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2010 vs. 2011

Posted on 05 January 2011 by Andrei

I always like to start the year with a good brainstorming session and want to hear your honest opinions. How do you think things will stand in 2011 compared to 2010 when it comes to the most important industry “metrics”: high value ($100k+) domains sales, domain sales to end users in general, domainer to domainer sales and parking revenue?

My 2 cents:

1) High value ($100k+) domain sales: 2010 has been great and in my opinion, things will be even better this year.

2) Domain sales to end users in general: despite the recession, things haven’t been bad at all as far as 2010 end user sales in general are concerned and as more and more small business owners realize how cost effective having an online presence is (sometimes, a recession can be an eye opener), the situation should become better and better in 2011 and beyond.

3) Domainer to domainer sales: a lot of major players are obviously affected by the parking revenue decline and if there’s one word that will describe the reseller market of 2011, it’ll probably be “unpredictability”. I honestly doubt there will ever be a better opportunity than this one for well funded investors. If you can afford to play the buy and hold game, you’re definitely in a great position to build an empire in 2011.

4) Parking revenue: 2011 will probably be a year of stagnation and as mentioned previously, a lot of major portfolio holders will be affected by this situation. As far as parking is concerned, we’re better off being realistic and understanding that when the fundamentals are just not there, it’s time to focus on things with more long-term potential.

What do you think?

9 Comments For This Post

  1. nmwando Says:

    yeah you chose the right term to describe parking. stagnation or if there’s another financial crisis then maybe parking cos will ask us to pay them for letting us send traffic hehehe

  2. Xdreamer Says:

    I don’t guess there will be a sale larger than sex.com in price but overall the amount in this year might be higher or so I hope. To a hundred million dollar business spending 200000$ on a domain is like buying a bottle of water for us. I don’t want to talk about the superbowl example but it’s very good. Spend millions on a commercial that will soon be forgot or just thousands on a domain when it will be yours forever??

  3. Rich Says:

    I expect that sales should be relatively strong since the corporations are still flush with liquidity and cash and marketing/advertising investments are strong.

  4. Tony Says:

    Tablets domain names will reach new heights. Look for 5 and 6 figure deals very soon. Just look to the CES show in vegas. Notebooks, desktops and netbooks are like owning a old brick phone.

    Tablets are the new black.

    Also your cost per click will go down but traffic up. Your earnings will stay the same but acutally you will get less for your clicks look for an immediate 25% earnings decrease by JULY.

    .co names will surge past all other extensions except .com This will become the biggest land grab in bionic human history. Can you say GOLD after the superbowl.

    Also look for Geo insurance names to skyrocket. Insurance.com sold for millions and that was a pure domain sale..

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