Domain owners think values are headed up.
Are domain name aftermarket prices heading up? Domain owners are certainly optimistic.
61% of those surveyed in the 5th Annual Domain Name Wire Survey believe domain values will be higher in 2010 than last year. Only 12% think they’ll be lower.
Compare that to last year, when only 32% thought prices would be higher in 2009 compared to 2008.
Indeed, domainer sentiment on values saw a quick one year dip, followed by a recovery to almost 2006 levels:
Are domainers good at predicting value increases, or have we all drunk the same Kool-Aid? It’s a tough question, as there is little data to accurately compare prices from year to year since each domain is unique. It’s safe to say that the lofty expectations of domainers going into 2008 were perhaps to high. Yet low expectations for 2009 may have been too pessimistic.
For more results from the 2010 Domain Name Wire Survey, click here.