Domain Investors see steady sales volume in lower price ranges

Domain Name Investing

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve heard from numerous full time domain name investors that they’re still seeing steady sales, just at lower prices. This weekend I had a good email exchange with someone I’ve known for years, he said his sales in the five-figure range had fallen off a cliff, but deals in the low four-figure and three-figure range were still very much alive and well.

Today domain investor Josh Reason noted on Twitter that he’s also hearing reports of strong sales activity at lower price points:

Sub $5,000 domain sales

When I was chatting with my friend this weekend I asked him what the split was between inbound and outbound, “oh it’s all outbound,” he told me. This also echoes what I heard a lot from other domain investors at NamesCon this year, it does seem like outbound is alive and well.

A few people have asked me about the best places to learn about Outbound domain sales and in all honesty DNAcademy is my personal go-to and what I recommend to everyone. Mike has done a really good job of not only doing a deeper dive but really sharing what works, what doesn’t, and how to tweak things to get outbound working for you.

I’ve also heard of some really solid deals happening on the high-end, but as usual, many of these go unreported. The most notable sale I’ve seen this year in Rick Schwartz’s sale of for $1.5M, that’s a strong one and likely will sit in the #1 spot for some time.

It will be interesting to see how the next few months pan out. Nobody knows what the real impact of a global pandemic will be on the domain industry but I do think we’re starting to spot some changes. The key for any investor is to adapt to change because one thing is certain, the world is changing.

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  • Jamie Zoch March 31, 2020, 3:26 am

    Just some clarification on this incorrect statement: “The most notable sale I’ve seen this year in Rick Schwartz’s sale of for $1.5M”

    As Rick stated himself on February 6, 2020 in a tweet: “Morning folks!
    After a number of weeks negotiating the DEAL, not the SALE of acRepair(.)com (BIG difference) we have agreed on the MINIMUM value of the #domain 1.5MM
    So while this deal will never be reported I still think it’s important information to have out there”

    It’s a business deal and the minimum value established on the domain was set at $1.5Million. That is on paper, not paid in paper. Not a sale, just a deal.

  • JZ March 31, 2020, 6:07 am

    People may be more willing to selling for four figs than hold out for possible five and lose the sale. I think a lot of people inquiring are thinking they can get better deals now too. I’ve had a lot of comments that lower prices should be expected now and I should “take what I can get while I can get it”. I do not like people using this as an excuse to get a deal.


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