Three Domain Investing trends I noticed at NamesCon 2020

2020 Domain Investing Trends

Hello from 32,000 feet 👋✈️ I am currently on my flight back from Austin to SF, and as usual after a conference, I have a lot running through my head. While I still have some great videos to share, I thought I’d take a minute to reflect on three domain investing trends I saw front and center at NamesCon this year.

Since I’ve found the Internet on airplanes can be a bit spotty, okay – really spotty, I’m going to make this short and sweet so I can actually get this post out.

  1. Outbound, outbound, outbound – I heard more domain investors talk about doing outbound sales than ever before. On top of that, I found most people seem to be having better luck on LinkedIn than email.
  2. .CO, .IO, .AI, they’re a thing now – from investors like Nikul making a majority of their six-figure domain investing income from .CO to other investors making a killing with TLDs like .IO it’s clear opportunities beyond .COM are paying off for lots of investors.
  3. Payment plans are in – I heard more people talk about selling domains at higher prices and bridging the gap using payment plans than ever before. I also heard of other escrow services like Epik becoming a bigger player in the domain escrow space, especially when it comes to payment plans.

Okay, time to put on a movie and try to drift off to sleep as I make my way back to SF. More to come, just after I’m a bit more rested! 😴

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  • Obiorah Victor February 5, 2020, 4:26 am

    Thanks for the post, I am new to domain business and I noticed that most good name in dot come is gone, I will move my focus to other good extension you mentioned.

    • George In Miami February 10, 2020, 7:21 am

      “I am new to domain business”
      That’s way “most good name in dot come is gone”
      Not true at all. There’s good .com domains all over. However, first you must learn the business.


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