You'll never work it out!

Discussion in 'General Indian Domain Name Discussion' started by wot, Sep 4, 2014.

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    wot Thailand Well-Known Member

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    This crazy business.I have a few decent aged .co.in/ .in but this year has been quiet so far,little interest in the aged ones!I have sold two in the last two weeks. Neither was over a year old, total cost was $113 ( one I bought the other was a hand reg) sales value $2900!Not complaining at all but how do you work it out?
     
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    Congrats on the sales! I don't know what the answer to your question is though.
     
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    LLL.in King United States Well-Known Member

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    Answer #1: Randomness of demand- no one can predict when and how demand for domains will arrive, but if you have good names, the demand will eventually appear. because a domain is a hand reg and less than a year old doesn't mean random demand wont put up at anytime. And because a name is aged doesn't mean its time for selling has come. Answer #2: The power of believing! If you don't believe you cant win in .INs. trust me on that. its not easy to renew a domain name for 5 -8 years but if you believe and hold on and its a good name, you'll eventually sell it. profit is not even a question! Enjoy your sales and keep regging/buying good names. .INs will make you rich if you buy the right names and hold them.
     
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    wot Thailand Well-Known Member

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    A wise old sage!
     
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    Ace United States Well-Known Member

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    I second that. Yesterday sold a two words .in domain bought for about $3 for $750 in four months. I'll reveal the name, if the buyer doesn't mind me revealing the sale.

    Would you be able to reveal the names wot?
     
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    wot Thailand Well-Known Member

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    Line.in

    High5.in
     
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    Thnx Wot, High5 is $600 based on the line.in sale of $2300?
     
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    $599
     
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    CyberKing India Domain Investor

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    In my view it simply boils down to ..

    Domain Investor
    versus Domain Trader - or a hybrid approach:.

    Several scenarios that I have come across in dot com's - just sharing:

    a) I have held on to names so tight where my perceived value was far beyond the market determined value - and never ever ended up making a sale even being an "investor" and holding on for nearly 15 years (a softwarexxxxx dot com for example which I was certain a multi-billion dollar firm with the non abbreviated name would stop by and ask about (they never did after the initial 1000 USD or so via trade channels)

    b) I successfully fended of a RDNJ attempt by a not so famous media firm - wanting another mediaxxxx dot com - yet never sold it - still own it after 17 years

    c) While a not so "hot" name as I perceived it went for 1.5 Million USD during the hey days of dot com boom and I was surprised...even more surprised when this publicly listed firm sourced funds from a wealthy investor overseas to pay me.

    Then a couple of years back started investing in dot in's for the long haul - and reserved names for 10 years at a time if perceived to be a good one. So far hundreds of inquiries (on mainly dot IN's and never sold one).

    Still surprised at how many hand regs I am able to do daily of quality .IN names. Some thoughts on what .IN buyers are doing:

    a) Given buyers see $100-$9999 range - they do not even care to offer any higher for terrific names
    b) Start-ups get creative and find alternate "at cost domains" now a days (desi style)
    c) The value of exact match (keyword) domains for ccltd search is unknown - so have not seen a great demand for these
    d) Awaiting a few RDNJ attempts and INDRPs - with bated breath (LOL) - thwarted a few threats with strong responses

    So my point is in case of .INs if you need the cash flow you should actively sell or look to sell (but NEVER a LINE.IN at that low figure that's tragic - LOL) - because another decade down the line this ccltd (IN) should be more valuable by OOM or 4-5X.

    In cases where you own a domain a dot com owner would be needing to secure it badly (lynda.in for example) pricing it at a premium yet not out of the market, I guess is key.
     
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