It has been a while since I have written a post about domain investing, otherwise known as domaining. Domaining is an interesting business and one which I have covered quite thoroughly in the past. A few months ago, my business partners and I sat down with a group of domain investing moguls, a company called DotVentures, who own a 50 million dollar collection of domains. They expect their domain collection to be worth over $1 billion within the next few years. DotVentures is also in the process of developing a proprietary way of turning undeveloped domains into profitable and traffic-driving minisites.
Several years ago, a Vancouver man by the name of Yun Ye, sold his large collection of domains to a Seattled-based investment company called Marchex for $164 million. Regularly, domains are being sold for tens of thousands of dollars.
Remember, everyone who originally registered these domains paid the regular registration fee of $7-10. Think about the return on investment if you register a domain for $7 and sell it for $7,000. Not only that, but how much effort did it take you to see that kind return? That is why the field of domaining is becoming more popular every day.
To anyone who is curious about this field of Internet specialization, there are many ways to learn how to get started in domaining. My favorite news source for domaining-related information is the Daily Domainer. They offer an excellent free newsletter that provides you with all of the latest news, rumors, and most recent mind-blowing domain sales.
Another great guide to learn how to get started in domain investing is called The Art of Domaining. The Art of Domaining is an ebook by a good friend of mine, Jason Drohn Jason has been involved in domaining for several years and has made a tidy five-figure in the process.
The Art of Domaining is a complete guide dedicated to professional domaining. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn about the industry or a domaining professional, this a great resource to learn how to grab a piece of the domaining pie.
For more information about domain investing, visit the Daily Domainer or read The Art of Domaining.
Please note: this is NOT a paid post and I receive no commission if you choose to buy The Art of Domaining.
7 thoughts on “How to Get Started In Domain Investing”
There seems to be a resurgence in domain investing of late, or maybe there is just more talk of it nowadays. Reminds me of the early days of domain speculation.
Off-topic: Nate, have you looked at your site in FireFox? Your sponsored links are completely off the page.
Martin – thanks so much man for the heads up. I had no idea it was doing that. Fixed now. I am surprised no one else said anything earlier.
Hey Nate! Thanks for the link!
I am pleased to say domaining has treated me well. I have always looked at awe at the size and growth of the internet, and domain names are very simply the glue that brings it all together. Why not approach them the way you would the stock market?
There are still gains to be made. That much I am certain of!
As long as you do not register at RegisterFly.
Hey James, yeah the chaos at Register Fly makes me want to stick to the industry well-knowns for domain registration. Have you had much experience in domaining?
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