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    Domain Industry Future

    In your opinion , how the domain industry will shape up in the next 20 years ?

    your valuable views/ suggetions / comments are highly appreciated.

    Steve.

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    too far to tell, so many nefarious parties to contend with. Who knows who will come out on top?

    Let's throw out some wild stuff which isn't that unplausible...

    VeriSign still owns .com/.net, hiked 7% for last 20 years and new price is 23.22 (http://www.moneychimp.com/calculator...calculator.htm)
    Net price wouldn't be far behind.

    ICANN still doesn't do anything but has a modicum of power granted by US.

    care to add any others?
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    I think domains will still be around, but the domain investment industry and typein traffic to generic names?

    I'm not so sure on this.

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    I'm with Jordan, nobodies going to reinvent this particular wheel, strictly ppc models will be binned like junk mail unless its a narrowly defined search filtered. Everybody will have to add value sooner-or-later

    Domain investing (site) will be strictly for the well advised or foolish
    Last edited by Bailey; 02-05-2007 at 09:25 AM.

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    IMO, the domain industry and related investments would follow the course of the real-estate industry...so if we trace the history of latter, it'd give us many important and valid clues about whats to come towards us as domainers.

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    Exactly, i agree with speculator, domain industry will follow the real estate marekt in long run.

    May be domain owners in the long run prefer to lease out their assets instead of quick out-right sale for a quick buck!

    Future is bright as we see it.

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    IMO, the domain industry and related investments would follow the course of the real-estate industry...so if we trace the history of latter, it'd give us many important and valid clues about whats to come towards us as domainers.
    Maybe for some aspects, but the old adage that land is valuable because "they're not making any more" doesn't gel with domains (especially when you get outside of the main tld's) as there is no technical reason for ICANN to not introduce more tld's.

    May be domain owners in the long run prefer to lease out their assets instead of quick out-right sale for a quick buck!
    need the demand for the domain in the first place and then need to sell the idea that its a good idea to market, brand and build value in a domain that is not ultimately owned by the person doing that. It's wishful thinking for most people imo.
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    Originally posted by safesys
    Maybe for some aspects, but the old adage that land is valuable because "they're not making any more" doesn't gel with domains (especially when you get outside of the main tld's) as there is no technical reason for ICANN to not introduce more tld's.
    In fact, even this aspect is quite similar to real-estate market.....as if you really think about it...the addage about the land: "they're not making any more" is ONLY applicable for desirable areas...there are countless chunks of land in every country and state/province that one can get for almost nothing....so as always: its the location stupid. The location's counterpart in this virtual real estate of domains is what's on the left and right of the dot whereas the right side (.com, .net, .us, etc) represents the city (New York, Atlanta, Tucson) and the left side represents specific location within that city (Manhattan vs. Bronx); its counterpart in the domain world being "Hotels" vs. "DiscountHotels".....

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    Alternative to PPC model needs to be developed in the future to end the woes of aweful payouts and lack of creativity.

    Since online advertisments will continue to surge in the coming years, domain monetization techniques need to be very creative and participating.

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    Alternative to PPC model needs to be developed in the future to end the woes of aweful payouts
    If you're talking about not being able to get paid for domains that don't have traffic then there already is an alternative - its called development.
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    Video is the major growth area. The tv, car and cell are where we are heading. Ads will be pushed to your specific location and thereby refining how ad dollars are spent. The broadcasting of ads will be based on where you are and who is selling a product near you. sales, rooms available, flights, last minute deals you name it anything thats going, going, gone will be used to entice the eyes. location and available inventory will be marketed to where you are at time and place. local advertising is ripe for location based broadcasting.

    the domain market? 20 years? thats a stretch for something that al gore only invented a few years ago

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    Originally posted by safesys
    If you're talking about not being able to get paid for domains that don't have traffic then there already is an alternative - its called development.
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    Originally posted by safesys

    need the demand for the domain in the first place and then need to sell the idea that its a good idea to market, brand and build value in a domain that is not ultimately owned by the person doing that. It's wishful thinking for most people imo. [/B]
    An agreement with option to purchase would be a must imo.
    Telling it like it is. The truth hurts...

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    Originally posted by Speculator
    IMO, the domain industry and related investments would follow the course of the real-estate industry...so if we trace the history of latter, it'd give us many important and valid clues about whats to come towards us as domainers.
    The domain industry has a great deal of similarity to the real estate industry, but we should all bear in mind that the values of domains are also heavily based on technology. One important lesson to learn about technology is things change rapidly and eventually things become obsolete.
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    PPC Income-- I give it 5 years maximum.

    20yrs -- I think domain sales only with a few listing services surviving and becoming dominant, in a more formal/transparent market.

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