I have been a fan of Sahar Sarid since 2009 when I first started blogging. I respect him as much as anyone in the industry. He was the blog I read every time its been posted. But he and Theo of DomainGang are officially the Bears of the Chinese market. And I think they are wrong. Even more, I hope they are wrong. Ironically Sahar has made a ton of money from the Chinese increase in value so he has no need, or shouldn’t want a downturn in the market. I believe he is making a purely economic judgement. He may be right. If you base it on common economics he has to be right. Everyone who’s invested in the stock market is reminded daily because they have recently lost 20% of everything they had in the last few months.
But I will point out one thing. If the Chinese domain market collapses, domain names overall will collapse. The amount of end user purchases in our market is very very small. Our market is 90% driven by domain owners buying names from each other in hopes of selling it to more. The increase in other categories has been funded with sales to China. Godaddy, Sedo, Namejet and Flippa have virtually no end user sales. Those tens of millions of dollars are speculation. Nearly every purchase of one word dot or short dot com has either come from a Chinese investor or money that was probably made from the sale to a Chinese investor. Take that away and the money coming in, our market dries up and prices plummet.
I don’t think either Theo or Sahar wish for a market collapse. They are merely trying to warn people from putting all their money into the speculative market. But ironically the people that have the most to lose are the LLL.com and other short super premium names. Those are going to be the real drops in prices. Because those were at $5K to $15K. Now they are at $18K to $100K . That will be a hard fall. The guy that put a few K into LLLL.infos, he’s probably going to be OK. Just because he’s only going to lose a few thousand.
Again, I don’t think any of this will be a hard fall. If we are to see a pullback it will be a lack of buyers, a lack of hitting reserves. A simple can’t sell it for what you put in to it. But there will also most likely be a person that thinks its just a dip. That will happen a few times until their are a few more dips that take all the dip believers out. But this isn’t the stock market. We’re setting precident here and its going to be a fun ride setting it. I’ll talk to you at the end of the year to see if my LLLL.coms are worth less than today. Not to mention 88888888888888888888888888888888888888.com that I bought this week. That I can almost guarantee will be worth less. But I’ve already had $40 worth of fun talking about the purchase. Check back later on this one. Here are todays names. Click to see current prices.
CarbonSteel.com I worked in a carbon steel tube factory. A ton of dirty oily money in that business. 17 years old and I think it makes a good brand on its own
DanielFaulkner.com This one is over $1200. Not sure why its so expensive. Has some backlinks and a PR 4. Faulkner was a murdered policeman
ScrapBin.com 17 years old. I can think of a few good uses for this memorable domain
AcneDoctor.com Millions of teens around the world are looking to spend money on acne treatments
LifeIsMagic.com Sounds like a Doug Henning T-Shirt
TheThingy.com Funny brand for $12. Resale value is obviously questionable
XIXY.com Looks Chinese. That’s good enough for me
583.info I am not a buyer but glad to see any numeric getting bids like this. I like liquidity, wherever it’s at
BigBoxStore.com I hope this gets purchased by a small independent. Gets 1500 visits per month
OPLN.com This is a solid name. Great letters. The vowel is merely a discount
Zanada.com The nice version of Canada
StrengthPlan.com No bidders at $12 on this fitness domain
BottleFed.com Fun brand. Or just an anti-breastfeeding campaign. One bidder at $12
DNS.cc There is a group of premium LLL.ccs today. I think they are good investments. But don’t listen to me or you’ll go broke and have to start working at China King refilling the little magazines that show local real estate for sale
Call.cc This isn’t one of them. But still a very nice name
LLL.cc One of the better LLL.cc you can buy. Actually it is THE LLL.cc
RRR.cc And one more
818858.com Super 6N.com Starts, ends, and filled with 8s
03166.com Zero for the discount, 66 for the win
WXWZ.com The Chinese are going to eat this up. Or a middle aged man from the Midwest. One of the two will
Gif.cc You can get a lot of traffic with a Gif site. No money but tons of traffic
HTM.cc Not anywhere near the price of the triple repeaters but hanging in there
84244.com Lots of fours. Lower end of the market but the 8 keeps it off the bottom
Jason.cc Worth $100 as an email IMO
HotGirlNow.com Pretty sure I already saw this domain on the top of a Taxi in Las Vegas
ISU.com Closes later tonight. Said it before. I think of Illinois State University
PetCareServices.org Dot org is ehh, but like the keywords
HFH.com I thought the opening bid was pretty close to value
Compliment.com Love this one. Such a pleasant name.
PFPD.com Repeating Ps. Flippa has had some of the lower sales in CHiPs, which is good for one side of the transaction
Clarification.com 18 years old. Perfect journalist blog or website. The listing and I have the same amount of description
8886988.com 8 months old and at $800. Gotta love domain investing
DowntonAbbey.com A little late on the sale now that its over
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5233.com Over under of $39,000
SWH.com All good Chinese letters and you know what happens when you have good Chinese letters. That’s right, Nat Cohen buys it
ILLS.com We all get them. I actually don’t like this one. Felt the pressure of all the bids to put it on the list
Meetz.com Dating site. We’re all thinking it
Vandelay.com Going to have to outbid George Costanza on this one. Mike S will buy this. The biggest Seinfeld fan I know.
ConfortSpa.com Because PainfulSpa.com just doesn’t have the same ring
988939.com A higher than average 6n. I’m a bidder
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