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Scalability in the Domain Space

Scalability is an economic concept that refers to the ability of a business or investment to handle a growing amount of work or to expand its capabilities efficiently. In domaining, scalability can be a crucial strategy for maximizing profits and managing a growing portfolio effectively. This post therefore explores how domain name investors can enhance scalability to optimize their investment strategies and outcomes. Scalability involves the capacity to increase revenue with minimal incremental cost. In…

Why Retail Trading Is a Scam

Since domaining has to do with “making money on the interwebz”, it should come as no surprise that the allure of trading riches got to domain investors as well, oftentimes leading to not just financial but also personal ruin. Just like gambling. That’s why, as many of you know, I am trying to promote my NeverTrade.org non-profit initiative as best I can. In a nutshell, NeverTrade.org is an open letter to the internet which explains,…

The Top Mistakes Domainers Who (Try to) Develop Make

Had a really interesting livestream chat with DNForum.com’s Helmuts Meskonis on Monday about what I consider to be the top mistakes domainers tend to make after over a decade of experience in the domain space. The conversation had a nice flow, which is why the chat was extended beyond the time we originally had in mind for it, a very good thing because it enabled us to dig quite deep. Fortunately, the discussion has been…

Applying the Market Equilibrium Concept to Domaining

Market equilibrium is a key economic principle where supply meets demand, resulting in a stable market condition where goods and services are allocated efficiently. In domaining, understanding and utilizing the concept of market equilibrium can help investors identify optimal buying and selling opportunities, and (attempt to!) predict market movements to adjust their strategies accordingly. Market equilibrium occurs when the quantity demanded by consumers equals the quantity supplied by producers at a certain price level. At…

Applying Value Chain Analysis to Domaining

Value chain analysis is a strategic tool that’s normally used to analyze internal firm activities to understand the sources of value and cost within the operation. It helps companies identify ways to create the maximum value for the least possible total cost. In domaining, applying value chain analysis can refine operational efficiency and enhance value creation, ultimately (… and hopefully!) increasing profitability. A value chain analysis breaks down a company’s activities into strategically relevant parts…

Competitive Advantage in Domaining

Competitive advantage is a key economic concept that refers to the ability of an entity to outperform competitors by offering greater value to consumers or operating more efficiently. In the realm of domaining, leveraging competitive advantage can significantly enhance an investor’s ability to secure lucrative opportunities and maximize returns. This post explores how domain name investors can develop and utilize competitive advantages in a somewhat crowded and certainly dynamic market. Competitive advantage arises from unique…

Domaining in an Increasingly Inflationary World

Inflation is an economic phenomenon that affects nearly every asset class, influencing purchasing power and investment returns. In the context of domaining, understanding how inflation impacts the domain market can help investors make informed decisions about their portfolios, particularly in terms of pricing and timing for buying or selling domain names. Let’s focus on the implications of inflation on the domain front. Inflation refers to the rate at which the general level of prices for…

Market Signals in Domaining

Market signals are crucial indicators used by investors to guide their decision-making processes in various markets, including our little corner of the internet. In the context of domaining, understanding and reacting to market signals can significantly enhance an investor’s ability to make strategic choices about when to buy, hold, or sell domain names. Market signals are pieces of information or indicators that possibly suggest the future movements of market prices based on current and historical…

Domain Name… Arbitrage?

Arbitrage is an economic strategy that involves exploiting price differentials between markets or forms of an asset to generate a profit from the discrepancies. In domaning, arbitrage can provide an avenue for savvy investors to capitalize on underpriced domains in one market and sell them at a higher price in another. This article explores how investors can apply arbitrage principles to domain name investing for potential profits. Arbitrage involves buying an asset in one market…

Domaining and Externalities

Externality is an economic concept describing a situation where a decision creates costs or benefits for stakeholders other than the person deciding, without this being reflected in market prices. In domaining, understanding externalities can provide insights into both the direct and indirect impacts of owning and trading domain names. This awareness can influence investment strategies, pricing, and portfolio management. Externalities can be positive or negative. A positive externality occurs when an action has beneficial effects…