It was an interesting week for domain investors as the top three sales went to non .COMs

I’m a big fan of .COM. A majority of the domain name investments I make are in .COM, my blog is on a .COM domain, and my company is also on a .COM domain. So safe to say I’m a .COM guy.

At the same time, I have found myself investing in other TLDs from time to time with extensions like .IO, .CO and .GG being the ones that have been the most interesting to me lately. I also can’t help but notice some of the amazing non .COM sales that have been happening lately and this week was no exception as .CHAT, .ES, and .FR ended up taking the top three spots this week in DNJournal’s weekly sales report. Here’s the top five:

No surprisingly, two-word .COMs made it in the top spots, these are my personal favorite and I actually spent close to $1,000 over the last week buying new two-word .COM domains to add to my own portfolio.

While took the #1 spot this week I do think it’s important to point out that .CHAT does not have a strong sales history so I hope nobody looks at this and thinks they should dump a bunch of money into .CHAT domains because I think that would be a waste of money.

As for the .ES and .FR, these are two very popular ccTLDs and if you happen to know French or Spanish, there are always opportunities in this space. For me, .IO is my primary investment focus outside of .COM but I still always see .COM representing the vast majority of what I invest in, it’s the only truly proven investment grade domain extension IMO.

Still, it’s hard to ignore what’s happening in the non .COM space and as we all know, there are a lot of great opportunities out there in the domain name world. For anyone who thinks they missed the boat, you didn’t.

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Morgan Linton was born in Berkeley, California but spent nine years traveling the world as an early employee for digital music startup Sonos. In 2007 Morgan founded Linton Investments, a domain name and branding company that has helped some of the most recognized startups in the world acquire their top choice domain name. In 2012 Morgan left his full-time job to co-found Bold Metrics, a startup building technologies that make it easy for online shoppers to buy clothes that fit and arming retailers with more data than ever before.

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  • Jose February 7, 2020, 5:01 pm

    Sold “for only” $ 5,000 at Uniregistry go bargain.

    Good Weekend.

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