This might be an article different from any of the articles you’ve read before about domaining.
I’m honored to be able to get this information in front of you, because it regards a decade of strategic planning by one of my clients. Their story is fascinating for true domain investors and online marketers with an international focus.
I don’t know if the rest of you get this feeling being in the domain business, but many times I consider myself an adventurer circa 15th century sailing across strange oceans searching for new trade routes, cultures and societies to discover.
I have the innate understanding that with new trade can come untold benefits for everyone. This ultimately leads me to clients outside the domain industry with unusual but intriguing ideas of the value of their domains. Few are feasible, but those that are, amaze me. Any domainer can explore and benefit from these same discoveries.
Six months ago, I came across one of the most exciting clients I ever had the fortune to meet. They showed me domains that rivaled the topics of the biggest domain sales in the world, listing a variety of domain brands and generics that I thought were remarkable. However, I had to spend time analyzing and researching them to understand how to interpret those values because they were in another language. It didn’t take long to see my client had domains that sat on the fringes of where “normal” high values of domains rested, mainly, romaji .COMs and some of their CO.JP domains (an honor and expensive to own) and some killer IDN’s.