I had a couple of light months.
At the end of July, I published a solo podcast about my domain sales so far this year. I was gleeful, having sold 30 domains in the first seven months of the year.
But I said something on that podcast that I’ve said frequently before. When you have a small portfolio like I do (about 2,300 domains), there’s a lot of randomness and noise in domain sales. It’s hard to get any sort of consistency.
After selling seven domains in July, I sold just four domains in August. While that number isn’t terrible for my portfolio size, the four domains happened to be low-priced ones. The most expensive was only $2,000. Ouch.
Then September happened. Or perhaps I should say it didn’t! I sold only two domains, and both were low-priced ones.
This is despite having a record number of domains move from ‘qualifying’ to ‘negotiating’ on Afternic. This means someone responded to Afternic’s email/call with the asking price for the domain or an offer.
Yet the domains just. weren’t. closing.
The difference between making two sales and five sales in a month is just a few people deciding to postpone or go with another domain. That’s not many.
I was starting to get down on myself. Perhaps I should have taken that $15k offer on one of my domains that Afternic presented to me last month? It would have made for a good month.
As I sat at lunch Sunday thinking about my dismal September, I got one of those emails I love to get: “Congrats, YourDomain has sold via Fast Transfer!”
It was a three-word domain I picked up for $100 in a GoDaddy auction in 2018. I knew it was one I priced high and got excited as I opened the email to see how much it sold for: $9,995.
And then yesterday, another sale.
Suddenly, the world is good again.
Post link: My domain sales in August and September
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