Let’s Get Some Data! What Are Domainers Looking For?

On Domaining blogs like mine we spend a lot of time speculating what is happening in the market. Now of course without these opinions a blog would be pretty boring – just spewing-out facts doesn’t keep readers engaged. Lately though I’ve been digging-around for some data that I just can’t seem to find anywhere, so I thought I would try to collect it myself.

If you participate in this survey you will absolutely be helping yourself as this data will hopefully show where the buyers and sellers are and what they’re looking for. We know there’s a disconnect – sellers are complaining that liquidity has slowed and buyers complain that they only get low-ball offers on their names. Still some BIG domain sales are going on, but there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that we are experiencing a slow-down.

So as a curious individual I’d like to know – what are you currently looking for? Please take two minutes to complete this survey. I will share all the results with everyone and we can all learn from the data! Please note that I am not keeping track of name or email address so this survey really is all about the data!

Just for fun I thought people could comment on what they think the results will be. Let’s see who is the futurist amongst us! Thanks in advance to everyone who takes the time to fill-out the survey – we need more data!

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Mike September 7, 2010, 6:17 pm

    I answered NO to “Are you buying…” but the “What price range are you Buying in?” and other Buying-related questions are still required? Why? I have a portfolio of names that I am only selling, I havent purchased a domain in over a year. Almost two actually. Would like to participate but for me to choose any of those answers taints the data….

  • Internet Marketing Links September 8, 2010, 3:12 am

    I tainted the data too, by answering as honestly as possible. My ‘uncomfortable’ answers were regarding buying:

    Yes I am, but on a much reduced level. Not because of the market though, more my own change of direction. Also I exclusively buy .com now, apart from Tinseltown.biz last week.

    and selling:

    Yes I am, every extension, especially non .com. Prices range form $0.99 on eBay to $1,000’s on Sedo or direct.

    I am also actively offloading the ‘friendly’ registrations – you know what I mean – “I regged. your name / name of your next movie because I saw that it was free.” (Obviously I have only done this when I know the person).

  • roddy September 8, 2010, 6:43 pm

    I think there should have been ‘trying to sell’ option which of course it not actually selling


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