Alejandro Suarez Sanchez-Ocana. TIME-sector employer since 1998, CEO of Group Publispain and the network of blogs Entertainment Networks SL, President of Inversora Foley, director and Founding Partner of Yes.fm, adviser 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 think not, if I understand what he means is that an investment will be much more selective.
We have approximately 1300 domains, many of them highly selected. Com,. Net,. Info or. Is 1 in the only word that "we have to do something." But also, over the years have been buying domains of 2 without being generic words. Com, or 1 single word but without much real meaning or not Premium domains in other TLDs such as. Tv. Mobi or. Pros and growing I think that some of them have not won the renovation.
Generally do not sell domains, they are like 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", the latter currently on auction at 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" has a renovation cost of $ 500 and had no plans to do anything with, ie has cost us in the last 2 years $ 1000, there was no point in keeping it stopped. "Anuncios.pro" Nor had nothing planned, especially because even if I throw something sorted soon (I love the industry) for that, I prefer another domain that we have reserved "anuncio.net"
Investment in domains has changed a lot in this 2008, the routine of backorders in Spain in recent years, rarely appear. I do not remember when was the last time I sounded the alarm because there was a lack of motive for the closing minutes of an auction that interested me, I think that really we have been in the sector in recent years, we already have too many and just looking opportunities to improve the quality of our portfolio, and those opportunities have migrated to treatment through private or platforms for sale as Afternic or Sedo, but rarely at auction.
One of those rare cases auction is taking place right now. NameJet auction at the moment the domain "vida.com" in an auction Private? in which there are 209 bidders. 2 days left for the sale of the domain, which certainly has the look of it away in an American investor, and bids are already at $ 8100. The domain magnificent and I think there are things that could be done with ... but unfortunately not in our plans to make an immediate, so I do not think it makes sense to buy it eventually. Even so, we are discussing internally so intense.
Among the big sales that are taking place these days from the crowd in domain names I want to stress that I find particularly significant, it is Sevilla.com
The GeoDominio sevilla.com went to auction at Sedo Auction at the Domain Monographic few months ago, as with other valladolid.com and did not reach the reserve price expectations, but the efforts of the Department of Spanish rule after the auction have been has finally sold at $ 102.000US
I think it's a very good buy, the price does not seem at all exorbitant for. Com of the importance of a city of Seville. In fact, I would have seemed an inordinate amount not in the range of $ 200.000US-300.000US $ For a domain well. The future of GeoDominios. Com is formidable, and this is a great purchase.
I got the idea of developing Madrid.net in the future, more specifically along the 2009. Other domains geociudades as we have from Ciudad Real, Plasencia, Fuenlabrada, Pozuelo, Algete, Valdelagua, and so have no immediate plans for development but if you find an entrepreneur who knew those markets and propose something to us we would be happy to give it and invest in the project.
I believe blindly in the developments of geodominios focused on a local market, and with a monetization mixed between electronic commerce and micro advertising campaigns with very local approaches based on a formula for customers based on the concept The long tail.
So says Isabel Vazquez in Ojo Domains
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