Hello, happy Friday, and welcome to Morgan’s Flippa Five. Flippa recently debuted a new version of their website and I have to say it’s a major improvement and puts a clear focus on their target market, entrepreneurs.
Since I write this weekly post specifically for Domain Name Investors I’ll re-iterate what I’ve said many times before. When it comes to investing in domains I recommend sticking to .COM, if you want to experiment with new gTLDs go for it and I think everyone should but the bulk of your investments should be .COM if you’re looking for something with proven liquidity.
I write a lot about new gTLDs because I think they are breaking new ground and .XYZ made major progress this week which I think is absolutely fantastic for all of us. Still, I don’t think this means you should suddenly start shifting your investment strategy to be new gTLD-focused. If you want to dig deeper and understand my stance on investing in new gTLDs you can read about it here. Now onto my top picks for this week!
HTML.com – this name is an absolute monster and IMO it could easily resell in the mid six-figure range in the future. The domain is 21 years old and HTML isn’t going anywhere so it’s a solid buy if you have the budget, just don’t expect to flip it right away. Also note this auction ended but didn’t hit the reserve but you can make the seller an offer so it’s still available.
YAT.com – a solid 17 year-old three character .COM, these are only getting more valuable by the year based on the sales data and at under $20k with four days left this one could be a steal.
Halifax.com – it’s not only one of my favorite cities in Canada, it’s also a 20 year old one-word .COM. Great name but possibly a bit challenging to flip so it would probably do better in the hands of someone that has good experience developing and monetizing geo-domains IMO.
Sewing.com – another nice solid aged one-word .COM, lots of uses for this one. I don’t think I need to sell you on this one it really does speak for itself.
PIN.io – I like .IO, it’s definitely not a proven extension when it comes to resale value but when it comes to taking risks in the non .COM space I think short, memorable .IO’s like this are a safer bet. Still, buying a .IO name is gambling so don’t make the mistake of building a portfolio of all .IO names but if 3%-5% of your portfolio is names like this that’s a risk I’d be willing to take.