Alejandro Suárez Sánchez-Ocaña. TIME-sector employer since 1998, the Group CEO and Publispain Network blogs Entertainment Networks SL President Inversora Foley, Director and Founding Partner of Yes.fm, consultant and investor in several companies for innovation, new technologies and the Internet.
More or less since December, and much to my regret, because we have a very broad portfolio I see that the market for domain names is clean, relaxing and self-regulating as the overall economic situation cools.
Does that mean that the domains will no longer be a good investment? I do not think, if I understand what he means is that an investment will be much more selective.
We have about 1300 domains, many of them highly selected. Com,. Net,. Info and. 1 is the only word that "we must do something." But throughout the years we have been buying generic domains 2 without words. Com, or 1 single word, but without much real meaning or not Premium domains in other TLDs like. Tv. Mobi or. Pros and growing I think that some of them have not won the renewal.
Generally do not sell domains are a collection of stickers on it from time to time sell some to invest in others. This month we offer auctioned after 2 domains, "dominio.tv and anuncios.pro," currently in the second auction Sedo here following a bid of $ 1500US.
Why do we have sold these domains, if the bids have not been so good from our point of view?. The explanation is varied; dominio.tv "renewal fee is $ 500 and had not planned to do anything, that is, we won in the last 2 years $ 1000, there was no point keeping it off. "Anuncios.pro" had not expected anything, especially because even if I throw something sorted soon (I love the industry) to prefer that we have another domain reserved "anuncio.net"
Investing in domains has changed a lot in 2008, the usual backorders in Spain in recent years, rarely appear. I do not remember when was the last time I sounded the alarm because they lacked the motive for the closing minutes of an auction that I was interested, I think that really been in the recent years, we already have too many and only seek opportunities to improve our quality portfolio, and these opportunities have migrated to private treatment or through platforms for sale or as SEDO Afternic, but rarely at auction.
One of those rare cases auction is taking place now. NameJet auction now the domain "vida.com" in a private auction ¿? in which there are 209 bidders. 2 days left for the sale of the domain, which certainly has the look that will end in an American investor, and bids are under $ 8100. The domain seems fine and there are things you could do with ... but unfortunately not in our plans to make them immediately, so I do not think it makes sense to buy it eventually. Still, we are discussing internally so intense.
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