three-word and other brandable .COM domains are a tougher sell and this entire nTLD madness IMO is going to bankrupt a lot of newbies.

    I still view domain names as having great branding prospects for promoting products/services but the general public including business owners and professionals in decision-making positions regarding domain names do not view domain names in the same light.

  2. spencer Says:

    these new Gtld”s need to die first before things get moving again in the domain space. These new Gtld’s are holding back the market for .com’s. When people figure out these new G’s are still born THAN $$$ will start flowing again into premium .com’s. I was walking in my neighborhood and saw a bus stop poster from NYC that was advertising – and I chuckled to myself. Even nyc still aint using their .nyc it seems. Time is running out.

  3. Snoopy Says:

    Investment grade domain values are up across the board, especially short domains.

    No way is this true. Exact match domains are well down, that was perhaps over 50% of the market in time gone by. Short domains, NNN, LLL etc has done well, that is a small % of the market.

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