An Interesting Look at Venue Arbitrage

The core principle of domain investing is taking advantage of market inefficiency. Most end users aren’t aware of the aftermarket and don’t have an interest in going through drop lists and forum posts, so there is an opportunity to buy at wholesale prices and sell at retail prices. But some savvy investors are going a step further and taking advantage of inefficiencies between wholesale venues to turn a profit. Continue reading

What is a First Name Domain Worth

I originally published this article almost two years ago on DN Media and I thought it was time for an update. I checked for new first name domain sales since the article was first written and discovered 27 additions including Amber.com, Jean.com, Carol.com, and Josephine.com. We all know first name domains are hot sellers, but how much are they really worth? Continue reading

The Best Day for Your Domain Name Auction to Close On

In this article we examine more than 175,000 domain name auction results to reveal the best day of the week for your auction to close on. In much the same way that email marketers consider the best day of the week to optimize for opens, the day your auction ends on can have a dramatic impact on the closing price. People are busy on Mondays catching up on emails from the weekend, and on Friday they are thinking about anything but work. So which day of the week is the best for your auction to close on? Let’s jump in and find out. Continue reading

Our Policy Regarding Removing Sales Records from the Database

We occasionally get requests to remove a sale from our database, so I want to discuss our policy on deleting records. The only circumstances under which we will remove a sale is if there is verifiable proof that the sale didn’t complete, or if the person or company who reported the sale to us did so in error and in violation of an NDA. Otherwise we do not remove domain sales from our database; not even for ourselves or our close industry friends. I’ll explain our reasoning in more detail below. Continue reading