Domain name owners think domain name values will increase in 2015.
Despite all of the changes in the internet naming landscape, or perhaps in spite of it, respondents to this year’s Domain Name Wire Survey are bullish on domain name values.
61% said they think domain name values will go up in 2015, compared to just 9% that think they’ll go down. The rest think they’ll stay about the same.
The initial question did not distinguish between existing TLDs and new ones.
In a subsequent question, 48% of people said new TLDs aren’t affecting the value of .com domain names. 33% say it’s boosting their values and 18% think new TLDs are hurting .com values.
51% of respondents think that new TLDs are hurting the value of non-.com gTLDs such as .info and .biz.
The survey also found that domain name owners frequently list their domain names for sale on marketplaces. Marketplaces is plural, as three-quarters of those that list domains for sale use at least two marketplaces.
63% plan to use an additional marketplace in 2015.
Marketplace sellers are evenly split between those that list with “buy now” prices or “make offer”, with many also reporting they do some of both.