Domaining in 2009: Some Reflections on the Year Ahead

After finishing my Friday night blog-reading ritual (yes – I am a huge dork) I had some reflections on the week and more ideas for the weekend. First, one thing became clear this week – the Domaining world is changing. For the first time there is a change in focus from .com to the entire world of ccTLD’s – with Rick Latona’s launch of ccTLDs.com and 3000 A Day Domainer creating videos that are making investors salvate for high-traffic ccTLD’s.

Let’s face it, Domaining is still a very small niche. It is becoming more well-known every day but it is opportunities like this that remind me just how early we all still are. This is the beginning of a market that we all know is going to be much much bigger than it is today. Domaining conferences won’t have hundreds of attendees but tens of thousands. Many just starting in the industry will look back at 2009 and think, “I wish I had started then.”

When I see progress in this industry like we are seeing this year it reminded me again just how early we all are. I can honestly say I am more inspired than ever. With Bido getting ready to completely change the way we buy and sell domains online and Rick Latona getting domainers to give ccTLD’s a second chance I know we are in for an incredible ride in 2009.

Tomorrow I’ll be finishing JuryLaw(dot)com which will launch this Sunday!

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  • Alessandra March 14, 2009, 4:08 am

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Alessandra

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  • wannadevelop.com March 14, 2009, 1:02 pm

    I have to totally disagree.

    The domain industry is just going to see a whole lot of consolidation from here on instead of what you have predicted VS. all the growth. It is not going to happen.

    The domain conferences are for a few hundred exclusive domain professionals with domain portfolios valued at millions of dollars.

    Not wanna be’s or people that are just starting out.

    Sure there are a lot of people trying out domaining but they come in to the game, burn through a few hundred or few thousand dollars and quit few month’s later.

    That is just the way it has always been and will continue to be.

    The powerful get more powerful 🙂

    The weaker are getting nowhere quick.

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  • Hugh March 14, 2009, 11:42 pm

    I think you are 100 % correct Morgan and I disagree with 99% of what comes out of wannadevelops mouth, should spend time developing instead of spewing nonsense on every domain blog.

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