Discussion in 'Selling Domain Names' started by SecNam, Jul 9, 2010.
do you think the bottom has fell out of the .uk market as in sales.
There will always be the money available for solid quality names, regardless of people's views of the "overall" market
Looking at the amount of people giving stuff away on here you'd think so but in my opinion it's stronger than ever, away from this dumping ground. I've never been busier and have been considering upping my prices this morning.
Whether the crazy sales methods on here will have an effect on .uk prices is another topic!!
I've seen 5k names sell for like 2k
Quality names are selling for higher amounts year on year, you can now plot the repeat sale of various domains and very rarely do they not resale for more.
If you look at Sedo and Domainlore solid domains are being sold for higher prices.
Some peoples domain policy is flawed if you sell off all your best names on Acorn for trade prices then you will be left with a very large stock of average domains that will not shift in volume.
I sell for a mix of reseller prices for average numbers and am doing at least as well compared to previous years for end-seller sales.
I am reassured that enough people dealing at the top end are achieving fantastic sales to believe that the market is fairly healthy. The only thing missing is the slow speed in which a lot of potential non-Acorn customers are being educated about domain names. It will happen one day however.
Some people seem to be using Acorn as their main sales platform, quite why someone would choose to sell at the place they know they're going to get the least money possible is beyond me. It's like poundland round here at the moment.
I see a lot of this on here... people posting lists of 500 or 1,000 names and effectively giving away the half a dozen or so really attractive domains for peanuts. You can usually tell when that's the case, as there will be a rush of "SOLD"s in the first hour or so after the list has been posted and then an eternal silence from there on out.
If you have 10 great names and 490 average names, and you sell the great names to renew the average ones, you've got completely the wrong end of the stick!
I'm guilty of selling all my best names at reseller prices, but I haven't got the wrong end of the stick, I just have very short term goals at the minute. Sales here come quickly and more importantly for me are processed quickly and professionally.
I do agree with Dave on this. I have plenty of quality names I am using or wouldn't sell at reseller prices, but the chance to earn a couple of thousand in reseller sales each month helps to pay the bills and provides cash to invest elsewhere. I would also rather pay off my mortgage than keep hundreds of domains which 1 or 2 may selll at reseller prices in the long term.
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