Thawing relationship with United States may present opportunity.
Over the past few days I’ve read lots of news about the thawing relationship between the United States and Cuba. (President Obama relaxed restrictions on people traveling from the U.S. to Cuba and on remittances to Cuba.)
Every time I saw a headline for Cuba I thought of domain investor and broker Rob Sequin. Sequin is an expert on Cuba and writes HavanaJournal.com. He also owns about 2,500 domain names related to Cuba.
In a story on HavanaJournal.com, Sequin reports a spike in domain name registrations related to Cuba in the days since the news of Obama’s changes broke. Of course, many of these newly registered domains are worthless domains. To make money on topical domains, it helps to register the good domains before the news breaks. Anticipating changes to technology, economics, and society is a good way to make money hand registering, buying, and acquiring dropped domains. Reacting to news makes acquiring good domains at low prices much harder.
Sequin has seen a surge in traffic to HavanaJournal over the past few days — traffic is up nearly 50%.