Last week five out of the top ten domain sales were ccTLD domains. While there weren’t any huge six-figure sales on the list, the fact that 50% of the top ten sales were ccTLD domains is very significant. The ccTLD market has been heating-up and it is now clear that the buyers are out looking for deals.
Here is a list of the top ten domain sales from last week compliments of DNJournal:
- Poken.com – $75,000
- DMG.com – $64,000
- IT.de – $54,150
- OnlineBingo.fr – $54,000
- D.de – $52,500
- Acheter.fr – $42,000
- VS.de – $31,500
- ClubBeats.com – $25,000
- TrademarkLawyers.com – $24,000
- Guests.com – $22,300
So why is this so significant? I think this is a clear sign that investors see the incredible potential in the ccTLD market and know that now is a great time to buy-in at a low price. While many Domainers have been hesitant to get-into these Domains due to limited short-term re-sale value, investors with a long-term vision are jumping on-board…any quickly!
In any industry when you see a bunch of people moving in a direction that previously has not been very popular…it usually means you are getting closer to the tipping point. While I still think we are 3-5 years away from seeing exponential growth in the ccTLD market the deals are out there and savvy investors are making their move.
I’m a big believer in ccTLD’s and have built-up a nice portfolio of ccTLD domains across over 14 extensions. I’m a big believer in .in and .co.in and while Indian domains still haven’t made the big-board, neither did .de or .fr a few years ago. For those who think they missed-out on the big-money opporunities with .com – remember, it’s still early and ten years from now I can promise you people will say, “I wish I got-into Domaining back in 2009!”