Domain Real Estate
There is little question about the value of a good .com domain name. The question is not if, but how much when it comes to the actual value.
Buying domain names is a great way to diversify your investment portfolio as well. You really need to be informed before you buy so let us give you a quick run down of the current market.
Whats Going On-Online sales of domains are doing much better than the current real estate market. Here are a few of the recent quality acquisitions. Metal.com recently sold for $165K, StockPrices.com recently sold for $60K, SEO.com sold for $5 Million USD (about a year ago), Sex.com sold for $14 Million USD, Fund.com sold for $9,999,950 USD, Beer.com sold for $7 Million. These are just a few examples of what some of the premium domains are selling for. 15 years ago these domains cost just a few dollars. It’s safe to say that years from now, as even more and more businesses move online the price of domain names will rise much like the price of premium real estate.
Whats Not Going On-Well things are not like they where in 2001 around the time of the tech bust. Back then you could buy some off the wall domain name e-oranges.com and get millions of dollars in funding from a venture capitalist. No one new better back then, but they do now. The high end domains like dog.com or beer.com or similar one word common dictionary domain names are just not selling at a fast rate. Mostly because they are either established, or because they cost to much to buy and sell on a whim.
So what should you do? Well, I would buy and hold domain names that are less than $5,000. I would not buy domain names that are hundreds of thousands of dollars. Stocks are falling, housing prices
My suggestions to the general public are to buy a few domains and hold them much like you would a bond, or similar asset. These should appraise at some reasonable value, and when it comes time for you to retire or you need money, then put the site up for sale.
If you are looking for some dictionary domain names then check out this free tool.