Opportunities abound in our new fixed price IDNTools.com marketplace that was just launched. Many top 50 terms, such as “Flowers, Doctors, Hotels, Games” are listed at historically low fixed prices. Here’s why you should take a serious look at investing in IDNs from the newly launched marketplace:
*Pricing. The prices are similar to what one would be paying in the mid-1990s for category killer English domains. Read here about Scott Day’s $3,000 investment in Watermelon.com in 1996, and how you can turn back the clock and replicate this strategy with foreign language domains, which are in an early growth stage but have the same type-in and SEO value as English domains.
*Growth. IDN sales continue to increase see here and here for IDN sales data.
*Type-In Success. The reason some started investing in IDNs later than most was confusion over how IDNs actually get typed in. Foreign keyboards make it easy and natural to toggle between foreign characters and .COM, which leads to tremendous type-in traffic. There is also likely to be “aliasing” where the owner of com.שמן will automatically own קום.שמן.
*Development Success. IDN development success has also been well documented with statistics and earnings stats been made publicly available.
Never say you were too late for the opportunity to invest in domains because here it is.
IDNTools.com still includes a set of free tools for the serious domain investor, such as the leading punycode converter and sales statistics, but we expect to grow the fixed price marketplace component of the site, which will add greater liquidity and accessibility to the IDN market.