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IDN investments dried up?

seems to me that there has been a big drop off in sales in auctions recently - is everyone paying for christmas now, or holding off friviolous idn registrations because of worries about economy and jobs?
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Re: IDN investments dried up?

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seems to me that there has been a big drop off in sales in auctions recently - is everyone paying for christmas now, or holding off friviolous idn registrations because of worries about economy and jobs?
If that is what you think, it is because you don't know what is going down!
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Re: IDN investments dried up?

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seems to me that there has been a big drop off in sales in auctions recently - is everyone paying for christmas now, or holding off friviolous idn registrations because of worries about economy and jobs?

The stock market in the West has been pretty bad recent one month.
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The stock market in the West has been pretty bad recent one month.
And what does that have to do with the price of eggs?
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Re: IDN investments dried up?

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The stock market in the West has been pretty bad recent one month.
10% drop on techs since new years.

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Re: IDN investments dried up?

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10% drop on techs since new years.

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Its the banks you should be worried about!
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Re: IDN investments dried up?

I'm seeing various new names in the Whois listings now, that I haven't seen before, so there are quite a few new people moving into the market.

As far as the lack of sales/auctions....I think most of the regulars, are hanging on to what they have.
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Re: IDN investments dried up?

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seems to me that there has been a big drop off in sales in auctions recently - is everyone paying for christmas now, or holding off friviolous idn registrations because of worries about economy and jobs?
No real quality goes up for public sale here anymore, and no sales unless its a snapnames auction gets reported to DNJ anymore.

isn't it great.
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Re: IDN investments dried up?

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No real quality goes up for public sale here anymore, and no sales unless its a snapnames auction gets reported to DNJ anymore.

isn't it great.

It's in my best interest to suppress the resale market for as long as possible. I'm sure that plenty of others would agree.

After the first public million dollar IDN sale, you won't even be able to find 3 word dot net combos in swahili anymore.

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Re: IDN investments dried up?

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It's in my best interest to suppress the resale market for as long as possible. I'm sure that plenty of others would agree.

After the first public million dollar IDN sale, you won't even be able to find 3 word dot net combos in swahili anymore.

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There are too different conclusions that can be drawn:

1) Nothing is happening.

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2) One of the interested parties in each deal is able to ensure that the rest of the market don't get to know what is going down.
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Re: IDN investments dried up?

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There are too different conclusions that can be drawn:

1) Nothing is happening.

OR

2) One of the interested parties in each deal is able to ensure that the rest of the market don't get to know what is going down.

Yes, and #2 is the best course of action for everyone at this point, IMO.

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Re: IDN investments dried up?

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10% drop on techs since new years.

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I was lucky to have sold my oil stocks mid-november, but could have made more if I exited in october. Now only keeping my precious metals. Shuld have bought more! Arghh...

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Re: IDN investments dried up?

I dissagree. A wide range of premium .ws domains are being regularly offered and traded on the forum. Some transactions of course, are being done in private to avoid the attention of .com flippers like RD.
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Re: IDN investments dried up?

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It's in my best interest to suppress the resale market for as long as possible. I'm sure that plenty of others would agree..

Depends on whether you are selling or buying. Many of us here do both, if the market does well, we flip, if not, we buy. Either way, we still win.
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Re: IDN investments dried up?

2) One of the interested parties in each deal is able to ensure that the rest of the market don't get to know what is going down.


^^^^

That is the case
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Re: IDN investments dried up?

Sales on this tiny corner of the internet may be down, but I see IDN investment increasing substantially.

The realization of this investment though will come from traffic and not sales. Sales may feed the hype about IDNs, but traffic will solidify the value.

Won't be long now.
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Re: IDN investments dried up?

Well, we have flipped three decent names over the last month or so. We now have the resources on hand to renew everything through to the end of the year, so that is what we are going to do. We might sell a couple more just to have a bit of fun, but after that it is going to be lock down. If we start buying it will be from surplus traffic revenue, so that will be a sign.
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Re: IDN investments dried up?

I see IDN investment increasing too, most transactions were done privately.
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Re: IDN investments dried up?

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seems to me that there has been a big drop off in sales in auctions recently - is everyone paying for christmas now, or holding off friviolous idn registrations because of worries about economy and jobs?
Most are now holding their domains since a combination of factors are all playing together. Those being ICANN pushing
the 2008 and beyond implementation of idn.idn, the upcoming release of IE7 for Japan, and a lot of hype that has really
triggered some good traffic for Russian .com and .net domains.

We did enough sales last year to cover about 2/3 of our renewals, but frankly I regret selling those domains even though
all were x,xxx and up. I personally would like to see more IDN sales reported to DNJournal but the buyers (in my case)
are still in acquisition mode and not interested in giving idns any publicity.
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